FirstPort Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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3.6
66%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
FirstPort Chief Executive Nigel Howell
Nigel Howell
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "FirstPort encourages career progression and has amazing work colleagues(in 28 reviews)

  • "It's a positive place to work with great people(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have been working at FirstPort in various roles(in 6 reviews)

  • "In all fairness every large company turns a blind eye to bullying(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "The Best Company I have worked for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time

    Pros

    CEO takes time to personally welcome all new employees and ensure they are settling well into their role. The Head of Talent and HR Team help you with your on-boarding and training and development and colleagues are very helpful and friendly. Teamwork is really practiced at FirstPort and this makes FirstPort so unique as many companies only give lip service to this. The company also ensures all employees subscribe to the 4 pillars.

    Cons

    Because the company is very large, it is not very easy to deal with local suppliers because very tight controls must be in place to prevent fraud and improper practices. The downside of this is the company is not well integrated into the community.

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    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    Thank you so much for providing this invaluable feedback. Great to hear you are enjoying working at FirstPort!

  2. COVID-19

    "Fantastic Application Process During Lockdown"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Property Manager in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time

    Pros

    They adapted really well to host my application stages during lockdown. Since joining, the directors and executives have taken a keen interest in my development.

    Cons

    Not experienced any so far.

    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    I'm really glad to hear about your great experience - welcome to the team!!


  3. "Working at FirstPort"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Property Manager in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to help. FirstPort also encourages career growth .

    Cons

    No negative experience so far

  4. "A growing and changing company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in New Milton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing Value-driven culture Appetite for change and progress Recognition of internal weaknesses and willingness to change

    Cons

    Older systems (ongoing project to address this)

    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    Thanks for your great review, I am really pleased to hear about your positive experience at FirstPort!

  5. "A great business to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in New Milton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    FirstPort encourages career progression and has amazing work colleagues.

    Cons

    Have had such a good experience so far it is hard to fault.

    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to post this review, I am really pleased to hear about your positive experience .

  6. "Working for FirstPort"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in New Milton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly and will help you with any query that you have. It is like an extended family. The work load is varied and keeps me busy! No 2 days are ever the same.

    Cons

    Can feel isolated from other departments

    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. It is great to hear you are having a good experience at FirstPort with a varied work load and friendly colleagues. It would be good to hear any ideas you have on feeling isolated from other departments and what you think would help. Please feel free to drop me an email @ Emma.Smith@FirstPort.co.uk

  7. "Development manager"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Manchester, England

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time

    Pros

    Flat free of charge- part of salary really

    Cons

    Residents watching your every move

    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to post this review, all feedback is important to us, so this is invaluable. If you want to talk to someone about your concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to your line manager or your HR Business Partner, we are all here to help.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Large corporation, useless managers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Folkestone, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are left to manage your own work load, normally. I can't think of any more.

    Cons

    Do not look after staff, low pay, but high responsibility including duty of care. Quick to hang you out to dry.

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  9. "Biggest property management company in uk"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Estate Manager in London, England

    I worked at FirstPort full-time

    Pros

    Big company with growth potential

    Cons

    Big company, focus on growth

    FirstPort Response

    Head of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time out to provide us with some feedback. I am glad to hear you found your experience working with us a positive one and wish you all the best for the future

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bunch of sexist racist bullies!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Coordinator in Luton, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstPort full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staggered shifts and parking was it.

    Cons

    Managers that love to bully, pull sexism and racism card whenever. Give you disciplanaries for very stupid reasons! Oh and they talk about your mental health behind your back and chat about you behind your back saying nasty things. You are treated like a number and discarded like one. No wonder the massive staff turnover. SAR request revealed that emails are not given even if proof of said email is held. Do not come to work for this company!

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