Compare Empire Chicago, Inc vs Zengo & Co BETA

See how Zengo & Co vs. Empire Chicago, Inc compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Empire Chicago, Inc

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Zengo & Co

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 17 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 52 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Empire Chicago, Inc Ceo Mark Chern
63%
63%Mark Chern
CEO Approval
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N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
66%
% Recommend to a friend
63%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
57%

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What Employees Say

Pros
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Pros
"Zengo"(in 7 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Scam"(in 7 reviews)
"Zengo"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Management Trainee

I worked at Empire Chicago, Inc full-time for less than a year

Pros

Nothing. It's called a consulting firm, but actually a sales agency. Well, there's no employee there......It's only called an agency

Cons

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

Be honest.

"STAY AWAY"5 Aug 2018

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Zengo & Co part-time

Pros

They gave me free coffee.

Cons

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.

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