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Kennedy Wilson Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2019

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Kennedy Wilson CEO William J. McMorrow
William J. McMorrow
16 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Wilson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people stay here for a long time unless asked to leave. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Should have more company engagements

    Kennedy Wilson2019-07-25
  2. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Wilson full-time

    Pros

    The environment at Kennedy-Wilson is full of hard-working individuals who also like to have fun and get to know one another. The open office spaces allow for better connection between colleagues

    Cons

    More company-wide engagements for employees

    Kennedy Wilson2019-05-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "People don't leave this company! (unless they are asked to leave)"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Wilson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful office, fun events, relaxed atmosphere. When the CEO walks around the office calling people by name, regardless of role, that is a good feeling.

    Cons

    Benefits could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. It's better to tell someone something they already know, than not to tell them something they needed to hear.

    Kennedy Wilson2019-03-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Smoke and mirrors. Executives use company funds for personal use and lavish corporate spending!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kennedy Wilson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you’re privileged to be in the “inner circle” of the executives, you will be payed well.

    Cons

    Top heavy. The C suite uses company funds to throw lavish dinners, board meetings, and even complete personal home improvements (fact). The executives are given outrageous sums but the rest of the company is nickeled and dimed on benefits and vacation. There is no management. Because of the founder-run culture, promotions are completely random and most people with power have no idea how to lead people. There... is tons of inter-office drama and passive aggressive behavior. Everyone runs around frantically to please the erratic demands of the CEO. They want workers, not thinkers. The C suite does not want change or innovation. They have explicitly said they do not want to conduct surveys or hear feedback from their employees. Bottom-line results are all that matters.

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    Advice to Management

    I am almost certain that nobody in upper management will ever read this. In the unlikely event, here is my advice: Your people should be the most important asset you have. I have seen a number of great people leave the company because senior leaders are failing to lead.

    Kennedy Wilson2019-03-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people to work for"

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kennedy Wilson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management provides a good amount of support and they are generous.

    Cons

    The corporate office is in Beverly Hills and they are snobby, stuffy and elitist.

    Kennedy Wilson2019-02-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Wilson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good learing environment, solid culture, broad job description

    Cons

    Unorganized, lack of direction from upper mgmt. and ownership, lack of engagement, poor HR

    Kennedy Wilson2018-12-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Wilson full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, company throws events which bring teams together

    Cons

    Some departments don't pull their weight, but they have huge staffs. C level management can be unclear at times with direction

    Kennedy Wilson2018-05-31
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people but bad choice for support staff positions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennedy Wilson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The offices and location and are beautiful.

    Cons

    Raises only come with promotions which are virtually unattainable to support staff so you'll never get a raise. Also, the benefits package is sub par. Additionally, there many cliques and if you don't belong to any it feels lonely.

    Kennedy Wilson2018-04-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy Wilson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get 40 cents raise after one year working for this company .

    Cons

    Poor management , low pay , no advancement

    Kennedy Wilson2018-05-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kennedy Wilson full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility, nice owners to work with.

    Cons

    Wished there was room to grow.

    Kennedy Wilson2018-03-28
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