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Pros
  • "The company is continuing to grow which means that job security is something no-one needs to worry about(in 18 reviews)

  • "Most senior management are bred through the business makes them real(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours - a lot of box ticking(in 35 reviews)

  • "If I wanted to work a 6 day week I'd have been a salesman(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benifits and flexible hours

    Cons

    Moving to a 6 day week

    Arnold Clark2019-05-10
  2. "Very professional"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - good pay - great management - good colleagues to work with - great work schemes and benefit packages -great career opportunities

    Cons

    - everything is as you would want it to be

    Advice to Management

    - keep doing what your doing

    Arnold Clark2019-05-01
  3. "Rubbish"

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Technician in Inverness, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Sadly there are not many pros to Arnold Clark at all. Can't think of a good word to say about them

    Cons

    All take and no give Difficult to progress in your career Almost impossible to see a chance in income Ridiculous amount of changes to company policy which makes life harder Higher management are a joke Overworked and under appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and stop making life so difficult for employees. Make it easier for staff to progress and better themselves

    Arnold Clark2019-05-06
  4. "Still learning"

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    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It’s okay - hard work but okay.

    Cons

    Long hours - poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off.

    Arnold Clark2019-04-29

    Arnold Clark Response

    May 8, 2019

    Thank you for getting touch with a review of your time with us. I’m sorry that it seems to have been a mixed experience. As you will know, being a Product Consultant isn’t your standard working week. However, I was concerned by your comment regarding the management team. If you ...

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  5. "Lots of unfair and inconsistent treatment"

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    Former Employee - Head Office Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Flexitime - when the management allow it to be flexible. £30 to spend in the canteen Working with different departments - lots of great people outside of the department I was in.

    Cons

    The salary was unfair and there was a lack of transparency around pay. The person next to me could have been in a lower role for more money. Pay was not aligned to knowledge, experience or output. It was a case of if your face fits. Progression only goes so far. You then hit a ceiling where only the favourites move up. Some of the managers are completely incompetent. I felt stressed by my managers lack of direction,...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly and equally. Ensure salaries are aligned to individual skills, merit and output. Stop the favouritism - hard-workers are exiting the company because of it.

    Arnold Clark2019-05-18
  6. "Sales executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Prestige branch so you get nice clientele

    Cons

    Long hours, minimum pay, no training, will promise you the world, managers are not trained

    Arnold Clark2019-04-16

    Arnold Clark Response

    May 8, 2019

    Hi - Lynne here. Thank you for review. I only wish things were going better. First off, I’m glad you have a positive relationship with your customers and that you’re getting something from working in a prestige branch. You’ve been with us for five years and we really appreciate ...

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  7. "Rental Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Arnold Clark full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for with good benefits and bonuses. People who work there makes it worth staying - you do tend to make friends for life.

    Cons

    Working weekends and bank holidays!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to appreciate people more for what they do and hours they do - working weekends and bank holidays!

    Arnold Clark2019-03-22

    Arnold Clark Response

    March 29, 2019

    Hi! Lynne here. Thanks for your positive review of your time with Arnold Clark, I’m glad you enjoyed your time with us. I was heartened by your comments about how we look after our staff in terms of benefits. We’re always looking at new ways to encourage our employees and recognise ...

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  8. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Clark full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and people generally ok

    Cons

    Work life balance / senior management a problem

    Arnold Clark2019-04-02

    Arnold Clark Response

    April 4, 2019

    Hi, Lynne here. Thank you for leaving a review of your time working at Arnold Clark. Because your review is anonymous, I don’t know exactly where you were positioned in the business. I was sorry to hear that you believed the management teams were a problem. I wish we’d had the ...

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  9. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Job security , training opportunity

    Cons

    6 day weeks and very little reward

    Arnold Clark2019-04-02

    Arnold Clark Response

    April 4, 2019

    Hi, thank you for taking time out to leave a review of your current role at Arnold Clark. I’m saddened it’s been a mixed experience. I’m happy to hear that you feel secure in your role. Job security is obviously very important to our employees. It was also nice to hear that you ...

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  10. "Great Opportunities for Graduates!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Placement in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexi-time, Progression, Training & Development, Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Not experienced any so far.

    Arnold Clark2019-03-12

    Arnold Clark Response

    March 20, 2019

    Hi! Thank you for taking time to get in touch. I’m glad it’s been a five-star experience! As you mention in your list of pros, we have a lot of benefits including flexible working and progression opportunities. We want to give all our employees a good work-life balance and the ...

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