Just got a call from this number saying he was Brian Manion and left a message for the advisor since he said it was a Financial Matter. I'm throwing away the message after seeing this. Thanks
Just got another call at our office from this number. This time from Brian Manion. I believe last time was from David Miller. I didn't put him thru as I knew he was a recruiter with Grayling Assoc.
I received a call at my job from a "David Miller" regarding a personal matter. He left the same number 1-800-736-8063 guy was a complete rude jerk
Just received a message from David Miller, same thing as everyone else "please call me on a personnel matter". Thanks for saving me the headache of the returned call
Received a call today from a David Miller at this number (800-736-8063) saying he was referred to me about "a personal matter".
After checking this site, I am convinced I don't need to waste my time. Thanks!
I received a call at my job from a "David Miller" regarding a personal matter. He left the same number 1-800-736-8063 and I won't be returning his call. Glad I checked it out and seen your posts.....Thanks!
Same "Phil Stewart" calling about a financial matter. I work in Ibanking
Same Phil Stewart calling for a financial matter, was "referred" by someone. No thanks, not returning a call to this number
Phil Stewart called for my FA saying he has a financial matter to discuss with him. Won't be passing on the message.
I received a call from "Tim Phelan" saying he was referred to me (did not mention by whom) regarding "An Insurance Matter" I called back and got very generic voicemail and am happy to have found this resoiurce for the feedback. Sounded a little too vague and I agree, the background noice and quality of message sounded very 'boiler room' for someone who is 'calling from the office'.
Got the same voicemail a "Delv Violet" and a financial matter. I also work in the financial services industry. This site has just saved me 10 minutes. Thank you
I received a call from a Mark H. at work asking to talk with me about a financial matter of some sort. I won't be returning his call.
The company is called Grayling Associates. They are headhunters, from what I understand, and not very ethical ones based on the calls I've gotten. Any recruiter worth their weight will never use deceit or veiled methodology to hire the right person for the right job. This is the headhunter version of a puppy mill: find a warm body, lure them in, get 'em a job (any job), get the commission, and move on to the next victim.
Sorry, Mike, I agree with James Hasley. Any recruiter worth their weight will never use deceit or veiled methodology to hire the right person for the right job. This is the headhunter version of a puppy mill: find a warm body, lure them in, get 'em a job (any job), get the commission, and move on to the next victim. "John" and "Phil" need to take their "skills" and move on to more ethical endeavors. To Mike: If they are educated men, they should know better. If they truly have families, is this the career example they want to set for their children? Yes, it is too bad this happens on an internet board, but that's because people are searching for answers not supplied by Grayling cold callers. if "John" or "Phil" actually adhered to proper cold call procedures, they would be properly identifying themselves and their intentions, and I would surmise getting more business.
Same John Knapp called our office (we are financial advisors) from the same phone number and left a voice mail as what sounded like a clever telemarkting tactic to have us call him back, referencing "a personal matter". I checked this site to see if there were other incidents and found a similar account occurred with Brittany.
These people call me all the time any say that they were referred for a "personal insurance matter" and then try to pitch you on some other deal that they have with a career company. If you are happy where you are, don't waste your time.
This guy's name is John Knapp, he always wants to get through to speak with my financial advisor but calls before we are open and doesn't leave a detailed voice mail. He just leaves a name and number saying he has an insurance matter.
Thank you! wont be returning that call..
Yeah, the guy who called me from this number is Phil Stewart. No need to return this call.
John Knapp is not a kid. He is a man, a man with a college education, a family and a mortgage he needs to pay. Why not listen attentively to what he has to say? If you like what he has to say, take it to the next level, if you don't.....thank him for his time and go on with your day. No reason to go calling people out by name on an internet board and threatening their livlihood. Have some class, Mr. Hasley.
A man by the name of Phil Stewart 860-286-7025 & 800-736-8063 with www.graylingassociates.com was extremely rude to my executive assistant attempting to get through to me. The conversation will never happen when that occurs. If he calls again I will report him and his company to the FCC. Grayling Associates is now on our "Do Not Call List"
John Knapp is simply one of about a dozen kids at Grayling Associates www.graylingassociates.com who will attempt to contact you to be recruited to any one of a dozen insurance companies or banks. While headhunters may be useful and at times provide a service, the firms ethics are quite questionable.
Depending on which general agent or insuance company happens to be paying the bills that week will depend on whom they will solicit for. For instance the firm lists both Guardian and MassMutual as clients yet they have not qualms about calling Guardian agents to move to a MassMutual agents or MassMutual agents to Guardian.
Further, when contacted by representatives from Grayling they will often attempt to mislead or outright deceive an office assistant to obtain access to an agent. Deceit has no place what so ever in the financial services business.
In summary: While recruiters as an occupational class may serve a useful purpose, no professional will willing deal with an organization with questionable ethics or deceitful business practices.
The best way to stop hearing from Grayling is to formally request that you be placed on their 'do not call' list. Be sure to explain to person who answers the phone that you have documented the time and date of your request. If you recieve another call from Grayling, simply pursue action with the FCC. The action can result in monetary forfeitures to the commission not to exceed $11,000 for each violation.
a guy left a message said he was a headhunter/recruiter
I got a call from these guys a few months ago. They are persistant as hell, but when I finally returned the call. They put a deal in front of me that made me hate my old company. Call them back, they are the real deal!
Return the call. Worth a shot right?
same thing.. John Knap. Calling on behalf of "personal insurance matter".
It's a head hunter. Don't shrug him off, just keep his number in case.
Just got call from aforementioned John Knapp. Call ID'd as "Private Caller". Said to call the 800 number about a "personal finance matter".
I keep getting a call everyday from a John Knapp?? Asking for a call back "regarding a investment matter". A lot of background noise, must be a boiler room.
Some guy named Joe Macdonald calls now......asking me to give him a call back "regarding an Insurance matter"