Market Leader

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Market Leader Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
53 Reviews
3.2
53 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, great energy and amazing products to help real estate agents (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits and generous time off (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Cold Calling real estate agents (in 4 reviews)

  • High turnover - if you don't love cold calling (and you're calling real estate agents, people who receive cold calls all day long) you won't make it (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kirkland, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kirkland, WA (US)

    I worked at Market Leader (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and ok benefits

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and no direction. Product needs a lot of work. Tons of angry customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Market Leader full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very chill environment, great employees and pretty good pay for a sales job. lots of cash bonus's and great company events.

    Cons

    a lot of cold calling and not enough marketing, company is growing but still uses a lot of old systems to do things that make is very time consuming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance work-life and must have lot of energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Market Leader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to start my sales career here. Learned how to sell to Realtors.
    Good supportive management with excellent training programs.
    The product worked for Realtors

    Cons

    The location was out of the way for me. The benefits could have been better. Other than those two there weren't many cons to the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A lot of opportunity, but the market tanked

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    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Market Leader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility on your work day.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to get the job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transition Period - Be Wary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Market Leader full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office with stunning views. Very good pay and decent benefits. Food trucks park right across the street. Easy access to nearby restaurants.

    Cons

    Not allowed to do your best work due to politics, personal agendas and conflicting priorities. The company has been in flux after being purchased by Trulia. Now Zillow is purchasing Trulia... Going to work here at this time (Now called the Trulia Bellevue Center) is very risky due to the transition. Keep in mind what typically happens after a company acquires another company - merging companies into one, eliminating "overlap" and upper management power struggles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your middle management employees and remove those who aren't competent or worse (destructive, negative, self serving, dishonest). Promote ethical behavior and treating others with respect and consideration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    You get what you put into it...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Leader full-time

    Pros

    The new, combined (w/ Trulia) management team is very strong and analytics driven. Know your KPIs and drive hard toward them and you'll do great.

    Cons

    No real cons although you need to go in with eyes wide open. No matter what attempts are made to boost morale (beer, free food, etc.) or make the org "friendly," the organization is a machine. You need to hit your numbers and/or dates consistently... period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People - Average Company

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Market Leader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a good place to build your resume for sales experience. A lot of the people are great and the company provides a great location, building, food options, etc.

    Cons

    A very small percentage (about 10%) of sales people actually hit quota and make any decent money. Expectations were not set properly regarding that during the interview process. A number of employees sell dishonestly and lack integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, fast-paced environment - awesome product!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Market Leader full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The product is amazing and really helps real estate agents succeed. Well-defined sales process, plentiful leads, coworkers that really care. Hands-on management style. Growing like crazy - opportunities for advancement and career growth. Many long-term employees (8+ years). New office in Bellevue is beautiful, spacious & close to transit. Company paid insurance, time off, ORCA card, passport card.

    Cons

    Not too many cons except that inside sales is challenging and quotas are monthly. Must enjoy cold calling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Market Leader Response

    Jun 2, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for your feedback. As an experienced sales professional, your experience and advice to new hires is the most accurate testimonial. Please let us know how we can continue to improve ... More

  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Racist, sexist, old boys club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Market Leader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of fairly good sales training. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Expected to work for free and perform additional training activities off the clock. 99% white male sales force. Extremely dysfunctional management style. Dishonest sales techniques encouraged and supported.
    The product itself is sub-par, over-priced and quite non-competitive. Unprofessional sales force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of your vulnerability for a class action lawsuit based on race and sex discrimination as well as sexual harassment by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employees that are fun to work with!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Market Leader full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very energetic and fun. The culture is relaxed yet everyone works very hard. The office is great as well. It's nice to see a company that invests in the employees. I have seen many people be promoted from within here, and I've only worked here for four months.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons here. One could be working with a company that sells products in the real estate industry because the industry can go up and down. The company has put many things in place though to ensure that market dips won't affect employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Market Leader Response

    May 23, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your feedback. Please let us know how we can continue improving.

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