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Keller Williams Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
178 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to work except the stereotype of being greedy and dumb.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Real Estate Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with flexibility of schedule and office access,great advice,opportunity of phone time if you are eligible.

    Cons

    After being a realtor for 7 years going back to corporate world for another good opportunity is almost next to nothing, if you are not barred to apply because of conflict of interest the stereotype of being a realtor does not work in your favor to land you a decent job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think we need to involve ourselves in community work for nonprofit, that may save our image.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a review for working at a franchise, not Keller Williams International

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Fast exciting pace, incredible growth opportunities for life and business, growth centric company, focus on achieving work-life balance through "God, Family, Business" in an industry where it can sometimes seem impossible to do so.

    Cons

    In my experience at the franchise level, the expectation that you can be everything to everyone. This can cause stress. No benefits at this particular franchise. May be different at other KW franchises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Absolutely clear goals and expectation, make sure that our values are something we live by and not just talk about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for agents; make sure staff members have a better experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Center Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Market Center Administrator in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great training opportunities. Agents are awesome, and helpful. Beautiful office spaces. DOFI represent the franchises well in each office. The MCA is the anchor of the franchise. Will challenge you to be the best you can be.

    Cons

    The pay did not meet what staff was expected to do. There was a lot of turnover in staff and with the Team Leaders. Some Team Leaders are so interested in being "popular" or a "rock
    star" that they miss out of building relationships with staff. Be humble and you will be able to build a great team in your office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be some changes made to policies so that the franchises are run like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at Keller Williams is very autonomous. Overall, one of the better real estate companies in Michigan.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good new agent training.

    Cons

    Once you're through the new agent training, you're on your own. Training classes after that are mainly just "motivational speeches".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more realistic with what new agents should expect, and try to set them up with more established agents early on. They can get some referrals on buyer leads, hold open houses for current listings, etc. The faster their career begins to excel, the more likely they are to stick around and start making the office some money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist
    Current Employee - Receptionist

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Good people to work with, easy schedule.

    Cons

    Working every other weekend, not very supportive of upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the people you want to stick around why they should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good training, lots of encouragement and help if you are a new agent.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    training was very good and worth it

    Cons

    they take a lot out of your commission when you are new

  8.  

    Terrific company

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

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They inspire you to build your own business and your own brand. They provide good training for people starting in Real Estate.

    Cons

    Some of the training is outdated for the NYC or market. They need to find a way to add KW training models that apply specifically to NYC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right talent for management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great company tough city to work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    commision split can be 100%

    Cons

    not much going on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A Training Company that happens to sell Real Estate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing Corporate Culture that has led to KW to become the largest Real Estate company in North America
    Outstanding Training insures you will always be current in your practice of Real Estate if you are a learning based individual
    Espirit de Corps
    Helpful Colleagues who teach seminars to help other be successful
    Down line profit share program
    Zero Corporate Debt
    After you "CAP", you get to keep 100% of your commission typically after the company earns somewhere between $20K and $45K
    Competitive Splits pre "Capping"

    Cons

    Individual offices can have dreadful management and cronyism
    Some of the Managing Brokers are a bit too focused on spending as little time as possible advising their agents when legal issues crop up. Additionally, they utter the words " Your client needs to hire an attorney" a bit too often
    There is a constant & intense pressure on team leader to recruit any warm body. They will often focus on Quantity over Quality. In a booming market we end up with people who shouldn't be in sales.
    Some team leaders will try and "steal" people you have recommended so you don't get the downline, they do. This is highly unethical.
    Favoritism: The Team Leaders and Managing Brokers make money in their downline for folks they brought in. They therefore will provide incoming sales leads only to people in their downline.
    Mentorship: Newbies are required to have a mentor who takes 25% of their first three transactions. Some of the Mentors are not up to the task, some are excellent. No oversight or standards for mentorship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to have a place in the luxury market, focus on bringing in the top agents, not just any warm newbie body.
    Set standards for Agent Services Coordinators and TC's, and then follow them and follow up that they ARE being followed. In other words, manage.
    Hire excellent Managing Brokers who love to teach and answer questions.....over and over, at all times of the day/night.
    Be aware that agents paying the company the equivalent of a college tuition every year should not constantly be told how "lucky" they are $40K is a nice chunk of change for a brokerage that is bare bones in services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Very family oriented, perfect for what i needed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Flexiable, friendly and very relaxed environment to work in.

    Cons

    Needed someone full time and i was not able to do that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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