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Empire Chicago, Inc Overview

Lombard, IL (US)
1 to 50 employees
2012
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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Top performing Sales and Marketing company working with Fortune 500 clients and specializing in new customer acquisition and retention, and promoting from within.

Mission: "Driven entrepreneurs building empires across the world and providing opportunity for generations through a unique opportunity and a supportive culture"

Empire Chicago, Inc Reviews

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    "Management trainee"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Lombard, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Lombard, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Empire Chicago, Inc full-time (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.

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Empire Chicago, Inc Interviews

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    Human Resources Administrator/Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Empire Chicago, Inc (Chicago, IL (US)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Everything about this company is a total scam for recent grads, avoid at all costs. Empire is only looking for young people to take advantage of.

    I applied for a position in HR, and was contacted for an in person interview the next day. Upon walking in, I was greeted by the "HR Director" which should be read as "Receptionist", who asked me to fill out a basic application and then told me that I should watch Netflix while I wait and asked me to pick out a show.... Rather than being interviewed by the person "in charge" of HR, I was interviewed by the President of the company, so I had to wait for him. I began asking her questions about the position, and she couldn't tell me anything but her own duties.

    When Mark, the president, came to grab me for my interview, he could hardly string together a sentence due to the amount of sniffling after every pause (I can only imagine why/what he was sniffing based on the residue on the desk). The whole process probably took ten minutes, he proceeded to talk about himself and tell me all about his shiny new BMW. Then started talking about money for the first couple of minutes, followed by telling me all about the new offices that were just opened up in Ohio (for which I could find no information on whatsoever), and finally making a flimsy connection based on my university, and then finally started talking about the job.

    He told me about the business, which was basically selling energy services to businesses door to door, and talked about the importance of sales skills. I interjected, telling him that I was looking for an HR position, as that was where I had applied. He then told me that in order to be brought on as a recruiter, I would have to work for at least 6 months in a sales role to "learn the business". When I reiterated, AGAIN, that I was not interested in a sales position, but rather the position that I ACTUALLY APPLIED FOR he showed me the door.

    This is just another company that takes in recent grads, works them, pays them nothing outside of commissions, and then burns them. I nearly walked out of the interview before it started after speaking to the receptionist, and I can only hope that other job seekers can see this scam for what it really is before wasting their time.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were asked, as he was not interested in me or my background. He talked about himself through the entire interview   Answer Question
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