Complaints mount against executive jo...

Complaints mount against executive job search firm

There are 130 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 30, 2008, titled Complaints mount against executive job search firm. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A lawyer, sales executive and business owner in South Florida turned to Princeton Executive Group for help securing high-paying jobs with double-digit signing bonuses.

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#1 Aug 30, 2008
I work in HR for a large S. Florida company and I am well networked with recruiting managers in the area. These services are not worth $50.

Miami, FL

#2 Aug 30, 2008
another day in south florida another scam.

West Palm Beach, FL

#3 Aug 30, 2008
HA HA HA! I only wish I thought to scam these losers first. They deserve to lose their homes and anything else they stole for their crimes.


Corporate America and its facilitators are criminal filth. They will not be missed.

Miami, FL

#4 Aug 30, 2008
These scam artists know how to work the system. They opened another sister company already to avoid the negative exposure.
I have a idea that is illegal but since these crooks are not getting convicted of crimes then I say it is good to inflict your own justice.
Find out where they live available on line court records, Find out what kind of car they have, Follow them around to get their daily routine down. Pay some punk kids 100 to beat the living crap out of them then give them another 100 to mess up their house and car. In another 3 month do the same thing. Crooks like these people know the courts can't prosecute them so they keep doing it. Pay back is a bitch.

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Aug 30, 2008
what bs.. these people are s t u p i d.. recruiters get paid by the company when they find the right person.... they deserve the fleecing they got...
Verne Troyer


#6 Aug 30, 2008
All I wanted was a JOB as an executive pimp catering to presidential candidates. If I had gotten the job John and Bill wouldn't have gone out on their own and got caught!!

Riverside, CA

#7 Aug 30, 2008
It is the employer that pays the headhunter a finders fee, not the employee. Another hint, headhunters specialize.

Most companies have a search firm on retainer. They don't want to share the money with another headhunter so you are at a disadvantage from the start. You need a contact to refer you to a retained headhunter.

Go to the library, there are plenty books or use the internet, there is plenty of current advice and it is all free. Don't waste any time because it will take six months at least, if you work at it for 8 hours a day.

Any salesman that needs to pay someone to find him a job has two strikes against him. First, he didn't do his homework and hooked up with an outfit well known in headhunting circles. Second, if you can't sell yourself.....

Start your own business and call it Princeton Executive Group using your vast experience trying to find a job. Or find a temp agency that specializes in your field.

Besides, if you are over 50 you won't get a job unless you are well connected. People over 50 tend to have a list of conditions that must be met, like a high salary for fogging a mirror.

What's a double digit signing bonus?
People are Idiots

Fort Pierce, FL

#8 Aug 31, 2008
If these "executives" are so smart, why are they giving this crook thousands of dollars? Can't they find their own jobs? And don't these big executive types always network with other affluent executives? Hate to say this because I do feel bad when people get ripped off but I think the clients were either not qualified for whatever jobs were available or they were just too naive to understand that this was a huge rip off. If a company makes you bring in your spouse for the contract signing, huge red flags people!!!!! This falls into the same category as Direct Buy and Barr Chiropractic. Wake up folks and learn the warning signs of scams.

Miami, FL

#9 Aug 31, 2008
crooks robbing other crooks. no honor among thieves.
Etienne Joseph

Delray Beach, FL

#10 Aug 31, 2008
JHW wrote:
I work in HR for a large S. Florida company and I am well networked with recruiting managers in the area. These services are not worth $50.
They got me good job and it costed me only 1850 dolllar. Some people get bitter when they dont get what they want. i understands well how hard it is to please everybodys dreams. thanks
Gator Exec Group LOL

Boca Raton, FL

#11 Aug 31, 2008
I called and spoke to these sleazebags a while ago. It was very obvious that they were a sleazy operation. Within two minutes they tried to get me to come in. They explained how they take money up front and dramatically increase the probability of a job...
It was an obvious scam.....
Being 50, if you want a job, the best way to do it is to "dumb down" your resume.....
Take out the COO, CEO, CIO and put "Manager". You at least get the interview and then can dazzle......and get the everytime....
Good luck to all
Freedom Lover

Hollywood, FL

#12 Aug 31, 2008
Given that these job seeker ATTORNEYS are signing contracts without reading them, I suspect they will continue to have difficulty finding a job.
Gator Exec Group LOL

Boca Raton, FL

#13 Aug 31, 2008
FYI.... you will be 50 one day...

Etienne Joseph, you would have probably gotten the job without them and saved $1850.

These guys are not legit in my opinion...

If not, he wouldn't be 'winding down'.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Aug 31, 2008
I went to them trying to get a job as a Publix grocery bagger CEO for just over 100K and told me I needed an apron!!!, so I left!!!!!

Walked out the door,wow this sounds like a song in the making.....don't turn around cause you're not welcome any more!!!
Oh no, now go..........


Sarasota, FL

#15 Aug 31, 2008
The owner of this company needs to be careful. Not a good practice to take advantage of people down on their luck.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Aug 31, 2008
Florida Executive Search sound like a new scam, rip off, fraud, fake


#17 Aug 31, 2008
Some of these people want to be CEO (rapist have better credentials)...and they can't see a scam for what is it. Just the name of the company alone (Princeton) speaks volumes.

Now you can understand how capitalism has destroyed America!

Miami, FL

#18 Aug 31, 2008
I agree this company is a scam, and they have the cajones to open another business. Some people don't like to get ripped off, so dont be suprised if the guy turns up as gator bait in the everglades

Apopka, FL

#19 Aug 31, 2008
Never pay for a job! How dumb can you get. If you are worth anything, networking will get you another job. If not, then all your friends will forget about you. There are plenty of targeted search firms out there if you have an impressive resume and career history. They charge the client a finders fee; not you. Get smart and save your money.
oh no you dint

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Aug 31, 2008
We met with these clowns when my husband was looking for an executive job and it did not strike us as normal that the employee would have to pay the fee, it's supposed to be the hiring company who does so. I didn't feel right and we bolted, thank goodness!

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