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    "Horrific"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Smart Circle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really can't think of anything positive to say about this business. I suppose that my experience with Smart Circle has slightly improved my written communication skills. Thanks guys.

    Cons

    Do you need a job? Are you a recent college graduate? Would you like to throw your degree in the toilet and pursue a career of financial ruin all in the name of quenching the greedy thirst of the Tanenbaum family? If so, Smart Circle might be for you. They have been abusing first time job seekers for decades. The company is set up in such a way that it squeezes every drop of blood from eager young talent... without giving them anything in return. It's perfect for anyone who would like to be taken advantage of. The first thing you have to know is that to the Tanenbaums, you are nothing more than cannon fodder who's sole purpose in life is to make them money. They have broken from humanity and have created a malevolent system designed to turn you into a zombie who is loyal to the company and that shouts Smart Circle mantras all day long. They have such a low opinion of you and will not even show the respect of allowing you to use your native tongue. Instead, you will be forced to learn a language that they have created and will be expected to teach this language to others. Below is a list of some of the words and phrases that you will learn while at Smart Circle. •Juice = Join us in creating excitement. This is the be all and end all of Smart Circle lingo. If someone says "juice?" you should say "juice!" back. • Juice by you = Congratulations •Juice by that = Well done •Write an app = You write an app when you convince a customer to purchase Directv. Feel free to tell any and all lies that will help you make the sale. Lies will be provided for you if you are unable to construct your own. •Ring the Bell = Writing two apps • Set the pace = To consistently outperform all others. •9 to 5 schmuck = Someone that has a 9 to 5 job. They want you to believe that this person is lazy, has a life controlled by a boss, has no goals or direction and is too secure in their poor existence to try and get a head in life. • Beast = A Smart Circle poster child. Someone that has a great attitude, can sell, build a crew, overcome any negative, is looking for long term success in the business and can follow the marketing system to a tee. •Impact = A mini meeting where they will stain your mind with lies. • Atmosphere = A 60 minute gathering that happens every morning. This is where they will try to brainwash you on their "opportunity". • "Hey Guys?!" = If some one shouts this. •"Hey What?!" = The appropriate response. It's a Pavlovian response designed to quiet a room so that the owner can be heard. • Leader = A rep who constantly trains new people while trying to build a crew. Someone who does all the work and hardly makes any money. •Owner = A leader who runs their own branch and believes that they are a business owner. •Cheaters Prosper = Self explanatory. A phrase used regularly by the higher ups in the company. Besides learning your new language, Smart Circle will teach you draconian sales systems that will forever tarnish your soul. Below is a brief explanation of their F.U.G.I. factors technique. FEAR OF LOSS. This is a fear based company and believes that it's the best way go get the better of people. They believe that their customers will be more likely to buy if they are afraid that they will miss out. URGENCY. They don't want their customers to think about their offer because they will usually decide against it. GREED. They believe that all people are greedy and will always choose the option that puts the most money into their pockets. INDIFFERENCE. They want you to pretend like you don't care about getting the sale. They want the customer to think that they are losing by not buying Smart Circle products. Fear, greed and the notion that cheaters prosper. Can you guess what kind of a company this is? It's a business model written by the Devil himself and is guaranteed to take the moral low ground each and every time. Behold, a pale horse carrying a Tanenbaum who is in possession of a bow and a crown. Don't do yourself the disservice of not applying to this company. It will open your eyes to the evil that can be done all in the name of the almighty dollar.

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    Advice to Management

    Hard to say really. I think that they should pay back the money they stole but that would defeat the purpose of stealing in the first place.

    Smart Circle2014-09-11
  1. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Helper 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smart Circle full-time

    Pros

    Good staff they listen to advices

    Cons

    Long work hours Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to advices.

    Smart Circle2019-09-15
  2. "Great Partnership!"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Smart Circle

    Pros

    Working side by side with Smart Circle has made for my success possible as an independent contractor. The amount of support and resources they have available is incredible!

    Cons

    I don’t have any at this time.

    Smart Circle2019-08-27

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