9 Feb 2011
I worked for CTI and lasted about a month before becoming so disgusted that
I couldn't take it anymore. I am ashamed that I didn't leave after the first day when I realized that everything about this company is phony. I rationalized that since the job market was so bad and the economy was so horrible that I would just stick it out until I got a better job. After a month though I had to get out. Everyone there uses fake names. That should be a HUGE red flag. Besides actors, how many people use fake names in their jobs? They recycle the same leads over, and over, and over again. And they pound people so hard over the phone it's not even funny. It's a total boiler room, hard sell kind of company. The funny thing is that Kevin Symons
is actually a pretty nice guy and seems like a decent, family kind of guy. But what he is doing is really scummy and sleazy and he knows it. His brother Steve Symons is the classic scam artist/hustler who drives fancy cars and has a temper like you can't believe. All the background stories they use about their experience as traders,
etc... are all lies. One named Jay (don't remember his fake name) is about a 25 year old guy who tells this elaborate lie about how he is in his 50's and worked for many years on the floor of exchange and has grandchildren, etc... I've worked many jobs but this is the only one where I was told to use a fake name, and this is the only one I've ever worked at that has soooooooooo many complaints. There office is at 3990 Westerly in Newport Beach, CA upstairs, I forgot what suite number. very close to the John Wayne Airport.