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Foxtons CEO Nic Budden
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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 88 reviews)

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

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  1. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons

    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...

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    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!

    Foxtons2016-05-20
  2. "Tough business to be in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    Great training week Get to meet alot of people

    Cons

    This job is very long unsociable hours, and it isn't for someone who has a good heart and is honest, when you arrive at your office the exictmtent of your first week shadowing can soon fall sour. Your forced to call the same applicants everyday, who other offices are calling also. Your basically harassing and annoying applicants for the call time and to make a sale. There is no real support in the office you work...

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    Foxtons2019-05-02
  3. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    A good crash course in property, great training.

    Cons

    If you aren't a natural people person dont even bother to interview here. You wont survive or progress. Some of the recommended operating procedures I would consider come very close to wasting both buyers and vendors time. For example incentivising viewings for the sake of the figures seems pointless to me. Also much of the advice is very unhelpful, things like when taking someone on a viewing to see properties not...

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    Advice to Management

    Be less hypocritical, admit that what is being done is for business reasons not out of corporate responsibility. Accept the market you are in, dont launch a massive propaganda campaign against your own staff about it, it just comes across as willfully blind.

    Foxtons2019-04-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Initially good, post going public not so interested in people sadly."

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

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great training, a good place to get experience in real estate and then move on.

    Cons

    Long days, no extra holiday days considering essentially you work an additional 26 days a year for free if you work more surely you could give a bit more? It was probably the place to work as sales negotiator and make money when it was under John Hunt’s management, since going public I don’t think they have kept up with the times and struggle to see how they justify their fees with other competitors fast catching up....

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people not like numbers and incentivise sales people you’d be amazed what you get back.

    Foxtons2019-02-15
  5. "A great foot in the door but beware"

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    Former Employee - Lettings Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    * Great training * Genuinely enthusiastic, knowledgeable, passionate impressive people to work with * Class leading use of technology to make your job as easy as possible. Essentially a lot of tasks that distract you from making more sales are highly automated leaving you free to earn plenty of commission

    Cons

    * Staff are often over worked and underappreciated * Working hours are too long with no flexibility * Staff turnover is enormous, my entire team left several times over in twelve months

    Advice to Management

    Adding in a little flexibility with working hours would go a long way to retaining a few staff. Perhaps giving half a day off in lieu when a weekend is worked would help

    Foxtons2019-02-11
  6. "Amazing training, people, development + opportunities!"

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

    I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Been working part of the sales team for over 3 years and it has been sensational. The experience has been truly amazing thanks to all the people that work at the company from new starters to directors, everyone is there to help. Great trip targets and rewards for those who work hard and great training is avaiable at all levels.

    Cons

    Not a bad thing to say about working at Foxtons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do best!

    Foxtons2018-12-06
  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Foxtons full-time

    Pros

    Great training and development

    Cons

    Slow progression and salary needs to be reviewed

    Foxtons2018-11-24
  8. "Lettings Negotiator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Foxtons full-time

      Pros

      Great Training Scheme with fun people Proactive and resilient Hard workers

      Cons

      Hours were too long Share price

      Advice to Management

      Why is the fragility of the company not discussed?

      Foxtons2018-10-10
    • "Negotiator"

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      Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Foxtons full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great people to work with Great benefits Great training

      Cons

      Long hours Leading to no social life outside office friendships Basic salaries quite bad

      Advice to Management

      Re-assess salaries

      Foxtons2018-02-04

      Foxtons Response

      February 8, 2018Recruitment Manager

      Thank you for your review. We are extremely proud of our training and working environment. Our employee experience is just as important to us as our customer experience and that is why we have recently revised our Negotiator remuneration package to make working here even more rewarding!

    • "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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