Chuck McConnell, of the company's Stamford, CT office, told me that he could contact actual decision makers at companies, and he promised me that he would be marketing me to people other than HR personnel. Mr. McConnell also made claims about the unique marketing methodology Stewart Cooper Coon uses to sell the people who hire them to help them get a job. He then assigned George Stecyk as my "campaign director."
Instead, of delivering what he promised, Mr. McConnell proved to me that he was simply a con artist.
The Stewart Cooper Coon website is horribly designed, uses outdated technology, and all the data entry pages one is forced to use when working with the company are designed so badly, one is forced to write all entries, and then paste them into the fields. Using the company's website, one is unable to do any effective editing of data entries, and the web pages are not logically organized, allowing one to enter incorrect and conflicting information. Then, there are the resume writers at the company... The draft resume I got from Mr. Stecyk, after having spent over 500 man hours entering data into the firms web pages, was full of spelling errors and read like gibberish. More importantly, the resume writer actually misrepresented my professional accomplishments, which could have put my professional license at risk had I not been extremely careful about reviewing what the company's representative sent me. In fact, one of the company's advisors, Julie Jansen, in a face-to-face meeting with Chuck McConnell and me in early December of 2013, clearly stated that the resume I received from the company's "experts" was garbage, and I quote her directly.
When the company finally started marketing me to potential employers, almost a year after I hired the company and barely two months before my original contract was to end, I found that the marketing person assigned to my campaign was calling HR representatives, and that she did not have contacts at any of the companies I identified as targets. Stewart Cooper Coon recruiters have no personal relationships with CEOs and CFOs of companies, as Mr. McConnell assured me when he was marketing his services to me. Their "marketing experts" are nothing more than people who make cold calls to companies, after doing rudimentary searches for HR contacts on Stewart Cooper Coon's poorly designed job search tool.
I wasted $11, 000 by hiring Stewart Cooper Coon, and I know now that the same services I purchased for $11, 000 were later sold to other people at less than $5, 000. The company is nothing more than an organization dedicated to parting fools from their money, and I urge any and all people considering working with the firm to turn tail and run.