Leyton Reviews | Glassdoor

Leyton Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
59 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
William Garvey
35 Ratings

59 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Meritocracy - hard work pays off and there is good progression (in 8 reviews)

  • I worked on the sales team at Leyton and loved every minute of it (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance could be better (in 3 reviews)

  • the internet can be really slow at times (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Commercial Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leyton full-time

    Pros

    The nicest people and very quick promotion available that is purely target- based, no favouritism there. Company culture is second to none - everybody is young, ambitious, friendly and hang out together after work a lot. Always get an hour break at lunch which is great. There is a dog in the office too!

    Cons

    This position is a pure Telesales - can be very dull and definitely not for everyone!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Vibrant Company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great autonomy, fun working environment, good commission.

    Cons

    Sometimes management focus too much on 'procedure'

    Advice to Management

    Promote more junior staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect working environment"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been working at Leyton for the past 2 months or so and i can honestly say that i am loving it. Within the 2 months i have already received my first promotion - i never expected to achieve such swift recognition in my first role since graduating university. If you work hard and achieve your expected targets, Leyton are very generous in rewarding you.

    Cons

    There are no obvious cons. The only one i would have is the KPI structure - I believe that you don't need to make 70 calls in a day to be good at your job and i don't think the amount of calls you make reflect your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on a 'work smart' culture.


  4. "R&D Tax Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Leyton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and lot's of opportunities to progress in your career. They prefer to promote from within, which is a great quality to look for when starting your career.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to the job.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps more integration between sales and consulting would aid the work environment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just a very unique company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at Leyton full-time

    Pros

    - Good balance between amazing professional experience and very lively social culture
     - Very progressive company in the sense that as long as you are showing that you care for your job and applying yourself as required, you will reap the rewards.
     - Lots of opportunities within the company across the sales team, consultancy, legal products, so there is room for a variety of skillsets.
     - Your success at the company (financial benefits, promotion) is directly proportional to the effort you put in. Complete transparency on this front.
     - In most companies, you work Monday to Friday and do your own thing on the weekends, but Leyton have managed to create this sincerely unique culture where everyone in the company is almost a different variation of the same person. As such, we are more friends than work colleagues - this is not something many companies are able to achieve.

    Cons

    Not a bad word to say to be honest.
    - If anything, the atmosphere can get tense when performance/morale is low, but this is expected of any forward thinking company. More of a pro to be honest.

    Advice to Management

    - The company is very well run and there is a lot of transparency between senior management and the entire team, so not much to add here.
    - Again, if anything, create more of a drive to encourage bonding across the sales, consultancy and legal teams.


  6. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - R&D Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - R&D Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leyton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meritocracy - hard work pays off and there is good progression
    Great working environment - fun, and they offer great incentives
    Good location for getting lunch

    Cons

    Can't really think of any major ones. A bigger break room maybe? With comfy sofas. Or beds. Or hammocks. Yeah, definitely needs hammocks.

    Advice to Management

    Management are generally good. Might push you very hard at times, but they can identify where you need help and offer good support


  7. "High Stress, High Rewards"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and a true meritocracy; the more you put in, the more you will get out.
    Great team spirit, these are folks you will socialise with a lot
    Ambitious and eager to grow, taking you along with them.

    Cons

    Highly KPI driven and working overtime is almost an expectation rather than a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful not to overburden staff

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Fantastic Workplace For Fast Growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Fast paced workplace that is full of good lively individuals and clear set out targets.
    - Genuine time and money spent in regards to allowing fast progression and constant dynamic training.
    - Transparent social culture where there's an extremely good work/life balance.
    - Very lucrative commission scheme if you can get meetings attended and booked.

    Cons

    - Hard job in the way of keeping consistency, it's all down to the individual. Don't let yourself slack and you will fly at Leyton.

    Advice to Management

    - Bolster the national accounts team. Focus on building a network of contacts/individuals and work via that. I would say this is more advice for each individual on the floor rather than the company as a whole.

    Very hard to fault the place, fantastic workplace.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Executive in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Executive in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have the nicest, most professional staff.
    Genuine opportunity to make over 30k first year.
    Unbelievable weekly incentives.
    Fun motivating atmosphere transcending from management to associates.

    Cons

    Fairly saturated market.
    You will have to pull late shifts (unpaid).
    Unbelievably KPI driven.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that being five minutes early, and five minutes late is my time. Not yours. Do not expect it, learn to show gratitude for it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "All about the atmosphere!"

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

    I have been working at Leyton full-time

    Pros

    Leyton is a good place to work. To keep it simple. Hard work is rewarded. The crack is great and the bond across the team is strong. A huge emphasis is put on training so all the tools are provided to succeed. If you are struggling, you are assigned a mentor and brought back up to standard. Promotions a plenty for those working hard keeps everyone on their toes.

    Cons

    Not that many. Standard is high so there is an added pressure that I put on myself.


Showing 59 of 61 reviews
Reset Filters