RE/MAX Reviews

Updated May 18, 2015
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RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger
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Pros
  • In the beginning, the work/life balance was great - there were several company-sponsored employee events with food and drinks during the workday (in 6 reviews)

  • Increases internet sales because of brand recognition (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It is only a commission based job (in 8 reviews)

  • Very high desk fees compared to competing brokerages (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Real Estate

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

    I have been working at RE/MAX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work, nice employees to work with, team spirit

    Cons

    Positive work environment, plenty of training

    Advice to Management

    Great Job. Supportive work environment


  2. Great atmosphere

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

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All corporate employees are incredibly helpful

    Cons

    Little room to move vertically

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Used to be great...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RE/MAX full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people to work with, access to Sanctuary golf course.

    Cons

    Politics - advancement is all about who likes you, and has nothing to do with work performance. Also, employees are by in large underpaid compared to similar roles at comparable companies.


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  5. Great team, great culture

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

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, respectful management

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming if not the right person


  6. BEST PLACE TO WORK!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RE/MAX (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful Headquarters, wonderful leadership team, very strong Board of Directors, good people, nice benefits, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Best place I've ever worked!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - N/A in Denver, CO

    I have been working at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation, Environment, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Limited pay increase. Lack of pay structure

    Advice to Management

    Structured pay increases.


  8. HQ Political Nightmare (RE/MAX HQ - a.k.a. RE/MAX, LLC)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The job itself was pretty easy and most people put in far less than 40 hours a week. The other employees are amazing, met some of my favorite people there.

    Plenty of great training opportunities to help you advance your next career, however they won't help you much at this one. If you are looking for professional development, be prepared to seek it out yourself and hold yourself accountable.

    Time off flexibility

    Cons

    They used to emphasize how great the company culture was, and from I hear it used to be pretty great. The year prior to their IPO, the focus on culture started to rapidly decline. The smaller salaries that they pay used to be compensated by the culture and not hating your job. Now that they are well into their IPO, the culture is pretty much all gone with the exception of being able to bring your dog to work 1 day a year.

    If/when you start there, don't be surprised to see and hear about almost every single employee looking for a new job. I've only worked at one place where the staff morale was this low and they ended up going bankrupt (with turnover being a large part of it in my opinion).

    Don't expect to be trained. There are little to ZERO training guides, manuals or procedures. You will be told that training someone for a position with so much "grey area" is a tough thing to do, so learn as you go and ask co-workers. Don't be surprised if you're held accountable for things you are not trained to do or informed are your responsibility.

    Almost every person in a management position was promoted due to the ability to do their non-manger job well. However, the company doesn't train management to become good or effective managers which results in a lot of company waste. Many of the management has also reached their levels due to political connections within the company (or so I was told). Many of them that were accused of this seemed to half commit to their responsibilities in my eyes.

    As I mentioned as a pro, the job(s) themselves are pretty easy. The con to that is people spend a lot more time creating and driving drama instead of contributing to difficult or complex tasks. This also allows people to come in very late and leave pretty early.

    There are other cons, however I don't feel they are legal to share since it is a public company and I'm unsure of what has been released to the public at this point.

    Advice to Management

    I've heard many of you complain that you hate the amount of staff turnover at the company, yet nobody does anything about it. Voice your opinion and please stop being afraid of the upper upper management slapping your hand. Make the company a better place to work and resulting in a better company overall.

    If you take any advice, please let it be this: STOP falling back on the excuse of, "That's the way we've always done it" because it will be the one thing that takes the company down. Industries change and so do the management styles that go along with them. Learn to adapt and overcome. You have some tremendous talent in the building, however only 10% of it is ever utilized.

    I understand that once a company goes public that things will change. Please bring back the culture that you used to have and still brag about although it's been gone for a very long time. The staff that is still there deserves it and so do you. If there are things/events that cannot come back due to lawyers/investors/IPO policies, then come up with other ways to add to the culture.


  9. A company that understands the value of their employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. A truly professional workplace with a positive environment. They don't want to lose you. Long-term career opportunities. Generous upper management.

    Cons

    Limited number of positions and career growth opportunities. If you love real estate and franchising, this could be the place for you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very immature corporate environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Denver, CO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building with faux gold fixtures on the 12th floor. Plenty of attractive young people and a foosball table.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability in all leadership positions. In short... if you are a friend of Dave's -you have a job for life. If not, you are a piece of meat in a seat.

    Advice to Management

    Begin recruiting true professionals into Management and Leadership.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Headquarters Office Plays Favorites

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In the beginning, the work/life balance was great - there were several company-sponsored employee events with food and drinks during the workday. The benefits packages were amazing - huge 401(k) match, no cost health insurance, lots of paid time off.

    Cons

    As the company grew, new management came in and took over. All of the perks slowly went away and employee satisfaction was no longer important. It also became hugely apparent that people who didn't deserve promotions were getting them. Management didn't reward the hard workers, they rewarded the people who kissed the most butt and back-stabbed their co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better attention to the actual work your employees are doing, not just who you like the best because they kiss your butt the most. Once you took away the perks and then still told the employees to be grateful, you caused a lot of unhappiness. Your employees work hard for you - show your appreciation more.



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