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Updated Sep 13, 2018

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  • "Customer Service is not door to door sales(in 27 reviews)

  • "They lie to you about it being door to door sales(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time

    Pros

    Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And absolutely nothing.

    Cons

    They lie to you about it being door to door sales. They make you feel bad for hanging out with your friends and family. The hours are horrible, and there is not sort of compensation for walking around all day.

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of how you treat your employees.

    B.A.P.2018-09-14
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Great Culture and People, Horrible Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time

    Pros

    Fun and motivating people to work with

    Cons

    Extremely vague interview, they do not tell you what you're actually going to be doing. They send you to do door-to-door sales or set up a table in low-income areas ALONE where your safety could be at risk. Some days you don't even get to go to the bathroom or get lunch unless you bring food with you. Pretty easy job, but definitely not worth it. Pay is only commission based, no hourly pay. So if you get no commission one day, you don't get paid. 8+ hours of work for nothing. LOTS of travel, you're going somewhere everyday, could be 2 hours away. No company cars to use, and you don't get paid mileage. Just a waste of time and energy all around. It's a pyramid scheme if you want to move up in the company!

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    Advice to Management

    Please be more upfront with people before hiring them so they know what they're getting themselves into so they know if they want to accept the job or not.

    B.A.P.2018-09-10
  3. Helpful (5)

    "DOOR TO DOOR SALES"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P.

    Pros

    Maybe the people. They’re all really nice and fun to be around. But really, none.

    Cons

    It’s only door to door sales based on commission, no matter what they tell you. There is no other position or pay option.

    Advice to Management

    Stop scamming and lying to people.

    B.A.P.2018-08-01
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Look up The Devil Corp...This is what it is."

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. for less than a year

    Pros

    The people who work at the office are cool but the turn over rate is so high that it doesn't count as a pro. There are not any good things about working here except if they give you territory of a nice neighborhood you get to walk and look at nice houses until 8pm when your feet hurt so bad you can barely walk.

    Cons

    This place is very manipulative... they try to make people feel guilty for spending time with friends and family instead of with the team, they degrade people with 9-5 jobs saying they "don't work hard", they try to make you into a sales robot, etc. If you search The Devil Corp and look into it and watch the documentary on YouTube you will understand. Your typical day at work will go from 10am-9pm, 6 days a week. You will yell and scream your pitches every morning to each other until the manager comes in to tell everybody a "motivational" story. From then its lunch time and from around 1/2pmish-9pm is when you go to your assigned territory and knock on doors until your car ride picks you up. If you don't make any sales, the company makes you feel bad to make you think its your fault--to an extent it could be but most times people don't want to suddenly switch TV services through an ATT/DirecTV rep that happened to knock on their door. They teach you subtle ways to be annoying and rude to twist the conversations you have with customers in your territory. People at the office are always "positive". There is a term known as "negging out" (aka being negative/having negative thoughts), which is used when anyone seems just a little bit on the down side. If you are "negging out" they make you feel guilty for it because you have "such an amazing opportunity being able to work here". The company has a way to try to keep their employees by having Team Nights every week (as if you already don't spend a ton of time with them at the office every day) after everyone is done with their Territory so it doesn't start until 9:30-10pm. They use this team night as a way to make sure the coworkers create a strong enough relationship with everybody that they wouldn't want to leave the company... (nice try but that doesn't work!) EVERYTHING is awful about this company and NO ONE deserves to work here and be treated like a servant. Additionally, they post misleading job advertisements asking for "PR assistant" or "Marketing Interns" to target college students/graduates. That is how I originally found the job and the posting seemed very intriguing. However, as soon as I figured out it was door-to-door (which they don't say anything about on the job ad and barely touch on it in the interview) I knew this place was going to be a living hell. The manager once said to us during a morning meeting, "if I straight up said this was a door-to-door sales job in the interview do you think you would be here right now?" this company twists words just to benefit themselves and to manipulate their employees. DO NOT WORK HERE.

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    Advice to Management

    None, this company should not exist in the first place... I hope it deteriorates soon.

    B.A.P.2018-07-31
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Devilcorp. Look it up."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time

    Pros

    They’ll hire anyone. Once you get ran through the rain snow and mud for 75% of the year you might get promoted from knocking door to door.

    Cons

    They don’t tell you that it’s door to door sales. The hours are ridiculous. It’s just a bunch of people dressed up in cheap suits pretending to be entrepreneurs. Don’t waste a second of your time with this company. Just google devilcorp. This is just another version of it.

    B.A.P.2018-03-02
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Dont Waste Your Time!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time

    Pros

    The only pro BAP has is the culture and environment. If you wanna have fun everyday, go for it. But there is NO real career here. All you do is solicit and hound people down to buy things that no one wants! SALES SALES SALES! Door 2 door sales at that!

    Cons

    On top of the rediculous pay rate, I wasn't paid correctly not ONE time. When I left the company I wasnt paid at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people!!!!

    B.A.P.2018-03-01
  7. Helpful (12)

    "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time

    Pros

    They are friendly in a manipulative way.

    Cons

    Was lied to about the position description. What they call customer service is standing outside a store in a low income area promoting government phones. Customer Service is not door to door sales.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie about the aspects of the position to bring people in. People figure it out fast that it is not what they want, all you are really doing is wasting peoples time and preying on people who need a job just so they can work their butts off to fill your pocket.

    B.A.P.2018-02-07
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Door-to-Door Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time

    Pros

    Learn to open and close a basic sale. Lots of interaction with a varied amount of potential clients. 2/5 because this is a blow off job that anyone can get. The employees can be fun, but they are all about that work "family life."

    Cons

    Complete lie about being a "marketing" firm. 100% of the work is door to door sales with no benefits. Zero guarantee of income as compensation is 100% sale based. No benefits either. They really fail at selecting neighborhoods to go to. So, many wasted days and drives.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to potential employees about the job and learn to do some actual marketing research before sending teams to locations where no sale will go through.

    B.A.P.2017-11-08
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Door to Door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You meet a lot of competitive minded people that encourage you to grow. If you like door to door sales, this job is perfect for you.

    Cons

    They force you to wear dress clothes when you show up at the beginning of the day, which wouldn’t be a problem if you didn’t have to change out of them 3 hours into the shift to do door to door sales in different clothing. Also, the fact that this job is door to door sales is generally hidden. When I applied through indeed, I was under the impression that this job was something like Mad Men. I thought that I’d get the opportunity to work on actual advertisements because nothing in the indeed job description imbedded the idea of door to door sales. The hours are stupid long and you are expected to work 6 days a week. I was away from home longer than 60 hours a week. This wouldn’t be so bad if the job was hourly, but it is NOT. All of your money is commission, and you can be robbed of that commission if your clients decides to cancel their contracts within a certain amount of time after signing up. Being that you’re selling AT&T, contract cancellation happens quite a bit. If you’re not one of the top sellers, management makes you feel like crap. The management, passive aggressively or aggressively, targets you as one of the weaker links in the chain if you do not do well. Mind you, you do not get negative treatment from your fellow employees. They tend to help and empower you.

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t belittle people that are struggling.

    B.A.P.2017-10-21
  10. Helpful (12)

    "A pyramid scheme, almost all reviews here are posted by the recruiter to pad the stats"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.A.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Door to door sales training, some cool people to work with

    Cons

    No benefits 100% comission unprofessional CEO deceitful recruitment tactics expectation of a 6 day, 70 hour workweek failure to make that a 7 day work week is seen as a lack of commitment or a barrier to advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people. There are people who would be fine with the pyramid scheme door to door job, but you breed a lot of resentment by being dishonest. How about providing healthcare, or a wage instead of helping the CEO to upgrade his sports car. Down with the bourgeoisie!

    B.A.P.2017-06-22
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