I got a phone call from a different number (631-266-4523) but they set up the interview at the same address (200 sherwood, farmingdale, 2nd floor) with a John. I looked through the jobs I applied for recently on Monster and Careerbuilder and couldn't find it. I HATE getting these random emails and phone calls with sales jobs.
Thanks for the info. I received a call this morning. I called the number back a received a voice mail, not the company voice mail mind you. Will not be attending the interview.
Can you tell me what is not a scam about this? The job titles, the promises, the "seeking management" ads and calls. All of these are indicative of the broader story here. And that is a scam, a damn dirty, pie eating, oil swishing, gas fracking richard scamberlin. Please be more considerate with your posts.
I watched their video and it was all rah rah rah.......then I looked up the address and see all these comments.
If nothing else I wrote down all the catch phrases they used and will apply them to my hopeful REAL interviews.
SUCCESS,OPPORTUNITY, SPIRITED, ACHIEVE POTENTIAL, PASSIONATE, MOTIVATIONAL.
It took 4 emails to finally tell me the name of the company........and then just "NILICO" as if he knew the
minute he wrote that it was over and pretty much it was. It doesnt even matter was his name was because
theyre all B.S.
Thank you everyone for this information! I did get a call from (631)393-6754 today informing me of a full-time position in the Farmingdale office. The position would be helping union members and their families to understand the benefits the state was awarding them. The lady sounded scripted and told me that based on my resume, I would be a great fit for this position. I was surprised because my resume states that I worked in non-union environments. She informed me that there would be training and there would be room to be "fast-tracked" to management. She asked if I could come tomorrow or Thursday for an interview. I asked about compensation and was told to ask "Bobby" about that in the interview. It all didn't feel right because I have never been interviewed without going through a prescreening first. I tried to call the number to cancel my interview after reading all these posts but there was no answer or voicemail. SHADY! Thanks for sharing!
Has anyone called the Better Business Bureau to check them out?
not as bad as you think
Aww, did you think of that one yourself or do you regularly spout mindless cliches. You like making yourself laugh at the expense of others. You're not even original kid. You're nothing but some common, name calling, unoriginal, no class cyber bully who is completely insecure about yourself, attempting to massage your big ego by trying to debase another person. You and your cosigner both need to grow up and get a life. Educate yourself instead of mouthing off worthless regurgitated dribble over the internet. P.S. Life choices are not made using bias blogs, bad reviews or what he/she said.
So speaks the company shill....
Not a bad as you think...
The company is not a scam. They are publicly traded on the NYSE. I even worked for this company for the better part of two years. It was good for a while. Great even. The money that they project you can make is realistic. I cant speak for everyone though. Meaning, whatever you hear on the presentations you can bank on but whoever you speak to personally may not be as genuine. Meaning, they can lie over the phone or to your face about whatever but they cant lie on video presentations and things like that for liability reasons. I've met some stand up guys and I came across scumbags at nilico. But this is the way of the world. Not everybody is going to be mean or nice to you. In the end I had to leave because my pay began to dwindle. Its all commission, right out the gate. Don't be fooled if they say they've got you set up for a management position or if it even sounds like thats what they are saying because 9 times out of ten you have to start at the bottom. At the bottom is not management of anyone but yourself. The other one time is if you know somebody there or lets just say that money talks. I have to say though that the money is still unforgettable for me. Also, it takes lots of hard work to be successful and maintain success there. Not the hardest work I've done but I want to say that it has probably challenged me the most- mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually. It became difficult for me to lead a balanced life because it became all about paper chasing, i.e. chasing the almighty dollar. Everything else fell off. I want to be clear on what I am saying and that is that Im not pointing the finger at nilico or at anyone else. Whatever you do you have to make the best of it, whether it be a easy or hard situation. Its on you. I hope what I have said has come across as impartial. I just want to bring some balance to the comments posted above since they came across as a bit extreme to the left and to the right. Finally, if you feel something is a scam it just may mean that it is not for you. Don't call anything a scam publicly over the internet until you properly do your research. Nilico has helped more people than I can count over the 20 months that I've been there. But I've also seen scores more fail there. To end on a light note: THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR THE WEAK OR THE FAINT OF HEART, NOR THE LAZY. I will try to revisit this page again to see if anyone has left any replies to my comment. I'll answer any genuine questions.
I have an interview tomorrow with a mr. Morgan I'm nervous now because I found an add on craigslist which people scam everyday! Does a mr. Morgan exist in this company when you worked there?
Thanks for posting your messages guys, I really do appreciate it. Along with you, I also received a call from this lady name Tammita aka Tammy from 631-865-5807 for a office type job position in which I have to answer questions to union members for their current insurance plans. She assigned me to go for interview on March 25,2014 to meet the regional manager, Mr Morgan. As a smart respondent, I wanted to study the company before going in for the interview, so I was typing the address in google and apparently came accross this website. Thanks again for the heads up, I will definitely not go for the interview tomorrow.
I received a call from this company yesterday and made an appointment. After all this I am definitely not going there. They didn't say anything about paying for all that training, exam etc.
TRIED TO RESEARCH THIS THEO PAPPAS AGENCY AND THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH THE ADDRESS THAT WAS GIVEN WAS 200 SHERWOOD AVE IN FARMINGDALE NY 2ND FLR. SPKE WITH JENNIFER SHE STATED SHE WAS HOLDING INTERVIEWS FOR A BENEFITS CONSULTANT FOR UNION BENEFITS. SHE STATED I WAS SUPPOSE TO MEET WITH NEF WOW I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE WOLD BE PULLING STUFF LIKE THIS IN SUCH BAD ECONOMIC TIMES . THANKS FOR THE POSTINGS !!!
Thanks for the incite. I was supposed to meet with Alon, tomorrow at 10am in Farmingdale, 2nd floor. They won't be seeing me. Ridiculous. Tired of these people getting away with stuff like this.
It is suspicious that all the defenders of NILCO use the same writing style - they put in capitals such words as GREAT OPPORTUNITY to grab your attention, and their writing often looks like a professional college-level composition. Looks like the company hires people to reply to negative posts. Where are the real people working there?
Jeff/ A new number
Got a call from this number (718) 210-3585, telling me to go to the same address on Whitestone expwy. Had an interview this week, but upon reading these reviews I didn't go.
Everyone claiming this company to be a scam is off. The company is legit. The way they operate is simple. They recruit ypu to be insurance salesman for union workers who requested information. In ny you need an insurance license to sell insurance...so if you are interested in dping this they twll you you have to get license...the exam cost 700 dollars plus. Now the way they do things is odd but ive actually found ppl who did business with them and they were happy with the results. I didnt do the job since I wasnt going to pay700 plus for license...and I hate commission only jobs
Hello, my name is Liz, and I got a call from a Karen. she told me that I should ask for a Mr. Morgan and that I would receive an email so I can google them. However, I never did. is this another sales job or is it a real job?
Thank you all so much for your comments and sharing your experience. It's December 2013 and apparently this scam is still going on. They still use the same selling points. I got called by a number 631 237 5611. They off the back offered me a managmant position as a consultant for unions and saying I would train other people. I was supposed to meet with a Solomon or salman at 30-50 expressway flushing tommorow. Screw that I'm not going
Quite an entertaining post. Your spelling is hideous and you're rude, so I find it amazing that someone of your uneducated caliber could get any job other than digging a ditch. Not that there isn't any honor in digging a ditch. Probably more honor in that than what you do. By the way, you never did mention exactly what it is you do for TheoPappas aka National Income and which office you work at: would it be Flushing, Deer Park or maybe Farmingdale?
Yes my dear. I've done my homework. So tell us without lying what a day in the life of you is like. What do you do that earns you such mad cash?
Got a call from someone named Ms. Perks from telephone number 718-231-4695 who wanted to set up an interview for me to meet with a Mr. Morgan. Did not give me the name of the Company but stated that I would be setting up benefits for union members and police officers. I'm of the assumption that union members and police officers have their own departments to set up their benefits. This does not sound right.
Oh my god. They used to call me earlier this year. My resume is on monster. They told me I would be selling insurance to unions. I would always tell them I was not interetested. To my surprised
I got a call from them today 10/29/13, asking me what is my area of job preference is. I said admin/receptionist. The woman on the phone "ms Williams" said that's the position they have to offer, yet the position title is called "Program Assistant". Unlike last time, I am not going to be selling anything, this time the people come in the office and I explain the insurance to them. What a complete turn around. Then I was also told that I would be MEETING WITH MR MORGAN. and I came across this site when I typed ONLY the address in. These people are really funny. I have ALWAYS been skeptical of them.
Thank you guys for posting this because I was feeling iffy after the call. I was about to waste my time going there tomorrow morning for a interview @ 10:30.
No offense intended. But while reading your post, I kept waiting for you to give real reasons for your claim that they are a scam. Because one of the ladies sounds like "such a woman"? Because they are seeking managers? Yeah, God forbid! Brrr! Seriously, no managerial experience is necessary because manager positions are earned by the agents after hitting sales goals. When they have proved themselves in that way, they are advanced to manager positions. They still do the agent's work of sales, but they take on the added responsibility of recruiting new agents and training them to become a part of their own teams. When teams grow large enough, the managers get their own offices. Theo Pappas owns the NILICO office in Queens. Mark Glazer is also a manager there. I fail to see how that makes NILICO a scam? This is a legit business.
Just out of curiosity, how did your brother come to the conclusion that this was a scam? Did he work there and they treated him unprofessionally, or didn't pay him? I find it funny how one person just says it's a scam, based on no evidence, and then everyone else jumps on the bandwagon based on that other person's baseless assumption. I actually worked there for almost a year. It was a great experience, the people were professional, we had fun and we helped a lot of people, especially union members and their families. NILICO is legit. I know this from firsthand experience.
While I agree that "omg murder!21!1!!" is over-dramatic, so is your spam. We GET IT, you really like your MLM job. Congratulations. It must be going really well for you that you have so much time to come and spam, replying to some comments over a year old. Yay you. ::slow clap::
A "murder waiting to happen"? Don't you think you are being a little bit overdramatic? LOL Actually, there are several positions available there. Life Insurance Agent is the main one. Then there is secretary, which is not always available. The manager positions are earned by the agents after they have hit their sales goals. When I called recruits, I had them come in to speak to the managers. If they signed up, they became a part of my team. That's how that works. Often the interviewees speak to Mr. Quadri, the top man in the office under Theo Pappas, the Owner. The space for rent sign has nothing to do with NILICO. It is a big building, and St. Paul's school of nursing occupies space there too. But just like any other office building, businesses move when they have to. Nothing shady about that. I used to work for NILICO and I can state with complete honesty and accuracy that this is not a scam. I just find it amusing when people come to the conclusion that this is a scam based on a sign on a building, the fact that they are told they will interview with a manager, etc. How are these reasons for concern? Now, if you actually went to the interview, saw it first hand, and they were not professional, that would be a real reason to come to that conclusion. Just saying.
The are is right next to the Whitestone Expressway, in a large office building. While I was there, only one company moved out of its office there, not everyone, and the whole building is not empty, as you say. NILICO is on the 2nd floor in suite 201. I worked there for almost a year. This is definitely legit.
Apparently the double post glitch monkeys don't like MLMs either. Sorry admin.
I get that you're happy with your MLM "job" but that's no reason to come here and spam. Cut the crap.
Interestingly enough, I knew before I even searched for "NILICO" that it was a MLM simply based on your verbiage. Same Kool-Aid drinking words I've seen from other MLMs spammers.
Posters, MLM is not technically illegal, but it's pretty sketchy. YMMV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing
This is National Income Life Insurance Company. It is a legitimate company, and not a scam. I went on the interview, got hired, took the licensing course, got licensed, and worked there for almost a year. We worked with union members, t provide them with life insurance for them and their children, plus supplemental benefits and child safety kits to help in the recovery of kidnapped children. I'm not sure what your field of work is, but this job is best suited for salespeople. Just wanted to share my own personal experience with the rest of us.