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- Empire Chicago, Inc scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
- Zengo & Co scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
- Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities and Senior Management.
What Employees Say
- "Zengo" was the most mentioned Pro at Zengo & Co.
- "Scam" was the most mentioned Con at Zengo & Co.
I worked at Empire Chicago, Inc full-time for less than a year
Nothing. It's called a consulting firm, but actually a sales agency. Well, there's no employee there......It's only called an agency
It's a scam! Stay away from it! No employees in this agency. It's actually door to door sales and no pay at all! They cheat you to work for them with no pay! And you have to sign some unfair... agreements. It's a hell. Never go to Empire.
Advice to Management
I worked at Zengo & Co part-time
They gave me free coffee.
Everything. This was back in 2016 when I had just graduated and was desperate for a job. I had a minor in marketing, and was compelled to apply when they advertised the position as a Junior Marketing... Exec. As it turns out, this was completely false information, and they were actually looking for door-to-door saleswomen/men to pawn off cheap, shoddy cell phones to unwitting patrons. The "interview", if you can even call it that, was a complete joke. The manager gave me skeevy vibes and was completely unprofessional. He didn't ask me any questions about my interest in the company nor my qualifications. He just went on a long monologue about his life and success and how many sportscars he owns. His "advice" to me (which I never asked for) was to 'never listen to my parents' and do what I want. This was just the first part of a long and uncomfortable onboarding process. The "assistant manager", or whoever he was, proceeded to walk me through the city streets to a nearby coffee shop where he buttered me up with free frappuccinos and more monologues about how much success working at this company had brought him. He did this all while laying out the format of the company to me. Basically, it would be my job to sell cruddy flip phones to patrons. The more commissions I got, the higher up in the company I'd move, until I too could become a junior assistant manager and own my own branch of the company. Right. It was here where I realized that this was all just a pyramid scheme and had little to nothing to do with marketing. I was desperate though, and decided to hear him out. I even said I would accept the job after they offered it to me. Later in the day, however, after doing some serious reflection, I came to my senses and declined. I never heard from any of them again. Based on the other comments here, it seems my gut instinct was correct. Long story short, this place is a scam. They falsely advertise the position, and then try to reel you in, banking that you'll say yes in order to avoid post-graduate joblessness. Don't buy into it. You'll be happier getting a regular part-time job at a grocery store than working here. I'm just glad I was able to escape in time.
Advice to Management
Stop being crooks.