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Douglas Elliman Real Estate Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • This is a great company to work for (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits/ good experience, good employees (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Hardly any support for new agents and no mentorship program to see the success of new DE members (in 4 reviews)

  • Not much room for movement or growth within the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Licenses Real Estate Salesperson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They routinely provide great training.

    Cons

    None, it's business that is what you make it.


  2. "Not a bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web and Database Development in Huntington Station, NY
    Current Employee - Web and Database Development in Huntington Station, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment, interesting work, and competitive pay make this a decent place to work. Cool people work here which makes cross office collaboration easier.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management seem to careless about those below them. It can be discouraging and sometimes hinder our efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  3. "Management/Maintenance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Queensbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professionals and pay attention to detail and concerns of both employees and clients.

    Cons

    It has only been 1.5 years that I have been working under their management. Nothing negative to say as of now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Sales Agent"

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

    I have been working at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, run your own business, & entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    No referrals, & no leads given.

    Advice to Management

    Need more training to obtain more business.


  6. "Not recommended for new agents"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good name brand, super corporate, lots of offices, uniformity in design, lots of rules, access to any office, amazing CEO, nice website

    Cons

    Super corporate (also a pro), ZERO training classes (in Florida), office lacking tools for non-top agents, no recognition, no leads, stuffy environment, expensive start up and payout amounts, no camaraderie or encouragement, it's only all about to super high end brokers, everybody else is a nobody

    Advice to Management

    Shift focus from expanding and marketing gimmicks and place focus back on the basics of selling real estate


  7. "Assistant Director of Sales"

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

    I worked at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some amazing people and it was like my second family.

    Cons

    Very focused on company profit and the bottom line so many employees are underpaid and not recognized.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows and expands, essential departments need to expand as well to support the offices and company.


  8. "sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Douglas Elliman Real Estate (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nation's Fourth Largest RE Firm. Respected brand and turnkey for new REALTORS

    Cons

    Sometimes there are corporate hurdles to jump.

    Advice to Management

    Keep management local.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Douglas Elliman Real Estate full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked with DE for 8 years, and it was a great company to work for. If you're willing to learn you'll only benefit from the experience.

    Cons

    I can't say there were any honestly for me at least. You will work hard, but the experience is well worth it .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. "Elliman south Florida"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a prestigious reputation that attracts clientele, they offer attractive marketing material, high end

    Cons

    High fees, must be self motivated and experienced.

    Advice to Management

    I'm happy with my experience at Elliman and the support they provide. They are available for assistance, but they do not train you. I don't have any advice.


  11. "Not too much guidance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent/Administrative Assistant in Scarsdale, NY
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent/Administrative Assistant in Scarsdale, NY

    I worked at Douglas Elliman Real Estate (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is a recognized for having a strong name. big company to be a part of.

    Cons

    Not a lot of help form Manangment and you're kind of on you own.


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