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"Whether at Empire or anywhere else it is called a job and you are there to work."

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Current Employee - Manager in Northlake, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Northlake, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large company with a small company feel. Management is open to suggestions and willing to listen to and implement ideas. Recognition of good ideas and implementation is met with immediate response.

Cons

Compared to other companies Empire might be too lax with employees.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work and continue the customer service focus.

Other Employee Reviews for Empire Today

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Use caution before jumping onboard!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Sales Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Current Freelancer - Sales Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are just starting out in sales, it would be a great place to get your feet wet. You WILL learn how to overcome objections and other valuable skills. The sales training by John was actually very good I thought.

    Cons

    Where to start? The hours are bad. The politics and mandatory sales meetings etc. are rough. You spend a LOT of money on gas. You waste a ton of time on wasted unqualified appointments . They start a new training class EVERY TWO WEEKS. That is a red flag guys!

    The paperwork is extremely heavy. You will spend several hours if you do make a sale. At 4% for a $1200 sale you make $48. Of which you will spend a lot on gas, taxes (you are a corporation), and time.

    Management is overworked and not helpful. The very worst thing is that you work very hard to make sales and spend several hours. More than 1/2 will fall out in financing. And you STILL have to do all the paperwork even if it falls through!

    I normally don't get on blogs but I feel people should know. I would tell you to look for a career or even a job somewhere else.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Empire Today is a stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic business environment keeps you on your toes.
    It's a great place to get your feet wet if you are entry-level or have little experience in your field.
    The company is small enough that access to upper management is fairly accessible.
    The company is rated A+ by the BBB consistently.
    There is a high emphasis placed on customer service, and customer retention.

    Cons

    An abundance of politics, favoritism, and subjective decision making tarnish the professional atmosphere that others strive for, and distracts from the achievement of goals and objectives.
    Micromanagement from the top creates a whiplash effect of inefficiencies at the bottom.
    Salary/pay is below average, with or without a degree.
    No tuition reimbursement, and expensive health premiums in relation to other companies I've worked at (almost double).
    Ineffective communication and cooperation between business units.
    Behind the times, technology-wise.
    The industry this company operates in is closely tied to the health of the economy
    Lack of performance feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Spot your talent, and do all you can to keep them. Empower your front-line and lower level support employees so that the company can operate more efficiently. Trust your subordinates to make good decisions on your behalf, or hire new people that you can trust. More trust leads to less micromanagement, which leads to better efficiency, and less disgruntlement. Implement an objective performance review system, and get rid of non-performing employees. Invest in newer software and technology. It will save you a lot of money and time (time = money) in the long run.

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