Madison Who's Who

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Madison Who's Who Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Don't get comfortable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can make decent money if you're in the inner circle as far as leads are concerned.

    Cons

    Turnover rate.
    The product is crap.
    Culture of fear--five minutes late and you are docked an hour pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    the worsk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great training.... there is nothing else to add

    Cons

    the actual job- noone in their right mind would purchase this product. the 1st day you are given a list of people who have already been contacted numerous times. they hate you for calling again. very demeaning work- i thought i was desperate for a job but i still had standards so i left asap. i didn't make it 3 weeks so the training and time i did work was unpaid.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happily employed for over 8 years

    Current Employee - Administrative in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Madison Who's Who full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    9 hr work days, no overtime required, friendly office environment, hour lunch break, business casual dress code, fantastic co-workers, management is accommodating, paid weekly, paid holidays

    Cons

    Revolving door of reps who have poor attitudes and entitlement issues We mostly have terrific, responsible people who come here, work hard and have no reason to complain Its always the people who put in the least effort and take the most coffee/cigarette breaks that complain the most and its sad It is a sales job No one said its easy or that its for everyone But we have many people on staff that have been here for two, three, four years plus That speaks for itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to improve the company and grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Madison Who's Who full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you're in a hurry to get a job, this one is easy to land. You're only required to read a script and work 40 hours a week. Paid weekly. They teach you to be more aggressive and confident. If you've been out of work for a while this will get you back on track. Most people don't stay long. It's an opportunity to get in the swing again.

    Cons

    You don't believe in the product you're selling but you have to keep pushing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the doors to the stalls in the Ladies Room!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the coffee and the office is decent. The employees are cool too .

    Cons

    This job is a big scam. The employees who aren't on the phone that work in the office are rude and unprofessional. Don't get me started on the manager. No respect whatsoever. The pay is OKAY if you're desperate but the job is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix your attitude ASAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    its a scam dont appl there

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    Current Employee - New Member Sales in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - New Member Sales in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Madison Who's Who full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with some very nice people that i trained with

    Cons

    they dont pay you for training till after 5 weeks of work. if u dont sell u basically dont make any money n u get fired. if u get fired before the 5 weeks u get no pay.
    u there from 8-5:30 n u will call up to 400 ppl who will hang up on u n curse u out n not sell one thing
    their retention rate is very low. the longest person who worked there as a new member sales only been there for 1 month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close this it down cause this is a scam.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yet another lackluster call center

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Madison Who's Who as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent location
    Paid weekly (once you're able to survive the first 3 weeks without pay)

    Cons

    You don't get your first paycheck until the 3rd week (most places who pay weekly don't hold your checks longer than 2 weeks).
    It takes them more than a month to pay you for your first week (5 weeks).
    Certain reps overstepping their boundaries and trying to "school" you as a newbie but being far more annoying than anything else.
    Being told to look professional yet certain upper staff are in sneakers (follow by example does not apply here).
    Oh and you're not an actual employee but an "independent contractor" so, have to provide your own health insurance and such (good luck with that on a $300 a week check *$7.50 an hour* in NYC).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be best to consider the "global registry" a fading industry as most professionals can easily network for free thanks to the internet. Paying $200+ dollars for networking purposes is extremely unrealistic in this Facebook/LinkedIn era. Especially if one Googles the name of the company and is faced with results seriously damaging the company's image.

    Also, you should consider hiring students/interns instead as the pay is way too low and insulting for those of us who have been out of school for sometime now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relaxed environment and great bonuses

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Madison Who's Who full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    40 hrs a week, salary, stability, great co-workers, relaxed environment, easy train access, management is fantastic and incredibly accommodating and supportive. An endless supply of coffee.

    Cons

    No room for advancement position wise, but if you express interest in a different aspect of the job, management will find a project for you to showcase your talents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only for the desperate

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are paid weekly. Company is accessible by public transportation.

    Cons

    Sales employees come and go like a revolving door. Very few people make enough sales to receive anything above base salary of $300. Management plays favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees with respect, not just your favorites. Provide quality leads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Never again

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    40 hour week
    Monday thru Friday, weekends off
    Convienient commute
    At times the pay was decent

    Cons

    Nepotism, and favoritism abound. Leads where not always distributed equally.
    When you start they don't make it clear when you will be recieving your first paycheck.
    They wait until you have worked there over a week before you learn you will be getting your first paycheck at the end of your fifth week with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very unproffesional enviroment, my advice would be to hire more qualified canidates

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