Cutco cutlery is not a scam, reports Work from Home Watchdog, but some criticisms state that the company misrepresents the sales process. Cutco requires sales associates to buy a kit in order to demonstrate the knives. Sales associates do their own marketing and work as independent associates rather than employees.
Vector Marketing is the parent company of Cutco. Cutco products come with a lifetime guarantee that helps ensure customer satisfaction, and the company stands behind it. The criticisms of Vector Marketing center around the business side. It operates as a multilevel marketing organization, which means that sales representatives can get money both through direct sales and by recruiting other sales people.
Most of the complaints center around misleading recruiting tactics and a lack of transparency. Cutco promises sales representatives earnings of $13 to $15 an hour, with the impression that this is guaranteed income. It also often glosses over the fact that, as independent contractors, representatives are responsible for their own taxes and expenses. Some people complained that they did not know they were responsible for setting their own appointments and recruiting their own clients until after the company hired them. However, it may be a good opportunity for some people.