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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Slave labour"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Sales Negotiator in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Connells full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being able to get out of the office to do viewings

    Cons

    Forced to work over my contracted hours every single week - this was not just meeting the needs of the business it was forced labour, targets were set too high and there was too much petty nit-picking. Viewings were back to back and a lot of the time were impossible to travel to. I wouldn't use Connells to sell my place. Breaks were difficult - couldn't really leave the office a lot of the time, it was the worst... place I've ever worked. Staff turnover says it all.

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    Advice to Management

    Try not to bully staff by putting people down in front of others, try to nurcher a bit more. The Southampton area branch managers need to tone it down a bit with their attitude towards staff.

    Connells2018-09-07

    Connells Response

    December 3, 2018Assistant Recruitment Team Manager

    So sorry to hear your poor review but we do have 600 branches employing 7000 hard working and talented people, unfortunately it does not work for everyone, we will not condone bullying of any kind in our business and have a very experienced management team to make sure if it ever ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Reasonable place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Connells full-time

    Pros

    Variety, each day a little different

    Cons

    Very poor commission structure, antiquated systems and duplicitous paperwork - very long hours

    Advice to Management

    Modernize

    Connells2013-10-01
  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator in Christchurch, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Connells full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good management style and good work ethic

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes micro management

    Connells2019-08-20

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