Trustpilot asked to take down hundreds of reviews by form employee of Purplebricks

August 7, 2019
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Business review site, Trustpilot, has been asked by a former Purplebricks' Local Property Expert (LPE), to take down all 252 reviews from their platform.

Cameron Carter says he has spoken to the reviews site after taking legal advice.

On LinkedIn, he has said that if everyone who left Purplebricks were to have their reviews removed, about 33,000 would be gone. His post has generated mixed reactions.

One territory owner with Purplebricks says: “Not doing yourself any favors when that’s how you treat previous employers, Cameron.”

But another poster says: “I could write a book about how horrendous working there was. You are a slave. There’s no real agency involved as they’ve totally stripped it out.”

In response to that, a poster says: “This couldn’t be a more accurate comment. If any agent reading this wants to work 75 hours a week and have no life, have murders with your partner at home and get paid, well, very averagely... Purplebricks is just the ticket.”

Another poster takes issue with the description of Purplebricks being ‘employers’, saying: “At no point were LPEs employed . . . Where’s our holiday pay, where’s our pension contributions, where was our minimum wage?”

But a current LPE says: “I’m a bit baffled mate, you should be proud of every single one of those reviews that you generated. I’m still immensely proud of the Trustpilot [reviews] that I’m mentioned in from my Your Move days. There is no logic in undoing all your hard work.”

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