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RE/MAX Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for, good marketing (in 27 reviews)

  • great benefits and great people (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits as a part-time employee (in 20 reviews)

  • No official training as a new agent (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Only for experienced agents"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rolla, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rolla, MO
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time

    Pros

    good brand recognition, good broker knowledge, professional office, good location.

    Cons

    no training, office meeting are just personal chatter for the most part. No encouragement.


  2. "Dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Closing Processor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Closing Processor in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Paid overtime at time and a half.

    Cons

    Poor management, hostile environment, poor benefits.

  3. "They oversell and under promiss"

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    Former Employee - "Intern" in New York, NY
    Former Employee - "Intern" in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The area of NYC is a great place to work

    Cons

    They tell you all these amazing things that you will be doing during the internship process, but all you end up doing in building analysis after building analysis and the pay is less than $2/hour.

    Advice to Management

    If you actually care about your interns and give them appropriate work that will teach them something, they might consider a career with RE/MAX. But the whole environment is horrible.


  4. "Job description"

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    Current Employee - Planner in New Haven, MI
    Current Employee - Planner in New Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefitd slow learning process

    Cons

    Hours are too long and holidays weekends

    Advice to Management

    Balance


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Slave work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If it's your birthday, you'll probably get a pizza party

    Cons

    Full time work for sweat shop pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises about training


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time

    Pros

    Monday - Friday 9-5 schedule

    Cons

    Owner, Supervisor was overbearing, controlling and degrading.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RE/MAX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people to work with, access to Sanctuary golf course.

    Cons

    Politics - advancement is all about who likes you, and has nothing to do with work performance. Also, employees are by in large underpaid compared to similar roles at comparable companies.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "HQ Political Nightmare (RE/MAX HQ - a.k.a. RE/MAX, LLC)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job itself was pretty easy and most people put in far less than 40 hours a week. The other employees are amazing, met some of my favorite people there.

    Plenty of great training opportunities to help you advance your next career, however they won't help you much at this one. If you are looking for professional development, be prepared to seek it out yourself and hold yourself accountable.

    Time off flexibility

    Cons

    They used to emphasize how great the company culture was, and from I hear it used to be pretty great. The year prior to their IPO, the focus on culture started to rapidly decline. The smaller salaries that they pay used to be compensated by the culture and not hating your job. Now that they are well into their IPO, the culture is pretty much all gone with the exception of being able to bring your dog to work 1 day a year.

    If/when you start there, don't be surprised to see and hear about almost every single employee looking for a new job. I've only worked at one place where the staff morale was this low and they ended up going bankrupt (with turnover being a large part of it in my opinion).

    Don't expect to be trained. There are little to ZERO training guides, manuals or procedures. You will be told that training someone for a position with so much "grey area" is a tough thing to do, so learn as you go and ask co-workers. Don't be surprised if you're held accountable for things you are not trained to do or informed are your responsibility.

    Almost every person in a management position was promoted due to the ability to do their non-manger job well. However, the company doesn't train management to become good or effective managers which results in a lot of company waste. Many of the management has also reached their levels due to political connections within the company (or so I was told). Many of them that were accused of this seemed to half commit to their responsibilities in my eyes.

    As I mentioned as a pro, the job(s) themselves are pretty easy. The con to that is people spend a lot more time creating and driving drama instead of contributing to difficult or complex tasks. This also allows people to come in very late and leave pretty early.

    There are other cons, however I don't feel they are legal to share since it is a public company and I'm unsure of what has been released to the public at this point.

    Advice to Management

    I've heard many of you complain that you hate the amount of staff turnover at the company, yet nobody does anything about it. Voice your opinion and please stop being afraid of the upper upper management slapping your hand. Make the company a better place to work and resulting in a better company overall.

    If you take any advice, please let it be this: STOP falling back on the excuse of, "That's the way we've always done it" because it will be the one thing that takes the company down. Industries change and so do the management styles that go along with them. Learn to adapt and overcome. You have some tremendous talent in the building, however only 10% of it is ever utilized.

    I understand that once a company goes public that things will change. Please bring back the culture that you used to have and still brag about although it's been gone for a very long time. The staff that is still there deserves it and so do you. If there are things/events that cannot come back due to lawyers/investors/IPO policies, then come up with other ways to add to the culture.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Very immature corporate environment."

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building with faux gold fixtures on the 12th floor. Plenty of attractive young people and a foosball table.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability in all leadership positions. In short... if you are a friend of Dave's -you have a job for life. If not, you are a piece of meat in a seat.

    Advice to Management

    Begin recruiting true professionals into Management and Leadership.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized, unethical Principal, and no future"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a new branch of an international franchise so we were able to get brand recognition, guided training courses from the franchise, and helped the office get leads just from being in the network.

    Cons

    The main guy running the shop was very unethical and had no real knowledge of being a good leader. Definitely no benefits, even the espresso machine he bought for the office was for clients-only. No real training provided to the agents. No real plan/execution.

    Advice to Management

    Go learn how to become an effective leader and maybe good talent would stay. Invest in training agents.


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