Foxtons

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Foxtons Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lettings agent

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    Current Employee - Lettings Negotiator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lettings Negotiator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    professional company with high number of objects when looking in specific area of london. fast responses

    Cons

    high stress environment but if your successful they take good care of their staff. not so good for people above 40 years old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    extremely long working hours, can't have any emotions when you sell the properties

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rare Letting Negotiator in West End, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Rare Letting Negotiator in West End, England (UK)

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    car, car benefits, no need to pay petrol, insurance etc, have a phone, also no need to pay the phone bills.

    Cons

    internal competition is unbelievable, often have conflicts have your colleagues. at least 12 hours a day, no social life at all, lunch, maximum 15 mins, basic salary is only 10,000 or 17,500 depends the level of commission you opt. they have Friday meeting, basically its a showing off time, but also people don't have any sales, would feel embarrassed, they will put your weekly figures and your name, photo on the projections screen, if you didn't make any sales during that week, you also need to shout NO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the more you sell, the quicker you progress, its all depends on your figures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Move consultant

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    Former Employee - Move Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Move Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Training in first two weeks.

    Cons

    Long working hours, have to work every other weekend, competitive and high pressure atmosphere. Very high staff turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Nice Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foxtons as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast lettings with best value for landlords

    Cons

    No cons as per my view, best company in London

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Over-worked, but good first job for people who haven't been to university

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    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator
    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator

    I worked at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    You can make tons of money out of it, so do it before going to university, and get a car to boot!

    Cons

    Very long hours and questionable management behaviour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow colleagues more flexibility, not having an assigned break and working 12 hours straight is borderline illegal!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Junior Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foxtons

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Lots to learn as a graduate

    Cons

    The salary was lower than expected

  8.  

    Great starting place for sales experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lettings Negotiator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lettings Negotiator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    probably the best training you will get in estate agency so great for people new to the industry. equally great for gaining sales experience. lots of incentives and rewards. Fun culture. opportunity to make alot of money if you work hard. company car.

    Cons

    very long hours, low basic salary, very little opportunity for career progression and has a high staff turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Do not do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Car (although not really a pro because its branded)

    Cons

    This was truly an awful experience from start to finish. The culture is based on fear and bullying. You are forced to work for a minimum of 12 hours a day and are not even allowed to have 10 minutes for lunch.
    The basic salary is terrible, they are open so much that you have to work Sundays, Easter, Christmas etc.
    Basically it is really depressing and lets not mention the fact that the general public treat you like an idiot/some kind of terrorist because everyone hates Foxtons so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience but hours take their toll!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Negoiator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Property Negoiator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start off your career and gain some great experience, the training at Foxtons is really well done and they give you a good insight of what to expect in front office on a day to day basis. Met some great people and there is money to be made if you work very hard and great incentives to motivate you to do so. They also give you a great little car to drive around in!

    Cons

    I believe the hours are just insane, 12hour days plus every other weekend takes its toll in the end and although there is good money to be made if you work hard the basic salary when you do decide to go onto commission is very low, (£10k basic for 10% commission) and not enough to live off in London especially if you have a bad month. Also felt as if you are micro managed in front office to do a simple job and office atmosphere isn't always great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You either need to change the working hours or increase basic salary when going onto commission otherwise the high turnover with staff will just keep happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good way to get your foot in the door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lettings Negotiator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lettings Negotiator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The training at foxtons is really good and so is a great stepping stone into the industry as many other agencies then will headhunt you. They do have large amount on stock and you can view in your surrounding offices too.

    Cons

    This is a very cut throat environment where you are just a number not an individual, the staff turnover is very high as the working hours are very long being 8am to 8pm and every other weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat your staff as individuals they will want to stay rather than ignoring their concerns and not addressing them , as after doing this for a long time you will not retain staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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