Knight Frank Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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3.5
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Knight Frank Senior Partner & Group Chairman Alistair Elliott
Alistair Elliott
107 Ratings
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  1. "Global Company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Structured environment with corporate leadership, reviews, benefits, advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    Sometimes the international range of KF can be a bit confusing. There is a vast difference between Knight Frank offices across the world. Although there is a lot of structure and a clear goal at all offices, they may function differently from one another - even in the same country

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  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Client Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time

    Pros

    Great company in every way

    Cons

    No cons they are fantastic

  3. "Knight Frank"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Administration in Melbourne

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful Coworkers, office, great innovations

    Cons

    Challenging culture - a lot of favouritism not based on performance

  4. "Amazing staff! good pay."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Frank full-time

    Pros

    Staff and management are friendly. Nice office.

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind

  5. "Toxic Environment"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Property Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great colleagues. If you're lucky and work hard at the right time promotion might open up but there is a ceiling to how high you go.

    Cons

    Zero support when dealing with personal issues. Bullying. Lots of drugs at senior levels.

  6. "Ok place to work (back office function)"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - KYC 

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for team building activities.

    Cons

    Feel like a small fish in a big pond

  7. "Low respect for supporting staffs"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some nice people - mostly lower grade staffs. Standard pay, good annual leave.

    Cons

    Local culture with traditional mindset, some small circles, workplace politics, some hierarchy culture, supporting staffs minimum respect. Some Directors think they are supreme.

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  8. "Outdated partnership which needs to move with the times"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff Professional services to clients with many key experts Good brand Nice offices

    Cons

    Very hierarchical - old fashioned Poor HR support Lack of diversity Lack of investment in services such as IT Few opportunities to progress unless you are a fee earner

  9. "Bullying culture. Avoid"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Lettings 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knight Frank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Looks good on your CV

    Cons

    Poor pay. Bullying culture. HR does nothing. Respect for staff went downhill with a lot of experienced people leaving due to a toxic working environment.

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  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Facilities Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knight Frank full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, support and directors. I have found them to be the best managing agents to work from in my experience.

    Cons

    The computer software side is still being evolved to catch up to more modern companies, plenty of teething problems at the moment.

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