All of these comments/complaints are correct. The Gatway promotions I am referring is in Parsiphany NJ ran by Nicole
This company will lure you in by careerbuilder ads saying "Marketing specialist" or "Marketing Manager" and they will not tell you the truth until you have committed to the company, moved, and can't escape. I was told I would make at MINIMUM roughly 500/week and I would work SOME nights and weekends. In truth, you may make 600/2weeks AND you will work every weekend and late night 3-4 times a week. On top of that, your travel can be up to 80 miles per day and they will ONLY give you a $10 travel expense when you go from the office directly to SAMS Club or Costco. They nickel and dime you here as well because they give you hours that may be an hour after the office, so you won't get travel expenses. They also have the nerve to give you the excuse "Well we don't know where you're going after you get out of the office so we're not going to pay for your travel." For real? You wouldn't even have time to go home, and what would the difference be. This is the type of idiocy that can be expected...
They nickel and dime their sales reps in numerous ways, not only for travel (Cost me about 80$/weeks in gas and I'd be lucky if i got 20$ travel expense because they would pull that hour after office so they didn't have to pay me). Another way they nickel and dime you is when you travel (Which is REQUIRED to be promoted in any way). They will send you away for 12 days to a hotel with not kitchen and refuse to give you a meal allowance. Stock up on microwavable meals..which will still cost you about 2 days work for the trip just to eat like ***. They're excuse for not paying a meal allowance is " Well we don't feed you when you're here in NJ so why would we pay for your food when your away on business...Yes, they actually say this.
They also ask for "flexibility" from their reps, but what they are really saying is that "I lack brain cells so I can't organize work hours for my employees so i'll constantly change your hours throughout the week so you can't have ANY plans because if you don't adhere to the changes I make, you won't be promoted." On a good week you will have your RIDICULOUS schedule the Saturday before your work week. Hours for a typical week will be 11-7, 11-3, 3-7, 10-6, 3-8:30. Work that around a human beings life and you'l realize you can't have one.
All in all,this is a business model that does work, but you must suffer for about a year before you can make more than minimum wage. If you stick it out, you will have to move to another area to open up your own office. It is truly amazing that most of the sales reps don't have a problem with these ridiculous business practices because they are so naive they do not know how a REAL business should work.
This type of business model is this generations version of a pyramid scam like Amway, Quickstar, trump network ETC. Similar companys are 5 North and QIPC.
Know what you are getting into before you actually make a serious commitment. This job is only IDEAL for people who are taking one class in community college.
I tried my best with this company for almost a year. I became a "Leader" ( a useless promotion where you don't get paid any more but you split your commission with new hires who can't sell anything) semi quickly but I have a child and a boyfriend and this job is so demanding (with so little compensation) that even if I made it to Manager of my own office, my life would be in shambles so bad that it would take me a year to get back my life so I could enjoy the success...if i could live with myself for putting others through the same *** without fear of afterlife servitude of Satan
If you're into this ***. go ahead and apply, but it's not for people who want to have a life, friends, or a family for 1-2 years of your life.
Hope you don't make the same mistake I did.