C S.'s review of Professional F & I Managers Association of America, Inc.

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Complaint Posted 6/11/2008
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Review 6/11/2008
Hi; I attended the College of Automotive Management (as they used to call themselves) about three years ago. The classes are packed with information and you are filled with hope that you will start an exciting new career. There was a lady named Karen there that did the placement back then. She comes into the class and tells you that all the auto dealers are looking for a certain type of person (which may vary, or not, it wasn't made clear) and that they only refer people to "their" dealers that they decide are the right "type". I guess a female in her 40's isn't the right type, even though I have excellent customer service and sales skills. I never heard what happened to most of my fellow students, except one...he was apparently not the right type either, because he was not offered any of these prime F&I interviews/positions at "their" dealers. I have since gone back to my old career, and life goes on. It was my experience that while the training is good, everyone is "labeled" and only those fitting a certain profile get the jobs that they entice you into the school with. So my advice is to skip the training for now, get a job in a dealership in some capacity, and then if the dealership wants to pay for your training, good. Or make sure, before signing up, that you will get the treasured stamp of approval which will lead to jobs. I feel that for the price, they should only take people into the program who they are willing to represent to their "dealer partners". After all, this is a school that is supposed to lead to employment. The training is good, as I said, but with the training and no direct referrals, not so good.
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