According to the Australian Financial Review, it seems that Purplebricks is being accused of bullying its local property experts in Australia, with many leaving “in droves”.
Numerous current and former agents told the publication that they had been bullied, threatened and undermined at the company during the course of their employment, whilst struggling to make a living earning barely over $1000 per property listing in a slowing housing market.
“Purplebricks rejects the serious allegation of a bullying culture,” said a Purplebricks spokesperson.
“We take all criticism of the company extremely seriously and it is disappointing to hear that a small group of former employees reported negative experiences during their time with us.
“We do not accept that these allegations reflect the culture at Purplebricks and they are not representative of the experiences of our employees. We work in partnership with our agents and are committed to investing resources to support them in changing market conditions.
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