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National Association of Realtors Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Working at NAR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educational Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Educational Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Association of Realtors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large Company with lots of opportunity for advancement as well as with affiliate organizations

    Cons

    Some political considerations you must understand


  2. "Sharp Staff and Great Work/Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Association of Realtors full-time

    Pros

    The biggest Pro for me is the talented, educated people I work with. I love that I can bounce ideas off of my colleagues and that they provide thoughtful feedback. That collaborative nature extends outside of specific departments and to the entire NAR staff. Every time I need assistance or suggestions from a different department, there is always someone willing to go above and beyond to help. In addition, the benefits are great and there is definitely a focus on having a nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Because NAR is such an established organization, some of their corporate policies can be construed as old school.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire and promote forward thinking, innovative individuals who have a passion for real estate.

    National Association of Realtors Response

    Feb 2, 2017 – Dir., Talent Acquisition and Training

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're delighted to know that you're having such a positive experience at NAR and that your colleagues are so knowledgeable and supportive. Those are ... More


  3. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Even better benefits. Truly felt like a family and they are very cognizant of market value for employees, offering chances for growth and promotion to keep good employees. Loved my 5-plus years at NAR and still keep in touch with my co-workers.

    Cons

    no cons worth sharing


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  5. "Great family business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Association of Realtors (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can not say enough about my experience working for this company. I was really sad to have to leave. The owner was amazing, very understanding and reasonable. I worked with remarkable people, a real team environment.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Strong on values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Association of Realtors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is passionate about it's cause. Align yourself with that passion and you'll really like working here. Great location in downtown Chicago. Awesome work/life balance, and good compensation package. Lots of really dedicated staff. Plus, REALTORS are cool people to work with.

    Cons

    Some staff are just punching a clock until they retire. Not many, but enough that it can be frustrating. Some silos still need to be broken down between departments.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on working together and less on maintaining silos will make NAR a better place to work for everyone.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A REAL mixed bag"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Association of Realtors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people, authentic passion for the organization's mission, pay and benefits are generally very good, some departments are run very well and empower their people to do great work.

    Cons

    Too many bad (some malicious, some just incompetent) people at the managing director level and above. Tends to be an overly gossipy place. A few departments are barely held together, don't do much in the way of meaningful work, and should probably be axed. Occasionally, there's a Chicago vs. DC mentality.

    Advice to Management

    CEO was good for a while, but probably time for him to go. If for no other reason than to take a good number of SVPs out the door with him. The organization should focus on getting rid of incompetent high-level employees rather than protecting them.


  8. "Real Estate is good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth of career earnings through hard work.

    Cons

    High cost of services and over saturation of fellow associates reduce the market share of participants.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce costs


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be so much better than it is"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Association of Realtors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    extraordinary people -- talented, capable, committed, caring

    Cons

    senior management doesn't deserve the staff they have


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Product Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Association of Realtors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * People
    * Flexibility
    * Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    * Salary
    * Personal/Professional Growth Opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Need to overhaul the middle management


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great membership and abysmal internal leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community & Political Affairs in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Community & Political Affairs in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Association of Realtors full-time

    Pros

    Great membership who are really invested in the success of the association. Beautiful building (DC). Learn a lot by doing.

    Cons

    Horrendous senior management who think they are too good to actually get hands on and help out. Trash talking and secret keeping does not make getting the job done any easier. Too many chiefs and no indians... very few people are actually willing to do what it takes to get a job done. Such a stressful work environment that in one year 5 people quit from one division alone, 3 without jobs lined up.

    Advice to Management

    Breakdown the silos and actually listen to employees. Talent will keep leaving if you don't.


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