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Bentley Motors Reviews

Updated 8 December 2017
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Pros
  • Hands on straight away, given lots of opportunities to get involved with impactful work (in 5 reviews)

  • Car scheme, friendly atmosphere, flexi time (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression limited, old fashioned ways (in 4 reviews)

  • If you want to move up in the company, you're basically forced to apply to jobs within the group (primarily at VW or Audi) (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Pleasure to work for and motivating company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A company I felt proud to work for everyday

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  2. "Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good collaboration with VW brand

    Cons

    Old School Management Style is hard to shift


  3. "Placement Year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bentley Motors full-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience, good opportunity for development

    Cons

    Nothing of note, possibly location


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Functional Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bentley Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Car scheme, friendly atmosphere, flexi time

    Cons

    Career progression limited, old fashioned ways


  6. "Bentley Motors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bentley Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prestigious product, Car sheme and Flexitime.

    Cons

    Personnel - unprofessional & no effort to retain people. High turnover.

    Uncompetitive pay & payrises.

    Challenging future. Unbalanced workload.

    Opportunities not the same for all.

    Advice to Management

    Little actions go a long way.

    Show more evidence of trying to retain existing and loyal workforce - will reduce turnover and need for retraining.


  7. "Great place of work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Middlewich, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Middlewich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - VW car scheme
    - Great manager
    - Really good organisational structure
    - Everyone is really friendly
    - Flexitime

    Cons

    There aren't really any prominent cons to my job role or Bentley Motors as a company.

    Advice to Management

    Try and ensure communication in between departments/functions is a priority.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great team and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Crewe, England
    Former Employee - N/A in Crewe, England

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to be part of such a thriving luxury brand.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get things approved by senior management but this is to be expected for a large company

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Business Great Products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Crewe, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bentley Motors full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work, amazing benefits, great communications and lots of opportunity for vertical or horizontal career moves. For such a large number of people on one site you really feel like you are part of a family, the people are great and welcoming.

    Cons

    Some of the offices are appalling, dated and dirty and no natural light. Some of the long term employees have a very cynical view about the business, get them out and see what it's like outside of the business that has looked after them all of there adult life.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the 'dead wood' old school mentality of some of the longer serving staff can be so negative... the business needs an injection of positivity with forward thinking leaders


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Brand"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Marketing in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bentley Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great brand and a company you can be proud of working for
    - Good employee perks
    - Supportive and friendly environment

    Cons

    - Many of the managers who have been at the company 15+ years have stagnated in terms of ideas and innovation. Get rid.
    - Some of the HR department are useless

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Poor organisation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Wood Apprentice in Crewe, England
    Current Employee - Wood Apprentice in Crewe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bentley Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits in work like car scheme ect. As well as a fairly good wage and sometimes good bonuses.

    Cons

    Constantly unorganised for such a big business, majority of management don't have a clue what there doing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organised and have the correct contacts to ensure steady work flow if parts are missing/ need rework.


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