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  1. Helpful (2)

    "DON'T GET SUCKED IN"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at empire events & solutions full-time

    Pros

    Learn some business skills in the first hour at the actual location before you drive off to some location they choose for you.

    Cons

    RISKY/UNPREDICTABLE
    Low pay-commission
    High turnover rate
    No compensation for all the gas you put into your car driving everywhere around the bay. You go as far as SF!
    On your feet all day contemplating if it's worth it
    Passerby people even question what you're doing is charitable
    LONG HOURS-I had no life outside this job
    16 hour days were stupid and equaled 500 paycheck.
    NOT WORTH IT
    put your hard earned work into somewhere else that's honest

    They are a SCAM!!!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with people! Don't lie to them in the interview process.

    The turnover rate would be less of a headache if you did.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at empire events & solutions full-time

    Pros

    motivation, energy, joy, support, nice environment

    Cons

    commission, self starter, un predictable, unsteady sales, no sales force

    Advice to Management

    be straightforward to new hire

  3. Helpful (1)

    "event coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at empire events & solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible schedules and learned new skills. Opportunity to relocate

    Cons

    Was a little far from home

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome Work Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at empire events & solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone, including managers, are super nice.
    Very positive atmosphere.
    Help you better yourself while helping children.

    Cons

    Far drive, but worth it.
    They do not have an office in Tracy.
    You laugh all the time (Isn't a con, just proving that it's a great place to work!)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Scam"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    try to say you will be promoted.
    if you want to work crazy hours for $200 a week.

    Cons

    They want you to go to events and ask for money for D.A.R.E. and you get a commission based on what you receive.
    they want you to work 11 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    they try to sell you into joining the company


  6. Helpful (9)

    "I lasted two weeks"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Agent in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Agent in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at empire events & solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work closely with managers to build business skills

    Food and drink vending machine at your disposal.

    That's it, no other pros.

    Cons

    85 hour work week (not joking)
    No base pay, all commission
    No benefits
    No overtime
    No holidays
    Sick days are highly frowned upon
    No breaks during the day
    Lunch breaks are highly frowned upon
    CEO is a multimillionaire who constantly boasts about her new purchase or latest vacation.

    It's a pyramid scheme. The website is incredibly misleading. They boast about being a marketing team and teaching us to be leaders and great business partners, but what you end up doing is going to random locations and begging people for "donations". I put that in quotations because your pay check is 30% commission of said "donations". Nobody knows how much of the money actually goes to the D.A.R.E program. I did this in heels and skirts, since the dress code is strictly business formal.
    The managers also do none of this work. They are allowed to stay at the office all day, and it was slipped to me that they make upwards of $15,000 a week. Not okay.

    Advice to Management

    Less hours, decent pay, give your employees benefits. Stop drinking the kool-aid people.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "distributor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -good work environment
    -opportunity for growth
    -travel

    Cons

    -long hours
    -commission only
    -only few make it
    -favoritism

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Empire"

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    Current Employee - Leader in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Leader in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere !! Positive energy. Mangers are awesome. There're doing a great job also helping out the local area and get DARE back into our kids life's. Anthony the admin Was AWESOME the funniest kid I ever met!!!

    Cons

    I wish I could work 7 days a week but they won't let me!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, not too great hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at empire events & solutions part-time

    Pros

    Team was very supportive overall -- morning meetings, workshops, training one on one in the field. A lot of support through GroupMe platform. Easy to have face-time with higher-ups.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, sometimes form before 6 AM to after 7 PM. Sadly, non-guaranteed payment for those incredibly long hours made it not worth overall. There is no compensation for traveling and you would often drive for very long distances. Extremely high turnover rates.

    Advice to Management

    The long hours and commission-based pay is hard to justify given how many sales need to be conducted within a day in order to meet what one would have gotten working at minimum wage for the same amount of hours. Offer compensation for the gas that is used just to arrive at destinations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at empire events & solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The interview process was very pleasant and the Interviewer was very nice and respectful. She took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for. Very straightforward and let me know exactly what the position was. The environment right when you walk into the office is upbeat and positive. It was a relief to find other hard working and positive people looking for growth opportunities, and a management team willing to train and put effort into their employees.

    Cons

    I could not start right away but when I finally quit my other job I wished I would have done it sooner.


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