Keller Williams Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. It was like a rollercoaster.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

    I worked at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Flexibility of work hours. Could work from home a little bit. Always had work to do.

    Cons

    I worked for the worst agent on the planet. He was unethical and just a down right terrible person. I had more work than I could have ever dreamed or completing and no matter how hard I worked I never got recognition. I was also wrongly 1099ed as well, I should have been a w2 employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit letting agents get away with stuff, you're creating a terrible name for yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Entry level admin

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    Former Employee - DOFI in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - DOFI in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work independently, no one looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Very low pay, not livable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Ok company

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Keller Williams as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, good advertising, well known in most communities, everyone is very nice and welcoming and will help you if you have any questions.

    Cons

    No Leads for new agents,your told just pay for leads, call your family and friends (you can only call them so much and ask for peoples names and numbers before they dont answer your call anymore. They say hold open houses for other agents, but dont assist you in what you need to do for that open house, or how to contact the other agents too see if you can hold open houses. I know its a personal business in real estate an each is responsible for it own, but some help for new agents would be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have lists of agents that are looking for agents to hold open houses, help the new agents out some with leads that are called into the office instead of giving right to the broker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Real Estate Broker

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    Former Contractor - Real A Estate Agent in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Real A Estate Agent in Denver, CO

    I worked at Keller Williams as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training for newbies
    Great place to interact with other agents

    Cons

    Felt as though they make money off the agents instead of helping the, succeed
    Veterans of the firm drunk the kook aid and it is a bit much..too rah-rah

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. They want u to become a Realtor and split profits~

    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant

    I worked at Keller Williams part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Happy. Nice office. Fantastic Kitchen. Webinars?seminars to setup software. Independence in being able to supervise yourself

    Cons

    Mind-boggling Software. Competitors vs. comradery

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP TRY TO GET YOUR REALTOR TO PAY FOR ASSISTANTS TO GET THEIR LISCENCE...it's a sneaky greedy practice

  7. Great values, no-one observes them

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The name that backs you and your business is familiar

    Cons

    The lack of concern for the people there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Bad initial training with an unethical broker

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Keller Williams as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company motto, great work environment. The company events and speeches are worthwhile and pretty influential.

    Cons

    If you have a bad or unethical broker training you, you might as well leave. They are the ones that you have to work with and it is hard to switch brokers. The broker that I trained with allowed another sales agent to take one of my leads, putting me out of a $10k commission. It was not only a shock, but created huge trust issues with the broker in question. I was unable to even work with the group afterwards and had wasted a year in training fees for my license.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training on ethical and transformational leadership is suggested.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. New Agents BEWARE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time

    Pros

    Freedom of running your own business - you control your income

    Cons

    Unless you are a seasoned agent newbies will flounder without direction/guidance/instruction. Left to own devices while management is away on "conference"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be engaged in your office- be present all the time as a business should be run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. I worked for all offices on the West Side.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They really did trust me to do my job. I was given my duties and left to complete them so long as I made my deadlines. I was able to work remotely three days of the week as well. They are a very philanthropic company that does truly try to give back. They are very pro work-life balance and host many events for their employees.

    Cons

    This is not a review from a Realtor, so for a Realtor, it may be a very different experience there. It was very hard to contact anyone in charge if I was having issues. All the offices were independently owned and there was continuous contention between the owners, each wanting things done their ways. I quite often got stuck in the middle of office politics with one deeming me and my position unnecessary and one one telling me I'm doing a great job. I never knew where I stood in my position. I also never felt that the manager of the actual office I was hired through had my back in anything. You never get a sense of where you stand and there is no chance of advancement. They are also very stingy on salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to get along with one another and make decisions that are for the benefit of the company as a whole as opposed to what each owner wants for themselves. Don't put employees in awkward positions when it comes to office politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Selective community service is supported. Numerous training opportunities. Pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Swelling middle management without qualifications or experience, replacement employees have significantly less experience than those who leave, below market compensation and personality-based management training and hiring applied haphazardly. Although judged and praised for innovation, a great deal of time and energy is spent repairing and managing years of questionable business decisions along with poorly conceived and executed legacy programs. It is likely you will get work for someone in management's relative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspiration and vision become little more than words on the wall when employees see closed doors from middle management to the executive level and cubes shrink to maintain space for elaborate empty offices for figureheads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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