Varsity Sponsorship Marketing, after spending a half day in the field selling advertising for high school, university and semi-pro sports team’s sports schedule posters; I figured it out, its a scam! I met with Lynn as a recruiting HR employee who said she’d been with them 8 years and that they were a 25 year old company, I spoke with James or Jim Dalton on the phone. It didn’t give me a good feeling that they didn’t seem too concerned with my resume or extensive sales experience in B2B and pharmaceuticals. No typical interview questions, then I got a call to do a “test day” in the field which was today. I called on about 3 businesses before I just kept thinking it didn’t make sense and the ads on the “fake schedule posters” they gave me, didn’t look legitimate. Finally called the school I was suppose to be marketing for and they didn’t have a clue who Varsity was. Varsity gets sales people to sell free for a day basically. I’ve been reading under the other names they have used, this “test period” can go on for days! Potential advertising is either a $299, $499 or $899 ad for a business to be placed on the coming years football schedule posters. The checks they so desperately want you to obtain at the time of sell, are made out to Varsity, not the school! Plus they don’t want you to call on the school or do any customer service calls with them and they are the actual customer. I just wanted to add my experience to let others know that they were in Knoxville, Tennessee interviewing and recruiting for people to do this. I tried to do my due diligence and research the company. I was told their website was “undergoing a re-vamp and update” and would be back on-line next week. I’m sure this is just another lie. They are basically preying on people seeking employment by offering a base plus commission to go out and sell bogus ads and then pocket the money for themselves. They had evidently rented out an executive office space for the day at one of the downtown office buildings. In my case, a very reputable high rise with lawyers, accountants and other reputable business office space. From what I’ve read, they have up’ed their initial investment to look more reputable. I wish someone could catch these two and pursue criminal charges for fraud! I’m just glad I only wasted a couple hours before I figured it out. Others, I have read, invested real money, extensive time and even quit existing jobs to come on board with Varsity. Beware!!!!!!! .
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