Empire Today Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Empire Today CEO Keith Weinberger
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Pros
  • Dynamic workplace with great people who are 100% oriented towards customer service (in 12 reviews)

  • If you put in the hours you can make a lot of money (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Commission only no benefits for sales people (in 10 reviews)

  • Install will speak poorly about the sales reps (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Empire Today

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Empire Today full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Empire Today has an atmosphere where you can reach out to any person at any time, and not feel 'that person doesn't have time for me...'. I believe the company truly wants their people to succeed. The company's focus of 'building customers for life' is an aggressive goal every day. It is one that the customer doesn't always know what goes on behind the scenes to meet their requests, however as an employee, it's visible in the efforts put in. I feel the company treats its sales and install contractors with the utmost respect. The business model is different than most other locations, and if the contractors can work within this business model it is profitable for both. I appreciate the effort that the company has put into me, and feel that the company respects the effort that I've put back in. I feel the company has continually done the right thing by me.

    Cons

    The company is transitioning and my hope is that there continues to be improvement in communication to the field, as is already evident. There is much positive change already in process, and keeping us informed is key.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow for us to do what is best to build customers for life, make beautiful new floors easy, and keep us informed on what is going on with our company.


  2. They can (and have) do better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Empire Today

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Meet some great people through various vendors and interactions across the country.

    Cons

    No room for continuous growth. Additional learning and training would be good. Morale building activities no longer exist.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees better. Give praise where due and do not treat your employees as if they do not have value.


  3. Former Employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Empire Today

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and friendly work environment. The current CEO is awesome.

    Cons

    We were often expected to work late hours.


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    Great money

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Empire Today

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of potential to make great money Wonderful management and support.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of driving

    Advice to Management

    Direct deposit for the sales reps


  6. Senior Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Empire Today

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company was trying to provide a friendlier work place and began creating programs and events that kept the employees engaged.

    Cons

    The employees who have been there for a few years are very difficult to work with. Management is also horrible. Very judgmental, did not provide feedback on work, always cancelled meetings, did not provide appropriate training and expected a lot from you with minimal direction. Spent two months at my desk doing nothing waiting for projects.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Empire Today part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people with uncapped earnings potential. Excellent training and support and a ton of advertising.

    Cons

    You'll put a ton of miles on your car. No benefit package.

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering benefits.


  8. Human Resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resource Coordinator in Northlake, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resource Coordinator in Northlake, IL

    I have been working at Empire Today full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is friendly and outgoing. Everyone has there own unique ways of doing things and its what help us all gain each others confidence and help each other in need. We all have great communication. Everyone's work ethic is just essential and fun.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any down sides of working here. It does get difficult when we are at a busy time. Just because we have to also help each other in covering shifts for each other and making sure we take our breaks and have tasks done in a certain amount of time and completed at a specific time.

    Advice to Management

    never loose communication and always have a great positive vibe because it will give others that same vibe. Always smile even when you don't feel at your best. A simple smile attracts others to do the same and smile back


  9. good team culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Spain, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Spain, GA

    I worked at Empire Today (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very supportive team good working environment work-life balance

    Cons

    job function is a bit too limited

    Advice to Management

    career development and better training to be provide


  10. Back to basics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at Empire Today full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many hours per week. get to meet and engage with new clients. Satisfaction of a job well done. Your part of process from beginning until completion.

    Cons

    Many hours and as many as 7 days per week. Products have a habit of being not what the customer orders.

    Advice to Management

    Verify correct product.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northlake, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northlake, IL

    I have been working at Empire Today full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall environment of the company is very positive. Over the several years that I have been with Empire Today, I have seen many changes take place that focus on growth and success of the company. It continues to evolve due to the decisions of upper management to explore new, creative and innovative avenues for growth. This has not only created an interesting and exciting place to work, but has made Empire Today a strong and secure organization, and a leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Large workload and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    The current structure for cost of living and performance pay increases needs to be changed.



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