An open letter to the principals of AgreeYa Solutions

Have you ever wondered what makes a business just piss you off so bad, that you need to tell the world never, ever do business with them?

Well, AgreeYa is one of a growing set of businesses whose values in action are so corrupt as to belie that anyone has any idea of what is going on….

As Harry Truman said in both words and actions: “The Buck Stops Here”, which most CEO’s haven’t the foggiest notion of not only who Harry Truman was, but what the phrase means.

Today I received an email from Nikita Awasthi to one of my e-mail accounts I use for testing the employment spectrum, whether I need to nor not.

Here is what she wrote:

“Hi Wayne Spivak:


I came across your resume and wanted to send a quick note your way. We have an opening that might be a great next step for you. 

Please carefully read the Job Description below, and if you would like to pursue this opportunity please email me an updated MS Word version of your resume and call me at your earliest convenience. I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

Title: Administrative / Executive Assistant

Company: Verizon (only for W2)

Job Location: Basking Ridge, NJ

Job Description: Assist employers by performing secretarial and administrative tasks; Coordinate meetings and prepare minutes – Develop presentations, manage expense reports, time recording (vacations, sick days), coordinate travel arrangements, coordinate monthly status reporting, assist in developing annual budget and monitor monthly charges – Maintain department organizational charts, answer phone overflow and make callbacks – Proof and format documents / correspondence, enter contact information into contact management system, maintain file system for contracts and other important documents – Handle facilities and office supply needs, handle and organize incoming mail, review vendor mailings of products and report findings – Coordinate department gatherings (holiday parties, luncheons, major meetings) – Complete special projects as assigned – Work with confidential materials with minimal supervision – Perform other generic office activities High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, verbal and written skills, coordination and time management skills, friendly disposition, good telephone etiquette, ability to multi-task. Requires the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff. 1 to 5 years of experience.

Note: Please allow me to reiterate that I chose to contact you either because your resume had been posted to one of the internet job sites to which we subscribe, or you had previously submitted your resume to us, I assumed that you are either looking for a new employment opportunity, or you are interested in investigating the current job market.

If you are not currently seeking employment, or if you would prefer I contact you at some later date, please indicate your date of availability so that I may honor your request.


Thanks again.

Nikita Awasthi

AgreeYa Solutions

(916) 605-4603

605 Coolidge Drive, Folsom, CA 95630”

Now I’ll quote just a bit from the AgreeYa Solutions “About Us/Vision and Values” page:

“AgreeYa’s vision is to be recognized in the markets we serve as a leading global provider of technology and business solutions through innovation, commitment, and talent.  AgreeYa’s core values “I-CARE” are driven by our respect for our employees and our customers. We endeavor to practice these values in all our interactions.


Integrity is the foundation of our individual and collective success. Integrity is a high standard – to achieve it is to continually test ourselves against our best instincts, our best choices and behavior.”

By the way, I-CARE stands for Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. I should say that the acronym is interesting play on concepts; the execution is completely contrarian.


 Why must we (those who may be looking for employment or others swept up in a sort that has little to no filtering) be subjected to idiocy of the HR space? In addition, if this company endorses this brand of staffing, what other less than par, unethical, or illegal practices do they support?

My advice is never do business with AgreeYa, and start letting colleagues, connections and the entire business world know about these type of companies and their shenanigans.