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WSI - need help in researching company

I'm a little suspicious about the company. I've been in for an interview, for a sales position, but I often subscribe to the saying "anything that's too good to be true, usually is". Their website is pretty comprehensive, however, I still get a bit of a pyramid scheme/snakeoil feel to the whole organization.

Maybe it was just the people that I dealt with, but I'm in for another interview tomorrow, and I just wanted to get a sense of people's opinions of the organization if anyone has dealt with them before.
 

beaker

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james, i definitely remember hearing bad things about these guys. but it was a while ago and i can't remember the details.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
I might be mistaken, but wasn't this one of the things that that trolly chick was on about before she got b&d twice? I forget her name? White Fairy or something?
 

MrMarcus

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I went for an interview too...i think it was for a "media buyer" position. all i remember was that the chick that interviewed me was pretty hot...she had a see-thru blouse on with black bra underneath...but she was kinda intimidating tho. they had like a whole lineup of people waiting for interviews, and each interview took less than 10 minutes! seems kinda fishy. i never went back for the second interview...or wait...i dont think they called me back:D
 

H2Whoa

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by deep
I might be mistaken, but wasn't this one of the things that that trolly chick was on about before she got b&d twice? I forget her name? White Fairy or something?
shit this is exactly what I thought when i saw msi

their mission statement is retarted
 

H2Whoa

TRIBE Member
WSI has made franchise history!

WSI has established itself as the world’s leading Internet Services Franchise whose systems are used by over 700 franchisees in 87 countries around the world. Currently rated the "#1 Fastest Growing Business Services Franchise" and the "4th Fastest Growing Franchise in the world", WSI has established one of the most profitable Franchise Opportunities in the world today!

The WSI formula is simple:

Successful Franchisees + Successful Clients = Successful Franchise Opportunity

Your Objective:

Your task as a WSI franchise is simple. Using WSI's proven and patent pending Business Systems, your job is to help small and medium sized companies within your community profit from the Internet.

A High Demand Business:

ISPs are lowering their prices daily just like long distance phone companies have. More and more people are on the Internet each day. For businesses, having a website is simply not enough. Businesses must have the knowledge of how they can profit from this new technology. It's comforting for businesses to know that they have a partner who is looking out for their ongoing interests throughout the Internet's evolution. As new Internet technologies emerge and will continue to emerge, WSI's Internet Consultants are positioned to assist businesses in capitalizing on these new possibilities.

Home or Office Based / No Experience Required.

No specific business experience is required for this business. WSI offers its Franchises "one of the most complete and comprehensive Training & Certification Programs available among franchise companies today". As well, a dynamic on-going Support Program is custom tailored to meet the unique and individual needs of each new franchisee.

The System:

Our franchisees (Internet Consultants), both men and women, consist of all ages and backgrounds. Like a modern day architect, your job is to assess your clients' business needs using WSI's patent pending Lifecycle™ System. Your client's Internet Solution is then custom tailored to both reduce their business overhead and increase their revenues. Your clients Internet Solution is then independently built at one of WSI's Global Production Centers - strategically located in low cost, high-tech regions such as India or Australia - delivering to your client a results oriented, technologically advanced Internet Solution at an economical cost. WSI's unique Client Support System™ provides you with an ongoing stream of reoccurring revenue from each and every client.
 

SneakyPete

TRIBE Member
It wasn't clear what they sell on the website, that's usually a sure sign for pyramid schemes.



ps. that lilangel thread is funny.
 
Originally posted by SneakyPete
It wasn't clear what they sell on the website, that's usually a sure sign for pyramid schemes.



ps. that lilangel thread is funny.
You should have seen the offices. As mentionned interviews with the same person every ten minutes. The offices themselves had nothing on the walls, and only had spartan furnishings (ie. two chairs in front of a desk). Signs outside of the office were tacked on, but they explained to me that they had just moved in.

I remember seeing as well on line that they had thrown up a dozen job postings on Monster and disappeared within a couple of hours. At least I think it was them.

Regardless, I'm not going to waste my time with these fuckers. They seem way too eager to get me back into the place.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
From the diatribe H2Whoa posted, it sounds like an amway for business instead of consumers, marketing some magical internet solution that will supposedly double a company's profit margin without any kind of real substance

Glorified spammers...preaching the wonderous nature of the internet without any real competance to capitalize on it

Seems as though they just make their money out of proliferating the company outwards (through franchises) or by suckering businesses into thinking that they'll actually provide viable solutions

Remember that in order for a franchise to startup, money has to be kicked back to the parent company in order to get the rights to the company name and the wonderous secrets the parent company holds
 
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