just go in and do my jobthe best i could do. learned alot of new skills site managers were very good.all my co workers where very helpful to me. hardest part was working by myself alot of the time.having responibilities and be trusted to go in lived in houses and do maintenance and be respected.
Prosable to have my holidays wen i needed them
Consaint got any to report just have the right hours 7.30 till 5.30.
Civil Designer | North East | 24 Aug 2018
Productive and enjoyable company to work for
A privilege to work with such an amazing group of individuals, who support and help all of there fellow workers in a professional manor. Although I was only there a short while, it was a privilege regardless.
Repair Technician | Suffolk | 6 Mar 2021
Easygoing people, and friendly atmosphere
Been there 3 years and my time has been good.
The pay was slightly below average but overtime is available to bump up money.
Was a great place to work with if you get on with the job and stay out of politics, the people In my regional office are very nice and friendly.
Only leaving as offered a position elsewhere with better prospects and rewards.
I would definitely work there again.
ProsVan and flexibly if needed/ friendly people
ConsNo bonus and money could be better
Office Administrator | Yorkshire | 23 Oct 2017
Productive and Fun
Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire is a house builders all across the UK.
The company is a very well known company. It is enjoyable to work at. I believe that you can further your career with Persimmon Homes.
Customer Service Representative | Swansea | 4 Jul 2020
Demanding as working in Customer Service dept
Dealing with previous Persimmon homes, home owners who have issue with their properties. Taking down details of their issues and trying to resolve by sourcing correct department, labour to sort.
ProsCustom3r satisfaction once problem solved
ConsGetting problem solved
Apprentice | Wales | 13 Sep 2016
High standard apprentiship covering all aspects of carpentry
started collage as a 16 year old also managed to get a apprenticeship with persimmon homes it was a dream job for me and i loved every minute of it. i was very lucky to cover all aspects of carpentry and joinery during my 3 year apprenticeship completing things such as first fix second fix roof trusses and joists.also managed to construct numerous timber frame flats working as a team with other carpenters to a high standard the hardest part of my job was taking a lot of information in and completing the work based evidence to receive my qualifications,the most enjoyable part was handing over a house or block of flats knowing how happy the costumers were and seeing the finished product .
Prosexcellent work experience and apprentiship
Conslong hours at collage
Secretary | South East | 28 Mar 2018
I loved working here
Best Boss I ever had. Many lifelong friends made whilst working there. No two days were the same and most people chipped in to help one another. Great office banter which contributed towards everyone giving of their very best
ProsFriendly, happy working environment
ConsOffice in Weybridge no longer exists
Director of Finance | Malmesbury | 29 Jan 2018
A successful business demanding the best from everyone
Persimmon has a culture of hard work and success. Everyday is busy and challenging and the requirement to continually improve across all aspects of the business is driven fro the top. The job is always busy but things change continually so days are always different
Queens Acre, Bushey Development | Hertfordshire | 24 Dec 2013
Busy, buzzing environment, constantly busy
I was given a development of 28 plots to sell off plan. The development proved very popular.
My weekends were taken up with appointments for people to view the show home and then to spend time with them afterwards answering any queries they had regarding the properties, making sure they had all literature to take away with them if they were happy to do so take a reservation from them for whichever plot they wanted.
At my busiest time I could probably have about 35 to 40 visitors in one day, which is quite a lot for one person to deal with but I really enjoyed the challenge.
I usually worked on my own but did ask for extra support on a few occasions when the diary was quite full and I knew that there would be quite a few 'drop in' visitors.
During the week it was generally a bit quieter and this gave me the opportunity to make sure that all the paperwork was in order. Raise any orders for carpeting, extra tiling etc that purchasers may require for their properties.
The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting people and being able to offer them what they wanted. As a large percentage of my purchasers were first time buyers it made the whole experience even more enjoyable and it was wonderful to get the very positive feedback from them when they picked up the keys and went into their completed property for the first time.
I think that I have learnt how emotional it is for somebody buying a property whether first, second or first time purchaser. On a prac
ProsWorking in such a lovely area.
Quantity Surveyor | Malmesbury | 5 Jan 2020
Very Good Company
Persimmon are a very good company to work for. I worked for them twice as a Freelance QS for maternity cover and would have certainly loved to have worked for them permanently if the salary was better
Questions and answers about Persimmon Homes
What is the interview process like at Persimmon Homes?
Asked 6 Jun 2017
Very quick. not given enough information.
Answered 20 Jan 2020
I was called the same day I sent in my cv, had an interview the following week and was offered a job the next Monday. Pleasant and engaging interview, didn't feel like I was getting grilled at all. Really good impression so far!
Answered 20 Nov 2018
Does Persimmon Homes allow for flexible working hours? Or are the hours set?
Asked 12 Jan 2019
Set working hours and if you work in sales no chance of any breaks during the day and your toilet is in the show house so have to use it when customers are walking around!!
Answered 21 Mar 2021
No hours set hard to even book holiday
Answered 12 Nov 2020
What is the work environment and culture like at Persimmon Homes?
Asked 11 Nov 2018
The fibre side of the company is terrible, worst manager I have ever worked for, am still waiting on a call back from him it's only been 4 months.
Never get paid the overtime when it's due, had to wait 6 months before i got my money and it was short and now waiting on another 4 months overtime.
Felt like I was forced to resign as the manager was constantly victimasing and bullying me even after I spoke to him about this.
He told me i had to get permission before I called HR for anything.
He doesn't like feed back when asks what is wrong and you tell him, nothing changes.
The bonus is a joke our team had better ratings for completions and faults getting fixed but still got a lower bonus the reason was because we spoke to the pay side of the company because we were getting false promises from our manager about our overtime getting paid to us.
our team went away during the height of the pandemic which I was forced to go as I made it clear I didn't want to but I had to.
All in all the manager is terrible he has no clue how to manage men, or speak to them properly he bullys engineers and makes your life a misery, doesn't care about helping you when you need it and certainly does not pay you when you work the overtime but wants you to work overtime.
Answered 26 Nov 2020
Do not take bullying grievances seriously
Answered 19 Oct 2020
How are the working hours at Persimmon Homes?
Asked 17 Aug 2017
Awful, constant pressure and enforcement to work longer than paid.
Answered 21 Oct 2020
Working hours were fine at Persimmon
Answered 12 Jun 2018
What is the organisational culture at Persimmon Homes?
Asked 6 Jun 2017
Good company long hours but rewarding got on well with all trades some sites are hectic at times but well organised on some sites there is more than one forklift so must comunicate with othere drivers