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Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Good culture
    * Decent work / life balance
    * OK compensation
    * Nice people to work with
    * Opportunities to succeed
    * Poised to be successful

    Cons

    * Compensation could be a bit better


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Growing Company in Need of More Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Awesome support staff with the patience of the gods
    - Great culture (in comparison with other real estate companies)
    - Lots of food and amenities available at the office
    - Always trying to be better and do better

    Cons

    - Not enough support staff to deal with the enormous growth
    - High ambition often means high pressure. When high pressure isn't coupled with a kind and compassionate work environment, people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Kindness and attention to people's personal needs goes a long way. Rumors about how staff are treated travel fast.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Rocketship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Communications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Head of Communications in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High growth company. High energy, positive environment. Incredibly talented staff and agents.

    Cons

    The hours can be long. A lot of people catch up on work over the weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I'm excited about our future.


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  5. "Full-time Compass Staff Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compass is a rapidly growing company with great opportunity for employees to learn and grow within it. It is great to be a part of a company that is such a strong innovator in within the industry. Culture is very important to the leadership team and they are constantly looking for ways to improve and always open to new ideas and suggestions from employees of all levels. The benefits and perks are great, including free lunch everyday!

    Cons

    Although the rapid growth of Compass is a great for employee learning and development, it can mean working long hours. It is a very fast-paced work environment, which is not for everyone.


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, superb values, comfortable office, plenty of perks, lots of transparency (not 100%, but still). Difficult to imagine working at any other company after this one.

    Cons

    Not that bad in itself, but Compass doesn't offer traditional career paths and progression. Rather, you work to become (and remain) the best possible expert in your field, and innovate ways in which you can contribute to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the company flexible will continue to be one of the toughest challenges for top management, but it's essential in the constantly changing mobile gaming space.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always free food and a fully stocked kitchen!
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    -No room for career growth
    -Understaffed so often burdened with extreme work loads
    -New management with no real estate background making uninformed decisions
    -Agents with oversized egos treat you like on call servants (no desk phones so they call your personal cell phones at all hours/weekends)

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff just as great as you treat the agents!


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Taking over Real Estate World"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined fairly recently so these are somewhat initial impressions, but they have been very positive.

    Strong team
    Quickly growing business
    Internal Transparency & Openness
    Desire to Improve and Work Together to solve problems

    Cons

    I haven't really observed any yet. Some areas can work better together, but that's always the case.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to set clear goals for the company and focus on aligning the different departments around them to achieve the best results.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Into 3rd year of employment. The best company I've worked for--challenges and all!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Companies have growing pains, and Compass is no different. What differentiates us is our self-awareness and authentic desire to improve. How far we've come in the two years since I've been employed is so inspirational. The epitome of an open door culture, my voice is always heard. When I see an area of improvement, I speak up, offer suggestions for a solution and help with forward action where possible.

    I'm constantly learning and am very proud to be a part of a culture that offers tremendous and equal opportunities to everyone no matter title or background.

    Cons

    We're growing and with that there's a lot to be done = long hours at times. However, great work is rewarded and always appreciated at Compass. Loving what you do also helps :)

    Advice to Management

    We're making incredible strides and that's a testament to all 1000+ of us that believe in the Compass vision and actively work to make it a reality.

    Keep growing and improving, you're an inspirational to us all!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Group of People Building an Innovative Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Ability to work alongside incredibly smart and driven colleagues who you can not only collaborate with, but learn from as well
    - Engage in fast-paced and exciting work, many roles are very dynamic and provide opportunities to be creative
    - Chance to have an impact early on - senior management empowers employees with the ability to launch initiatives and expand on great ideas
    - Very flat organization where senior management and accessible and attentive
    - Be part of a company that is growing a rapid pace and expanding nationally

    Cons

    - As with any growing company, sometimes the pace of work can be very quick and requires team members to juggle multiple projects at once
    - Fairly autonomous organization and requires people to be able to self-manage well

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on hiring the best people and building a strong culture


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Working at a tech-powered real estate company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Compass is a great place to work if you like a fast-paced environment and having extremely smart colleagues. One of the most rewarding things about working at Compass is having your ideas and feedback welcomed and not having to wait before seeing those ideas put into action. You will get to interface with management at all levels which is great especially for less senior employees. Perks include daily catered lunch, free snacks, monthly happy hours, weekly meditation, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Occasional growing pains – you will wear many hats at Compass!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to solicit feedback from employees.



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