RE/MAX Reviews

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RE/MAX CEO and Director Margaret M. Kelly
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Pros
  • Creating a work life balance is very achievable at this company, and a great option for those with children (in 5 reviews)

  • Relaxing, fun, meet lots of great people, and get to work with lots of great employees (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Commission based which is unstable form income (in 7 reviews)

  • the expensive desk fees are really the only con (in 6 reviews)

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    Good People Bad Management

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -interesting industry overall
    - agents were nice and very friendly
    -close location
    -group meetings to get people overall excited about what was coming in the near future

    Cons

    -Administrative staff treated very poorly no respect what so ever.
    -Pay is very low and "manager" barks orders unnecessarily.
    -No health or medical offered to some even though full time work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager should be more appreciative of his employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    An Admin Assistant's Review

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at RE/MAX part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was good at $12/hr. The part time hours were steady and went well with my other part time job.

    Cons

    I didn't realize my job was temporary until after the realtor I worked for lost a client due to a disagreement they had over the weekend that had nothing to do with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no advice I have to management. The business model seems to be working just fine from them. To prospective employees, just be aware that if you get hired as an assistant by one of their realtors, your job is temporary. Your length of employment will be based on work volume even though you'll be hired on as if you're a permanent employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Super Easy Job But Clueless Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RE/MAX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy job, people are enjoyable to be around, recognizable brand. Great location in the middle of DTC, free covered parking. Freedom to work on most anything you like to work on.

    Cons

    Management clueless on how to run a business. Management living on the curtails of the brand. No one really doing any real work nothing to move the business forward. No understanding of project management, process or even how to manage people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house on all manager and director levels. Actually hire people who understand the business, manage people and get things done. Awesome ideas to move the business forward but no one that know how to do it. Focus on the brokers and agents not just selling franchises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent People across the board.
    Strong company feel

    Cons

    Lack of clear definition of company goals. Goals seem to change constantly.
    Constant reorganization.
    Its not what you know, its who you know and you better make them happy.
    Drama, drama, drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agree on companies goals and hold to them, regardless of upper management whims.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Horribly Managed

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    Former Employee - Product Analyest  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Product Analyest in Denver, CO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Benefits are top noch

    Cons

    Incredibly low pay. Poor management and what can only be described as "trial and error" leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company if you like to work on your own

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    Former Employee - Realtor  in  Gambrills, MD
    Former Employee - Realtor in Gambrills, MD

    I worked at RE/MAX as a contractor

    Pros

    Great for agents who have been in the business to work.

    Cons

    If you ever need help, this is not the place to work. Broker and owner are never around and won't answer the phone.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great example of how not to run a company

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    Former Employee - Agent  in  West Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Agent in West Babylon, NY

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Broker is a high producer, although very abrasive and a borderline con artist. 95% commission split.

    Cons

    Very cutthroat culture. Broker will expect you to perform his menial tasks while not reimbursing you with either money or leads and will take your commission from you if given a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you work to empower your employees they will be more productive for you than you can be on your own

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    More expensive to be a realtor here than it looks at first pass

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    Former Employee - Realtor  in  Fulton, MD
    Former Employee - Realtor in Fulton, MD

    I worked at RE/MAX as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well appointed offices; easy to bring clients in for consults. Active in-house training programs.

    Cons

    Slow pay; will withhold your commission split for inconsequential contract items, like a missing address on a form that is signed by all parties; all while making interest on the whole commission. All the industry related fees and signs you have to pay for more than offset the increased commission percentage they pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Little growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woodside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, CA

    I worked at RE/MAX

    Pros

    Learn from other realators
    Broker is nice

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Too competitive
    Nearly no walk-ins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to do something to help realtors compete with other real estate firms!

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Remax was a very boring place to work with no room to move up.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Mechanicsville, MD
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Mechanicsville, MD

    I worked at RE/MAX

    Pros

    The best reason to work at this company was because it had good hours and the work load was easy.

    Cons

    The cons were there was never enough work to do and it was very boring. Also the management was mean and the people you have to interact with are also mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to tell someone their job duties and now to just expect someone to do something that you never told them to do.

    No opinion of CEO

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