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Knight Frank London Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Pros
  • An incredible company to work for, the support is excellent and there is a real focus on work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • On the whole most people are friendly and good fun (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Management doesnt provide career progression (in 3 reviews)

  • Support staff work extremely hard though career prospects if you aren't a negotiator are very poor (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "FM residential & commercial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Frank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional, experienced & knowledgeable workforce. Support & development opportunities. pay well and good bonus

    Cons

    Clear divide between departments for the majority. Business Heads may occasionally interact with other senior management but there seems to be few opportunities to network, whether it be professional or social.


  2. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location
    Lots of offices worldwide
    Many departments although not easy to move within firm

    Cons

    Male dominated office
    Favourism
    Communication OK

    Advice to Management

    Communication could be better.


  3. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Frank part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge company, lots of exposure, great brand name

    Cons

    Disconnect between Management and employees


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  5. "office manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager/PA in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Manager/PA in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Massive job spec for the role. Salary too low. No respect held by management for office managers.

    Advice to Management

    KF is too make dominated. Need to value and promote support staff who play a massive part in the success of regional offices. Poor salary. It's all about the fee earners. Not interested in retaining good support staff as management feel they are easily replaced.


  6. "Superb Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Frank full-time

    Pros

    An incredible company to work for, the support is excellent and there is a real focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is good but could be better, as the overall treatment is very good there isn't much of a need for them to pay highly which I suppose is nice in a way.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the systems and processes are fairly inefficient and antiquated, pay could also be improved.


  7. "Posh boys club with poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and salary

    Fancy building in Baker Street

    Cons

    Not the best management structure - too many layers between you and senior stakeholders so projects don't move very quick, in addition to a dysfunctional team.

    Poor company culture and a lot of favouritism when it comes to employees.

    Private healthcare benefits only come into actions after 2 years of service.

    Decision making on technical obstacles needs to be shared - far too many dependencies on single individuals who are control freaks.

    No process defined for initiatives - just loads of random ideas.

    They think operate as 'Agile/Scrum' but in reality it's the complete opposite.

    My advice to anyone looking to join them for a career in IT - Don't!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and empower others to make decisions


  8. "Interim consultant point of view"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Financial Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Knight Frank as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Seen to look after employees and provide them with a wide variety of experiences.

    Cons

    Not a small agile company but open to accretive ideas and initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your workforce and invest in high quality training couple with good quality commercial exposure.


  9. "No thought for their staff!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concierge in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Concierge in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There really are none, apart from leaving early on the occasional Friday. This really was not a pleasant experience. Sorry!

    Cons

    Awful company to work for. All they care about is grabbing the clients money and they treat their employees like servants! When I worked for them as a concierge, I was made a glorified cleaner and treated like the 'hired help'!Quite frankly, I feel I was just there for the convenience of a manager to cover his holiday. One of the directors of the company was also a tenant! This means that they can construct any complaint about you and send it to themselves....a convenient way of being able to fire people!

    Advice to Management

    They really need to be a bit more understanding and give people a chance. This company really needs to listen rather than just demand.


  10. "Intern review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internship in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun company that gets there work done due to being a partnership.

    Cons

    As an intern you may sometimes end up doing quite dull tasks

    Advice to Management

    More exposure for interns


  11. "A good firm, just needs to join the 21st Century"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional, a good brand, very good client service

    Cons

    Only sales people are generally treated well

    Advice to Management

    Introduce flexible working and apply the policy fairly across all areas of the business


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