Sunday 27th of May 2018 02:55:45 AM
It all began when I was in the job market and was contacted by Country Financial HR, as my profile matched the job description for the Financial Advisor/Agent opening in the Oklahoma City office. I invested time into application and background check information and started the interviewing process. Well, this was the most obnoxious experience ever--initial interview with office manager, interview with district manager, follow-up interviews, combined interview, and the final interview. Overall, I probably had six to seven interviews and wasted well over a month for them jerking me around. Finally, they extended the offer to me and requested some additional information and payment of $205.25 for the processing application with FINRA.While reading all the documents provided, I already noticed discrepancy, as it was saying about the fees being deducted from each paycheck in installment. I thought, how weird that they are asking me for an upfront payment. So, I just wrote them a check, and thought that it was not that big of a deal. Then, I started waiting. In about two weeks, they called and asked to come by yet again, as additional information was needed. It resulted in them asking to fill out another form and another payment of $95 to them.At that point, I thought that I better start working soon and make some money, as I was just writing checks left and right. After a week or so, they called again and invited over for another interview on the phone with some even "bigger boss" from corporate. I was furious at that point, but went to chat with him anyway. Needless to say, that the guy was a complete jerk and didn't sound respectful. He made me feel like the company is just making a huge favor to me, by giving such a "great" opportunity. I didn't feel good after that interview at all!So, guess what? After another week, they called me and left the message about the company changing their hiring plan and that they were not going to hire me anymore. Imagine my reaction to that, after being jerked around for two months. Actually, I was surprisingly happy to hear such news, as I couldn't even imagine working for such a messed up company. My only concern at that point was getting my money back, since nothing happened. I let them know that I would like to get my $300 back as soon as possible and they promised to call me back when they find out all the details.They ignored me and only emailed me back after I bombarded them with calls and emails everyday. You know what they told me, though? That these application fees are nonrefundable and there is nothing to do about this situation. Great business--nothing was done, no applications were filed, I didn't get the job, and I lost tons of precious time and some money that I could well use for my family! I can imagine poor people that do business with them on a daily basis! If they ever call you for any reason or if you see their name, please beware that you might get ripped off!