Connells
Happiness score is 37 out of 100
2.9 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • CEO
    David Plumtree
    64%
    approve of David Plumtree's performance
  • Founded
    1936
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £75m to £365m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Real Estate
  • Headquarters
    Cumbria House, 16-20 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire, LU7 1GN
  • Link
    Connells website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 217 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Instructions manager in Leicester, Leicestershire
on 5 April 2022
Good but pay poor
Good company but pay wasn’t great, loved meeting customers and doing my valuations, colleagues were great craic but ultimately the pay wasn’t enough so went elsewhere
Sales Negotiator in Southampton, Hampshire
on 30 July 2022
Just awful
For me i wanted this to be my forever career, I was so excited to get into the job role and learn and flourish. But it never happened. You are sold the dream on the interview, told you will be earning up to £30k a year! And it was so easy to make money. It’s not! The targets you have to hit to make money are very high ! You can work your behind off every day and not make any money. But the company will make money from you! Cold calling is involved daily, You are not an estate agent you sit in an office and just hammer the phone daily. And if you don’t get any appointments then you’re in trouble. You will hardly do viewings and they are done by a employee a on less money despite using the most fuel. The pay is awful. It’s not even minimum wage. Your commission tops it up. The job it’s self is highly stressful and they have no consideration for your health and well-being. Being told sick days are basically not allowed and your weak If you need them. Are then are told you’re not allowed to take a Lieu day so you work 10 hours a day 6 days a week. The management are so old school in their ways and think the best way to motivate people is to tell them off every morning then expect you to produce good numbers for them. Good work is not rewarded and senior members of staff will pass work off onto the juniors and expect them to know what to do. There is no training only training on how to sell and cold call. There is nothing on how to deal with solicitors, or sale progressions. You are a number not a human. I urge who is considering a role in this company to not. It’s completely ruined the estate agency world for me. And I’m looking at a career in a different direction. I am mentally drained everyday and it’s not worth the stress. It’s quite literally the worst job I’ve ever had.
Connells Estate Agent, Lettings Manager in Southampton, Hampshire
on 15 July 2022
Awful
Terrible company to work for. You are literally just a number. Rediculous targets that can’t be met! They only care about figures! Poor management from head office.
Senior Lettings Negotiator in Watford
on 19 June 2022
One of the worst experiences of my entire life.
If you value your personal well-being and mental health you will steer clear of a workplace like this which has an unbelievable amount of 'take' and no where near enough 'give'. Selfish and irresponsible. Lazy beyond belief with a management team which couldn't run a bath let alone an agency. One of the biggest mistakes of my life. One word.. Depressing!
Sales negotiator in Pembrokeshire
on 1 May 2022
Awful company. Avoid like the plague.
Terrible company to work for. Promised the earth regarding pay but you never see any commission. Long hours including Saturdays and bank holidays with no time and a half for a bank holiday. Avoid working for this company. You are literally just a number. Rediculous targets that can’t be met! They only care about figures and exchanges so those higher up can get their fat bonuses!!

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