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Empire Today Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Personal/Work life balance; company perks, working with some of the best reps ever (in 8 reviews)

  • I sold home improvements and after install support by customer service was the best I have seen (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No gas allowance, no benefits at all (in 18 reviews)

  • Such as: Faxing, gas, wear and tear, office products, even the carpet samples cost you (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Culture Changes wrong direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Empire Today full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great pay, good bonuses

    Cons

    Long hours, some managers were not supportive of their people,

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people who want to succeed.


  2. "Empire Today"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in Northlake, IL
    Current Employee - Estimator in Northlake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you, and do what they say they will. It's a steady job.

    Cons

    They pay could be better. My work is redundant and leaves little to motivate me. Not many opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice. Everyone has to do what they have to do, and everyone answers to someone.


  3. "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i Loved the sales environment.

    Cons

    I really felt like I was devalued.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that takes care of you.


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  5. "Can't get hard surface installed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Kent, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Empire Today (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people just hard surface installs

    Cons

    Hard to get hard surface installed which is a big portion of your sales. The installation team will say they can't install and your time and money goes away. I was a flooring installer for almost 10 years before this job. I would get maybe 1 out of 10 installed. I made the Circle of Excellence working 40 hours a week and made 15000 that year! That doesn't include gas for the 370000 miles I drove.

    Advice to Management

    Work on hard surface installers


  6. "Don't do it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Empire Today full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Advertising generates a lot of leads.

    Cons

    It's a 1099 position. Alrhough you are a 1099 and they say its your business its not. Stated commisions you can expect are a lie. Leads are said to be based on performance, but it's really based on favoritism. You are told every lead is a good lead and theres no way for the sales manager to tell if a lead is good but that is a complete lie! Unethical business practices borderline on illegal. Guarantees are a joke. A year after install customers must pay $150 service call. Most of the installers are illegals and are not background checked as told.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't change anything, as there's always an unsuspecting victim.


  7. "Management and Company review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empire Today is a growing progressive company that is a oriented around performance. If you are not afraid of working for success, you will be paid well with bonuses. The benefits are as expected and with new investors, nationwide growth is beginning and lots of opportunities for success if you believe in yourself and work smart. The company is not afraid of recognizing and taking care of those that make it work for the company.

    Cons

    Being in a performance based environment, you must be organized, work smart, and be willing to roll up your sleeves and make things happen. Sometimes this can be stressful and a lot of work, but if you do the right things, the work is rewarding to see what you have accomplished. If you are looking for a cushy job that does not require work, this company is not for you. If you believe in yourself and like competition with peers across the country, you will love the daily challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding tools, working environment improvements and incentives for performance.


  8. "Payed the Bills"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crowley, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crowley, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Empire Today full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Local Leadership
    Decent Benefits including insurance, 401K, vacation and sick time
    Competitive salary and bonuses.
    Great team to work with in the local office

    Cons

    Ready, Shoot, Aim.
    No forethought at the corporate level. Changes are made without consideration for the consequences. Leadership has no experience in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field. That's what you hired them for. Place people in corporate leadership positions with experience and knowledge in the industry. Just because someone has sold something once doesn't mean they know how to sell every industry.


  9. "Empire Today is a Great Place. Very Unique."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Today full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work!

    Cons

    No cons. I love what I do here at Empire.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Everyone is a joy to work with.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, relaxed environment, focused on performance. Customer is always number one, which makes it easier for our employees to get work done.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to discuss, as long as I have worked here it has all been very positive.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Temporary admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoughton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoughton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None to speak of. It was a horrible experience.

    Cons

    Was told the position was temporary to permanent. It wasn't. Would travel in through blizzard conditions only to be sent home two hours later. Was let go days after the year end swap over of files.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what you want.



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