Smart Circle

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    Not for everyone, also not a "scam"!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Owner in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Owner in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Smart Circle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great entry level training! I was a bartender with a useless Psychology Degree and was taught successful basic marketing skills. Then I moved on to leadership and management training. I have now been a manager over a year. Of course it's hard, owning a business is not a walk in the park! What do people expect?!? It's an awesome opportunity in the Roadshow division, and I have seen success first hand in the other divisions as well. I started at entry level and was promoted to Management in 8 months.

    Cons

    If you buy a bad coke from the gas station, are you going to blame the gas station that sold it to you knowing it was expired..or do you go straight to the source (Coke)? That's what happens with reviews on here for Smart Circle.
    It is not a pyramid scheme, scam, or any type of multilevel direct marketing. They are simply the parent company to individual corporations. They get blamed for every bad owner!
    There are owners who have not paid reps, or just didn't show up to their office. That was a certain individual's bad choice, not Smart Circle's.. The training is definitely not for everyone! So if you're not excited to be married to your career for just a few years to retire earlier than the average Joe, don't apply.There are great managers and owners out there that can provide the same success and opportunity they have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are WAY more likely to write a bad review, than a good review. I read some of these reviews while I was going through training and I remember getting freaked out some, but I decided I wanted to give it a shot and find out if it was true or false myself. I am thankful for the opportunity to own my business and have them there as a back up incase I need help or advice. But if I go down, I'm not blaming Smart Circle.

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Smart Circle Interviews

Updated Sep 29, 2014
Updated Sep 29, 2014

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    Manager Trainee/Sales/the Person Who Called Me Said Not Sure Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Smart Circle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    They called me and said thank you for submitting your resume but I actually didn't (I searched my log of where I have submitted) it is public on Monster. They did send me an email prior to their call about an interest in my resume. I accepted the interview appt. I then searched for the company name they provided Orlando Marketing Events Inc and I found no reviews, I searched FL SUNBIZ state business website and after several attempts of seeking for a parent company name I found American Events LLC but also no reviews. I had a feeling they were hiding their true identity and when I went to the appt (lots of people interviewing lasting minutes) I spoke to the lady and she began with how big is their organization, over 800 offices nationally, She is showing the client they represent on a crapy laminated document, it looked so old and just crapy. It was a scheme!

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    Its 3 companies deep hiding who they really are a pyramid scheme. Some might want to work for them but why mislead and waste one's time.

    Declined Offer
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Website www.smartcircle.com
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Other Organization
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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