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Foxtons Negotiations & Sales Reviews

Updated Feb 15, 2019

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21 Ratings
  1. "A mixed bag but can be very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    - If you are good and a hard worker you can earn a very good wage - iPhone and Car (including fuel, insurance, tax etc etc paid for) - Good incentives with holiday awards and quarterly dinners etc - Christmas party is nice in itself - Generally the managers are well selected - They only employ internally so you will progress if you show both the correct attitude and ability.

    Cons

    - Very, very long hours which means you do eventually lose your social life - Small basic wage so if you aren't good or if the market goes down, it can seriously effect your pay cheque. - When on commission, it can bring the worst out in people and so it can get a bit full on for some people - It can be really stressful - BIG highs and BIG lows

    Advice to Management

    I guess increase the basic salary or at least modify targets when the market changes.

    Foxtons2017-05-08

    Foxtons Response

    May 17, 2017Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for reviewing Foxtons on Glassdoor. We are pleased that you are making the most of the opportunities that we have on offer and we are passionate about our unique culture of recognising and rewarding talent. We can assure you that our customers appreciate your hard work. ...

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  2. "The London agent to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent career progression, the training is world class and second to none. I have been very happy at the company and have no plan on leaving.

    Cons

    The hours are long, along with the constant pressure to do better can not always work out for some people. However you are motivated to better and better day by day

    Advice to Management

    Focus on staff retainmemt. allow more flexibility in the working day. Development of key staff members is the way to stay ahead in this market

    Foxtons2017-04-16

    Foxtons Response

    May 17, 2017Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for your on going contribution to Foxtons. We have taken all of your feedback on board. Keep up the hard work.

  3. "Would be 5 stars if introduced flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foxtons

    Pros

    Great training Colleagues become like family Motivational managers Market Leaders

    Cons

    The hours are bonkers. 12 hour days are stressful and often mean your private life is non existent. They lose so many amazing employees because of this. They should get with the times and introduce flexible hours for some staff, especially those with children. Otherwise they risk losing brilliant talent to newer organisations like Purple Bricks, who offer much more flexibility to their staff. If Foxtons do this, they...

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    Advice to Management

    Create a more inclusive working environment. Think more about how you can structure your company for those with families and children. You lose amazing staff because you offer no flexibility. Look at some of the newer agencies and see how you can modernise.

    Foxtons2017-04-18

    Foxtons Response

    May 17, 2017Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for leaving us a review. Foxtons is the most recognised estate agency in the South East and this creates unrivalled opportunities for our Negotiators. It is great that you have developed strong relationships in your team. We are surprised by some of your feedback as ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Rare Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll meet some great people along the way You'll have something appealing to put on your CV by way of experience, it's kind of viewed as the holy grail of estate agency because if you cut it here, you can cut it anywhere else Training is thorough and will give you the introductory blueprint for estate agency You will learn to be disciplined - if you're into all that

    Cons

    Regimented structure to your day, you've got to work in accordance to how they set the day up: 9-12 Call out - make a minimum of 60 calls to leads 12-2 Viewings 2-4 Deal chasing 4-8 Viewings Press REPEAT for 5/6 days per week, do that for 2.5 years and then see what happens. The repetitive nature is soul sapping. Colleague/ staff turnover extremely high. At the end of my 2.5 years, there were only 3 of us left standing...

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    Advice to Management

    Offer some flexibility to staff rather than being this authoritarian Show some empathy to staff and their feelings Increase the basic salary as it's a joke to see that pay check after the hours one puts in to see 700 quid. Some months, due to external forces (solicitors, brokers, buyers, sellers) your deal(s) doesn't go over the line through no fault of your own - acknowledge it and sort it out

    Foxtons2017-01-19

    Foxtons Response

    February 13, 2017Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your time at Foxtons and for all of your efforts over the last two and a half years. Our structure is designed to allow our Negotiators to maximise each day’s opportunities. We are proud to be able to offer our employees a multitude of ...

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  5. "Sales negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - amazing training - teach incredible work ethic - amazing offices - well organised

    Cons

    - too much work for the salary - growth potential isn't what they pictured - too pushy, there for clients and applicant notice

    Foxtons2017-01-18

    Foxtons Response

    February 13, 2017Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for your review. We are glad that you took a lot from your time at Foxtons and we appreciate your feedback.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Rare Sales Negotiator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get a car which is paid for When you leave the company you stress levels decrease infinitely

    Cons

    zero work/life balance, with absolutely no flexibility in the hours, the relentless 8-8 6 days a week with no days off in-between is excessive. Considering the hours are so long there is absolutely no work social events. Absolutely no opportunity to enjoy yourself at work. During office hours your personal phone isn't allowed, our office was arranged in such a way we weren't even allowed to make eye contact with colleagues....

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    Advice to Management

    Choose your management carefully.

    Foxtons2016-11-03
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Property Sales Negotiator"

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    Current Employee - Property Sales Negotiator in Greenwich, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Relaxed interview feel. Makes you feel at home. Really easy to settle into the office. Intense, very informative initial training week in HQ, which means you get to see how each department works together rather than just your side of things in front office.

    Cons

    Long hours, fine for me but if you don't want to work 8-8 probably not for you.

    Foxtons2016-03-04
  8. Helpful (14)

    "The worst job in my life which left me in debt"

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    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None, they don't even deserve that one star

    Cons

    The extremely long working hours, you will have no life and you will lose all your friends, the training in head office is extremely boring and long. I worked with a bunch of really mean people in my office who bullied me and everyone on head office wanted me to quit because I fell sick which was just mean, they give you a company car yet the smallest scratch had left me in over £1,000 worth of debt because fleet have...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying your staff

    Foxtons2016-01-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales negotiator"

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    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No cold calling i.e. you don't have to look for new buyers. Amazing colleagues and very good training. No prior experience in the property market required.

    Cons

    Long hours from 08:30 - 20:00, except on Fridays when you will finish around 18:30. You will also work every other weekend either Saturday or Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the staff is patronized. Especially by older management.

    Foxtons2015-06-30
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Negotiator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator 

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Long hours, high level of competitiveness among colleagues.

    Foxtons2015-06-01
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