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Foxtons Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "The hard work you put in at this company ultimately benefits you" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Great people and training given" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours high staff turn over" (in 85 reviews)

  • "Working hours are too long with no flexibility" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place for graduates to start their careers....."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, hard work is rewarded. Promotes within.

    Cons

    None. A great place to start your sales career


  2. "I worked at Foxtons USA back in 2002-2004"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in West Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Creative Director in West Long Branch, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a blast developing all the amazing marketing campaigns we did. I had a huge budget and had many of my designs appear in TV and movies such as "Sex in the city", and "The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind".

    Cons

    The long hours were brutal during the holidays

    Advice to Management

    You need to learn more about American culture before you market here again

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Silly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    None whatsoever. Not a great place to be

    Cons

    Ridiculous that you try and poach senior staff from better established companies like banks etc with lies about the positions, then put them in junior roles answering phones and cold calling people.

    Advice to Management

    stop bullying your staff. Hire people that know how to run a business, and get management consultants to sort your life out. create more opportunities for your staff, and maybe they'll stay longer.

    Foxtons Response

    May 17, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your review. We find your feedback surprising. We hope you find happiness in your next role.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "I never understood the expression 'he sold his soul to the devil' until Foxtons purchased my own from me."

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    Former Employee - Sales Neg in Hell Town, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Neg in Hell Town, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The brainwashing doesnt make you feel like you're being brainwashed

    They pay your petrol

    Good money can be made if you're willing to put in 100%

    At the friday meeting they'll throw bottles of champagne and fifty pound notes at you when they like you and they'll throw abuse and mockery at you if they dont

    Great training

    Looks AMAZING on a CV

    Cons

    Once you walk into their head office for your first day of training, they own you. They own your whole life.

    Foxtons is a place where a group of evil, insecure victims have banded together and called themselves "Management"/"Senior Management".

    "The lifers" (as we called them) have created a culture based on bullying, fear, intimidation, threats, lies and money. This way they can all act like dictators, abuse members of staff who are new/less senior, get away with it and feel great about themselves.

    Some of the abuse stories that you hear about are just awful, I have seen with my own eyes members of staff getting verbally, physically and even sexually abused by the hands of the powers that be. The majority of the time nothing is mentioned because of the brainwashing and the fear of losing one's job.

    The worst part about it is that there is no time away at all - 12 hour days, forced to work weekends off, no break throughout the day. Lunchtime is grab a sandwich after a viewing and it had better be swallowed before you step foot back in the office!

    I could go on for hours about these people, but please understand, the majority of employees at foxtons are being exploited. The evil doers are in the minority but hold all the power, once you've worked there for a few months you'll be able to differentiate someone whos there until he finds something better and those that fully embrace the scumbaggery that is the culture at foxtons.

    Advice to Management

    Go a bit easier on your staff, im sure all the abuse and negativity is affecting your bottom line.

    The shareholders are demanding an increase in profits, perhaps a slightly happier, less overworked workforce would result in increased productivity and reduced turnover and, as if by magic, one method of increasing revenues has been created!


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Rare Short Lets Negotiator
    Former Employee - Rare Short Lets Negotiator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extensive training and support. Great for networking and socialising. Big on team morale.

    Cons

    long hours and weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    support your negotiators, promote.


  6. "Hard work, excellent training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    Industry leading training, learn a lot in a short time, motivating

    Cons

    Long hours, very high turnover of staff, high stress and pressure


  7. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Lettings Negotiator in Harrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lettings Negotiator in Harrow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -best training
    -fun people to work with
    -modern offices
    -great procedures and software systems
    -communication is always clear and practical

    Cons

    -no lettings admin to assist with paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rare Lettings Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    Company car good basic and really good training.

    Cons

    Long hours high staff turn over.


  9. "A great place to learn and develop"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chiswick, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chiswick, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Commission structure
    Great culture
    Training and development
    Leadership

    Cons

    Can be very rigid working hours


  10. "Office co-ordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic about the company and jobs

    Cons

    No Socials or added benefits of working here