Persimmon Homes
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Productive but very underwhelming

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The place was good to work at with very good staff who are friendly and treat you well however certain people who work there need to have a good luck at themselves as they mistreat others and talk down to them Personally feel like specific people should be sacked and replaced by people more willing to be apart of a team and offer more help and support I would go back as a buyer IF certain staff members were gone otherwise stay away

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Colleagues, hours, socialising
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Relaxed and comfortable

Good site layout , approachable management team , good rates of pay . Up to date plant machinary issues and breakdowns reported and corrected quickly and efficiently .
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Dangerous and unruly

At Persimmon homes there is a total lack of health and safety enforcement. I witnessed on a daily basis gangs of bricklayers without safety boots, hi visibility clothing of any kind and even no hard hat's while management witnessed but done nothing to rectify the problem. The attitude of the management was if you don't like it, get another job.

Pros

Reasonable pay

Cons

Excessive work load and unsafe working conditions
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Not a very good company to work for

They really don’t care about there employees no communication and a poor salary for what you are expected to do The office staff haven’t a clue about building work it’s all about profit to them couldn’t care less about employees and customers as long as they get the money and bonuses that’s all that matters

Pros

None

Cons

Poor communication Poor salary
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Shocking management

Shocking manager in customer care would never speak to unhappy customer only ever take the glory. Disrespectful towards new homeowners who spent a fortune on their forever home. Treated staff with disrespect and as their personal skivvy

Pros

None

Cons

No respect or support
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Horrendous working environment

The Commercial was put on garden leave as a result of alleged underwhelming management style , I was there for 4 months , and was delighted to leave , most horrendous working conditions & company culture….

Pros

Nil

Cons

Horrendous working culture
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Employees mean nothing to management

Management only care about their own advancement, there's no respect for staff at all. Good work goes unrecognised. Sales staff were making the company excellent profits, yet the company decided to cut their commission. Make the company money and they take away your own, doesn't make sense does it. The directors seem to think paying staff peanuts is reasonable, whilst they themselves rake in thousands of pounds of bonuses. Awful company to work for.
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Depressing, unachievable targets, bullying culture

Worst of all developers, this company will chew you up and spit you out , no job satisfaction or pride. Will not give you any support and will expect you to achieve targets that are unrealistic and unavailable. You will end up working a minimum of 10 hous a day and most saturdays. The materials you will be given to build are cheep and the after build customer care is 24 7 and you spend several hours a day dealing with irate dissatisfied customers.

Pros

None

Cons

Stressful toxic working environment
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Awful place to work

Absolute shambles of a company. Dreadful management and just a badly organised company overall. The work is not stimulating in any way shape or form and the work delegation from management is poor. As an employee you are unable to voice you're views as the ideas are shot down and not taken on board. This company gives you false promises and no job satisfaction or security what so ever. The bad reputation of this company is an honest insight into working here and is really embarrassing. Avoid at all costs.

Pros

Absolutely none

Cons

Bad management, boring work, not valued as an employee in any way
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Productive and enjoyable place to work

Fantastic company with great staff and flexible working. The senior management go above and beyond to help out and make your day as stress free as positive.

Pros

Early finishes

Cons

None
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Review other options before taking a position with this company.

Avoid if possible. If you decide to work for this company keep yourself to yourself and do not rely or trust anyone in the office.Do not take anything on face value.

Pros

None

Cons

A number, too many to mention.
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Great work place

The company is a great place to work, I don't work on site I'm a loading shovel driver for brickworks in Harworth working 3 shifts so working nights is a challenge for me.

Pros

Great bonus and a great team we all get on well

Cons

Night work
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Bullying culture

I worked at York about 20. years ago and it was awful. I was a part time administrator and the girls in the office were horrible. Was glad when I left.
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Bunch of cowboys

If you want to be bullies every day then go for it no time to complete tasks if you are on a busy site. Take commission from you if you're slightly behind on your plot progress. Money grabbing from the top down

Cons

No time to breathe
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Avoid at all costs

0 work/life balance, workload is astronomical with no support, and often added onto. Hard work & loyalty isn't rewarded. The company only cares about ££ with no care for its employee's or customers.I wouldn't reccommend buying a Persimmon house either.

Pros

Literally nothing

Cons

Everything above
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bad bad place to work

the worst company i have ever worked for ,management stick together ,so if your not management they ride roughshod over you .only interested in their own big bonus and you have to work 6 months before you qualify and then its peanuts .staff morale is low ,wages are poor and nobody really knows what they are doing as the training is none existant

Pros

free parking

Cons

normal hours but very low pay
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Always productive

Can be very hard days and disorganised ,because the homes are always working against the groundworks .health and safety is double standards when it suits.all management lie to you about pay rises.and have lied for seven years through many bosses and managers

Cons

Like the hours
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Unreasonable

This job role suits someone who likes working for peanuts and can also be in 5 places at once and as strong as the hulk, such is how unreasonable and unethical some of the tasks they ask of you can be.

Pros

None

Cons

Poor pay rates
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Awful place to work

Management didn't take time to train on the job. Used covid as an excuse, when it was just poor management. Treated appallingly. Extended my probation by 3 months, to dismiss me a month later.

Pros

None

Cons

Poor management
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Unhappy place to work

Unhappy place to work. No support from management and too much back stabbing. No training on systems when promised and your job depended on it. Very negative experience.

Pros

Local and good working hours

Cons

Pay. No support or direction
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Dont do it

Basic salary was awful, commission was great IF you're on a up and running site otherwise there's nothing. Company full of empty promises. The whole company got bonus apart from the sales executives. You won't get anywhere in the company unless you're somewhat related to management

Pros

Commission

Cons

Empty promises. Work every weekend.
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Overall rating

Based on 179 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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