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XCEL Solutions Corp / Unfair Labor Practice

1 NJ, United States Review updated:

I was hired on pure commission by Jit Kumar who is from India with the promise of 6 figure wages per year and an honest working environment, I had 2 titles, Director of International Recruiting and Business Developer, my responsabilities were to hire IT consultants from Mexico, Canada and other countries, process their employment and visas with the USCIS, among many other duties he convinced me of doing because as he said it 'I consider you my big brother and I know I can trust you to help me make XCEL grow' also because eventually I was going to be made a business partner and live happily ever after thanks to him. yeah right !!!

He spied on the e-mails of all the employees, even though The federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the New York Penal Law require your employer to get your consent in writing before spying on you, in addition to that consent, the employer should have a written policy that clearly spells out the purpose of the monitoring and the company's right to eavesdrop. But that still doesn't give an employer wholesale control over an employee's personal communications; that could result in a questionable invasion of privacy.

The contracts that I sent this consultants were violated by Jit Kumar on several of the clauses like the salary increases that were stated on the contracts. He neglected some consultants by not keeping his promise of bringing them to the US once their visas were approved. This consultants made arrangements like quit their jobs, and prepare for the trip.

Many of the benefits he offers on his marketing e-mails are an illusion to lure people into his trap, and I was deceived and presented this lies to the people I contacted.

I made him buy beds for the apartment were the consultants stayed, the ones he personally hired were sleeping on the floor and had no courtains in the restrooms, the air conditioner was forbidden and it was summer time, there was a phone but you could not even make local calls for it was only for incomming calls, there was no TV or Radio, no Internet, no car until one of them bought one, no furniture but a bunch of plastic chairs.

I told the consultants I hired, according to the benefits XCEL offered, they expected to go work for a company in the US that offer them hotel accomodations and free medical insurance, not a company that was going to have them sleep on the floor and eventually paying a high contribution for their medical insurance.

In my case, he presented me with 3 different contracts which I never signed because of the unfair conditions, I was never included on the payroll and had no health insurance, I was at the office 14 to 16 hours, 6 and sometimes 7 days a week, just to make ends meet.

He told me that he wanted me to bring 15 to 20 consultants a month, my commission was $1000, so when I started delivering and he had no money to pay me or the consultants, he told me not to bring the people that was already scheduled to start working for us, these guys were really upset and felt deceived, they quit their good jobs in their countries in order to work for us.

I was the one in the middle, I felt a moral and ethic conflict in my heart so I quited. He tried to lie to other employees about the reasons why I quited, but everybody in the office knew why because I blind copied everyone on the e-mail I wrote when I resigned, the consultants that I hired and were already working for XCEL saw and suffered all this irregularities, at first they didn't even get paid on time or their full pay, Jit thought they were too naive to notice or complain but they did.

When it was time for them to get the contract agreed salary increase, their nightmares became a reality, they didn't get it because he said the client wasn't paying a good rate, which was a lie because in some cases he was getting paid $75 per hour and he only paid the employee $30 per hour, some of them left the US defeated, others stayed because they had no other choice.

This person Jit Kumar has ripped off many good people and Companies to the extent that Consultants quit XCEL and other Companies don't want to do business with him anymore, I hope he stops cheating and abusing people that trust their futures on his empty promises.

Alfonso
Irving, Texas
U.S.A.

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  • Ca
      25th of Apr, 2009
    +2 Votes

    This man [Jit Goel or Jit Kumar or Jitendra Kumar] and by extension, this company are not to be trusted - my experiences are similar to yours - this is a firm to avoid, even in this difficult hiring environment -

  • Ip
      13th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    I agree with you guys. This is not a good company. Unfortunately, I'm working with them (assigned with client). My vendor is paying on time, but Xcel is not, and other times they sent checks without funds (because now they are not making direct deposits, they send checks by mail). For my and my family's stability, I'll try to change of company ASAP or going back to my country.

  • Mi
      13th of May, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Just to confirm that unfortunately many of us have been deceived, if you can avoid them do it. Before an engagement pay a visit to their offices, to validate their "state of the art facilities" as they say. They only make up info. No direct clients either, just a body shop abusing immigrants. For more info, and other testimonials http://delicious.com/miss_xcel/

  • Ce
      5th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    Same here, I was a consultant with they, I finish my project one month and one month later they start to don't pay me, was until next month they finish my contract, fortunately I found a perm position, but I made my compliance in DOL to get my money back.

  • De
      26th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    This is all true. I used to work at Xcel as a staff member and I honestly think Jit runs kind of a modern "slave trade". He sees consultants as a product and not as people. He thinks foreign consultants once in the US have no choice but to keep up with his abuse because of the visa restrictions (and sadly many times they do).

    I remember the 12-14 hour work days and sometimes weekends. He used to get upset if you didn't get home and logged in for a couple more hours at night to process some emails or do additional work.

    As a footnote, none of the people I used to work with are there anymore. Xcel has the most astonishing employee turnover rate I've seen. People rarely last more than a few months there because of the conditions and Jit's unethical management style.

  • Xc
      5th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    I completely agree with this, Xcel Solutions should top on a list of "Worst places to work" I also had a very bad experience with them and his ### owner "Mr." Jit Goel. For mor information on this I decided to go ahead and put up a blog/community to stop abuses from this company. Please visit http://xcelscams.blogspot.com/

  • Xc
      26th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    NO ENTREN A TRABAJAR EN ESA MALDITA EMPRESA!!! LO QUE ES ESTUPIDO DE JIT GOEL, Y DE JUAN RUALES... TE PROMETEN COSAS Y NO TE PAGAN!!! ES MAS AHORITA EN LA OFICINA DE MEXICO YA VAN PARA UN MES QUE NO LES PAGAN LA NOMINA!!! AGUAASSSS!!! NO ENTREN!!! SON UNOS ESTAFADORES!!!YA TIENEN 3 DEMANDAS Y LES VALE!!! Y NO PAGAN AUNQUE TENGAS CONTRATO!!! ES NEFASTO!!!...ATTE UN EX-TRABAJADOR DE XCEL SOLUTIONS

  • Ji
      26th of Jan, 2010
    0 Votes

    Put this on YELP.com, the scoundrel will know about immigration scam if one complaints in Labor department

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