Complaints mount against executive jo...

Complaints mount against executive job search firm

There are 127 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

JSB

AOL

#48 Sep 1, 2008
If these guys are so successful at placing people, where are all their success stories? You'd think we'd be seeing them in this string, defending them. The silence of them is deafening.
Vero Beach

Boca Raton, FL

#49 Sep 1, 2008
John:

I(s this the John Cunningham in the article. It seems like you are in need of serious psychological help
John wrote:
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 ****.
gen x

Boca Raton, FL

#50 Sep 1, 2008
babyboomers even screw each other

babyboomers = the worst generation
Questionable

Vero Beach, FL

#51 Sep 1, 2008
The owner of this firm is a big Obama supporter. That says it all.
Seems Clear to Me

Barberton, OH

#53 Sep 1, 2008
If this was considered the biggest scam out there then we all have life pretty made. This scam isn't even close to what is happening in America. They say the truth is stranger than fiction. Chalk this up as a cheap lesson.

Live, Learn, Move On.
cool hand luke

Anchorage, AK

#54 Sep 1, 2008
common sence is that anyone searching for work through an employment agency should stipulate too them that "the employer pays all fees!!!!!!!!!!" never front ANYONE cash for services. it is on the agency and employers to find good employees, not the agency and employee to find employers. common sence applies.
Pie in the Sky

Chicago, IL

#56 Sep 1, 2008
Too bad these people lost so much money. Maybe they should have responded to the "make millions stuffing envelopes at home" ad for only half the price.
Vero Beach

United States

#57 Sep 2, 2008
True except for the point that this firm is a marketing company - not a job placement agency. I was a client of this firm and they never guaranteed me a job, the marketed my credenitals to the market I picked. I ended up getting a job through someone in my network - but they did prepare a good marketing job.

THe people in the article must be idiots or they are in cahoots with each other. The contract I signed was very clear - no guarantees period. THese guys are probably the same type of people who join a gym, do not go and then blame the gym for being fat. Get a life!
cool hand luke wrote:
common sence is that anyone searching for work through an employment agency should stipulate too them that "the employer pays all fees!!!!!!!!!!" never front ANYONE cash for services. it is on the agency and employers to find good employees, not the agency and employee to find employers. common sence applies.
Pensacola

Miami, FL

#58 Sep 2, 2008
After reading the article several times, it appears to be one-sided. As my Grandfather told me - there are two sides to every story and somewhere in betweenis the truth.
REtired and Loving It

Miami, FL

#59 Sep 2, 2008
Wow, this reminds me of a firm I met with in Coral SPrings called MGA Career Partners or something like that. I am so glad I did not sign with that firm or apparently this firm.
Pharm hand

Miami, FL

#60 Sep 2, 2008
I went there and had a interview. It did not make sense to pay to get a job. Even one that pays six figures. It looks like my gut feeling was right. How low are these scum bags to take advantage of unemployed people.
Erika

San Antonio, TX

#61 Sep 2, 2008
Trying to find a job is a dead-end down here. They'd seriously be better leaving for that.
Are you psychic

Miami, FL

#62 Sep 2, 2008
As being a former client, I know the vast majority of executives this firm works with are gainfully employed and they are looking to make a switch
Pharm hand wrote:
I went there and had a interview. It did not make sense to pay to get a job. Even one that pays six figures. It looks like my gut feeling was right. How low are these scum bags to take advantage of unemployed people.
Point Spread

Miami, FL

#63 Sep 9, 2008
Just for fun I looked up the BBB rating for the SUn-Sentinel - They are rated an "F" which is basically reserved for scum and cheats. I guess the investigative reporter missed that little tidbit. And using her reasoning if the company is bad with a C+, what does that say about the very paper she wroks for!!
Point Spread

Miami, FL

#64 Sep 9, 2008
THe newspaper is rated an F by the BBB
Point Spread

Miami, FL

#65 Sep 9, 2008
Incredible the paper is editing out the letter between e and g which is their rating.
Git

Downingtown, PA

#66 Nov 17, 2009
Questionable wrote:
The owner of this firm is a big Obama supporter. That says it all.
YOU COMMENT IS IDIOTIC!!! YOU MUST BE ALSO!!
John

AOL

#67 Dec 26, 2009
MGA executive search firm is a scam. When they offer you to see their Better Business Bureau certificate in the 1st 5 minutes of the conversation alarms should go off. Noone does that. What are they hiding? They post jobs that do not exist for the purpose of getting you to pay them a fee. Its a "bait & switch" organization. DO NOT APPLY OR WASTE YOUR TIME. Regulators please take note of this and shut down this company
Doug

Saint Paul, MN

#68 Mar 8, 2010
You know the old saying, "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". Unfortunately I was burnt by McKenzie-Scott Partners, another sham organization that has since changed their name. I believe MGA is in the same category. Pay someone to find you a job??? Hello! As a previous posting stated, recruiers are paid up to 15% of the position and many of them are scoundrels. Thanks for the heads-up with MGA - as desparate as I am to get back to work I was a bit tempted. You folks straightened me out.
Thanks to all and RipOff Reports.
God Bless and best of luck to all.
MGA career coach

East Brunswick, NJ

#69 Mar 18, 2010
John wrote:
MGA executive search firm is a scam. When they offer you to see their Better Business Bureau certificate in the 1st 5 minutes of the conversation alarms should go off. Noone does that. What are they hiding? They post jobs that do not exist for the purpose of getting you to pay them a fee. Its a "bait & switch" organization. DO NOT APPLY OR WASTE YOUR TIME. Regulators please take note of this and shut down this company
Identify yourself! You are a coward. You don't have the cahunas to be a man and tell everyone who you are. The reason being you were never a client and probably the competition. This is your only way to try to compete. You will be out of business soon. You cannot compete on an even playing field!!

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