Keller Williams

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Keller Williams Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
500 Reviews
4.2
500 Reviews
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Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis
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272 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Realtor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Current Employee - Realtor

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, awesome training, coworkers and office staff are very helpful and supportive, flexible work schedule free education and training classes and good income potential.

    Cons

    No real estate leads are provided/you have to generate all your own leads and business, monthly expenses of insurance and office fees can be hard got new agents, office advertising is almost nonexistent so our company is not well know in our city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hands on training out in the field would be useful as opposed to classroom training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for short-term or VERY long term. "Eh" in between

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (21 days PTO; 95% coverage of medical, dental, vision insurance; 401K matching; education reimbursement program)
    Job stability (0 layoffs in the history of the company)
    Room for growth (positions are created based on need - if you find a need in the company and can fill it, you have the potential to move up quickly)

    Cons

    Indecision - the company has pet projects that it comes up with multiple times a year, follows through on some, scraps others, or will have an entire project completed before deciding that's not what they really wanted to do after all
    Poor follow through - Will come up with a project, and either not be able to complete it (due to no budget or not enough knowledge) or the project will simply "go cold" because some other idea came up
    Poor project management - some project managers can't manage projects! When the entire role of an individual (or several individuals) is to manage projects, there is no reason projects should consistently fail on delivery.
    Pay is "okay" - the company offers significant profit share checks, but you have to wait until the end of the year to get them. The amount of profit share is factored into how much they pay you (it becomes a part of negotiation. If your position should pay $100K, and profit share would be $20K, they will try to give you a BASE of $80K because "with profit share, you're pretty much there"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Training of the century

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is beyond great, all the other agents and team leader are always friendly and available to help with any questions. They provide the best training to help you excel and maintain your business.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be a slave to your cell phone and email. If your significant other doesn't bug you when you're trying to make money they will need a sit down.

    If you are not a self starter this line of work is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the best management staff I've ever been around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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 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

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enlightenment...your production level is in your hands.

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

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time

    Pros

    KW offers amazing unlimited training and reference materials for the agents.

    Cons

    Family Reunion and Mega camp always a plane trip away...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Family Reunion or Mega Camp in Los Angeles area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I drank the KW Kool-Aid and I'm glad I did

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

    I have been working at Keller Williams as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, company values, team atmosphere, support, great classes

    Cons

    Religion based company - events can feel preachy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect place to start your real estate career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Orland Park, IL

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

    Pros

    The training is superb. There is always a class to learn more about how to run your business efficiently as possible. Take BOLD as often as possible!

    Cons

    How quickly you get paid is dependent on how efficiently the office staff works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A wonderful place to build a business worth having.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Odenton, MD
    Current Employee - Realtor in Odenton, MD

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great education and support.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons as of yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to learn and grow as a real estate professional.

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

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

    Pros

    Terrific on-going training, profit sharing, technology and a caring staff. Great culture, top to bottom.

    Cons

    Like any other real estate firm, you are an independent contractor - no health insurance, a big issue in today's workplace. Fees and splits can add up to substantial amount/percentage of your net income, particularly in a down market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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