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Lamar Hyundai / unethical hiring practice

1 18201 StudebakerCerritos, CA, United States Review updated:
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1.) I found the following ad on CareerBuilders and pasted it here for review. I responded to the ad and submitted my resume:

Job Snapshot Location: Cerritos, CA 90703 ( Map it ) Employee Type: Full-Time EmployeeIndustry: Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts
Sales - MarketingManages Others: NoJob Type: Sales
AutomotiveExperience: Not SpecifiedRelocation Covered: NoPosted: 4/30/2009Contact Information Ref ID: [protected]
Description
AUTO SALES
NO EXPERIENCE?
NO PROBLEM!
WE WILL TRAIN YOU
THE RIGHT WAY!
$5000 Guaranteed
Income While Training!
starts as soon
as you are hired
At Lamar Hyundai you get:
$5, 000 Guaranteed income while training (Starts as soon as you're hired) *Paid out as $2500/mo
$35K-$100K+ earning pot'l
Health, 401K and Pd Vac
Management opportunities
Plenty of floor traffic
Professional traning
Interviews are
2 DAYS ONLY!
Mon 5/4 & Tues 5/5
from 9:30AM-6PM
Lamar Hyundai
18201 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA
Content of ad is sole
responsibility of the Lamar Hyundai Los Angeles Times 2009-04-30

Source - Los Angeles Times
Requirements
Please refer to the Job Description to view the requirements for this job
Click Here to Find Salary Information for this Job >>

THEN I WAS CONTACTED VIA EMAIL - SEE BELOW.

2. Your interview has been scheduled for tomorrow (Monday) at 1:30 PM, and we look forward to meeting with you then.

Ask for Roland Villanueva when you arrive, take a copy of your resume with you if you can (not mandatory), and please advise me by email if circumstances occur which will prevent you from attending this interview.

Thank you, and Good Luck!!

Jane

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----- Original Message -----
From: CONFIDENTIAL
To: Jane
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: Lamar Hyundai


I would like an early afternoon on either day will be fine.

Thank you,

CONFIDENTIAL


----- Original Message -----
From: Jane
To: CONFIDENTIAL
Subject: Lamar Hyundai
Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 16:48:00 -0400


Dear CONFIDENTIAL,

Thank you for your application, CONFIDENTIAL. We would like to invite you to schedule an interview with us at Lamar Hyundai, 18201 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703. Interviews will be held on Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th, between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM, and you will meet with Roland Villanueva.

If you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, have COMPLETE AND IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY, are a U.S. citizen or legal resident with US work privileges, and possess a VALID driver's license, REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, and advise me of the most convenient time for you interview. Your interview day and time will be confirmed by return email and please take a copy of your resume with you, if possible (NOT mandatory).

Thank you for your resume and your anticipated prompt reply.

Sincerely,

Jane

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I INTERVIEWED AND WAS ASKED TO COME TO A THREE DAY CLASS AND WAS GIVEN A PAPER WITH NO MENTION OF A CHARGE.

3. I received an "A" and after I paid $499 and was told I would be reimbursed after 90 days of employment and the hiring manager was very interested in hiring me. I have been unemployed for over a year and have lost everything and really could not afford to hand over $499 unless it was a sure thing. I received a a bogus Certificate and Sales Training guide he mentioned the day before that we would receive upon payment when we graduated. I had to call several times about it and the leads I asked for from his job referral had bad phone numbers or the dealership had never heard of them. Roland claimed the dealerships contacted them for hirees on their website and this was all he had. Sometimes I feel that maybe Roland himself could be getting scammed from AutoMax as a Trainer, but I still feel it is an unethical hiring practice that LaMar Hyundai was a part of and three days on their property of training in their conference room would make them responsible for such a scheme.

4. I have read other various complaints on this company whereas they split the proceeds with the dealership 60/40 so both make money and take advantage of people that are desparately seeking work and getting their hopes up. The real kicker is the wording of the contract that you agree upon paying them with verbage stating their is no legal recourse.

I AM SEEKING SOME ADVICE IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE. PLEASE POST HERE IF YOU KNOW OF ANY. THANK YOU.

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  • Co
      16th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    I received my certificate and book after requesting it from AutoMax. There is no return address as if they are ashamed to be found.

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