Keller Williams
4.1 of 5 375 reviews
www.kw.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

Keller Williams Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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4.1 375 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis

Mark Willis

(216 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Dysfunctional Workplace

    Full Time Staff (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsIf you're after a steady paycheck, this is definitely the right place.

    ConsCareer growth is mentioned in almost all job descriptions for corporate positions. Unfortunately, career growth is not based on one's background, knowledge, qualifications or ability. It merely depends on if you're part of the right social circle. Positions are often given to uncredentialed and under-qualified relatives and friends, and they are hired without jobs being posted.

    Director of HR, for an example, is uncredentialed. Her job is to please the executives rather than being the advocate for both the company and the people who work in the company.

    Of all departments, MarCom likely to be the worst of all. Can't expect much from this team when it's led by someone with very limited experience and often makes decisions based on emotions. Lots of blaming throughout the entire company. Management cares only for their personal gain.

    Most leaders, besides the President of MAPS, fail to identify talents. When they see talents, they see them as threats. This explains the exceedingly high turnover rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cloaking yourself with lies and preaching Christianity when staff are often being mistreated. Identify those capricious leaders as they are the main cause of this workplace being toxic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A CULT

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of Training but costly

    ConsYou pay for most of it...try to get you enrolled in their BOLD class...$900.00 It is a factory. They hire anyone with a pulse...Also, IF you have questions they refer you to Gary Keller's book (CEO) What would Gary do? Really??? KW agents not only DRINK the Kool Aid they shoot it in their veins

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire capable people and not just anyone to boost your own pay with their monthly Fee's

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rah- Rah Culture...Network Marketing? Or Real Estate Sales?

    Real Estate Broker (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsNew Logo, able to brand yourself...

    ConsWay too many systems, tools, training and rah-rah kool aid. If you like Templated, live in a box, network marketing and watching 20 hrs of webinars a week about your market leader, e-edge and dotloop mumbo jumbo...This is your spot...

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify....Reduce all the Coaching, training and Hooplah....Team Leaders and Designated Brokers should be in supporting roles for agents not operating their own teams.....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Office, Best Agents

    Real Estate Broker (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsGreat agents, great office leadership, excellent training!

    ConsNew agents have to get off the training wheel and get out and do business!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst professional career decision I made over 20 years. Company filled with deceit.

    Senior Vice President (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFor some people there may be some.

    ConsThere was too much Deceit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    once good company, going through major shifts at the top, moving from entrepreneurial to very corporate

    Leadership Team (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you like MLM companies

    ConsConstant pressure to sign up for expensive training as they make a profit on training. Was told to take several of the classes 12 times. Recruiting franchise/will take any agent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What they say and what they do are opposite

    Agent (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsWell known around town .thats it

    ConsCheap..they nickel and dime you for everything. They are almost Cult like in Following Gary Keller...pretty scary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLower your fees, have your Group leader more responsive to newbies...tired of having them ask me because she is never around or to busy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Realtor (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsA lot of motivated realtors work here

    ConsYou can get lost in the crowd

    Advice to Senior Managementyou should pay more attention to the individual agents so they do not slip through the cracks of your system

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    False promises- the real estate games

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnone- work for any other real estate company than this one - this is a real loser

    Consas they advertise, this is not a "real estate" company but a "sales" company - they just want you to buy all of their add ons - the company favors only the agents that spend money on the company "tools"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Looks good, but you are on your own

    Realtor (Former Employee)
    Tallahassee, FL

    ProsLot's of people at office to talk to & hang out with.

    ConsStill on your own and need to do your own training in the hard stuff. The training is a lot of fluff about marketing yourself. When I was starting out, I needed to understand the contrcat process and lending specifics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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