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Old 06-24-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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I just recently graduated college and have been offered an interview there after submitting an application. I've done some google searches on the company it seems a bit sketchy. Anyone here have any experience with them?
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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You submitted an application to a company. Based on your free will. What is your litmus test for determining which companies are sketchy or not? DBC is a direct marketing company. If you like marketing and sales - great. If not, move on. This question has nothing to do with DBC but what you want to do in a job.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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At first I read your comment and perceived it as rude or sarcastic (which it might be?). However, you are right, I did submit the application on my own free will. As I mentioned earlier, I did a few google searches and some of the results were rather unpleasant. I am not familiar with the company, nor do I even live in Detroit which is why I asked people who live there what experience or knowledge they have about the company. I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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There is nothing wrong with asking - my point was that the only people who are going to be posting on a website about a company are the negative nellies. Positive people aren't going to waste time fanning their admiration on places like glass door etc. Go to the interview. It's just as much a chance for you to interview them as it is for them to interview you. No one says you have to take the job - and just going through the interview process will make you that much more prepared for the next interview. Or you could interview and fall in love with the place. Or it could confirm the internet rumors. The fun part is you're the judge. Think of your role as a spy (agent 007) and sleuthing to see what the work culture is like, do the people seem fun, do you want to work 60+ hrs with those people if you have to. There are no bad jobs. Only people who are happy in them or people who are not.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I just recently graduated college and have been offered an interview there after submitting an application. I've done some google searches on the company it seems a bit sketchy. Anyone here have any experience with them?
Hope you like sales, a lot. It looks like your typical direct sales and marketing company: hire a lot of young college grads, mostly ex-fraternity/sorority members, make the workplace cool, put them on the phone booking sales appointments and going on sales calls all day every day, pump them up with happy hours, golf events, national conferences, churn em and burn em.

You might be selling everything from DISH network to those entertainment books.

The music on their website is fancy:

Detroit Business Consulting

Good luck. You might enjoy it for a couple of years.

Oh yeah, and stay away from any job that is touting "sports marketing" or "entertainment marketing." That definitely means selling coupons to Pistons games or Fox Theatre tickets. Or where they want you to come in for a group interview. Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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It's a Multi-Level Marketing scheme, in the same vein as Vector Marketing/Cutco Knives.

Stay far away.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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It's a Multi-Level Marketing scheme, in the same vein as Vector Marketing/Cutco Knives.

Stay far away.
Cutco Knives, LOL.

I can recall many years ago going to an "interview" for Cutco. Another time, I went for an interview for "global telecommunications" sales. Turned out to be selling the old big satellite dishes to mainly country bumpkins.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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The music on their website is fancy
Which, in itself, might be a sign to stay away. Nowadays (and perhaps for the last ten years), it has been a faux pas to have background music on one's website.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I sold Cutco knives and Kirby vacuums through college. Never had an issue with either since I enjoyed sales. If you don't like sales - none of these jobs are for you. A Kirby cost around $1,600 and you, as the salesman, got $400 each time you sold one - which was pretty good when my friends were at Starbucks, BWWs, malls etc. Sell 3 a week and you were bringing home $1,200/week. I find their "positive thoughts" mantra/training to actually be helpful to other areas of life - even though I've long since left sales.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:37 PM
 
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I sold Cutco knives and Kirby vacuums through college. Never had an issue with either since I enjoyed sales.
I'm glad it worked out for you, but most people's experience is nothing like yours.
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