Keller Williams

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Keller Williams Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The profit sharing was nice and the work life balance was unbelievable (in 52 reviews)

  • Great Company with wonderful management team at DFW North, Great training (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't give out leads to new agents or have phones to answer for possible leads (in 28 reviews)

  • Some people shouldn't be real estate agents (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Real Estate Broker

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real A Estate Agent in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Real A Estate Agent in Denver, CO

    I worked at Keller Williams as a contractor (more than an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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

  3.  

    Great values, no-one observes them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    New Agents BEWARE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Bad initial training with an unethical broker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Keller Williams as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    I worked for all offices on the West Side.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Dead End for Administrative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Assistant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Assistant in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Keller Williams part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and some not so great.

    Cons

    Close to home and great boss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Failing from the top

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HQ Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - HQ Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Profit Share check. Great staff to work with. Lots of talented staff.

    Cons

    Including myself, most people came to the company because of its prevailing belief system - WI4C2TS.
    Win-Win meant to be everyone wins or there is no deal. At the HQ only management wins. Relatives of leadership team also wins. Integrity: to most ego-driven leadership team, do the right thing means do what benefit themselves the most. Customers do not always come first. Leadership team does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to lead by example! Stop hiring family members who aren't qualified. Stop empowering upper management when you know they aren't doing their job and mistreating their staff. Have the humility and modesty to admit when you messed up.
    Even though the CEO is a decent person but cannot approve him when the numbers of ludicrous drama created by upper management on a daily basis are so high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a good place for new agent

    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent/Realtor in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent/Realtor in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office, good training, weekly staff meeting.

    Cons

    Upfront high fees, no one to talk to, team leader travel all the time to attend meetings. They want you to attend all kind of classes that are not FREE. Before you make any money it cost you $175 a month plus you pay for your copies, nothing is free.
    Lot of agents, the place became lier a train station, in 3 months they hired 40 agents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not charge a new agent any upfront fees for 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend

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