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Spicerhaart Reviews

Updated 23 August 2018
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  1. "Fantastic opportunites, great training and development"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Maidstone, England
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Maidstone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great attitude to customer service, supportive and caring environment, excellent training and development allowing you to train and develop to reach your full potential, the career path is clear and concise so that you know exactly what you need to do to get promoted and the environment is fun with people that really care about their customers and colleagues alike.

    Cons

    None that I can think of I love my job...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same thing


  2. "Not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator
    Current Employee - Sales Negotiator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to work 60+ hours a week and lucky enough to sell enough the commission is good. Company car is included.

    Cons

    Low basic salary and very impossible to have work/life balance. Never know who to trust unfortunately as it’s a sales job, not a job for someone who doesn’t like confrontation as certain people get away with this all. Very clicky.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with equality as management definitely have their favourites.

  3. "Tough environment, not for entrepreneurial individuals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Too wedded to the Spicerhaart Way, which is directed by the CEO, which is a shame as many great ideas and people are overlooked which could transform the business.


  4. "Negotiator"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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 !!


  6. "Rewarded and well looked after"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lettings Negotiator in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Lettings Negotiator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great incentives
    Perfect office locations / well covered areas
    Strong support from management
    Well known name
    Family owned business
    Perfect career progress structure

    Cons

    Long hours
    Hard pressure with very high targets to achieve
    Too much paper work
    Slightly low pay out for generated business

    Advice to Management

    Please do spend a little extra time with your staff to find out why turnaround is so high.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bad experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Business Development Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Lettings negotiator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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