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Spicerhaart Reviews

Updated 22 May 2018
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  1. "Business Development Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spicerhaart part-time

    Pros

    Fun team, professional, wide range of services

    Cons

    Management re-shuffle lead to a number of redundancies

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Negotiator"

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    Current Employee - Negotiator in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Negotiator in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Training
    Good Fellow employees

    Cons

    Man management is a joke
    Quick turn over of staff
    Time management

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff and more people would stay

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t bother."

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    Former Employee - Negotiator
    Former Employee - Negotiator
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Spicerhaart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the other employees were nice

    Cons

    unbearable!!!!! The worst place I have ever set foot in. ruined my mental health and self-confidence. management only care about the girls in tight skirts and high heels or the boys who cold call old ladies and trick them into agreeing to things. Overwork their members of staff, miss-sell the job roles online, miss-sell the pay/commission. no compassion or support for members of staff from management side - none of them have reached that status from intelligence anyway, so are awful at managing!!!! don’t forget that managers happily “talk” nastily about employees within earshot and make them feel targeted! + they sack anyone whenever they want - they are a company full of loopholes!!!!! The type of job that eats you up slowly at first then all at once - dont give them the time of day because they wont give you it once you’re through the door - unless you have a fresh set of acrylics and a nice car (then their interested)!!!!

    Advice to Management

    look up the definition of “management” in the dictionary !!


  4. "Sales Negotiatior"

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    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Negotiator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spicerhaart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides great training for those beginning a career in estate agency.

    Cons

    Very much sold a dream in terms of salary expectations and that 'your progression is completely down to you'.

    Regardless of what management may tell you, your earning potential as a sales negotiator is down to two main factors - the ability of your manager/valuer to get properties on to the market which are sensibly priced, and ensuring you pick up leads before your colleagues. The quantity of properties on the market is irrelevant, it's how many that actually sell you should look for. Most of the properties my branches got on to the market were significantly overpriced. Picking up leads before your colleagues simply increases your chances of success.

    Pressured to arrange mortgage appointments with applicants and sell legal services.

    Management were inconsistent with what they said on so many occasions.


  5. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Advisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Mortgage Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spicerhaart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Moments of achievement and some great colleagues. Ships in a storm gather together. Moving from office to office helped me get away from stress.

    Cons

    Started in the worst way - being told on day 1 to clean the office and paint the outside of building in my own time 'because they were broke'.
    I was shocked after working for some top companies - suffered their hard sell mentality for a while and then left under my own steam after they tried to make me work 6 days a week and be on call the other. Easily my worst nightmare in 25 years of working. I still literally get nightmares from the experience. What they say about estate agents is all true and some of the 'perks' being pulled by staff bordered on dishonest. My integrity could not justify working there any longer.

    Advice to Management

    Change style of management from the top. Value your staff more - people are not there just to be used to make you money. Be more honest at interview stage.


  6. "Lettings negotiator"

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

    I worked at Spicerhaart full-time

    Pros

    Company car
    Commission based sales
    Good working relationships with people around you
    Regular training

    Cons

    Long hours
    Working Saturdays
    Some poorly set-up offices
    Highly target driven
    Corporate mentality


  7. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Negotiator in Worcester Park, England
    Current Employee - Negotiator in Worcester Park, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly colleagues, good working environment, motivating managers and enjoyable coming to work everyday!

    Cons

    At the moment I have not experienced any cons of working for Spicerhaart

  8. "Lettings Negotiator (Now Senior)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lettings Negotiator in Worcester Park, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lettings Negotiator in Worcester Park, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured training
    Career progression opportunities within the company
    Good stock levels and so earning potential
    Reasonable managers who are willing to help

    Cons

    We had some new systems introduced recently so it takes time to getting used to it
    Hours but then this is standard in lettings agency
    Basic could have been higher but I guess the fact the brand is very well established with many properties to let makes up for that


  9. "Great Ethics"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company itself has a great amount of ethics, ambition and desire for a great reputation.
    Spicerhaart's training was, as I found, the best in the industry. It was a fantastic place for me to learn and after having left once, I soon went back.
    Even though now I am a former employee, I cannot fault the company itself.

    Cons

    The management at times was uninspiring and did not follow the company's approach; branch management was fantastic but the area management during my second stint at the company lacked inspiration, transparency and longevity, causing myself and numerous experienced, talented and devoted staff to leave.
    Now, the staff that caused the rocking of the boat have moved on and from what I am aware, the region and company as a whole have gone back to the old inspiring and ethical ways.

    Advice to Management

    For new management entering the company, have respect for the current employees; Spicerhaart have employed and kept them for a reason.


  10. "Valuer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company directors are down to earthand easy to get along with.
    Everything training wise is kept in house and done on a regular basis

    Cons

    Long hours, the managers don't really allow you time for you to take lunch.
    Not enough support in each branch.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more support to staff.


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