A new study finds that the majority of agents don’t earn enough to make their clients happy.
The study, conducted by KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, found that 52% of agents are paid less than the minimum wage.
The survey found that of the agents who were paid less, 45% were female and only 13% were male.
The researchers also found that an overwhelming majority of those surveyed (83%) didn’t have any previous experience in marketing, and that the average number of years of experience was four.
Of those surveyed, 58% said they were willing to negotiate with paid agents.
Of those who said they would be willing to, 73% said that their main motivation was to negotiate a better deal.
The report found that one in five (19%) said they felt pressured to sign a contract with a paid agent.
Another survey found a high level of dissatisfaction among agents with the process of negotiating.
Only 17% of respondents felt that they were offered an opportunity to improve their negotiating position and a majority (59%) said that they didn’t feel pressured to do so.
The researchers also asked agents to rate the level of engagement they felt their clients received from their agency, and found that a third of respondents (33%) felt that their clients were not receiving the engagement they were looking for.
Another key finding was that only 10% of surveyed agents believed that their agencies had a good reputation and that they had received an excellent rating from other agents.
More than half of surveyed employees (55%) felt the average amount they should be paid to negotiate was more than double the amount they were paid.
About 1.2 million people work for agencies in the US, but only about 5% of them are paid employees.