MMI Marketing / Pittsburgh Employment Scam
First off, MMI Marketing, Moxy Marketing, East Coast Innovations, Keen Marketing, are all the same Co. They all have the same manager Ashley Allen. Ashley is a young, inexperienced manager, who has made many unprofessional mistakes. These mistakes have forced her to change the name of her Co., to save face for Cydcor. Her biggest problem is from the consistent sexual harassment. Ashley being the problem. She takes advantage of the 'friendly' team, nights, atmosphere and of course, the drugs and alcohol. Ashley has been in trouble for this behavior, and the higher ups in the scam aren't okay with it either(it could blown their whole scheme...). Ashley is stubborn though, or stupid, and she continues dancing this fine line. Any male applying should be knowledgeable of this repetitive issue. ...They/she tries to make you feel like a friend so when you don't make any money, you feel uncomfortable complaining. Or, you might simply be so broke weeks in the position, that your going to simply hope they don't screw you... but, they will. There is no money here. Ashley lives with her other managers. And she is running an office!!!, ...what you are ultimately trying to do yourself... not quite the image of a successful business owner. The lies are the biggest part of the job. You must lie to customers if you want to make any money. Why would you think YOU would be told the truth. Your paycheck is ###, and never gets better, insurance never kicks in, your sorry ### promotion will be put on hold if you ask any questions. Plus, your spending on gas this entire time, and on team nights, ...which are a complete waste of an evening. Ashley Allen will lie to your face, speak disgusting comments behind your back, and when you decide to quit...yikes she doesn't hold back her vile hatred toward you, ...you-someone who was on her 'team' 5 mins before. ...And ...It's ...All ...For ...Nothing!!!
For those of you who have never worked for this kind of 'marketing' firm. Know, that it is not marketing at all.
'This is B2B selling, where you are told to go back to the costumer even after he/she has said no and your butt hurts from them ripping you a new one. There is more read on.
This company is a major MLM scam, running a pyramid scheme. They hire anyone who applies to the company, but lead you to believe that you were "chosen" out of the 25 people that the interviewed the day before.
The second interview consists of going out in the field for 10-12 hours with a so called executive sales leader. After you survive, you are hired. Then the brain washing begins with working you 10+ hours a day and promises of owning your own office in 2 years and a 6 figure income. If you even question the rigorous pace, you are told that the hard work is only for a short time and if you don't agree you are basically a slacker.
After you have been accepted into their flock the brainwashing begins...
A morning meeting starts the day with shouts and group pep rallies. Most questions are never answered. You are told to get with your team leader for a one on one. The problem is that, you can't get a hold of your leader to have the question answered and then you are rushed out of the office to start your sales day. You are not permitted to come back to the office until the end of the day. A team leader was with you at all times except when you begin to sell solo, then your by yourself. This is done so you are never able to talk with any co-workers. They even walk you to your car every night to make sure you don't talk with anyone else!!
The worst part is the deceptive sales training. You are told to have all initials and signatures on the contract and not to worry about the content for they can fix it when you get back to the office. After my first day on my own, I came back to the office and the team leader added a service to the contract without disclosure to the customer. Trainees are also told to distract the customer if they ask any questions about the contract or disclosure statements. The reasoning told to the trainee is that you will be there all day if you answer any questions and you won't make any other sales. Since you are paid only 100% commission, trainees will adhere to this advice.
The day ends with another pep rally and a critique from your superior on how you could of snowed a customer into buying something that they did not need. You are then once again walked to your car by a team leader. Only to start the process over again the next day.
There are some legitimate MLMs out there but, please beware that there are some out there preying on the millions of desperate unemployed people out there.
I got out in time. Only because I was lucky enough to approach a business owner who was an ex FBI agent. He confirmed my suspicions.
After doing some extensive research, I have found that this type of business racket is going on through out the CONUS and parts of Canada. Anyone looking for employment BEWARE!!! Anyone who owns a business and is solicited to purchase anything (phone services, office supplies etc.) by contract ask questions and if you are distracted DO NOT SIGN anything!!!
I plan on filing a complaint with the BBB and the Attorney General of the state.'
Research Moxy Marketing complaints, like I previously stated, these are all the same Co., same scam!
this site has a lot of info about the guys in NYC, NY Partners and so many others, are running the same scam for cydcor:
Please post any info, found anywhere, on any of these Co's.