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Savills Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Savills Group Chief Executive Jeremy Helsby
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Pros
  • good to employees with regards to social events (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly and supportive working environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay and even the higher basic will not be enough to make up for the low bonuses (in 3 reviews)

  • Office Politics, Salary is lower than market standard, compensation very low (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Choose your own adventure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, freedom, collegiality, intellect, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Cutthroat (industry problem), expensive health care, training

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great track record of recruiting likeminded professionals


  2. "Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    office culture, work-life balance, social group, honest workers, great office

    Cons

    benefits, no free food, perks, health insurance, responsibility


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment, friendly co-worker

    Cons

    not well-organised operation, tiny working desk


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  5. "Gossipy, Self-involved Company with Poor Corporate Structure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savills full-time

    Pros

    International brand, decent starting salary, good benefits

    Cons

    High employee turnover, extremely unprofessional HR staff, poor attitude toward female employees, poor internal communication and no clear corporate structure within US offices. Management seemed more interested in spreading gossip and having affairs than actually working.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees, invest in their professional well being, leave personal issues out of your work.


  6. "Positive Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the benefits of working for a large company mean an ease of employee procedures. There's a procedure for everything

    Cons

    Internal IT systems and processes poor. Needs to be more tech-forward

    Issues of having a large company is that it takes longer to push through progress

    Advice to Management

    Get more women into high level management. Sad to see every Regional Rural Manager is male


  7. "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice clean and big office. Lots of facilities for tea coffee. Friendly colleagues. Yearly bonus, although not very thought out how they are calculated.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, shortage of staff on the desk. Very busy Desk with low staff, does not feel like a IT job, more like a call centre.

    Advice to Management

    Should employ more analyst on the desk.


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative & CCTV Operator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative & CCTV Operator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Savills full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great yearly bonus and yearly pay rise

    Cons

    poor management of some managers

    Advice to Management

    Must listen to individual employee and do not relay on managers choice all time.


  9. "Development Surveyor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great offices in Central London location, intelligent staff, good career prospects, fun environment, investment in people

    Cons

    Team structure doesn't always fit, competition between teams isn't always healthy


  10. "Good employer"

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

    I have been working at Savills (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse work. High end clients results in bespoke work and good fees. Good challenges. Savills badge is an industry leader so helps win work.

    Cons

    Quite London-centric. Bonus culture means wages not high, but discretionary bonus is usually good if targets hit. Discretionary bonus means it's not clear how it is worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Better links to the regions. Clearer process for bonus rewards for hitting targets.


  11. "The ship is sinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be good. The company recently announced an extra 5 days off after you have served a year. This is the carrot to keep people from jumping off the ship.

    Cons

    Poor leadership across the board. Seriously lacking direction. Staff turnover and most quality people have left the business.

    Advice to Management

    Jump off and replace yourself with more capable people. It's 2017 - the old boys club doesn't cut it anymore.


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