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Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. Reports & Reviews (2)

- El Campo, TX, USA

After submitting my resume online for a administrative assistant position, I was contacted by Ms. Jennifer Ruiz, HR assistant with Healthcare Management via e-mail with an 8:00 a.m. interview with hiring manager Mr. Christopher Lefman via Google hangouts. I logged online and contacted Mr. Lefman at "[email protected]" and the interview went as follows:

"--Good morning, I am following up on an interview for the administrative assistant position.

I am Mr. Christopher Lefman : One of the online hiring managers of Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. I would be the one to brief you more about the position and the company.

What are your full names and where are you located?

--My full name is *** *** and I am currently based out ***.

The name of the company is Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., is a research base manufacturer of Intermediates, Fine & Speciality Chemicals for the Pharmaceutical and Allied industries. Our focus in organic chemistry and years of experience in the field has enabled us to offer a wide selection, knowledge based innovative solutions and offering higher end level products used in pharmaceuticals and various other industries.

The parent Company Aastrid International Pvt. Ltd., is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and Government Recognised Star Export House Status exporting Speciality/Fine Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Intermediates & Bulk Drugs to more than 45 Countries.Now going into General office work and work from home job to create employment opportunity for the less privilege, disables and manily to decrease the rate of unemployment.

We have a Subsidiary Companies in Cooper City, Florida,Salem, Oregon and South Plainfield NJ and CORPORATE OFFICE in A-514, TTC Industrial Area, MIDC,Mahape, Navi Mumbai 400 701, INDIA. We are working on building new locations in United States and thats why we are employing online, But when the new offices are available you will be assign to work in any of the nearest office close to you, That is if you are qualified after the interview. 

This is a temporarily online work from home job, The working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice and once the office close to you is available you will be assign to work over there in the office ,The pay is $30/Hr during full working hours and the training is $18/Hr and will be getting your payment bi-weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly, If you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts.

We are currently working on the physical location in your area which will be available on the 28th of May 2018 . Therefore, you will be working from home until the office is available and you will be assigned to work over there if hired.

Responsibilities :Administrative assistant responsibilities include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. The admin job scope includes communicating via phone and email ensuring that all administrative duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.


Organize and schedule meetings and appointments.

Maintain contact lists.

Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms.

Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.

Develop and maintain a filing system.

Order office supplies.

Book travel arrangements.

Submit and reconcile expense reports.

Provide general support to visitors.

Inputs information from a variety of sources into a computer database. May take customer orders and enter them into a pre-established tracking system Assignments will be sent to you via e-mail or IM and you will report directly to your immediate supervisor.

--For privacy I am omitting my response.

Well you have done well so far and you seem like a perfect fit for this position, I need you to standby while i forward our conversation to the management for review and consideration.

Am back!! After reviewing your answers and careful consideration, it is my pleasure to inform you that Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd has decided to offer you the position of an Administrative Assistant. You are welcome to Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

The Company will pay you a starting salary at the rate of $30 Salary per hour and $18 per hour during training, payable in accordance with the Company's standard payroll schedule. You will be receiving your salary either via check or direct deposit.

What is the name of the financial institution you operate with ?

--Great! I appreciate the opportunity. ***

You will be receiving your duties online everyday and i will always be online to assist you with any difficulties okay.

Your Primary duties include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. You will communicate via phone and email ensuring that all administrative assistant duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Secondary duties : Now, your secondary daily duties would be to report to your Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would be required to work according to instructions, using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.

You would be eligible to Benefits after 2months of working with the company, Benefits offered are Health Insurance / Vacations / Bonuses which will be explain more better in your offer letter Ok

I need you to email with the following: Your full name,current Home address and apartment number, Phone numbers and e-mail address via email to the company HR Mrs. Kathryn B. Gundersen at ( [email protected] ) to enable my superior's enlist them into the Company's Register for proper documentation.


You will be undergoing a 5 day training and orientation which will commence as soon as you have all working materiaYou will need some Accounting software and office equipment to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with work...The work of the time tracker is to calculate your hours worked since this is an online work from home.

Here are the name's of the software's and office equipment you will need to start working with are: ( SOFTWARES)  Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Software or Account Edge Accounting Software for Windows or AccountEdge Accounting Software for Mac ,Balance Sheet Basics software. (OFFICE EQUIPMENTS) (1) . Acroprint Electric Time Clock & Recorder (Mfg Part# 015000001) (2) Casio FX55PLUS-TP Engineering/Scientific Calculator (Mfg Part# FX55PLUS-TP  (3)  . Fellowes 225Mi Paper Shredder (Mfg Part# 4620001) (4) Ricoh FAX3320L Facsimile - Laser - Monochrome Flatbed Digital Copier - 15 cpm Mono - 600 x 600 dpi - 350 Sheets Input - Plain (Mfg Part# FAX3320L) (5) HP Spectre x360 Laptop or Apple Macbook Pro MJLQ2LL/A 15-inch Laptop.

The funds for the software's and office equipment will be provided to you by the company via check and once you receive it all you have to do is to have the check deposited in your bank account and the funds will be made available for use within 24 hours or less ...Make sure you use them as instructed for the software and i will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase them from okay. As soon as the check its been issued out to you i will notify you and provide you with the tracking number so you can keep track and know when it will get to you and you are rest assured that you will be paid for it okay

You will be fax or email a paper work and a HR document during your orientation and training,you are to fill,sign and send back to us.

All we need from you is good work and trust,you will enjoy every moment working with us.

My superior's will reach you via e-mail or phone for your Position offer-documents and your working paper's. Also they will put you through our company guidelines under US Human Resources Laws and Regulations okay

Thats all for the interview, You are to report to me on google hangouts online tomorrow 8:00 am your time for update on the check and employment offer letter."

After the interview, I received an "employment offer letter" from Kathryn Gundersen, HR via e-mail as follows:

"Congratulations! We are pleased to confirm you have been selected to work for (Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd). We are delighted to make you the following job offer. The position we are offering is that of an(Administrative Assistant) at a salary/wage of ($30) per (hour). This position reports to (Mr. Christopher Lefman). Your working hours will be from (8:00 am to 5 pm) and/or (Monday to Friday). This is a(permanent) position.

We would like you to start reporting to your hiring manager on (01/09/2018) at 8:00 am your time for daily update on when to get started with orientation and training). Please report to Mr. Christopher Lefman ( 8:00 am your time), for update, documentation and daily update. If this date is not acceptable, Please contact me immediately.

Please sign the enclosed copy of this letter with any of your identity ID Card that authorize you to work in the United States e.g. driver licenses , Passport or SSN Card and return it to me (Before the end of 01/09/2018) to indicate your acceptance of this offer.

We are confident you will be able to make a significant contribution to the success of our (Company) and look forward to working with you.

Email : [email protected]

Fax : (844) 791-3229


(Mrs. Kathryn B. Gundersen)

(HR Manager)

(Aastrid Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd)"

Aware of the different types of work at home scams there are, I have not proceeded with any of the steps of receiving what I can assume is a fake check or signing the offer letter.

- Columbia, SC, USA

I get an email stating thank you for the above application Re. Administrative Assistant. (Because my Resume is on Careerbuilder and Linkedin...I assumed it was a legit business opportunity. )They asked me to set up an google hang out account for th interview telling me it would last about an hour and would include a brief tour of the pay scale, benefits, and company ect...They gave me the hiring managers name Mr Christoper and his messaging is is *** There was supposed to be a brief online interview exercise. This information was email by a Jane E***    *** The guy finally started the interview and he sent me a very long message about helping the unemployment and handicapped find employment, it's a pharmaceutical sales company that imports drugs to top companies per Chris and you work from home until the open a company her you in May, then if they are pleased with your work you will work in the office. They offer $18 to start training then $30 after that with full benefits. I asked how they got my information and may I see a just description and the stop responding and disconnected the chat. And all the info went away...I tried to attach it to this but couldn't. I do still have the emails.

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