Purplebricks under fire after angry reviews by disgruntled employees

June 19, 2019
Share this Post: 

Purplebricks' work environment is under fire from a number of bad reviews written by existing and former employees.

Indeed is a job recruitment site that also has a reviews section, encouraging staff to relate their experiences of companies: they are also encouraged to rate the company out of five stars.

As with all review services, it is difficult for an observer to be sure of the absolute accuracy of the content; all of the reviews are anonymous but many are sharply critical.

One review, apparently by a former employee, talks of a training session involving “borderline bullying tactics” and contains a passage relating to a trainer:

“He then proceeded to prompt and poke every single new starter into divulging more and more information about their personal lives and the net forced result was approximately 5 out of 15 adults crying in a room full of strangers. This horrendous tactic I am sure was designed to break down new recruits with the intention of ‘building’ them back up the way Purplebricks wanted.”

Another review, again from someone describing themselves as a former employee, says:

“Middle management are a joke, if you're in the clique you're ok, days off changed to suit you, hours flexible and meals out every Friday, but if not you're nothing. This has led to a crazy turnover of staff because of the parity between what's expected to be done by people in the clique and people out.

“Disciplinary matters, some that are highly sensitive and confidential information (such as unexpected deaths in the family) are shared around the office by middle management.

“Your training will be great, run by some of the best people you'll meet and work for, but after the two weeks you'll understand why half the office looks miserable when you sit down for your first day.”

Read more here

Join us in Madrid, November 12-15 for the Global Online Marketplaces Summit.

Property Portal Watch Madrid Summit 2019

June 19, 2019

Subscribe to our mailing list to get the famous, free Friday newsletter!

News and analysis to help build better online marketplace businesses, in your inbox, every Friday

Related News

Purplebricks Profit 1
Purplebricks Slashes Prices as New Owner Vows to 'Disrupt' Once Again

The new owner of Purplebricks has cut prices in his first move since snapping up the beleaguered portal for just...

Read More
Homesnap Closure
CoStar Group to 'Sunset' Homesnap in Favor of Homes.com

CoStar is set to sunset Homesnap and replace it fully with the Group's in-house brand Homes.com by the end of...

Read More
Powerleads Ai Zumper
Zumper Latest Portal to Integrate ChatGPT Plugin

Zumper, a leading provider of rental industry software, has announced its collaboration with OpenAI's artificial intelligence engine, ChatGPT. The partnership...

Read More
Meta Egypt
Meta Egypt Launch Announced as Estate Waves and Coldwell Banker Egypt Team Up

Real estate marketing company Coldwell Banker Egypt has teamed up with Estate Waves to announce the launch of a new...

Read More

Editor's Pick