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    If you thought these thieves were done because of their false goodbye letter on their website, think again. This cunning business has rebranded itself and moved to NY, NY to tap into the major education market and slink away into obscurity. I don't think so Minimax! Headed by their old staff of Clark Guo, Barron Gatti, Martin Brugel and a few new faces, you'll be essentially getting the same crappy service in a new package. These thieves took over $2,000 from me for dissertation services never rendered. They lost my data, provided a thesis paper barely recognizable by anyone in... More...
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    You are hereby forewarned. This is an absolute FRAUD. Minimax Consulting = MCG International = They claim to have top notch "Analysts" and Statistical Consultatns who will review and complete your work but when you ask them to complete any work involving the skills of someone with better than a fifth grade education they simply shut down and never respond. They don't even know simple concepts in statistics. I spent more than $3,000 and got crap in return. They don't consult with you and they LIE, LIE, LIE. The funny thing is they asked me to send a check... More...
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  • They are FRAUDS - plain and simple

    I hired them for $1500 ($750 deposit) to do my data analysis, results write-up and discussion outline. My contract from super friendly yet completely full of BS PattiLou Normand stated a 10 day turnaround. About 5 days after the work was supposed to be done I reached out and started calling regularly. I'd get emails from Clark Guo "assuring" me that the work would be done on time. My project manager Zhongyi sounded half asleep each time we spoke. Each time he'd promise to get me something to work with by the end of the day. I never received anything, NOT A THING... More...
    (Education, Schools)
  • MCG International = Minimax Consulting

    After $2000 of false editing and false claims, I finally find the reviews that state I'm not alone :( I highly urge against this company that literally STOLE my money and delivered me an APA edit that my dog could've done better. Visit to get information on how to file a complaint with the Rhode Island Attorney general and USPS if you mailed in your payment. These thieves have to be stopped. They are changing their name to MCG International to mislead other unsuspecting grad students. More...
    (Education, Schools)

    Minimax Consulting is now calling themselves MCG. DO NOT FALL FOR IT. They are still the horrid company and I wish I read these reviews! I spent $2500 on a dissertation edit from a four year old. It was equivalent to taking my money, pouring gas on it and setting it on fire. They will use high pressure tactics, a jovial voice and promises for years! Just to take your money. They have a BBB rating of "F"! Avoid them at all costs. More...
    (Education, Schools)
    RunRunRun's Picture   RunRunRun    0 Comments   Comments
  • Regretful

    I paid $3800 to Minimax for the organization of chapters 4 and 5 of of a proposed dissertation. After I got the result after a month of bothering them, results did not meet the standards I am expecting. The organization was very horrible. I am not sure if the reviewers had a degree or specializations or not. The results they provided was very poorly organized. So much issues to deal with them but I regret paying them the big amount for the horrible job they do. I do not recommend minimax at all to any vying doctoral student. More...
    (Education, Schools)
    Regretful's Picture   Regretful    1 Comments   Comments
  • Great Lit Review assistance

    After spending what seemed to be years but was only about eight months doing the research and finding sources for my literature review, I was still roughly 40 sources within the last five years short of even starting to write my literature review. I had already paid for my courses and every time I told myself, “it’s going to be different, I’m going to finish it all on time, this time,” but the deadline would come and I had nothing. I had gone to several libraries in my state, researched the internet for days on end, paid for access to libraries of case studies, and... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    RuthyC's Picture   RuthyC    3 Comments   Comments
  • Struggling Single Mom

    I was a Ph.D. student, single mother of two, and doing my best to hold down a steady job as a receptionist in a local doctor’s office. I had always dreamed of one day becoming a doctor myself, just not in the medical profession. When I was younger, doing my undergraduate degree, online universities were not really big at the time, so I really wasn’t even aware of their existence let alone did I have any interest in attending one. But as the years past and I had fallen into a sort of rut with my career, I finally mustered up the energy to go back to school, taking online night... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    RuthyC's Picture   RuthyC    2 Comments   Comments

    Folks, I wish I had read these reviews before I fell victim to the scam artists in this company. I am out $2,200 and no chapter four. The person that I initially contacted almost 10 weeks ago told me that my chapter four would be ready in two weeks!!!! Now, I am not getting a refund and no chapter. And to be honest, according to these reviews, if I do ever get it, I don't have any doubt that it will be a piece of crap. What a waste of money - this is completely criminal! More...
    elledobbs's Picture   elledobbs    0 Comments   Comments
  • Awesome Editing Service!

    I came to Minimax a few months ago to assist with the final edit of my dissertation. I knew that I could probably do it on my own, but I wanted a professional's touch to get my process over and done with : ) The manager I spoke with was extremely helpful and patient with me, answering all of my questions, and even reviewing my document before taking any money from me. They were flexible in their cost, because I initially could not dish out the original fee for the edit. I received my document back in 4 days and it was great! My chair saw a few things that could be fixed, and I... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    RayC2475's Picture   RayC2475    3 Comments   Comments
  • Waste of Money

    I should have know better when it took 2 months and $2k to get a review of my dissertation Ch 3. Foolishly, I asked for assistance for Ch 4 because I was told (in writing) that it would only take 2 days for the data to be returned. Then my Chair said the data was all wrong and poorly written. If you go with Minimax Consulting you are just throwing your money out the window. More...
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    Texaco's Picture   Texaco    0 Comments   Comments
  • Worst Experience of My Life

    Whatever you do, DO NOT send this scam of a company any money. I wired over a $2000 via western union in the hopes that my dissertation would be properly edited and proofread. Unlike others, I wasn't expecting anything from scratch. I put it all the work, I just needed some added content, reference check, and general editing. Boy, did I get none of that. I got a perfectly unedited version of my dissertation. It was literally as if I emailed it to myself. I REALLY REALLY REALLY wished I looked up this crappy company before I sent them my money. Do yourself a favor and do not... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    RunAwayFar11's Picture   RunAwayFar11    1 Comments   Comments
  • The worst of the worst

    Run from this company. Do not be a sucker like the rest of us, unknowingly were. They will take your money, and you will never hear from them again. I paid them $1800.00 to review a document that was already done. That was on April 20, 2010. It is now May 14, 2010, and they are long gone with my money ($1800.00). Again if you happen to see this before you give your money to them, run now! I am seeking help from BBB and an attorney and the RI State Attorney. But you need to run from this company! More...
    (Education, Schools)
    alicemaria's Picture   alicemaria    1 Comments   Comments
  • Bad Business :(

    How it works: They promise you the world, build you up so you believe that the money you're investing is really going to a good cause (your dissertation - and blood, sweat and tears) and so you western union them $3000 to get your analysis. You wait for 6 months thinking that they must be putting in the extra effort - especially since it was only supposed to take a couple of weeks - you call and call and call, email after email until finally you get it...the biggest piece of crap you could imagine. And they say they've held up their end of the bargain with unverified results and... More...
    (Education, Schools)
  • Believe what you read on website about this company

    Minimax sales representative promises that an expert will review your thesis, 3 chapters, in 5-7 business days for a fee of $1,800. After 3 weeks, I began calling every day as I received no work. I received 5 emails stating that the 'analyst' was working hard on my project and it would be completed any day. Any day became 35 days. When I questioned the delay, I received an email from a Director stating that the work was being reviewed by a senior editor, and that I needed to submit $1,800 more as my project was actually completed, 100 pages, 10 chapters. I was shocked - asking... More...
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    traveller115's Picture   traveller115    0 Comments   Comments
  • Absolutely

    I sought the help of this company for my literature review. What a HUGE mistake that was. After them taking $1000, that they later refused to refund, they continually gave me the run around claiming my PhD level work was being worked on by someone on the educational plane. The work I got back was literally done by a sixth grader. It was horrendous. Just runaway from this scam of a company. They even had the audacity to request MORE money from me if I wanted a final draft. REPORT THEM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF RHODE ISLAND. I read elsewhere that's the only way they will be stopped... More...
    KBusia's Picture   KBusia    1 Comments   Comments
  • Great Quantitative Analysis Assistance

    After working on my dissertation for 4 months, I encountered some trouble with my chapter four quantitative analysis. My statistics background isn’t as strong as it should be, and my advisor did not offer much help aside from suggesting using SPSS software to analyze my statistics. The problem was that I had no idea how to use the software. One of my good friends, who had finished her dissertation last year, suggested I give Minimax a call. She told me that she was having similar problems, and that the people at Minimax did a great job with her work. I’m so glad I took her... More...
    jchoo48's Picture   jchoo48    2 Comments   Comments
  • Happy

    I happily agreed to post here on this forum after Pattilou asked that I do so. I came for help from Minimax several months ago, and they've been nothing but wonderful the entire time. I am working on a qualitative methodology, and Minimax helped me to establish the appropriate procedure. I also did my transcription with Minimax, and they will soon be helping me with Nvivo. I think the negative posts on here are fakes from other companies. Minimax and Pattilou have both been wonderful, and I'm so happy that I'm working with them. Highly recommended. More...
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    mlorie's Picture   mlorie    3 Comments   Comments
  • Annoying

    Whew, I just got through reading these posts and the negative ones really shocked me. My experience with Minimax has been, and continues to be, nothing but extraordinary. I contacted them after my 3rd attempt at approval for my concept paper. My chair kept returning it to me because I was having trouble with my qualitative method. Finally, after being recommended by a classmate, I contacted Minimax and within 2 weeks I was able to move onto my proposal. They're now helping me with my literature review and methodology sections and I couldn't be happier. More...
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    DianaCharles's Picture   DianaCharles    1 Comments   Comments
  • Happy

    Baron asked me to post here and let everyone know about my good experience at Minimax. Before coming to Minimax, I worked with Statistically Significant Consulting and Steven Creech. He was slow to respond to me, not able to do the statistics that I needed, and not helpful in responding to my concerns. Once I met Baron and Minimax, all of my problems were fixed. Baron and the analysts there were fast in responding to all of my questions, they helped me to understand my analysis, and they were less than half the cost of Creech and his scam. I'm so happy that I found Minimax. More...
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    Reba78's Picture   Reba78    3 Comments   Comments
  • Minimax's Results Cannot Be Verified

    Minimax Consulting will not send you statistical output that can be replicated -- an inherent part of the scientific method. They will not supply you with the most fundamental information about the procedures they followed: what stats package was used and the version, sample observations used, how they handled missing and outlier data, if the data had to be transformed and how, any randomization or jackknifing done, no CIs reported for any test statistic, no graphical output, whatsoever. When you request verification, PattiLou Normand will claim repeatedly that they have met all contractual... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    Suz64's Picture   Suz64    1 Comments   Comments
  • Qualitative analysis

    I was asked by Barron Gati to post on this forum, to counteract some of the fake negative reviews. Apparently, other dissertation consulting firms are attacking Minimax because they can't compete with them. I did a phenomenonological qualitative study, and Barron helped me with the Van Kaam method, and with what it meant. They transcribed my interviews, and helped me to use Nvivo. They also did the APA edit on my dissertation once it was approved by my committee, and Barron personally helped with a powerpoint for my defense. I don't understand how anyone could say anything... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    sbanner's Picture   sbanner    4 Comments   Comments
  • Excellent service

    I have recently graduated from my doctoral program after using Minimax Consulting's assistance, and they asked me to post a review about my experience here. I was really surprised to find negative reviews in this website. My experience with Minimax has been nothing short of perfect. I received constant communication and updates from them and always got work of superb quality. They were also very helpful with the revisions from my committee. I strongly recommend them. More...
    (Education, Schools)
    IreneC's Picture   IreneC    3 Comments   Comments
  • Complaint

    Any rep. will also refuse to supply you with the name of the legal firm that represents them -- HUGE red flag, folks. All of you who have also been screwed over by Minimax Consulting need to file complaints with the Attorney General's Office of RI. Myself, I am sending a packet of all correspondences/lies to Dateline, and all the major newspapers in NA. Somebody will take notice. More...
    nevergiveup's Picture   nevergiveup    2 Comments   Comments
  • Thanks

    I honestly don't know what I would have done without Minimax. I struggled for nearly 5 years to complete my PhD with Walden and I've gone through 4 different chairs, each one suggesting I go a different way with my study. I'm not an expert statistics person so I reached out to Minimax and really wish I found them earlier in the process so I could have avoided so much of the trouble. I came on here to relay my satisfaction and gratitude for their work and read many of these statements in disbelief. That was simply nowhere near my experience with the company and I hope many... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    SteveCk's Picture   SteveCk    0 Comments   Comments
  • Great Editing

    I had such a hard time in the completion stages of my dissertation. I had done everything I could to get it over with but some how I was constantly finding mistakes that I had missed within while editing. I finally decided, after being recommended by my committee to find a professional editor to help me get through the final parts. I had spent so much time and energy, I just didn’t mind spending the money to have it completed and done right. I turned my materials and all of my work over to Minimax after they assure me with their Non-Disclosure Agreement, and I knew I was all set.... More...
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    Alecia60's Picture   Alecia60    0 Comments   Comments
  • Methods and Results Help

    I was having such a hard time getting through my chapter three of my dissertation. I didn’t remember any of my college statistics courses, so I knew I was going to need some serious help with my dissertation when it came to the quantitative portion. I had looked into hiring a local statistician that I found on Craigslist, but I had heard such bad things from my friends after I mentioned my plan of action. I didn’t want to end up wasting my money and not getting the results that I wanted. I decided to look into some more corporate looking firms when I came across Minimax... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    RhichieD's Picture   RhichieD    0 Comments   Comments
  • Excellent APA Editing

    When I finally finished writing 90 pages of my dissertation, I knew that I hadn’t followed the APA editing standards to a t. I really was about fed up with the whole thing and had no more patients. I just wanted it to be over with. I looked around on one of the student forums to find a good editor that I wouldn’t be wasting my money and more time with more frustration. I found Minimax Consulting fairly easily online. I decided to give them a call and I was very impressed with their variety of different universities they had worked with, showing me that they must really know... More...
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    PhillipM's Picture   PhillipM    0 Comments   Comments
  • Proposal Help

    I don’t think I would have ever been approved by my committee if I hadn’t gone to Minimax Consulting. I had been turned down so many times before. My adviser was no help to me any more and I was fed up with the whole thing that I almost gave up altogether. I hadn’t even thought to look for a consultant to assist me because I had no idea they were out there until I spoke with a friend of mine. They had finished their dissertation about a year or so ago and admitted to me that they too had to seek outside assistance to finally complete their doctorate. They said they... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    Deborah567's Picture   Deborah567    0 Comments   Comments
  • Introduction Assistance

    I think the hardest part about my dissertation was actually getting started. I was always questioning myself and I couldn’t even get through the first chapter. I had a good idea of what I wanted to write about, but simply could not formulate the proper question to get started with. I contacted Minimax Consulting with basically nothing at all. I didn’t even think they would be able to help me, I figured I would need to have at least the first chapter done before they could help me at all. But I was mistaken! After spending a few months starting, leaving, and returning to my... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    KarenK's Picture   KarenK    1 Comments   Comments
  • Editing Assistance

    I only worked with Minimax Consulting one time, when I wanted to get a final edit and overall check for quality at the very end of my dissertation. I had put so much time and effort into it I just couldn’t think to make a potential mistake by relying on myself to review all 150 pages. I had considered even just going with a small, independent individual to do the edit and review, but after hearing horror stories from my friends about just throwing money in the trash, I knew I had to go with a professional. I was immediately impressed by the credential list of all of the people... More...
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    PKleinn's Picture   PKleinn    1 Comments   Comments
  • Proposal Help, to start with at least

    After having such a great experience with Minimax Consulting, I was happy to write a critique of their services and how I was treated. I originally contacted them for help with my literature review only because I was on a very tight budget, especially still being a student and all. I explained to them my situation, and they said that they would be able to work with me. After submitting my materials to them, I awaited the return of them eagerly to see how it all came out. I was satisfied right off the bat. As I began to work on the methods section, I found myself having a much harder... More...
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    LGilibete's Picture   LGilibete    0 Comments   Comments
  • Proposal troubles

    Upon working with Minimax, they told me that they would want feedback about my experience with them and they would appreciate a review of their work. I took this as really going out on a limb because I didn’t know what I was going to get, and if they did poor work, I would obviously say it. To my complete surprise though, they did not fault on their promise to provide reliable service and high quality work. I could not get through Chapter 2 and 3 of my proposal and was constantly pushing back the date of my committee meeting because of my frustrations. I spent months on the first,... More...
    (Education, Schools)
    TJPOP's Picture   TJPOP    0 Comments   Comments
  • Great Dissertation Help

    After working with Minimax and having an amazing experience with them, they encouraged me to write a short overview of my experience. First off, I had a great experience working with Minimax Consulting. I contacted them after I spent months working on my dissertation without ever seeming to meet the expectations and requirements of my committee, let alone myself. I was obviously, just like any one else, nervous about turning over almost $3000 to a company that I had simply found online. But it turned out to be one of the best investments I could have ever made. After so much frustration... More...
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    RichardRoss's Picture   RichardRoss    1 Comments   Comments
  • Minimax are Scam Artists

    I paid these complete and total morons over $3000 and I had an experience similar to that which I am reading here. It should have been a red flag to me, or anyone that considers hiring Minimax, that they will not take credit cards or PayPal. They will only take money orders, wire transfers, etc… because they know that there is little or no recourse. It is nearly impossible to get your money back. At least with a credit card or PayPal you can file a complaint to get your money back. I did find a website for a man named Patrick Lynch who is the Attorney General in Rhode Island.... More...
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  • Not True Statisticians

    I turned to Minimax when a series of personal problems kept me from devoting time to completing a fairly complicated analysis using SAS. The first write-up they sent me was a total joke and full of errors, and I insisted on a phone call to try and straighten things out. My "personal statistician" did not even know how to interpret odds ratios correctly, and completely botched a logistic regression analysis. I ended up having to re-do the entire thing myself, and barely completed everything in time to graduate. I am out $2500, and am wondering if there is any way to get my money... More...
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    piedpiper's Picture   piedpiper    0 Comments   Comments
  • Thesis Help

    I had a very enjoyable experience with Minimax Consulting. Their thesis editing and consulting services proved to be invaluable to completing my dissertation. Their management and analyst were very helpful and assisting throughout the entire process. I felt like I was in dire straits as the deadline crept on closer and closer, and my progress was at an all-time low. So, I called Minimax and told them that I wanted to hear absolutely everything they had to say about my thesis, editing, references, quant and qual. I had been so stagnant for so long, I really wanted to get an overall... More...
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    BobbieS's Picture   BobbieS    0 Comments   Comments
  • Excellent Dissertation Help

    I just cannot believe how much and how well Minimax helped me with my dissertation. I felt like I had done everything in my power to get my paper accredited, and was having absolutely no success. I could not find one thing wrong with my paper, that includes within my analysis, my editing, and my quality, but was simply not making it even passed my professor with what I had in my hand. After finding Minimax Consulting, they gave me the suggestions and help that I needed to finally make it to the committee. As in a similar case that I’ve read, I needed help with everything, and they... More...
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    SaraDD's Picture   SaraDD    0 Comments   Comments
  • Outstanding Dissertation Consulting

    I was recommended to Minimax Consulting by a friend in the same field of study as myself for all of my dissertation needs and assistance. I really didn’t want to pay anyone for services that I was confident in myself to complete. But after being turned down by my committee three times, my frustration level was through the roof and my confidence was not so high on its horse anymore. I decided to give Minimax a call and at least hear what they had to say in terms of what they could and could not do for me. Just as my friend had said, they could do everything! I went with the whole... More...
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    EmilyBordu's Picture   EmilyBordu    2 Comments   Comments
  • Master Quantitative Analysis

    I have been working on getting my Ph.D. for what seems like forever now, but really has been only about a year. I’m sure anyone else doing the same feels a similar way because the process is just seemingly never ending. I was very frustrated and sick of doing revisions to my analysis because the numbers kept coming back slightly off. I contacted Minimax Consulting after doing some research on dissertation assisting companies, they were not the first company I contacted to inquire about their services, but they were the last, as they gave me the feeling they knew what they were... More...
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    MonTRI's Picture   MonTRI    0 Comments   Comments
  • Great Dissertation Assistance

    Minimax Consulting helped me to complete my dissertation in so many ways I can’t even explain it. I was having trouble with literally everything and didn’t know who to turn to. I just wasn’t getting adequate help from my professors, friends, anyone, and it was time to turn to a professional. I called Minimax while almost in tears as I explained to them I needed help with both my qualitative and quantitative analysis, reference section, and editing. I really didn’t expect them to even take on the job, let alone be able to do EVERYTHING, but they did! They assured... More...
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    TheresaT's Picture   TheresaT    0 Comments   Comments
  • Medical Data

    We recommend Minimax Consulting to the medical field. I’m currently a member of a research group in the medical field and receive patient data to analyze all day, every day. Upon receiving the data, it must be simplified and organized so that we can handle it more easily. At this time, we have consistently used Minimax Consulting to achieve these results. They have proven the ability to meet necessary deadlines and complete work in a consistent manner. We have been very pleased with their staff in all of our business acquaintances. Their expertise makes them a trademark in our... More...
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  • Dissertation Help

    I attend a local state university and was totally stuck on the Methodology section of my dissertation proposal. I attempted submitting my Methodology chapter several times to the committee but was always rejected. I was very discouraged and concerned that I would never complete it. Also due to a committee member who was extremely inconsistent about how I should institute my study, I found myself repeating steps over and over, meaninglessly. Extremely frustrated and lost, I found Minimax Consulting online and was completely satisfied with the help they gave me. From the darkness came light... More...
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    SarinaM's Picture   SarinaM    0 Comments   Comments
  • Results/Stat Help

    Minimax was very helpful to me. I recently graduated with a PhD in an Education program a few months ago and wanted to run a study to publish it in a journal. It had been so long since I’d taken statistics, I was clueless about my results. While having reached out to friends, it was clear I was going to need professional assistance. I researched the internet for several nights before finally making some calls. When I finally got in touch with Minimax Consulting, I was impressed by their ability to take on the challenge and offer the full assistance. They remained in close contact... More...
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Suz64 says: (8 years ago)
Just so all you fellow Minimax Consulting screwees are aware, they are now calling the company MCG International.
All you unfortunate who are about to be taken and find out afterwards you have been cheated, be sure to include their odious history as Minimax Consulting when you file complaints about them, and you should and will.
Those who are considering hiring MCG . . . Keep your money, and RUN from this company!

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kteacher says: (8 years ago)
they are horrible! take your money and beg you not to report them to BBB. Now that they lost BBB accredidation, they didn't seem to care that I will file a complaint with the attorney general.
How can we all pull together?

nadine1011970 says: (8 years ago)
Today in May 14, 2010. All the negative comments here are true. I am currently working with Better Business Bureau and an attorney, and a letter has gone forward to the Secretary of State. This is a fradulaent company. Do not be a sucker like the rest of us. They will take your money and you will never hear from them again. If you really need help think about contacting a the nearest college alumnae association and see if you can find someone that can at least give you some help.

scambyminimax says: (8 years ago)
It's a big scam, run for your life. I sent my dissertation for editing and they sent it back with no changes. I thought they had made a mistake and when I contacted them they apologized. A week later they sent back the same draft of the dissertation, except they put a Table of Contents and changed a few words. It was like they right clicked the Thesaurus button on Microsoft word and used some synonyms. When I complained to them, they asked me to send a detail step-by-step of what I want them to fix. I realized I had been scammed. Maybe they were once reputable years ago, or maybe they might do “one decent dissertation” every once in a while; however, I think they found a niche on how to scam clients. Since the one will claim they are reputable, but it does not count for the hundreds or even thousands they are scamming. I think they need to be investigated by the Attorneys General Office.

pluto34 says: (8 years ago)
Dear friends,
Don't go there!
They won't be of any help to you. More than that, you will waste your time and money!
In my case - I paid more than $3000; they broke all targeted dates for completion. Finally, they sent me an absolutely worthless report, obviously completed by a not very bright student. I could not use it at all.

ani82 says: (9 years ago)
I was working through the dissertation, and I originally had Baron, who was awful. The work was no good, and it had so many errors. Then I got Heather Thompson, who was incredibly sweet, attentive on the phone, and got me through so quickly! It was a joy working with Minimax and I recommend them to everyone

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nevergiveup says: (9 years ago)
You can bet I will be sending proof of your fraudulent activities to some of your supposed "clients". Although probably not necessary -- I seriously doubt Minimax has any repeat business from first use, bent over clients.

nevergiveup says: (9 years ago)
Notice how all of the positive reviews are added quickly as rebuttals to negative, truthful feedback about Minimax. What a bunch of losers. And obvious sociopaths -- they think they are so slick that people cannot tell the difference between legitimate comments about how much Minimax sucks, and phony, glowing remarks about Minimax "services"?

abhinash says: (9 years ago)
If you really want get your work done by real people try out ProjectGuru []. They are in India and I dont think they have ever scammed someone. I have a lot of writing working like articles, reviews, market research reports, industry reports, statistical analysis and more......

bjean says: (9 years ago)
I was speaking to my project manager the other day at Minimax, and I was *shocked* by the negative reviews he mentioned online. I figured I'd set the record straight; Minimax is very responsive and professional. It's clear the negatives here are a few disgruntled crazy people, or competitors trying to mess with them.

nevergiveup says: (9 years ago)
Those top 3 favorable comments (clearly written by their own employees, I'm sure) have been hastily added at the same time I threatened to sue them. Miraculously, they produce a ridiculous, shoddy manuscript with results I know to be false: I only hired them to cross-validate work that had already been analysed by sub-sampling the data. Good luck in prison, all Minimax employees. Hope you all get bent over like you've done to so many of your clients.

JanicePP says: (9 years ago)
Thank god for Minimax. I was so lost for so long, having spent countless thousands on university tutors (useless), homegrown shops (worse), and a consulting firm that I think was based in India (illegal?). Minimax helped me through the dissertation process from start to finish in a timely and professional manner, and there's no way I would have gotten my PhD otherwise. Highly Recommended!

SarinaD says: (9 years ago)
I am so grateful that I found Minimax Consulting, and agreed to post here to counteract some of the untrue reviews posted on this site by their competitors. After using another online dissertation consulting firm that charged so much for so little and made me feel like a customer, Minimax was cost effective and everyone made me feel like a client and not just a customer. I would highly suggest that any other learners at UoP consider using Minimax, as it would get them through the process quicker and with less hassle.

RichieSW says: (9 years ago)
As a satisfied client, Minimax asked me to write on this website about my experience. They attended to all of my needs and concerns including keeping me up to date about my project on a daily basis. I never thought I’d find a company more enjoyable to work with, but I was proven wrong after working with Minimax. They helped me through the rough patches and cleared up so many minor issues that I had spent too many nights not sleeping over. I couldn’t be happier with my Minimax experience, they helped me in every way that I could ask and cleared up all my questions instantly. They helped me get through the final stages of my dissertation with ease and quick turnaround.

RememberMe says: (9 years ago)
This company scams clients out of money by charging unreasonable rates for services, and then it doesn't pay it's contractors according to the agreements either. I worked with them for 2 months (long enough to realize that the nature of the AAP work on dissertations was unethical at best, but more likely just plain fraudulent), I lost $1000 worked 60-70 hour weeks, and was treated rudely when I asked why I was not being paid appropriately and what the ethical standards were for dissertations and theses.

This is a family of con-artists - Peter Chabot, Sr. was inditced on a $10m real estate scam, Jr. has been to prison for SEC violations, Charlotte Chabot is willing to be the figurehead and have her father, an attorney, help them squeeze through legal loopholes as a C-level exec.

Run away!

fcervera says: (9 years ago)
The ABSOLUTE WORST company I have ever worked with. They were very nice and polite on the phone which is what initially attracted me to them, but that's were the positives end. They must have had a second grader work on my project. After complaining they promptly said they would fix the problem and so they hired a 5th grader to finish it up. I was so sick of dealing with them and their crappy service that I just decided to move on and do the work myself. Take my word for it... DONT use this company! I threw away $2,200 and angered myself in the process. All the positive comments on here must be from family and friends.

bonniedarrow says: (9 years ago)
I have been looking at Minimax Consulting for some time. I have tried looking for reviews on them and this site is one of the only reviews that I have found. I see some negative comments and alot of positives. I would like to get some more feedback from the people out there. I worry that the positive reviews are from friends, family, etc... of Minimax and that they are not legitimate. I asked Minimax for references and received four. Of course I expected that any references that they would give me were in their favor. I just wanted to get some names to contact directly and see what their experiences were. If you have anything that you would like to add please feel free to contact me. I am in a tough spot and I am running out of time to finish my program. I am also a substitute teacher who has lost her job and is paying for this out of pocket. I don't mind paying if they will do what they say...but I would like to know more. My dissertation should not be complicated and involves the teacher perspectives of a Performance Based Diploma Program.

alaskaRonald says: (9 years ago)
My experience with this company was absolutely dreadful. I am currently working with the Better Business Bureau to try and investigate this company, especially Peter "P.C." Chabot, who has a criminal history (fraud) that I feel foolish for not finding earlier.

This man is also being investigated for real estate fraud at the moment by the Rhode Island Police.

To say that my experience reflected all this information I mentioned above is an understatement. I sincerely hope this company goes under, and soon, before more innocent people are exploited as I was.

Tenness845 says: (9 years ago)
Yeah, as a registered American Statistical Association member I can tell you these guys are all true scam artists.

Folks, check out the SEC articles on Peter Chabot, and let's end this business. They are everything that is wrong with statistics today (false promises and blatant misrepresentation), and ultimately they destroy the integrity of us all.

If you know someone at a big paper, let them know about Peter Chabot and this consulting company him and his wife (Charlotte) are now trying to secretly run. This would make a fantastic con-man story! A Hollywood movie quite possibly!

kcdano33 says: (9 years ago)
Complete scam, run by an ex-con.

"..Peter W. Chabot, after a brief stint on Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s arbitrage desk, lied both about his age and trading experience to collect more than $1.2 million from 14 investors starting in 1999 for his Synergy Fund, according to court documents. The 26-year-old spent the money on Armani suits, personal-fitness trainers, and tickets to New York Knicks games. A chronic drug abuser, according to a criminal complaint, he was caught on the run in Mississippi, allegedly on his way to Mexico in November, 2001. He pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in New York to two felonies: using manipulative and deceptive devices and fraud. In March, 2002, he was sentenced to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution and to undergo drug rehab treatment."

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