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Updated 25 November 2018
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  • "Long hours (as with any sales role)" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Too much influence from the parent company, Countrywide, who simply don't understand the prime market and what is needed to attract and retain it" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great team ethics and very professional"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really friendly and job is really varied

    Cons

    Being in a corporate environment takes some getting used to if you haven't been used to that before

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff


  2. "Working at Hamptons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Negotiator in London, England
    Current Employee - Negotiator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working hours
    Number of branchs

    Cons

    No negative cons about working here

  3. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hamptons International full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, good social events,various offices in London

    Cons

    Progression can be difficult,


  4. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hamptons International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When you have a good supportive line manager the jobs great.

    A lot of good people working for the company for many years meaning there is a lot of experience.

    Widely well thought of agency brand.

    OTE remunerations above the competition.

    Phenomenal Accounting Team.

    Cons

    There was a lot of change in the last couple of years with Country Wides rotating door of senior management which you couldn't help but think was a bit of a joke.

    Everything fun was scraped, you literally couldn't put a coffee for a staff member in need through as an expense but the senior team still took big pay checks and big redundancy pay offs.

    Most of the directors are money grabbing power hungry sales people too and won't make effective decisions if it might affect their pay packets. Think of an army of yes men and women all saying the "right thing" if you do say something real, you'll be accused of not towing the company line and the systemic guilt/ blame culture will isolate you from middle managers.

    None existent support services such as HR and Legal - managers left powerless to effectively manage problems and if they use their initiative the Directors who also don't know the answers will blame them. Centralised systems through CW processes made employees feel like a number - support services so under supported they never answer the phone and only converse loosely by email - really frustrating.

    Hard to recruit talent on low basics and long hours. Even though commissions are usually fair strong.

    Advice to Management

    I loved the ethos of the company which is why i stayed so long. Largely down to the excellent managers I had a different times.

    Try and keep everyone equal create careers and not roles.

    It's difficult changing the culture of a big organisation like this - there are alot good people working for you. Try leaving your staff to do their jobs and by letting managers make office based decisions (don't undermine your managers authority directors) Then see how you can empower manager performance.

    Directors should be trained how to relate to managers and not the other way around! It can feel like as a manager you have to constantly manage your directors personality to progress.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A truly wonderful company. The best in the industry."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hamptons International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A fantastic dynamic management and leadership team promote the highest levels of internal and external customer service. The training and development opportunities are world class. Hamptons is such a fun and rewarding place to work. I have worked here for 11 years and can honestly say I haven't been bored once. I have loved every minute.

    Cons

    It's a tricky market and an industry that's changing. Hamptons will need continued support and investment to remain at the cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - putting your customers and staff first as well as leading by example.


  6. "Not what they used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Negotiator
    Former Employee - Senior Negotiator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hamptons International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The colleagues were great. Not full of children with hedge funds, they do exist but not like some firms!

    Cons

    Spreadsheet management in a failing firm. A lot of nepotism. A lot of people in jobs they don’t deserve. Commission structure is a hangover from the dark days of Emirati ownership. John D Wood staff get double???


  7. "Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hamptons International full-time

    Pros

    Staff are all really nice.

    Cons

    Lack of decision making

  8. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Hamptons International full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great manager and staff

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. "Estate agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in London, England
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hamptons International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not always in the office

    Cons

    Working with horrible people and high pressure from all sides

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Unique, in a great way!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hamptons International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture based on respect, aspiration and loyalty. Incredible people, amazing opportunities for career progression and really good ‘word hard, play hard’ culture. Awesome trips for top performers too!

    Cons

    Parent company still has a LONG way to go, although this has a minimal impact on the amazing culture and strong values of Hamptons. Basic salaries are rubbish, but overall earnings are really good.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold, be brave and maintain parent company involvement at minimal levels.