Interface Talent Network - Educational, I was astonished at managements efforts to convince everyone that this venture is somehow not a scam. | Glassdoor
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"Educational, I was astonished at managements efforts to convince everyone that this venture is somehow not a scam."

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Current Employee - Director Aka Hope Seller in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Director Aka Hope Seller in Norwalk, CT
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Great weekday hours 12:30-7 PM.
If you don't particularly have a conscience, you may enjoy selling people the almost completely unjustifiable service Interface offers, the pay is decent.

Cons

Work on weekends 9-4 PM.

If you have a conscience you may not appreciate the idea of misleading ,mostly urban underprivileged families that have no information about the industry, into thinking that paying for exuberantly overpriced photo-shoots followed by even more expensive"promotional"services is a great idea regardless of physical appearance, because "anyone can break into acting/modeling".

The company culture is aggressive and pressure is placed on the employees to push their overpriced "photo packages" through a generic script as well as some bound pictures of a few of their inconsequential "success stories", making the job not only boring but also encouraging misleading behavior.

The company defends its integrity by stating it has an 80% success rate with its clients, however this number only represents try out attempts. This is vastly misleading as it implies that 8 out of 10 people who sign up have success or make money; In reality it means 8 out of 10 get to TRY. Interface considers these trials or requests as success! They wont actually release the rate of success of their clients, or bookings, or even the percentage of their total clients that have booked anything at all. This number which can be easily calculated,is purposely ignored and made unavailable even to employees to cover up the reality, That this company while not being Illegal due to a small fraction of their clients actually making some money, is still a scam, which essentially puts a premium on the hope to be famous.

TLDR: This place indiscriminately charges families thousands of dollars for the miniscule chance of acting/modelling but cloaks this as a great opportunity with an 80% chance of "success"; without a care for the families actual financial concerns, or the kids who are lured into this place mostly through online ads and mall referrals.

Advice to Management

Having seen your business model, I would suggest downsizing. Perhaps getting rid of your number censored blogs about the company, certainly change the business model around, drastically reduce your photo shoot prices so that the average price isn't around $1500, make it more like the $200-$400 that managers charge, or even make them free like many agencies do, most importantly begin to charge commission and actually show your clients that you have an incentive to make them money. Transform yourselves into a manager, instead of a "Talent Network", maybe you could actually be seen as a legitimate business.

Other Employee Reviews for Interface Talent Network

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This was a slave driving job!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay was good, worked with some nice employees, in one remote location without travel, close to home.

    Cons

    General and Senior managers were very unfair and demanding of situations that were out of reach. They swore at you most of the time yelling and screaming for no reason thinking that it would motivate the employees to get more people to sign up. Clients were constantly complaining that they were being ripped off and they would physically try to fight the employees. Hire management didn't care if there was a life threatening emergency and you needed to have some time off due to this and it was ordered by a physician, they still demand you work. They don't offer any benifits.

    Advice to Management

    People have the potential to make alot of money with this company, however, to motivate them to get there you should encourage them in other ways than yelling, screaming, and cursing. Also, have some compasion for the scouting managers who need emergency time off if it is lagitament.


  2. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, promote quickly if your willing to work

    Cons

    bad management, managers want to sit and look at camera


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