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Madison Who's Who Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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  1. "Don't get comfortable"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (More than a 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.


  2. "Accept as last resort, but keep looking even if hired"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Right off Queens Plaza Subway stop
    - Not difficult to be hired
    - Work is effortless
    - Networking opportunity when you decide to leave for another position

    Cons

    - Demeaning work (get yelled at by customers for product and services that are practically useless)
    - You can't even try this so-called online registry... you don't even have a computer at your desk
    - Majority of hires quit or fired.. seat filled next day.. person quits or gets fired.. seat filled next day..
    - See reviews for this very questionable service. The word "scam" is omnipresent

    Advice to Management

    Build a proper service and invest in your employees and companies with actual digital technology.


  3. "The Pit and the Pendulum"

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    Former Employee - Client Relations Coordinator in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Client Relations Coordinator in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros, keep walking and don't look back.

    Cons

    It's like a murder mystery 20 or more fired or quit in 3 months. The product is bogus and the leads horrendous. The good leads are saved for newbies and the chosen few. While making your pitch the prospect is researching the company on the internet and tells you about the bad reviews. They've changed their name many times ie International society of business leaders, Madison who's who, Worldwide association of female professionals. After lunch you won't be able to reach anyone. When you bring these issues to management they flip the script and make it seem like there's something wrong with your sales ability. I had to put 1 star because I couldn't save my comment without it

    Advice to Management

    Sadly the only pro is to be a "no show" and look for another job. There are no redeeming factors here


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  5. "SCAM!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are good at scamming people, you can make a lot of money.

    Cons

    You have to call unsuspecting people and convince them to give you their card information right then and there. You are told to lie through the script and you are not allowed to deviate. Members don't get any of the things that the reps promise on the phone. And when they try to cancel, they are strong-armed into staying a member, even though they don't want to. They charge $1000 for access to a website and a piece of paper. Seriously? They also charge a lot of add-ons that most members don't realize unless they comb their statements. The entire company is a scam which is why they changed the company name.

    They also tend to treat employees like cattle. They herd you into cubicles and expect you to crank calls out for 9 hours. They claim you get benefits, you don't. There is no room for advancement or growth. Staff that isn't on the phone is very catty and unprofessional. It's an office, not a sorority house!

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the company so the members can get ALL of the benefits that they pay for. Get actual professionals to work front office and hr


  6. "Lies upon lies upon lies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time

    Pros

    You get paid weekly
    You don't work weekends
    Close to subway stations
    Off by 5:30

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow
    No communication
    A huge lie. They claim on their job posting you make a certain amount, you don't. They claim you get benefits, you don't. They don't tell you the job is pretty much a freelance.
    Managers are rude as ever. All they care about is sales, sales, SALES! When you try to find out about if there will be opportunities to grow, they tell you, "You were hired for the phones so that's why you are here". Who tells people that!?


  7. "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 a 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Happily employed for over 8 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Administrative in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep working hard to improve the company and grow


  9. "An Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Queens Village, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Who's Who full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    Fix the doors to the stalls in the Ladies Room!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Madison Who's Who full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    fix your attitude ASAP.


  11. "its a scam dont appl there"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Member Sales in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - New Member Sales in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Who's Who full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    close this it down cause this is a scam.



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