Savills
3.2 of 5 25 reviews
www.savills.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Savills Group Chief Executive Jeremy Helsby

Jeremy Helsby

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI interned in the Leasing department. It was a nice experience. The department had mostly young people, which is nice. I learned a lot, and it was not very stressful. THey were not too strict about the dress code either.

    ConsSometimes I would just sit there and do nothing, even when I asked for more work to do. It was just an internship position so they obviously did not expect much. But once you do something, they expect perfection.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gossipy, Self-involved Company with Poor Corporate Structure

    Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsInternational brand, decent starting salary, good benefits

    ConsHigh employee turnover, extremely unprofessional HR staff, poor attitude toward female employees, poor internal communication and no clear corporate structure within US offices. Management seemed more interested in spreading gossip and having affairs than actually working.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with employees, invest in their professional well being, leave personal issues out of your work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very positive on the whole

    Negotiator (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThey train you very well and invest in training you in all aspects of your relevant industry. Some of the offices have great banter and there are some really great people. Great name to have on your CV. Basic salary better than many equivalent level roles at other agents but not spectacular.

    ConsYou are required to do quite a lot of "networking" which isn't everyone cup of tea. A few of the younger staff feel there isn't much progression and don't always feel supported by senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff at all levels not just in the more senior positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Supportive, Inspiring, Encouraging, Professional

    Property Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThey give you the tools to go away and do your job to the best of your ability. They encourage entrepreneurship and do not micro manage. They communicate to one another constantly which creates smooth transactions and they are always giving you the very best training on a regular basis to ensure that you are always at the top of your game and giving the best service available in industry. Great career progression. I am a big fan,

    ConsThe status of the agent make for very demanding clients. Clients can be rude and aggressive to staff, but the status of the company means that staff are expected to 'take it on the chin' which can sometimes be undermining. Also some snobbery and childish politics amongst colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to encourage individuality amongst staff...
    continue to try and minimise snobbery and class segregation.
    Drive OUT negativity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place, only realised with hindsight after leaving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros* Strong management team
    * Teams have a good work culture
    * Good salary with very solid package

    Cons* A bit office politics heavy but then again everywhere has that

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoying every minute

    Associate (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsRewarding, friendly atmosphere, excellent brand

    ConsIT somewhat lagging in areas behind other industries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor benefits and poor management direction

    Client Accountant (Former Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsYou can compete with people daily to try keep your role, They dont read CVs much and fit them to the job spec (if one exists) so you can try and stay as long as you can by knocking other people out of the 'game'

    ConsVery little direction when one manager asks something another asks you to do another and you spend your day clashing, very few clear manageable goals, not much support you will be offered roles etc but they will try and 'empower you' by basically giving you everything to do. High turnover and levels of walk outs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont talk negatively about one employee to another (even people you talk to feel awkward its a bit dramatic/cloak and dagger), treat temp staff well especially if youd like to use it as a platform to assess suitability for permanent roles, dont promote staff just due to length of service, class and professionalism is also highly regarded.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok organization

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsHas structures. Open concept. Many foreigners in the company hence there is opportunity to interact with people from different countries. Hours are good and people are friendly

    ConsBonus split and paid in batches. One paid in September which is ridiculous. They also embarrass staff by circulating the names of staff who come 5 mins later to whole company. Very unprofessional to embarrass staff like this. Also expats can walk in any time they want but locals be subjected to this kind of time constraint

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward staff for work done in previous year generously. Not a way to save money by withholding bonus and hoping bonus not paid up if they leave organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leasing

    Leasing (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsSupervisors are approachable and super nice and kind.

    Consnothing to say about it

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing to say about it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent introduction to the world of commercial property

    Graduate Surveyor (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsStrong pool of fun graduates in a job with good salary and benefits

    ConsNo structured training, and little help towards those without real estate degrees

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart a structured real estate training programme with teaching sessions for graduates once a week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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