Access To CorporateOffers.com Blocked by HSBC Management
Access to CorporateOffers.com has been blocked by HSBC management.
Since July 2010, CorporateOffers.com has been providing a discount ticket service to HSBC employees at no cost. The service is focused in the New York City area and covered all Broadway shows including Wicked, Lion King and Aladdin. The free service also featured discounts to many New York sporting events including the New York Mets, Yankees and Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The offers were genuine discounts on the face value and were negotiated directly with the offer producers, and were provided to HSBC employees as a work perk.
HSBC's Anger Was a Unique Experience For The CorporateOffers Team
HSBC employees are no longer allowed to access the free discount program available from Corporate Offers because Shannon Oitker, who is an AVP in the Benefits division, has permanently banned all employees from using the service, although she did not nake her reasons clear, it may have something to do with a competing service that she prefers, that actually costs money and she may be looking to limit competition. This is the first time that any company has taken such drastic steps to deny their employees from accessing a legitimate web site..
Complaints About The Free Service CorporateOffers Provides Are Unclear
Some of Ms. Oitkers complaints of the CorporateOffers.com service have included that the offering was being used by her employees without her approval (its unclear if she approves all websites that her employees visit) and the monthly email that employees signed up for did not have her approval (although it is also unclear if she approves all employee emails) She also uses a competing service understood to be CorporatePerks.com (now known as "Perks at Work"), but this service is a paid service while CorporateOffers.com is a free service. The use of CorporateOffers.com may embarrass Ms. Oitker who has chosen a more expensive service that has a lot less compelling offers, possibly demonstrating her lack of interest/knowledge in this area.
A Little History About The Relationship with HSBC Employees
Beginning in January 2010, Corporate Offers began receiving inquiries from HSBC employees located in the NYC area about the offers for discount tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events in the New York area. Through word of mouth and excellent service the interest kept growing inside HSBC until the monthly email was going out to about 360 people. To attempt to formalize the relationship, Corporate Offers made many attempts to connect with the individuals who handle Employee Benefits / Perks at HSBC. In 2012 Corporate Offers started working with Cheryl Vonderhaar of Human Resources to redistribute the monthly updates. As far as Corporate Offers were aware, Ms. Vonderhaar she was redistributing our monthly offer to employees and everything was working perfectly.
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Corporate Offers Provides Discount Offers To HSBC Employees in the New York Area
Lonza employees are currently missing out on the following offers that Corporate Offers provides at no cost to the organization, as part of the Lonza employee benefits program.
Current Broadway Show Discounts: Up to 60% Off Face Value For HSBC Employees Only
Current Sporting Event Ticket Discounts: Up to 50% Off Face Value For HSBC Employees Only