I worked at TRUGlobal full-time
I cannot think of anything positive to say about TRUGlobal. Because all of my comments are Cons, please refer to the section below.
Multiple security cameras in the office watching the employees and listening in while you work in your cube. The CEO watches on his iPhone when not in the office. The U.S. office is a shell with only a few people in it while 99% of the employees are in India. Unprofessional environment that treats employees poorly. Many issues and complaints with payroll and contractors. The CEO is always looking for a new receptionist because he treats them like it's 1955 and has them do his shopping and prepare his meals and run his errands. an overall nightmare experience working there.
Advice to Management
Hire someone who is familiar with the U.S. market and California payroll and labor law and also allow them to help you understand how to treat employees.
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at TRUGlobal (San Mateo, CA).
The CEO takes another candidate in for an interview the same time I'm supposed to be in the interview with him. Then, during my interview, he starts checking his email and takes another call. Didn't even shake my hand when I left, and he just turned around to his computer and started typing while I left his office. Never had I experienced that!!
He asked me a lot of personal questions, which I didn't mind answering, but you are there for a professional interview, not for a interview about my personal life and what I've done in every country and why I lived there. He basically told me I would be his personal PA which meant getting his coffee, lunch, dry cleaning, going shopping for costco for his trips to India for business, supporting him and the other smaller staff at the office. I have a Master's in nonprofit management.
He was very unprofessional as a CEO, and I don't know his former employees kept leaving him. He wasn't willing to discuss the salary because he didn't know if I was willing to accept the position, and only would tell me if I would say yes to the position. I am sorry, but this is the USA, and you do business properly here, and you talk about salaries with your potential candidate rather than being secretive about it.
The person who called me for the position didn't know to tell me which position I was interviewing for, and kept asking me for my salary range. When I told her I couldn't tell her my exact salary range because I didn't know what I was being interviewed, she asked me if I was willing to go down on my salary range! It was not professional because you don't discuss these with an admin person who is just setting up the interview for you, and she lives in India!!
Reasons for Declining
False expectations - I was basically going to be his personal servant (coffee runs, food runs, clean the car, dry cleaning, shopping for his trips to India, then some office work as well)
Not sure if they will treat you with the standards we have in the USA because most of his employees are in India
First impressions are important - the first thing I smelled when I came into the office was BO (Body Odor) - That's very unprofessional!
Asked me very personal questions, kept looking at my ring fingers and my body
Started answering an email in the middle of us interviewing, and then answering a phone call
Didn't feel valued as a potential/future employee
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