Anonymous
map-marker Grand Rapids, Michigan

3 step interview

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I interviewed for this company and had to go on 3 interviews. When I interviewed with McDonald's i only had to go on 2 interviews. I don't understand why the process has to be 3 different interviews. When I interviewed at Meijer, I only had to go on 2 interviews. The location of the interview is convenient becuase its right off the highway. I wish Zone Marketing was closer to the bus line because it took me 20 minutes to walk from the bus line to the office. They did pay for my lunch which was nice of them :). I was not offered the position :(
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Pros:
  • Free lunch
Cons:
  • No job
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Guest

These reviews are completely ridiculous. Of course you didn't get offered a position. I'm glad to hear that the company has standards

Anonymous
map-marker Grand Rapids, Michigan

ZONE MARKETING: NOT A SCAM

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First, I would like to share that I worked for Zone Marketing for about 4 months. I did decide to pursue other opportunities but it wasn't anything Zone Marketing did or didn't do.

They were straight forward about everything the company was about and what the goals were. I accepted the position because I felt like I could excel there. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I learned more in 4 months than anyone in the business world will learn in 4 years.

It was hard work, long hours, and sometimes very stressful, but I also averaged $600 a week with some weeks making over $1000. I left because it just didn't align with my long term goals. The people that fail or quit before they have given it a chance are the people that didn't want to work more than 40 hrs a week or didn't believe in their abilities to get the job done. instead of stating that in their review, they blame the company instead.

This is a legitimate business that will show and tell you everything about what the job duties entail. Overall it was a great experience and I encourage anyone to give it your best for a few months.

If it isn't for you then I guarantee you will have acquired skills that will make you attractive to new employers, but if you do decide that this is something you can see yourself doing long term, then 18 months after that first day, you can be your own boss, make a lot of money, and help others reach their goals too. Here is a much more accurate review of a company that will invest in their employees and work hard to help everyone succeed.

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Guest

Who the heck WANTS to work more than 40 hours a week??? What a ridiculous thing to say!

Furthermore, who wants to work on 100% commission?

How can anyone plan a budget or be sure they are going to make rent for that month? Think before you speak!

Guest

I had a similar experience with Zone Marketing. I did an internship for 3 months over the summer.

They were completely upfront with me about the position and I learned more about business then my first 3 years at Central Michigan combined. Great entry level experience and I hope other people have the same opportunity I had.

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Anonymous
map-marker Grand Rapids, Michigan

Not sure who is writing all of this stuff

I am not sure exactly where all of these reviews came from. I'm sure everyone who has posted before me has their reasons for posting. When I was first contacted by Zone Marketing I checked out the reviews just like anyone else. I've always been leery to believe everything I read online so I figured I would check it out. I actually decided that the commute was too far away but I still thought I needed to dispute what I've read. They answered every question I had on my initial interview and spent almost an hour with me. Scott told me exactly what I would be doing and allowed me to go on a job shadow for the second round interview. Compared to other interviews I've been on this was by far the most professional and I enjoyed my time. I figured I would take a minute out of my day to give my account of the company. Take it for what its worth.
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Guest

How does the interview process go?

Guest

That's because after all the negative reviews regarding their shady interview practices in 2013-****, they changed their ways. It seems that now, thankfully, this company now is up front with potential employees about what the job position actually is.

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Anonymous
map-marker Muskegon Charter Township, Michigan

Other Product Review

I get emails once a day, after posting resume on careerbuilder, and unknown phone calls (I'm assuming from them). I don't answer or respond to emails that are unknown. I know what categories I've checked and telemarketing isn't one of them.
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Anonymous
map-marker Grand Rapids, Michigan

From Grand Marketing, to Cohesion, Inc, and now, Zone Marketing!

That's right, folks. The scam artists from Grand Marketing and Cohesion, Inc are at it again. Same people, same scam. I moved up to Grand Rapids in September on a whim because I got a job offer from these people. *** decision. At that time, their name was Cohesion, Inc. I didn't find out until later that Cohesion, Inc was formerly Grand Marketing. Must've changed their name because Grand Marketing was taking some heat on here as well. http://www.pissedconsumer.com/reviews-by-company/cohesion-inc.html http://www.pissedconsumer.com/reviews-by-company/grand-marketing.html Zone Marketing is run by college-aged kids/college graduates. Unprofessional atmosphere. The whole time, these people are blowing your head up about how you have so many opportunities for advancement which really just means if you sell AT&T U-verse for them for 3 or more years, you'll be able to own your own scam of a company, manipulating people to sell AT&T U-verse for you. I showed up on the first day to endure a gruelingly hot 9 hours roasting in the sun, walking door to door trying to cold-call sell AT&T U-verse to a bunch of unsuspecting and uninterested and typically annoyed people who didn't want us soliciting on their doorsteps. We got one sale in at the end of the day. After walking around the neighborhood for NINE HOURS knocking on peoples' doors! I was beyond furious at how I was lied to, being told I was going to be working with clients. I wasn't told I'd be bothering the *** out of people for commission. This job isn't worth all the effort you put into it and shouldn't be for anyone, you waste more money than you earn. That's right - did you think they provide you company cars to drive around to these peoples' houses to annoy the *** out of them? Oh, no. You are required to have your own form of transportation - and no, you aren't reimbursed for the gas money you spend driving. I didn't show up the next day. Found another job two weeks later. One that isn't a scam. One that pays hourly.
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Guest

Thank you for this post. I know not to keep the interview now.

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How does the interview process go?

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Anonymous
map-marker Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zone Marketing = Cohesion Inc = Grand Marketing

I was recently contacted by Zone marketing because of my resume. The girl on the phone- Cashmere (?)- informed me that I would be a good fit for the available position at this place. Her whole speech seemed scripted. Because I've been contacted by other companies that are scams, I did my research and realized Zone Marketing is in fact another door-to-door scam company. The same people manage zone that managed Cohesion and that management is the same people that were at Grand Marketing. Zone said they've been in town since 2012 but there is NO record of them online until November 2013. Their website is poor and on Facebook it says that they were founded Dec 5 2012 but didn't join Facebook until 26 Nov 2013. The Cohesion website is now missing but Zone is up and running. The same thing happened when Grand Marketing vanished and Cohesion happened. Do youre research! See what the reviews for those other companies are and don't waste your time. Zone Marketing is a door-to-door, commission only job selling AT&T that has little room for growth and that is known for scamming people which is why they have such a high turnover rate. They recruit every day all day because of how quickly eople quit the company.
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Guest

Zone Marketing is owned by Scott, who partnered with Gerry who owneed Cohesion, Inc. Both "companies" operated under the Cohesion name.

Zone didn't go fully public until Gerry left and Scott took over. Both are under the Cydcor family.

Guest

They sugarcoat and twist everything they tell you. They expect you to work 55-60 hours a week even if you're a student.

It is a door to door salesman job and the pay is commission only. You are expected to go out alone despite the dangers of it or the weather conditions.

Guest

We will not be responding to every review that is posted online but we think it is important that people know the facts. We have been open and for over a year.

We have never changed our name.

http://businessprofiles.com/details/zone-marketing-inc/MI-04944N

Guest
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Bah! What lies.

You started out as Grand Marketing. Then switched to Cohesion, Inc. And now, Zone Marketing. I wonder why!

Is it, perhaps, because each one of your company's names were getting slandered all over the Internet?

The reviews for Cohesion are especially pitiful. Maybe you should offer people an actual career, an hourly wage, or at least be up-front about what exactly these poor people are getting themselves into at the interview, AND THEN maybe you wouldn't get reviews calling your scam of a company, well, a scam.

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The way Cydcor works, it's entirely possible that someone else owned that office and when the current CEO, Scott, got promoted to management, he took over and had to use his own name & ICL and then the previous CEO relocated to open up a new office elsewhere. The number, address, etc would have stayed the same and plenty of employees would have stayed there; an expansion team to a new office is typically only 5-7 people.

And for the record, I've worked for a Cydcor company and now I don't (I was promoted to assistant manager but had to move to be with my family for personal reasons) but I don't feel like it was a scam. There's opportunity there, but yes, you're going to practically kill yourself getting there. And I did. HOWEVER, if you aren't lazy and you're willing to work hard, even as an account manager you're going to make around $1,000/week.

I usually averaged that after taxes. Maybe if you spent less time whining and more time working, you'd be more successful in life.

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What does an account manager do?

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The facts are that since I turned down a position with your scamming company in 2013 I have been watching you! I have seen you change from Cohesion Inc to Zone Marketing.

Zone has the same address and phone number as Cohesion, and Scott I met you at the office.

You are telling blatant lies to keep your sham of a business running ( I can't blame you since you got fully sucked in by Cydcor.), but you need to stop taking advantage of good people. At least be up front about what working for you entails!

Guest

YEP! I noticed that too!

Saw their ads pop up on craigslist and in the pictures were the same people that I worked with for a day at Cohesion..2 MONTHS AGO!!!

They constantly change their name because of bad reviews. WATCH OUT FOR THIS COMPANY.

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Anonymous
map-marker Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zone Marketing =desperate for workers

As a recent college grad, I am constantly looking for full time job opportunities in my field. I posted my resume on a job site, and the next day, was contacted by Zone Marketing by e-mail (Kashmir). I've gotten e-mails and calls from companies like this before, so I knew it was too good to be true. Not even an hour after I read the e-mail, I got a voicemail from Kashmir asking me to contact her immediately about the job opportunities available to me. It was definitely scripted and there went another red flag. Really? She couldn't have even waited until the next day to contact me again? Don't waste your time with companies like this, unless you want a job based entirely on commission. It is not an entry level "Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations" opportunity. They should just be honest with job applicants instead of trying to lure them in with false promises.
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Guest

Ding ding ding we have a winner. 100% accurate.

Anonymous
map-marker Kalamazoo, Michigan

Formerly Cohesion Inc, Liars and Scammers

This company has once again changed their name to attempt to protect their reputation. Any evidence of them being named Cohesion is gone, and now they are Zone Marketing. These are the same people, with the same lies and scams. Their ads on Craigslist have pictures of people I worked with for a day at Cohesion..IT'S THE SAME PEOPLE!! Here is a link to their reviews when they were known as Cohesion http://www.pissedconsumer.com/reviews-by-company/cohesion-inc.html Be careful of this company, they are a door to door sales company, not a marketing firm. They will lie to you at the interview and promise you management and opportunity for growth and there is none of that. All of your income will be based off sales. #PyramidScheme
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