Everything everyone says about this being a scam is true, and I was dumb enough to fall for it. I had applied for a position at the It Factor Productions through indeed under sales and marketing consultant. About an hour after I applied I got a poorly written email from a man named Michael Fomkin. Michael invited me in to apply for the position. I thought it was weird that he said any time or day would work for him (being they were a busy talent agency). Stupidly I went to the interview. When I first walked in, I was crudely greeted by the nastiest secretary on the planet, who told me to sit down and fill out an application. I didnt think anything of it till I saw what she handed me. The first paper was a simple application with a name and address and some questions. The next as weird as it was, was a test concerning their website and "talent". Well, no one told me to prepare so I didnt fill out the test (and I was specifically told I would not be allowed to use my cellphone to help with the "exam). On top of that I was given a script which was weird because I was there for an interview not an audition. The script, was a miswritten mess of testimonials from the "owners of the company". I then went into my interview with Mike Fomkin. I will say they did a good job designing the office to look proffesional. They showed me their "game room" filled with untouched arcade games and candy machines. Next after that was a "sleeping room" where employess could rest in case they got tired. I was then brought into the back where 4 girls sat in chairs like zombies in a dark windowless room. After my tour I was brought into Mikes office. Being I have been in the music industry my whole life, I knew this looked weird but I continued with the interview. Evrything was okay he asked me little about my background and skills and then continued on to boast about the company. Saying id be able to attend the grammys on a private jet if I wanted to etc. Towards the end he explained that I would need to bring in interns, for the company up to 10 a week! He then said the pay would be $400 for training and then $800-$1000 once I started full time. While we were talking a couple of red flags caught my attention. 1. A man in the music industry did know who Mick Jagger was 2. Mike said he skyped with Martin Scorsese before I got there but then made a slip and told me his computer was broken. 3. He told me they used a software called "wordsumo" and I know this does not exist. 4. He told me he had lunch with the man who "started the Grammys" who has to be in 80s by now or possibly not even alive. At the end of the interview, I asked him what my position title would be and he said i dont know "president of social media?" What do you want, and he said how bout "director of talent services" and I stupidly was excited over that title only being 24 and being a director. Just dont fall into my trap, once you hear from Mike run, run as far as you can. So many companies are just big scams and this one is the king of them all. Hope this helps and warns those in the future.
Marlton, New Jersey
Reason of review
The IT Factor Productions - HONEY, THEY NEED THAT MONEY MORE THAN YOU DO!!!!
Frankly, I have learned the hard way about job ads that promise high salaries for seemingly little work and I will not even take a second look at the majority of job offers that go like ".. we are a FORTUNE 500 company.. blah blah" because almost all the time, they tend to take advantage of job seekers. The very few legitimate ones that promise a certain guaranteed "minimum pay" are also truly commission jobs that pay very little or nothing at all. These desperate employers, however, will never tell you the truth, even during interviews, and you'll find out to your dismay only after you've been hired. I fell for a juicy ad about job openings for Model & Music Scouts and got hired by the IT Factor Productions. They have a good looking office, will let you use all sorts of job titles to impress people and make themselves look good and promise you all sorts of advancement opportunities. But don' t let that fool you because you'll end up working hard for free and never see a dime, not even that compensation for phone and gas. I could go on but the bottom line is that they WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU so advise yourself about working for them.
Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania
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