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Updated Mar 1, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
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The interview was unprofessional. The hiring manager was promoting the company and telling me what it does. Didn't ask anything about my qualification. Didn't explain what position was available. After the interview I didn't what position I was being interview for, but I got a call for a second interview which was a "door to door" sales job. I refused. I feel like this company wasted my valuable time. Don't apply if you want a "marketing" job. This company has nothing to do with marketing. It's a sales company.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BAY (Business. Around. You) (Walnut Creek, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    There were a lot of candidates in the lobby and the first interview was very brief. The second interview was shadowing an account director around as they did promotions. The building the office is in is very nice, right in the heart of Walnut Creek. The administrators were very nice and everyone was dressed very professionally. The shadowing interview was different but was really neat so you knew what you were getting yourself into before signing into anything. They were quick at responding back to application as well as following through with the interviews.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at BAY (Business. Around. You) (Walnut Creek, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    There were 2 interviews. The first was pretty easy going. The manager asked me a few questions and asked if I could come back for a second interview. I came back, dressed appropriately, and we went to a few different areas to market products. The product basically sells itself. Not hard at all.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BAY (Business. Around. You) (Walnut Creek, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    This is a b2b sales position selling coupons. You walk all day 6 days out of the week. The interview was fishy and I don't recommend anyone interviewing with this company because if you don't sell any coupons or don't meet the quota of 5 per day you won't be getting paid.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Remember when you or your parents would shut the door on door salesmen, yea this is what this position is all about.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BAY (Business. Around. You) (Emeryville, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The first interview lasted 5 minutes. The manager did not provide much information about the company, which I found quite odd. He made it seem like it in the position that I would be doing a lot of strategic marketing for various professional sports teams in the area and businesses in the bay area. The manager asked me to join a second interview which would last all day. This once again struck odd to me, but I thought it was a great position that I didn't want to pass up. Turns out the second interview was a preview of what I would be doing had I joined the company. It was going door to door for 11 straight hours trying to sell these package deals to people. It is a complete sales position, with no marketing whatsoever. On top of that, they work 6 days a week with a break only on saturday. When I told the manager that I was looking for a marketing position, he got mad and started to yell at me and lecture me about why his company is so good. I don't think he understands what marketing is, but I think he kept the true nature of the position hidden from interviewees because they would decline immediately. They aim at hiring lots of people at the entry level to make sales so that the higher ups can make a lot of money. So they are constantly interviewing people day in and day out. They also claim that you can rank up in the company very fast. Most people leave before ranking up because of the exhausting nature of the job.

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    • What are 5 parts to a sale?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the job because I dont want to be spending 66 hours a week working for a job that pays on commission only of $400-$600 a week on average. Requires a lot of physical activity in constant walking around with little breaks. I didn't like the manager because he pretty much lied to me about what the company was about

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BAY (Business. Around. You) (San Francisco, CA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Found this company online and decided to apply for a position. I was contacted to come in for an interview with some gregarious person. The atmosphere of the office looked somewhat professional but tacky. The receptionist sat near a big screen television and her associate sat near her doing the exact same duties. I was called in by this tall guy and the interview started. The interviewer told me about the potential to make a good amount of money within the first year, then move up the ranks to become a manager. All I had to do was sell tickets of their big sponsors. Later I found out that this company was sort of a scam but didn't look into it that much as I didn't get the offer. I would not recommend coming in for an interview because it is like a pyramid scheme.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BAY (Business. Around. You) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied to this company looking for a marketing position. I received a very friendly call to set up an interview. The interview was conducted by the owner of the company. He start talking about how well the company was doing, all the promotion opportunities for me to be in management, and finally how rich he was. He kept throwing numbers at me but never mentioned anything about the marketing position or what I am being interviewed for. He then proceeded to pencil me in for a second "all- day" interview which raised another red flag. When I got home, I decided to act on my curiosity. TYPE in their company name, "business around you" and you will find out the truth that this is a door to door sales job selling coupons. NOT marketing of any sort.

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