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Pendragon Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2020

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2.8
42%
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Pendragon Chief Operating Officer Martin Casha
Martin Casha
1 Rating
Pros
  • "Challenging yet supportive atmosphere where hard work is recognised and the opportunity to progress your career is there with a willingness to succeed(in 5 reviews)

  • "Despite what may be said TM’s are encouraged to be forward thinking and ambitious(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours very different experiences based on location(in 12 reviews)

  • "The training is absolutely useless and in no way prepares you for any of the systems or processes that are in use back at the dealership(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Pendragon isn’t as bad as you may of heard."

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    Current Employee - Used Car Sales Manager in Batley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pendragon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brilliant leadership. Forward thinking business and the ability to earn uncapped commission. No education required just the drive and passion to be successful.

    Cons

    A lot of spreadsheets generated.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be afraid to be wrong

    Pendragon2019-10-02
  2. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Borehamwood, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pendragon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very relax environment, able to learn new trades

    Cons

    no training, difficult to get points of view across, no way of progression

    Advice to Management

    they need to have better organization

    Pendragon2020-01-21
  3. "Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pendragon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many Opportunities, if your face fitted.

    Cons

    No clear objectives as the manager was too interested in adding things to her CV

    Pendragon2020-01-21
  4. "Overall OK"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pendragon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not very harshly managed by gaffas

    Cons

    Very stressful due to poor management

    Advice to Management

    Try better

    Pendragon2019-12-24
  5. "Fantastic until last year"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Reading, England
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pendragon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay Great colleagues Close to home

    Cons

    Long hours No support from management head office Sites rammed Management don’t care about customers Micro managed Staff treated like dogs just a number No training Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Total restructuring of management from dealer principles to NFDS

    Pendragon2020-01-11
  6. "Directionless and Reactive"

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    Current Employee - Head of Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people with good intentions

    Cons

    Constant changing of vision and structure, implementing change without preparation

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics

    Pendragon2019-11-05
  7. "Great career progression"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Service Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pendragon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Positive recruitment from within. If you get your head down and want to progress up the career ladder - it can be done.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of.

    Pendragon2019-10-02
  8. "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pendragon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing really, avoid at all costs

    Cons

    Minimum wage, no progression opportunities, treated horribly

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise people the world at interview stage then scrap it all not even 5 minutes in.

    Pendragon2019-11-03
  9. "OK, just OK..."

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    Current Employee - Business Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pendragon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good team Progression opportunities Good work benefits

    Cons

    Hours are relentless and only get worse. Pay rises never happen. Work above pay grade expected but no reward for doing so.

    Pendragon2019-09-15
  10. "Wouldn't take a job here"

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    Former Employee - Account Assistant 

    I worked at Pendragon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice bulding Chance for progression

    Cons

    Low paid Long hours Bad management

    Pendragon2019-09-03
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