Culture, People, Office, Training, Flexibility
lots of company perks but no health insurance
You are an independent contractor, so 1099, and health care coverage is pretty expensive because you pay for this yourself. There is no 401K plan either so you have to plan all that for yourself too.
If you're an agent, there are no company perks, because you're an associate/self-employed...save two, and they're big. KWR does profit sharing, and it's a life time asset you can will to your heirs - if you bring in other agents, you'll get a share of the $$ they bring to the company. Takes 3 years to vest. Secondly, professional training. Look no further than KW if you're new, or if you've been doing it for a while but want to step up your output and profit. They're simply the best in the business. If you've got the time, they've got the training. Because you're a free agent, you can work from home or the Market Center, up to you, and you work the hours you choose. KWR teaches you to work smarter, and how to prioritize and block your time. At the end of the day, you earn more AND have more time for yourself and family.
None as a contract employee
Literally no assistance whatsoever. You are completely on your own, and the KW marketplace for health insurance is a complete and total joke.
KW has a website to compare individual health insurance rates, but they aren’t the cheap group rates. Expect to pay upwards of 300 dollars for insurance.
I am a W2 licensed admin for my team. There are absolutely no benefits at all, for 1099 or salaried employees. The icing on the cake is that our team is so small, nobody in our office qualifies for FMLA. No paternity/maternity leave policies either.
Strictly commission/self employed. No real benefits to speak of.
As an admin assistant, the only benefit that I got was 10 vacation days. I believe there was health insurance I could have gotten, but it wasn’t too great.
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