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Updated January 5, 2018
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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett
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  • You will not get the attention you need from the Broker (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Global"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker/Sales Associate in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker/Sales Associate in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like the corporate atmosphere without being harsh. Professional and ethical standards guide the business. Individual offices have strong leadership. Agents are exposed to new ideas and practices in the business on a global level. Change of leadership has been very positive in my current office.

    Cons

    Poor communication between agents within the office. Subtle attitudes of discrimination , specially, from the Asian agents who prefer to work with their own.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Brokers who have rounded experience in all spheres. Personal, ethical, commercial, business, and life experiences. Leadership qualities are very important. Agents should be able to grow on all levels and have inclusive attitudes. There should be a reward system to recognize humanistic and leadership qualities. Accountability for over all performance.


  2. "?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company events are always fun. Pay is no where near good. Benefits are good. There are some good folks there but management needs to be careful of who they put in.high positions. Instead of an intelligence test being conducted, try conducting some sort of cultural acceptance paychology test.

    Cons

    If youre a minority, you will be suppressed and made to feel unqualified for higher pay and role. They will most definitely pay you less money and add additional duties to your job while they tend to make themselves feel accomplished in doing so. Managers, HR, and COO of one of their insurance companys are very gamey and monopolize against you in attempt to make you look like the bad guy for calling them on their games, inconsistency, and lies of what they promise in their interviews and orientation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth and stop expecting people to do more for what youre paying them.

  3. "Insurance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time

    Pros

    Stable job outlook, established processes

    Cons

    difficult to pitch new ideas sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to try new things!


  4. "Sales professional"

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    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It offered a base pay of 30k a year plus a commission plan to make money.

    Cons

    55+ hour work weeks. Such long hours make it hard to have a work life balance. High pressure sales. Hard targets to reach to actually make commission.


  5. "Berkshire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good manager, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    People can be cut throat


  6. "No Assistance from Broker in Clearwater FL"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Brand Name, Helpful co-workers, Beautiful office, and clean office

    Cons

    If you are a new agent do not sign up in Clearwater, FL. You will not get the attention you need from the Broker. He is unavailable, and will not give you the time of day.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think this broker


  7. "HR Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time

    Pros

    A Warren Buffet company umbrella.

    Cons

    Its not what you know, but WHO you know.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retention of the qualified instead of hiring the inexperienced.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with, hours are good.

    Cons

    I have to work every Saturday.


  9. "Pay was ok. Just not a good balance between work life and personal life."

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    Former Employee - Parts Consultant in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Parts Consultant in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good. The pay is decent depending on how long you have been there. Most holidays are paid.

    Cons

    There really is no work and personal balance. The hours are ridiculous. They expect one person to do multiple jobs regardless of how busy they are.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees ideas


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Clueless Managers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good product, Nice facility and location.

    Cons

    Uninformed Management, Do not know the job they are charged with

    Advice to Management

    Don't swear at employees who have not even completed your uninspiring training.
    I was outright lied to about the position I would have.


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