Sperry Van Ness Reviews

Updated April 2, 2014
Updated April 2, 2014
9 Reviews

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Sperry Van Ness President & CEO Kevin C. Maggiacomo
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  1.  

    Great place to enter the real estate market

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

    I have been working at Sperry Van Ness part-time

    Pros

    Lots of networking resources available

    Cons

    Lack of international exposure to date

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sperry Van Ness part-time

    Pros

    Up and coming company with tons of potential

    Cons

    None that I can currently think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Understaffed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sperry Van Ness

    Pros

    Can't think of any at the moment

    Cons

    Understaff every property really badly!

    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    A great Commercial Real Estate focused company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Sperry Van Ness full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Their nationwide network allows you to assist your customers no matter where their properties are located; then you do a search for SVN brokers in that state and you know somebody you can trust to assist you and your client.

    Cons

    Could not belong to the NAR or FAR, since the Managing Broker was not member.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Must be a self starter.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sperry Van Ness

    Pros

    There is a tremendous amount of autonomy.

    Cons

    You make what you produce (which some people will prefer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you are doing.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor foresight.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker Coordinator  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Broker Coordinator in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Sperry Van Ness

    Pros

    In a good market, SVN was an exciting place to work.
    Appreciative brokers, fair compensation.
    SVN had a good marketing model and great internal software and tools for brokers.

    Cons

    When the economy dropped, upper management panicked.
    They got rid of all the wrong people and sunk their ship earlier than necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like what's done is done. I was sad to hear that everyone was gone and the structure of the corporate office had changed so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Sperry Van Ness

    Pros

    Very fun collaborative culture. Enthusiastic coworkers and management. Opportunities for growth really depend on you and your willingness to work hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes management could do a better job of showing an understanding of employee difficulties. Meetings can be less than productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with the current real estate market. It is a hard time to be in the business and hopefully you can weather the storm.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This company is a joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Broker in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sperry Van Ness

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about these guys except that they act like they are easygoing and fun.

    Cons

    Compared to other brokerages this place offers no training and no compensation. You find your own phone numbers, that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try telling the truth. Don't make believe that each guy has his own territory. Cold calling is old fashioned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor
    Current Employee - Advisor

    I have been working at Sperry Van Ness

    Pros

    Strong Ethics, Proven Success in the Industry, Good Training, Quality People, Unlimited opportunity in sales

    Cons

    Recent market situations have resulted in corporate downsizing and company restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does an excellent job in involving partners for feedback and ideas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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