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Updated November 15, 2016
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Mitchell S. Steir
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  1. "Intern Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job was flexible and fun and senior management were easily accessible if needed. Also, work environment was casual and people seemed to enjoy their work.

    Cons

    Typical office environment with standard hours. Overall, as an intern there were few downfalls compared to most jobs at that level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being friendly and cordial towards your employees. I felt comfortable interacting with management and overall was impressed with everything.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Tough to get listings and build a client base


  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging and demanding environment that will push you to be your best

    Cons

    More modeling training would be ideal


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  5. "Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, encourage you to learn and become client facing almost instantly.

    Cons

    High pressure due to market volatility.


  6. "Studley is an exceptional place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrprenurial, Aggrsssive culture breeds success

    Cons

    Limited downside - most employees should be part of team.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication to younger, rising stars.


  7. "Great way to break into real estate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Studley full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial. You get out of it what you put in. Flexible schedule. You really learn a lot about the industry and you get to work with seasoned professionals.

    Cons

    No salary. Takes a few years to get your feet wet.


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    "Stressful Demanding Work with Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Studley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for more than five years in the New York office and made some really good friends. You are paid well to deal with the stress and different personalities of the brokers. It is true that many of the staff are often in the bathroom crying - but I was told upfront that is why they pay so well. Excellent benefits and pay. Staff gets to participate in the yearly summer outing, which is a great opportunity to learn and have fun as well. Holiday bonuses from corporate are generous, as are the ones from the brokers. Meals were constantly provided by the company and/or brokers, and car service was available for the very late nights at the office. You have to work hard, but once they realize your value, they will respect you.

    Cons

    Staff is considered overhead and they never let you forget that the brokers pay for your salary. Very stressful atmosphere. Very competitive, even amongst staff. Overtime is not uncommon - tons of late nights. No real training structure in house, but they did encourage you to use money allotted to you for training outside.


  9. "Established company with knowledgeable professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long-established real estate firm with solid corps of senior leadership and highly skilled employees.

    Cons

    Limited support services and lack of structure


  10. "Assistant Controller"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Studley (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a high growth environment which is fast paced. You will be surrounded by very smart people with a decent amount of knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    This is a NYC brokerage firm which can be a tad cut throat. The tone from the top is a bit every person for themselves. The company was purchased by Savills. That seemed like a good fit but there are struggles. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people.


  11. "Great place for self sufficient producers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Studley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work on what you want, decent splits, annual/bi-annual company paid trips are fun and help build deep relationships, very strong brand and prestige in certain markets but very little cachet in others. Exposure to large and skyline shaping projects at a young age if you work for the right senior brokers. Ability to make several hundred thousand a year in your 20's if you are good, though you make very little when you start. The company is the best place for people who already know what they are doing and already have a book of business but simply desire keep more of the pie and not be interfered with as much as at larger shops like CBRE, JLL and Cushman.

    Cons

    Very little training and support, especially for rookies. Management is typically made up of the highest producers in the company (who also own the company) rather than professional managers trained to lead and inspire a collective unit. Young people are at the complete whim of the team that hires them as corporate has little participation or interest in the process. Commission structure with no base salary is 90% of the company and not for most people. High turnover due to the fact that is easy to hire someone on commission even if they don't work out.

    Advice to Management

    Create a collective vision and make people feel a part of something larger than their own income. Provide support and training to junior brokers to improve client service and reduce turnover.



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