Mark G.
Mark G.
Annapolis, MDMember since August 2020

Reviews (1)


    • Aug 19, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    Amway

    Joined based on hopes, worked for years, gradually separated

    • Length of Use: 2+ years
    Overall Experience:

    My former wife and I joined back in the day based on the hope of achieving a life akin to college days, devoid of the pressures of the working world. It was hard to reject the promise of retiring in our 20s with a comfortable lifetime income. We stuck with it for about 7 years, until this one year we did not bother to renew. Four years before that we moved from the Philadelphia area to Maryland because I was offered a good new engineering job. This made product logistics very hard because of paying for our sponsor to UPS them to us. I ended up converging on a few basics and got warehouse privilege to get them directly. I was unsuccessful in sponsoring in Maryland. I still attended locally run seminars and rallies. The crushing blow at one was when the guest speaker unleashed an insult again Jews.

    I did appreciate the motivational books I learned to appreciate and I evolved from an excuse maker to one who believed he could make choices about one’s future. At the same time, I felt the products were overpriced and not competitive and that the payment structure was way unfair. I objected to the intermix of fundamentalist religion and felt that my Jewish faith was not welcome at the table.

    One of the benefits I did carry forward was the courage and motivation to turn my movie-making hobby into a business. Even though I am in semi-retirement, that business lives today and earned me some pretty good money along the way, some of which is in my retirement nest egg. I was also able to mentor many college TV and film students over the years.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Learned positive attitude about personal power
    • Products were very good
    • Manufacturing in USA
    • Unfair compensation structure
    • False evidence of success by upline
    • Intermix of fundamentalist religion; hypocrisy
    • Failure to design an honest business plan so that we would have had to use secrecy

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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