Desperate for Jobs, I submitted my CV at www.timesjobs.com last night. No sooner I did this, I got a call from NIRWANA saying that I was selected and all and I need to come to their Vile Parle Office at 11.00 AM sharp. I was pretty glad because my CV has been hanging out at Naukri for years and it hasn't got me any calls at all. Then no sooner than I hang up, I got another call from DAWN ENTERPRISES and strangely enough their office is also in Vile Parle and its in the same building and this chick's asking me to come at 11.00 AM as well... When I pointed this out to her she said that both companies are sister concerns. Fair Enough! I decided I'll go since I was getting desperate for jobs! Barely 15 minutes later I got another call from MILLENNIUM ORGANIZATION, Andheri-(E), asking me to come to their office between 12.00 to 1.00 PM. I was pretty glad that I had 2 interviews in 1 day... I was pretty kicked about it and all and told all my friends how good TimesJobs was. When I got yet another call from GLORIOUS ORGANIZATION and they asked me to come at their Vile Parle Office, I began to wonder how can three people call me from 3 different organizations all located in the same office???
In the meanwhile I told my sister that I got calls from 4 companies and warned me about Cobra Group of SCAMSTERS!
Well I wasn't bogged down by all this as I thought that the companies that called me, especially Millennium Organization were all legit. So I decided I'd go for the interview! What saved me was this tip given to me by a friend who said that it is always beneficial to research about the organization on the internet before going for the interview. Well so I did, I ran a google search with DAWN ENTERPRISES... All I could find was their listing in various job sites. the same was the case with GLORIOUS ORGANIZATION and NIRWANA... and finally MILLENNIUM ORGANIZATION! But there was not a single company with a website of their own. Damn I felt miserable...
I found out from another friend who went for one of these interviews and even worked for a week. He told me that these people make you run around town and beg for money under the pretext of charities etc etc. And yet they call themselves to be working in functional areas as Marketing, HR and Finance etc. Well it is Marketing in actuality! They want you to sell your integrity and honesty for money. And the joke is that the money you get for them will barely come to you. It is subdivided amongst all top management level in the company.
It amazes me how they have been successful and operating for so long. Some of the posts and information I found on the net was as old as 2-3 years. Their tactics are scary. One of the posts read that they use hypnosis and motivation techniques on hapless jobseekers and cash in on their misery. This is what your first three days will be like:
1) First day will be a personal One to One round.
2) On the second day they will take you out on a field trip where you will get a taste of what your job is going to be like i.e, that of an educated beggar.
3) And on the third day you will be one of them... peddling your moral values for money.
Within a few days on the job, the employee gets trapped in its vicious circle. Its pathetic and it pains me to see how they con poor youngsters and cheat them and waste their time. Whats more sickening is that they take names of prominent NGO's such as C.R.Y, Help Age India.. and god knows what else.
I highly doubt that any money goes to any of them at all.
Following are some the aliases of the Cobra Group:
The Cobra Group
Keneve Group of Companies
Regal Group of Companies
Appco S/B (Father company)
Pro Enterprise (SS15 Subang Jaya)
Rich Marketing Group
and they will keep coming up with a new company everyday unless people like you stop falling prey to bogus companies like this. They are scamsters of the highest degree and their minds are twisted to an extent where in they pay people to publish anonymous/fake posts praising the company!
Naukri, Times Jobs, Monster, Trovit, indeed.co.in etc etc will definitely put their listings up because they get paid upto a lakh every month just to provide access to companies to their database!
And Please Please Please... research every company on the net before you step out for the interview.
Hope you will make the right choice!