Recently The Australian Financial Review published an article stating that some Pruplebricks Local Property Experts claimed bullying tactics were used against them in Australia.
Now a Purplebricks spokesperson has been quoted in the AFR as saying: ”Purplebricks rejects the serious allegation of a bullying culture.
“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.
“This includes many services not offered by traditional real estate agencies such as our call centre capabilities, rapidly expanding team of sales associates, marketing investment and around-the-clock buyer and seller contact platform.”
The AFR however, also quoted former Purplebricks Newcastle (Australia) agent Steven Bashford, as saying that anyone who achieved success “gets chopped back”.
Another current territory owner said agents “were frightened to death” of management and another described the workplace culture as “extremely toxic”.
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