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The TSE Marketing Group

Country United States
State Alabama
Phone 484-885-1000

The TSE Marketing Group Reviews

  • Nov 28, 2019

I was introduced to Terrie Annechino through Craigslist in her ad I responded to seeking Virtual Assistants for her TSE Group out of PE. Speaking with Terrie gave me IMMEDIATE red flags. I knew something was off about her when out of the blue, she gave me a call weeks after I submitted my resume to her, without contacting me first by email to formally introduce herself, and to schedule an interview timeslot on a date / time that would work for me. I find it very unprofessional when potential employers do not contact candadites before hand to discuss the job role, ect out of respect for their time.

Although that was the first red flag, I dismissed it as I really wanted to land a virtual assistant position. Terrie spoke to me for about 45 min grilling me about my professional background and expertise, but spent very little time discussing her Group and her background. RED FLAG #2.

Terrie went on to formally set a time and date to speak (2nd phone interview), where she again, tried to pull knoweledge out of me on scenarios and best practices that she could leverage from me and my expertise, that could help her business. I didn't want to go into details about marketing strategies that can enhance client's business, but she convinced me that she just needed to know how much I knew and that I could demonstrate my expertise through a set of "excercises". RED FLAG #3.

These excersices were lengthy and time consuming, as well as the conversation which took over 30+ min for her to explain (again, no respect for my time. The whole time she was constantly being redundant and talking too much about her personal life. Extremely unprofessional.

When I asked Terrie about the onboarding process, and the expected pay AND when work would commence if I were to be hired as a contractor, she got VERY ANGRY and BELIGERANT with me. She SNAPPED at me in a very anngry and experated tone, exclaiming, "You ASKED ME THIS QUESTION 3 TIMES ALREADY!!!!!!" #LAST RED FLAG.

In a calm and collected voice, I reiterated my question, which was specific to the onboarding process and when it would commence, to which she then said that I would be filling out "standard tax documents".

After her this response, I got quiet and decided to abrubtly end the conversation. Her tone was so disrespectful and I just hung up on her. I didn't feel it was fair to argue with a mental patient. From her high level of flightyness and her extreme mood swings, it appears that Terrie is extremely mentally unstable and disturbed.

She should not be seeking any contractors / employees to be working for her business. I knew from the onset she was shady, and decided to do a little research on the TSE business to see if it were legit. Her business website is old and outdated (shame...considering she claims to work with people in the areana of marketing, CMS and web design), and then I come across several complaints from former contractors airing out similiar grievances. I am glad I did enough digging (backed by my intuition) to cut communication immediatly.

I never got the opportunity to work for her - so I dodged a mean bullet. I do advise anyone that comes across Terrie and TSE to RUN, DON'T WALK! She is a scammer and mentally unstable who uses a lot of abusive language (yelling!) when you asked her legitmate questions.

  • Dec 5, 2015

I only write this because someone else may be pulled in by a craigslist ad. It's easy enough to be worried about anything that you find on craigslist. I saw an ad for "virtual assistant" said may require "some phone work" ..Nowhere in the ad did it say that cold calling was part of this.. If it was a telemarketing job that required cold calls. why not say so. It's misleading.

What made it worse is you are told to call back a number.. that is never answered. I receive a call weeks later on my cell phone with apologies asking me to call back. I tried many different times. When I finally got hold of Terrie from TSE she was so insulting. .Why give a number that's a home number if you don't want someone to call you?

She was insulting and demeaning. It's just the first impression. I told Terrie this was not for me. It wasn't so much the fact that she hid her intentions in the employment ad; but that she was so insulting and rude when I finally got hold of her.

I think lots of folks are spending serious amounts of time trying to find work. Then, they come across people like Terry who insult them even before they get their foot in. No one should be so desperate for work that they have to take insults on the first contact.

Terrie.. you know your company would do better if you were kinder. Yes, extensive hours on the phone can stress one out. It's never okay to insult people..especially those seeking employment.

I don't know the quality of services you provide; but I do know how you made me feel. I tried to reply many times and you were never available. You threw up in my face the fact I called while you were eating..Don't you have a company phone line?

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