Countrywide Austral Reviews

Updated 4 May 2020

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  1. "Good money if your prepared to work hard"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Person in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Countrywide Austral full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money, Good People & Good Location

    Cons

    Good products that you sell on

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with Caution"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Countrywide Austral for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility to work when you want. Good commission if you give it 110%.

    Cons

    No base salary. Poor management. Unprofessional. Internal corruption and poor business model. Take advantage of vulnerable people - offering them uncapped earning potential, when the reality is 80% are working for free with small percentage making commission.

  3. "It's not flexible"

    1.0
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    Former Freelancer - Telephone Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Countrywide Austral for less than a year

    Pros

    Managers are motivated for you to succeed

    Cons

    You will be told the role is flexible, not once, but over and over and over again. What you will not be told - I had to learn this the hard way - is that the 'paid for' leads are given (strictly) to those who work Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. No exceptions. This is fine - I just wish they had told me this instead of spending three months telling me how flexible the role supposedly is. This role is commission only. Subsequently if you are not getting the good leads the role is not financially sustainable. There are genuinely flexible employers out there for cold calling - don't settle.

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  4. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Countrywide Austral full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good money and great people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  5. "Yes"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Countrywide Austral full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great management

    Cons

    commision based pay, just gotta work harder

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  6. "Learning Curve"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Countrywide Austral full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great manger in admin team and great co workers

    Cons

    the directors are pathetic and believe in petty culture

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  7. "Not a job"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Countrywide Austral full-time

    Pros

    Based on call calling Good enviroment

    Cons

    No base salary, Select few people have warm market leads that they keep to themselves.

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  8. "Sales Representative (Cold calls)"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Countrywide Austral part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Chilled and energetic atmosphere (well while I was there apparently not the case anymore) - Friday socials

    Cons

    - No direction and hardly any training. - A lot of strange people due to high turnover so they hire anyone. - Very bad work ethic - encouraged to sorta lie

  9. Helpful (2)

    "If you like commission only work"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Outbound Sales in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Countrywide Austral for less than a year

    Pros

    Develop phone and sales skills. Casual.

    Cons

    KPI driven. Huge pressure to sell / push products. Cold calling businesses. Call system and register is antiquated. High turnover. No base rate. Pay for your own desk.

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