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Arnold Clark Reviews

Updated 14 January 2019
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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 17 reviews)

  • "Average company benefits ie discount of cars, pension, private health care" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours - a lot of box ticking" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Work life balance was a massive let down and the uncertain changes of shift patterns" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Service advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Inverness, Scotland
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full training & constant support. Very good bonus if target achieved. Always looking to better staff and help them in any way

    Cons

    Someone can have a bad experience happen at one branch and the Arnold Clark name gets affected as a general


  2. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Internal Recruiter in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Internal Recruiter in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Clark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The role was varied, got travel to different sites across the UK and manage your own diary which was good, also got a company car and the role gave you a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary didn't increase and no progression unless you moved to Scotland with them being a Scottish based company

  3. "I'll scratch your back...."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Controller in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Controller in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Throughout my career at AC i have been pushed/tested/coached/praised and have ended up working through the ranks from Trainee to now being Sales Management at one of the most successful branches we have in England. Every step of the way I have been made aware of who to call if ever I need further guidance, and the support I was also given when in a pretty low point in my life due to personal circumstances was amazing. If you put the effort it, you will reap the rewards most definitely.

    Cons

    It's not easy work, but rewarding jobs never are!

    Advice to Management

    never forget your staff - think employee is a fantastic idea.

    Arnold Clark Response

    19 Dec 2018

    What a heart-warming review of your time working for us. It’s fantastic to see how well things are going for you.

    It’s fantastic to see things are working out for you at Arnold Clark and that your... More


  4. "Used to be good"

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    Current Employee - Product Genius in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Product Genius in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark (More than a year)

    Pros

    Genuinely get 1 and a half weekend off every 3 weeks

    Cons

    Commission structure changed to limit earnings

    Arnold Clark Response

    8 Jan 2019

    Hi, thank you for your review of working for Arnold Clark. I’m saddened to learn that you are not enjoying as much as you used to.

    The role was changed to reflect the skills of the Product... More


  5. "love it !!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    internal promotion availability, scope to move up the ladder , family run business with the employees very much part of the business , it feels like a career not a job

    Cons

    none for me really , been working for them 15 years and with hard work and dedication the rewards are there for all

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work , thinking outside the box allowing Arnold Clark to be the no1 motor dealer in Europe for over 60 years !!

    Arnold Clark Response

    19 Dec 2018

    Hi! What a lovely review. It’s great to see things are going so well.

    One of the big positives I’ve seen recently in our reviews is that progression and opportunities always seem to be at the... More


  6. "Arnold Clark are a hard working and hard rewarding company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Genius in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Product Genius in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Unlimited career progression opportunities
    Very generous employee benefits and incentives
    Flexible working environment
    Good relationships between Management and staff
    Emphasis on Customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction
    The company strive for all departments to work as a team, not against each other
    I have nothing to offer but praise for my Arnold Clark branch, they are more like a family to me than colleagues.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, but all of your efforts are rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, keep working with your staff, communication and understanding are the keys to a happy working environment.

    Arnold Clark Response

    19 Dec 2018

    Hi, Lynne here. I’m delighted to hear how much you’re loving your time working for us!
    Let’s get straight to the positives. Progression and benefits are aspects that are so important to us; our... More


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From day one I was made to feel part of a team and really like my role here as a product consultant.
    The staff and managers are great to work for and you feel valued as a person and not just a number.

    Cons

    you have to use your holidays for days the branches are closed, like xmas day etc

    Advice to Management

    find another 10 Colin Douglas's and Jamies Gren and the company will be in a great place!

    Arnold Clark Response

    19 Dec 2018

    Thank you for yet another glowing five-star review! We’re so happy you’re enjoying your time with us.

    I was encouraged to hear about your rapport with your managers and colleagues. This is crucial... More

  8. "Arnold Clark Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Management team and wort ethic, good transparency for customer and staff.

    Cons

    No correlation amongst employees on basic pay scales/salaries

    Advice to Management

    See cons above

    Arnold Clark Response

    19 Dec 2018

    Thank you for your short and sweet review of working with Arnold Clark.

    I’m delighted things are going so well for you, you seem to enjoy the working environment. In terms of your one con, I take... More


  9. "Brain washed head office with their heads in the clouds"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the branches

    Cons

    The above people are treated poorly, technicians time and a half taken away with next to no notice, covered the real agenda up by saying it was for flexible working. Head office didn’t listen to the concerns. Yes men in senior positions who don’t believe the company are going in the right direction, head office staff given preferential treatment over the branch staff, would do them well to remember its the branches that generate the money to keep them in the job they’re in.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you managers are only safe while your face fits.


  10. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time

    Pros

    Think about their employee - Fantastic wage - Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Arnold Clark Response

    19 Dec 2018

    Fantastic! Yet another five star review. Just what we like to hear.

    Your review is short and sweet but it certainly delivers the message we like. We feel we offer the best package around in the... More