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Interviews at Arnold Clark

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Car Valeter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Arnold Clark (New York, NY (US)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Had my interview for the job which was a fairly standard set up and a pretty relaxed environment. This was over a week ago and still haven't heard amything, now I don't mind if I didn't get the job but they just leave you not knowing at all. Bad practice in my opinion.

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arnold Clark in August 2020.

    Interview

    Will in recruitment was great, very friendly and responsive to emails. Starts off with a telephone call about the role and to arrange a video interview. Very basic questions in the video interview e.g Why do you want the role? What can you bring to us? etc

    Had an interview with the sales manager for the new showroom and wow, it couldn't be any different to my experience with Will. The interview (if you could call it that) consisted of one question which was "What questions do you have about the role". I didn't get any chance to sell myself or get a word in edgeways as all he spoke about was commission and his own experience working elsewhere. It was very laid back and even included a couple of swear words... Gave me the impression that I got the job as most professional employers wouldn't swear in an interview.

    Turns out I didn't get the role, and crazily the recruitment team DON'T GIVE ANY FEEDBACK. I would understand this if it was the first or second stage, but when you get to a FINAL interview... just wow.

    Obviously the final interview is to see if your face fits, mine didn't.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview only had one question, which was "What questions do you have about the role". Don't expect any standard questions in the final interview, you know, the ones where you sell yourself.   Answer Question
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wigan, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arnold Clark (Wigan, England) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Relaxed Interview with the general manager Euan. Really nice bloke. Very passionate about the company.
    Asked the standard questions of ‘Why Arnold Clark?’ and ‘What do I want to get out of it?’
    I definitely left the interview wanting the job more.

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arnold Clark.

    Interview

    I applied for the role of Product Consultant on the Arnold Clark after reading the description of the role. The wording suggested they were looking for a candidate not necessarily with experience of the exact role, but something similar in terms of working in a sales environment as long as they have the desire and passion.

    Turned out to be a waste of time, it took them two weeks to respond and didn't even offer an interview. The job however is also still listed on the website more than 5 days later. Seems as if they weren't necessarily interested in speaking to potential candidates as not even a simple interview was offered.


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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Quick chat with manager and franchise manager about role. Phone call a few days later to offer the job. Didnt ever go into too much detail or ask many questions. Very informal.

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Arnold Clark (Aberdeen, Scotland) in November 2019.

    Interview

    It is usually a 2 step process. However, if you impress them straight away, they will try to do both stages there and then. I was mis-sold the branch and how it was performing. The Job in real life was horrendous. They were not prepared for me starting even though, they had 3 weeks notice.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Digital Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arnold Clark.

    Interview

    Seemed to have been picked for interview by mistake. When I got there and they realised I had just graduated/no agency experience yet they didn’t want to know and just rushed through questions out of procedure.

    Interview Questions

    • No real questions after realising I had been put through to interview by mistake.   Answer Question
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arnold Clark.

    Interview

    It was a pleasant interview, very professional with lots of information given. It was about an hour long and i was given second interview with manager immediately. Lots of questions about your previous role, about earnings and hours worked.


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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Arnold Clark (Glasgow, Scotland) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Very easy going and spent time getting to know me. Made me feel comfortable and explained the job role well. Looking forward to the months ahead. There was the general manager and the sales manager conducting the interview together but it still felt casual.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you going to do when your salary drops to 12k?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Arnold Clark.

    Interview

    Applied via Arnold Clark's online career portal for a 'Graduate Accountant' role. Was contacted by email almost a month later (30th March) with 6 screening questions (confirming location, working hours, degree etc). I replied to this generic-looking email from 'Fraser Duff' with clear and concise answers to each question. The footer of this email stated:

    'We hope to get back to you within the next ten working days to tell you whether or not you’ve been successful in getting an interview. We’ll definitely let you know either way, so please sit tight a little longer and we’ll be in touch.'

    This could not be further from the truth- I was not contacted at all. As such, I emailed Fraser asking if there was any updates with my application over 3 weeks ago, and have still not received a response.

    Not worth your time guys. Mediocre sounding grad job with a very poor recruiting team. You are all worth more than this job!

    Interview Questions

    • This role will be based at XXX, and travel to other branches will be required for training and franchise purposes. Can you confirm you are happy with these details?   Answer Question
    • The hours of work for this role are: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm. Are you happy with these?   Answer Question
    • Do you have a full driving licence?   Answer Question
    • Do you currently have a 2:1 Degree or are you predicted to achieve a 2:1 Degree in Accounts, Business or Maths?   Answer Question
    • The salary for this position is £18,500 – Plus ACCA Study support on a full time permanent basis, are you able to commit to this?   Answer Question
    • Will you be able to start work no later than 26th August 2019?   Answer Question

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