Robinson Executive Group, Inc. Complaint - Boss Executive Group - Waste of time!

Review by C8eCate on 2007-06-18
AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN -- Whatever name you happened to find them by: Pounder, Boss Executive Group, Robinson; you found yourself wasting your time. Time spent fixing up and driving to a waste of an interview. They obviously do quite a few because they doubled up on the interviews and took us in 2 at a time. It seemed professional enough but there was never any mention of what the job actually entailed.

What they tell you is that they'd like to invite you back for a second interview "shadowing" another employee. What they mean, is you'll spend a day walking around selling Entertainment type books - but come in professional attire so as to sell more, no warning of all the walking you'll be doing or not to wear high heels. I did a bit of google research and called the company back to verify the information that I'd read. They confirmed that yes, "shadowing" meant I'd spend the day walking around selling entertainment books. Bleck! As if I'm going to waste anymore time with this company! What a joke! I told them they could cancel my "2nd interview" "shadowing" that I wouldn't be interested in the position any longer.

Any company that doesn't tell you the job upfront is wasting your time. I drove a half hour just to get there and had to get a baby-sitter for the interview! Goes to show you - do your research BEFORE the FIRST interview and save yourself the time and the drive! Don't be fooled by this group of scammers!
Comments:11 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-10-13
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2007-06-18:
Good information. Thanks.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-06-18:
Agreed, you may just have saved someone else a wasted day.
Posted by adzidek on 2007-06-19:
Why would you go to an interview for a mystery job? That's like walking into Wendy's saying "surprise me!" when asked what you want.

You didn't have a position title? A job summary? Where did you hear about this mystery job opportunity??
Posted by poppapia on 2007-06-19:
adzidek, my guess is there was an advertisement in a local newspaper that promised a huge income potential, and people always fall for it.
Posted by C8eCate on 2007-06-19:
Of course there was a description of the job. Unfortunately, it was a scam. They did not describe the job as it actually was. They were vague and expect you to be on the job before you find out what you're actually doing. It was supposed to be a marketing position for an advertising agency. No one would take the job if they knew what the job was so they trick you into the job hoping you'll stay. Some actually do. I wasn't about to.
Posted by C8eCate on 2007-06-19:
The position was listed on Monster.com - I did a search and it came up under Admin positions and in the pay range I was looking for. A lot of the positions on Monster don't tell you what company you are applying to so that you don't call them and bother them. They want you to send in your resume and they will call you if they're interested. I'm sure they get a lot of calls and inquiries from unqualified people.
Posted by adzidek on 2007-06-19:
Ohhhhh I see now. I remember seeing a lot of these job postings recently - typical door-to-door BS masquerading as a Marketing position. Sorry, I thought you were going in blind. I guess if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, right?
Posted by perrymedia on 2008-07-03:
I loved this marketing company. I hate coming to these sights because most of the people who complain on these sights don't like to work no ways.Companies like boss actually challenges us to do what our fore fathers have done and more. Many people want a desk job at Ford and complain about that and not to include they are not hiring mostly because of people who really don't want to work and get a big check that they didn't hardly earn. If you are a person that wants to be in business and you have a heart to be a legit millionaire places like Boss and Rockland International area businesses you should plant yourself into. I have worked for both of these companies and the skills they help you develop is awesome and can help you later on in life. Many people don't like challenges and feel as if when they reach a certain status they are above work. Never be like that. My suggestion check them out. Your going to love them. They are nice people. You are going to have to work hard. But, even being in a relationship is hard work.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2008-07-03:
"I hate coming to these sights" Then why are you here?
Posted by Smitch on 2008-07-11:
I usually don’t go through the trouble of registering my email account just so I can add a comment to a blog, but the information I found here helped confirm my suspicion and saved me a 40 minute drive to the interview.
The first red flag for me was the fact they do not have a professional email address; Bossexec2851@yahoo.com is a free email account from Yahoo and anyone can create one to send and received email. Not to say Boss Executive Group, INC. isn’t legitimate, but a professional business email address reads like: sendadmin@my3cents.com or smitch@aaapropertyservicesus.com, Jobs@alerts.CareerBuilder.com which are all legitimate business type email addresses, and are not free. Who takes a company serious if they don't even have a legitimate business email address.
Good luck everyone with your job search.
Posted by aabeckman on 2008-10-13:
I worked for them for a couple months. The job does have a good opportunity. My first interview I was told not to wear heels to the second specifically because I was to be walking around. They do tell you that, if you didn't listen then it's your own fault. The business is a good one. It helps businesses. In case you haven't noticed the economy is going to down, and no one is going out anymore. People can't afford it, but with the books I sold it made it so they could. Each book includes a free oil change and money that comes off your bill for various things. It was a good product. They even do packages for the pistons when they need more fans to fill the seats. Those are going to be in the kiosks at 9 different sam's clubs within the next month or so. They never lied and said it would be glamourous. Or said I'd be sitting in a chair all day picking my butt. They told me it was direct sales. I tried it out. IT has a great opportunity but only if you can do it. I'm in the reserves and being deployed to iraq so I'm leaving the company. And I wasn't that good anyway. I'm not good at sales, I believe in the products...well, I couple I don't think are that great but no business is perfect. It's something that does help. If you don't want to do door to door sales then that's fine, don't do it then but don't try to make them out to be scam artists. They aren't all the managers went through the door to door crap to get where they are. And you can ask of the clients they have- they'll tell you how much it has helped out the business.

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