Review: MXT Associates
professional

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 5, 2011
Mike Torres at MXT Associates called my office and was very rude and unprofessional. I would never do business with someone like that.
Mike Torres

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 29, 2014
professional wrote:
Mike Torres at MXT Associates called my office and was very rude and unprofessional. I would never do business with someone like that.
In defense to this acquisition...I am not rude at all when talking to this person...as an owner of a recruiting firm I have made the decision NOT to tell people who answer the phone, whether its the office manager, receptionist, etc, why I am calling. I am protecting the financial advisor because I know how information and gets around when things like this are wanting to be looked at. Sometimes receptionists don't like it when we don't divulge why we are calling and are shocked that we won't give them information....they take that as rude....I can live with that because I call to talk to the Advisor NOT the secretary on this sensitive matter of trying to recruit them to another firm. That is NO ONE's concern but the person I am calling for.
Another Professional

Tavares, FL

#3 Apr 24, 2014
Mr. Torres,

Your people have called our office repeatedly, e have declined our service. I have even emailed you to kindly REQUEST that you stop calling our office because we are not interested.

While I am not the owner currently and you feel this is none of my business I am the heir apparent and I can confirm that we are not interested.

So you can have your people continue to call - you will not ever speak to my partner. It's sad that you feel that the only person who ever answers the phone could be a secretary. You don't know who may be answering the phone.

Thank you
Another Professional

Tavares, FL

#4 Apr 24, 2014
I love that it took him over 2 years to respond.

professional wrote:
Mike Torres at MXT Associates called my office and was very rude and unprofessional. I would never do business with someone like that.
Michael Torres

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Aug 1, 2014
Another Professional wrote:
I love that it took him over 2 years to respond.
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I tried to respond back at that time but I wasn't allowed by this system to reply...if you want to talk about this rather than writing things in this silly forum....give me a call....anytime...I don't mind at all telling you the real situation...
Kambich

Frankfort, IL

#6 Oct 23, 2014
Mike Torres wrote:
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In defense to this acquisition...I am not rude at all when talking to this person...as an owner of a recruiting firm I have made the decision NOT to tell people who answer the phone, whether its the office manager, receptionist, etc, why I am calling. I am protecting the financial advisor because I know how information and gets around when things like this are wanting to be looked at. Sometimes receptionists don't like it when we don't divulge why we are calling and are shocked that we won't give them information....they take that as rude....I can live with that because I call to talk to the Advisor NOT the secretary on this sensitive matter of trying to recruit them to another firm. That is NO ONE's concern but the person I am calling for.
Then DON'T call the office they work in. You are rude..I had that experience with you also. Your tactics are unprofessional
San Francisco Advisor

Duluth, GA

#8 Apr 22, 2015
Mike Torres at MXT Associates called my office and was shady and unprofessional. First he called from a blocked number. If you are REAL professional and represent REAL clients you have no reason to HIDE your identity. I googled him and found numerous complaints.

I found his 888-544-0836 phone number, one of several ALL OF WHICH WERE NEVER ANSWERED! The voice mail sounded like the same wimp who called me originally. I have hired Recruiters in the past and this guy is not someone you want recruiting for you.

He couldn't to pronounce my ever so simple name and sounded like the cowardly lion. I inquired as to his name which I got and his location in Wisconsin and I was off to find him on the Google-Machine. As I was asking the name of his company again, he hung up on me.

Very rude and unprofessional. My advice comes from the old Lost In Space television show: "Danger Will Robinson, Danger!"
FidelFiddle

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Oct 6, 2015
Trying to be sympathetic to this fellow- this isn't the easiest field. But it can certainly be accomplished without being aggressive, mendacious, or rude. That said, it takes several calls before you leave a bad enough impression people are googling you, so you have to grant his tenacity.

Maybe executive recruiting isn't the best occupation for him? Debt collection might be a better fit.
TManuel

Fox Lake, IL

#11 Apr 11, 2016
Mike Torres called a few minutes ago and I was asking information I would ask any caller for my boss. All he had to say was he was a recruiter, he did not tell me that. We are an office of two and there would be no reason for him to call and talk to my boss. I found him to be a rude, nasty man. This is not the way to talk to the person who runs the office. She was happy that she didn't have to to waste her time with this guy. He even blocked his number, probably because people don't want to talk to him if they see the caller ID.
Sarah

Warren, OH

#12 Aug 25, 2016
Oh Mike,

As a Series 6 registered SECRETARY who you were just VERY rude to, I'd like to give YOU some insight. As the person who answers the phone, it is my JOB to get as much information out of you as possible to pass on to my advisor. If you do not leave a detailed message and you are not a client, that name and number you just left with me do not even get on a note pad, let alone end up in the hands of the advisor. If the advisor IS available at the time of your call, he will ask me for your name AND the REASON you are calling before he will even take the call, and you say "It's a personal matter." he will tell me to let you know he's suddenly unavailable. Advisors pay their secretaries to screen their calls, otherwise they would answer the phone themselves. Secretaries are NOT just nosy gossip-mongers, we are well-trained guard dogs. Maybe you should tweak your strategy a little and try being pleasant to the person who can actually connect you to the one you want to speak with.
TypicalBS

Auburn, ME

#13 Aug 7, 2017
I encountered MXT associates today, they would not tell my staff what the call was about, only that it was to schedule "a confidential call."

If you can't schedule it with my staff, then you can't talk to me about it. Period.

It's just a scummy sales tactic from another dirtbag "financial advisor recruiter."

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