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Schaumburg, IL
1 to 50 employees
2008
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Welcome to Blue Inc! The name itself is simple, because we don't care about fancy titles or impressive resumes. We care only about the PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT of our people and coming through for our clients. For our clients, we ... Read more

Mission: Blue Inc believes we must educate, empower, entertain, and create great people that will be great in all aspects of their lives.

Blue (Illinois) Reviews

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Blue (Illinois) President Wrinardo McKennedy
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  • "The experience is invaluable and it provides a stable, long-term challenging career path..."

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Schaumburg, IL
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Blue (Illinois) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training and the care that is put into each employee by management is great. I always get coaching and feedback from my team leaders and management. I came out of college with an engineering degree and a lot of companies wanted me to have 3-5 years of experience, however they didn't provide the training to gain the experience needed. Blue, Inc. from the onset, told me what I had to do in order for me to get promoted into a management position, and the training process makes sense because it's progressional. I'd never though about doing sales and direct marketing before because the idea of rejection isn't appealing, but I figured I'd just try it out and see how it goes, and I started doing really well. There are clear-cut goals to hit, and yes it's a challenge to accomplish, but what's a goal if it's easy to reach?

    Unlike other people, I was looking for a position to pay me based on my performance, because I wanted to control my income and make more money than the average person, and sales positions are the ones that allow for this to happen. My second week in the business I did 4 sales and made $750 in my second week after never doing sales before. Since I've been with the company, the commission structure has increased, and they have begun giving bonuses based on the number of sales done for the week. They do a lot of competitions and challenges. I get recognized for my results daily. They even started running car payment bonuses where they will give $300 towards a person's car payment or rent for hitting a certain target during the week.
    I've been with the company for about 3 months now, and I've already travelled 3 times with the company and received recognition from AT&T 6 times within that time frame.

    I am excited about my future here, and even if I don't get to management, I will leave with valuable work experience that I can take anywhere; work experience that other companies would not provide for me.

    Cons

    The hours are different than I've worked before, so I get to wake up a little later than usual so I get home later than I've been used to. Also my commute is further than most people because I live 45 min away, but I chose to work here, so I guess that's my fault.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people. Obviously what you do is hard work and not everyone is cut out for the position. I know you want to give people a chance who may not normally get a opportunity, but be more picky when it comes to who you hire and fire because people who aren't getting the job done bring down the morale of the office. I know you have a soft heart, but business is tough some times, so don't be afraid to sever the relationship with unproductive and unmotivated people. Some people are just looking for a JOB, you should hire people that are looking for an OPPORTUNITY. People that are just looking for a job won't understand the benefit of working with your company.

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Blue (Illinois) Interviews

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    Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Blue (Illinois) (Chicago, IL) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied yesterday and got an interview call today. I am not sure about the legitimacy of the firm. Who would call the applicant within 10hours of receiving their application??

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing at all(surprising). Are you willing to move?   1 Answer
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Blue (Illinois) Awards & Accolades

  • 2014 Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, National Association for Business Resources, 2014
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago(Chicago), 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2012

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