Century 21

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Century 21 Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
115 Reviews

3.9
115 Reviews
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Century 21 President and CEO Richard W. (Rick) Davidson
Richard W. (Rick) Davidson
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great training and guidance from company (in 7 reviews)

  • Good brand recognition and support (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Commission based sales, when the market crashes so does our income (in 3 reviews)

  • Commission splits are not mandated by corporate and are flexible (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    General Company Benefits

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in West Covina, CA

    Pros

    You are your own boss great commissions when you make a sale you get to know a lots of families and create good relationships

    Cons

    You have to find your own clients and have amazing sales and closing skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a good sales training and weekly meetings and always mentor new agents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker Associate  in  Twain Harte, CA
    Former Employee - Broker Associate in Twain Harte, CA

    Pros

    Wonderful training, tools and support.

    Cons

    As with all real estate, be prepared to finance your own start up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the technology envelope. Good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Real estate agent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work your own hours and pick your days of work

    Cons

    contract worker with no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ

    Pros

    Interesting work and decent pay with bonus potential. There are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Difficult for work-life balance as company has had to downsize during the tough real estate market the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in manager development programs to improve the people management skills of supervisors to assure equity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for. They seem to treat their realtors well. I was in charge of marketing and design.

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    Former Employee - Creative Director  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Brea, CA

    Pros

    Decent leadership, open to make decisions. I was in charge of marketing and design, and the company gave me free reign to bring in new talent and help existing staff.

    Cons

    Lacks direction at times. Seemed to be a high turnover based on the flux in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great brokerage to start at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    -Brand recognition
    -Training
    -Broker Support
    -Minimal fees (only $200 a year at my office for unlimited technology use)

    Cons

    As a real estate agent, you only get paid by commission, but that is not the firm's fault. Besides that, the low split is a con for new agents. It's 50/50, and since they take 8% off the top for franchise fees, it's really 46 to you and 54 to them, before any other fees. Join a team with a higher split and negotiate how much you will give to them for your help, while still making more than the original 50/50 and getting help from some team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid corporate marketing support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Good company marketing with national ( and global) brand recognition. Broker offices are independent and support/training, and sales leads will vary significantly from one office to another. Environment is typically collegial and supportive , instead of negatively competitive.

    Cons

    If you find a good local office and a well liked broker, you should not have many issues. Commission splits are not mandated by corporate and are flexible. Full time sales environment, must succeed and close deals to get paid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Despicable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Friendswood, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Friendswood, TX

    Pros

    The only pro was I got 6 months worth of paychecks without any hassle BEFORE they started bouncing. Yes... I'm talking about YOU, C21 - KEY in Friendswood, tx!

    Cons

    Where to begin? How about the lies they tell to get employees/agents? Bouncing checks? Letting people go without fault. Cheating. Stealing. Stingy.... I could go on but I won't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Pay your employees fairly!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best places I have ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Agent  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Agent in Eagan, MN

    Pros

    It is a small family owned company that has been in business for close to 20 years. Recently, it became affiliated with CENTURY 21 and now has the perks of a small business with the resources of a large corporation. The managing broker is amazing. The commission splits are very high and the staff bend over backwards to help. Very generous with distributing company leads.

    Cons

    Compensation is completely commissioned based. If you are self-motivated and have a strong work ethic, you will succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Educational

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor  in  Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Realtor in Saint George, UT

    Pros

    Great motivational leadership who work to help employees be great people and realtors.

    Cons

    Difficult to get started because of the amount to be paid to the organization from each commission. Other companies require much less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the introduction period more favorable to new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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