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Blue (Illinois) CEO Wrinardo McKennedy
Wrinardo McKennedy
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  1. "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more 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...

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    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...

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    Blue (Illinois)2015-08-18
  2. "Blue, Inc. Consultant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Claims Associate -ILR in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The opportunity is amazing. You do not have to wait for growth or promotion based on seniority since there is enough room for all to grow. The atmosphere is fun and the employees are all fun, hard working, dedicated employees that are there to build a future. Blue, Inc. is an awesome company to work for and I would not say that if it were not true, or else I would not still be working there two years later.

    Cons

    The hours can be long sometimes but worth it for my future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to make sure the business keeps advancing and opening new offices.

    Blue (Illinois)2016-01-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be Sure to make an Informed Decision when considering Blue"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager and Recruiter in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Blue has an awesome culture! Everyone there works extremely hard! The CEO is a great guy that wants to see his team succeed. I worked here for almost a year in two different roles; the Account Manager Role as well as a "Recruiter". The account Manager roles is 100% commission, door to door sales, where you work 12 hour shifts. Some people make great money in this role. I then moved in the office as a "recruiter"; I put...

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    Cons

    The biggest con for me would be pay and their recruitment strategies. I hate to say this, but as a "recruiter" I was consistently asked to lie to candidates about the pay structure and the reality of the account manager role. This company will hire any and everyone as long as you can past a background screening. I tried to be professional and give a two weeks' notice; once I did, everyone started to treat me differently...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest with new hires; let them know upfront that it is a job that pays 100% commission with no vacation time, no sick time and no benefits.

    Blue (Illinois)2015-10-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "not the company for you"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    meet some nice people while working.

    Cons

    no base salary. 6 days a week of working. 8am-8pm hours. spend more time at work than with family.

    Advice to Management

    hire better management. havent promoted in a while.

    Blue (Illinois)2015-06-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Door to Door sales in a barley legal pyramid scheme."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are all younger and generally nice to be around, but part of the point of this ruse is to lessen the blow of how awful it is being a door to door salesman for 9 hours a day. Also, most of the people here are too young and naive to realize they have been deceived. Once they "wake up" and realize it, they quit in short order. Turnover rate here is CRAZY. After 2 months almost nobody was still there...

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    Cons

    First off, they are not even remotely transparent about what the company actually does during the interview process. I did not realize until my "2nd Interview", job shadowing that it would involve being a sleazy, door to door salesman expected to walk 10 miles a day in an attempt to sign an "app". What was really funny is new people who would quit right at the beginning of their job shadow, and who can blame them? I...

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    Advice to Management

    In the year 2015, it is hard to believe a door to door sales cult even still exists. After doing some research on the parent company of these employment scams (Cydcor, formerly DS Max) and seeing the thousands of negative reviews, it is even more difficult to believe this nonsense still exists. You are able to thrive by using people who are either too naive or stupid to know better, and that makes you a truly sad...

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    Blue (Illinois)2015-05-26
  6. "Great, the fact that this is a people helping people business makes this a great partnership for myself!"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional yet, EXTRA FUN work environment. Also the fact that I am around highly motivated individuals that have positive outlooks on their lives as well as mines.

    Cons

    Hard work overall, but no said making tons of money would be easy!

    Advice to Management

    You could never push a person that wantsto be success to much!

    Blue (Illinois)2015-04-15
  7. "An Opportunity vs. A Job"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue (Illinois) part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Upbeat work environment, large amount of experience gained, great people to work with, forward thinking company, management very open to listening to everyone, lots of freedom to make my own decisions, in-depth training

    Cons

    challenging if not willing to work hard or looking for just a job, time off is dependent on the person and how quickly that person wants to move up in the company, every day counts towards growth, not a lot of slack-off time

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing people! If they can't handle it, they're not going to be able to succeed in the business anyway.

    Blue (Illinois)2015-01-28
  8. "Good opportunity if you want coaching/learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun to work environment. Management is doing a great job asking a lot from everybody while in the same time make sure the environment is good. If you need coaching, you fill find a great mentor in the Manager. Some says he favors some specific employees, I would says that he favors the hard-workers, and that makes sense.

    Cons

    You will work hard while not always making what you deserve. I guess it was the right opportunity for the ones who don't have other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Find the right formula to provide base salary and compensation while making sure employees are working hard. Hard to do, but it is necessary.

    Blue (Illinois)2014-10-30
  9. "Gave me an opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Management Training Program in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Management, Great mentoring, Great training program, Great Culture. This company gave me an opportunity to grow. I started in the entry level in 2010 and was promoted to management in 2012. I have been running a successful company in North Carolina ever since. It was all thanks to the training program at Blue inc.

    Cons

    You do have to put in the hours and the work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep passing on the opportunity.

    Blue (Illinois)2014-08-22
  10. "The interview Process is ideal!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue (Illinois) full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The Process of the interview gives you more information on the overall company as well as what you see yourself doing in the future. By meeting with the President as well one of the top reps in the office you get a better understanding of the position as well as the great opportunity Blue Inc. has to offer.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges with the interview process was just not having enough well thought out answers for their very unique questions. They were fun as well as very intriguing helped me figure out some things about myself as well.

    Advice to Management

    More answers to the work-life balance would be great. It is a career evoking experience so just be prepared for the ride and hold!

    Blue (Illinois)2014-07-21
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