Fortem

Fortem

About us

Formed in 2002, we are a property solutions provider derived from Willmott Dixon, one of the largest family-owned construction companies in the UK.

We began our journey as a small team of like-minded people, using our values as a basis for our business. Since then, having rebranded from Willmott Dixon Support Services to Fortem, we provide property solutions nationwide and continue to embed in our business those values that kick-started our journey.

Our ever-growing teams are formed of professionals who live by the values and behaviours that are at the heart of Fortem. We owe our previous success to our people, and believe the culture at Fortem will drive our success for many years to come, growing our trusted brand and allowing us to continue to provide our award-winning service.

At Fortem we pride ourselves on our exceptional people and the service they deliver to our customers.

Website: https://www.fortem.co.uk

Reviews


2
Rated 2 out of 5
2 out of 5 stars (based on 20 reviews)
Excellent10%
Very good5%
Average15%
Poor15%
Terrible55%

NIGHTMARE

Rated 2 out of 5

Pros

Good team

Power tools

Training

Van stock

Nothing else

Cons

Office staff

Constant pressure with no reward

Call outs are a joke expect 30 plus with only call out fee no hourly rate

Expected to do to many jobs

Constant favours with nothing given back

Very strict on finsh times not allowed to drive back home 5 mins before 5 o clock even if travel home is 1hr+

Advice to Management

Speak to trades correctly

Gain more knowledge

Appreciate trades

Rubbish

Rated 1 out of 5

Pros

You get paid each month

Cons

Treated like a second class citizen

Advice to Management

Look after your tradesman as they’re the people who make you money not people sitting in the office analysing trackers and start and finish times. Why do you give office staff £1000s in bonus and tradesmen nothing. Why do you give office staff £1000s as a reward for working through lockdown when they was working from home and the tradesmen were out working as normal and get nothing, no pay rise no Christmas voucher absolutely nothing except a letter blaming covid yet you find thousands of pounds to give out in ‘awards’ to office staff. It’s a them and us mentality company. Trades are treated like idiots and second class people. Promise you what you want to hear and then don’t deliver.

Rated 1 out of 5

Pros

Local offices, good location in beautiful grounds

Cons

Immature and unprofessional management, Nepotism, Ageism

Not the culture they preach

Rated 1 out of 5

Pros

The salary is good for the sector and the bonus scheme is generous. Training was always provided for me when requested.

Cons

The business is incredibly cliquey and not very welcoming unless you get in the in crowd. You’ll see a lot written about the culture and how unique it is but 90% of people who think the business has a good culture have never worked anywhere else and do not realise the culture is the same if not better at other businesses. Nothing seems to be done until it has everyone’s managers approval essentially meaning every little decision needs sign off from the MD. You will be sold the dream at interview and told there are lots of opportunities but this is untrue unless you’re a management trainee.

The business handled the Coronavirus pandemic badly – didn’t allow for working from home until a day after lockdown (asked people to come into work for one day after the announcement to put provisions in place) and then encouraging people back to the offices in July and still encouraging back during November/December when cases rose.

Advice to Management

The financial position of the business isn’t communicated to employees and the direction of the business is pretty unclear. The attitude of ‘X has left because they didn’t fit the culture’ needs to be ironed out – there are deeper problems as to why people leave.

Fortem shows a culture for growing your own and investing in its people

Rated 5 out of 5

Pros

Great forward thinking company with a great family feel

Cons

I genuinely can’t think of one

Updated on October 22, 2022

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