Long & Foster

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Long & Foster Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
66 Reviews
3.6
66 Reviews
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P. Wesley Foster Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great training, people, and culture (in 3 reviews)

  • Market Position Mid Atlantic gives realtors exposure to a greater volume of transactions (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Office expenses should be covered by my commission split (in 2 reviews)

  • Not so much the companies fault but the real estate world is crazy in its self (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very professional organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long & Foster

    Pros

    Great communication and office culture that allowed a creative expressionism level that I was unaccustomed to in other businesses.

    Cons

    Very large building that was not laid out as well as the old headquarters. This caused a delay in information processing sometimes and forced more issues than it solved

  2.  

    I had an excellent experience with this company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long & Foster

    Pros

    The office is full of really great people.

    Cons

    Inter-office communication can sometimes be a bit tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  3.  

    Fast Paced, Great Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CRES Real Estate Coordinator in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - CRES Real Estate Coordinator in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    CRES Division. Great support from the Director, JP. Very willing to be a teacher to those who need assistance. Very knowledgeable in the industry.

    Cons

    Family run company that is at times challenging, but what company isn't?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust, but verify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great company filled with a lot of friendly agents.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long & Foster

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people that want to see you succeed

    Cons

    The meetings/training were not always presented in the best way.

  6.  

    Tough experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A variety of experiences and exposure to multiple technologies.

    Cons

    No regular evaluations for five years. Equipment failing with no plan to replace other than talk of the equipment going away. Jobs replaced by outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide regular employee evaluations regardless of the real estate market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was a short sale negotiator and assisted agents and their clients in obtaining lender approvals for short sales.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Short Sale Negotiator in Hamilton, NJ
    Former Employee - Short Sale Negotiator in Hamilton, NJ

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people were great to work with and it was a casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    For the job I did, I felt that the pay was very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees and more reasonable pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Coworkers, Moderate work environment, terrible employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The folks who work here are fantastic. Each of them works hard, and the camaraderie that everyone feels towards helping each other through the work day is fantastic. Occasionally, there are team activities or lunches out, however, none of this makes up for the fact that the company struggles from disorganized, micromanaging leadership.

    Cons

    Apart from incredibly low pay, no benefits, and a corporate management style that micromanages, over promises and under delivers, and seeks to undermine employee advancement it's a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a business plan, stick to that plan, and let your employees do their job without questioning and second guessing each decision you've hired them to make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Sr. Accountant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best and biggest private companies to work in, and probably the best experience ever because of the work enviroment.

    Cons

    Probably the Pros has also to do with the Cons, which in this case is that in such a huge company is very difficult to have a detailed relationship with the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, Management is and always have been doing a great and professional job making the company in one of the leader in the real estate industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for when the market is good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long & Foster

    Pros

    Good bonuses when the housing market is doing well. Management takes care of their employees and works hard to retain their employees when business is doing well. Management understands and promote work/life balance.

    Cons

    As soon as the market began to slump the company lays off the same employees it worked so hard to keep during busier seasons. Management consistently spoke of big plans and growth, which for the most part did not come to fruition. Unstable employment, the instability comes not from the company itself but the volatile housing market itself.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great salary and wonderful co-workers.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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