Pendragon Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 28 Oct 2020

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2.9
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Pendragon Chief Operating Officer Martin Casha
Martin Casha
14 Ratings
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
  • "Poor management, bullied by cliquey groups, no progression opportunities, long hours and bad pay(in 18 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. "Great Company If You Work Hard"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Kingston upon Hull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pendragon full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere Earning potential brilliant if you put in the graft

    Cons

    Long hours 6 days one week 5 the next

  2. "Sales manager"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Cardiff, Wales

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for a Progression

    Cons

    Long hours non-work life balance


  3. "Decent place to start"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a sales career Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours Detached management You are just a line in an excel spreadsheet

  4. "A company that does not care"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Generally A Dogs Body 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pendragon full-time

    Pros

    100% the team I worked with Did learn a lot during my time, but that was majority self taught and the team dynamic working together. No management involvement!

    Cons

    Lack of communication Poor Management, next to no reviews or check ins (until it's too late) No guidance You are just a number Expected to work long hours, with no extra benefit Low pay for the job you actually end up doing

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    "1 star is a push"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any pro's about this place.

    Cons

    Poor management, bullied by cliquey groups, no progression opportunities, long hours and bad pay.

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    "Awful Company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good colleagues to work with but not many.

    Cons

    Awful management, constantly being lied to as employees, always errors with pay, no opportunity for progression, no effort put into developing current staff, changing structure on a regular basis, staff turnover is ridiculous, long hours, told to use unethical sales techniques.

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  7. "Fantastic until last year"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    Pendragon Response

    January 22, 2020Talent Team

    Thanks for leaving us a review. It's a shame to hear you didn't enjoy your time with us overall, but your feedback is really valuable and we will take your comments on board for the future.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't take a job here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pendragon Response

    October 23, 2019Talent Team

    Thanks for leaving us a review. It's good to hear you experienced our great career progression opportunities during your time with us.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Caution Do Not Work Here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Derby Office is near Nuffield Gym & Town Centre

    Cons

    absolutely the worst company i have worked for in 31 years of employment - hired on mis truths, no training offered, bullied by senior management - no processes in place constant fire fighting / a constant stream of staff leaving dueto appalling man management / expectations to work long hours and weekends / The MD is keen on off the cuff management / all staff are treated poorly / i went off sick to look for another job and had my contract terminated / a joke through and through im looking forward to the iminent demise of this shabby Company

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    Pendragon Response

    August 1, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us and take reports of bullying very seriously and will certainly take your feedback forward to the team. We have a new development process in place to support our team members as fully as they need.

  10. "Business Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager 

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

    Pros

    Excellent progression opportunites Good earning potential

    Cons

    Long hours Values change a lot

    Pendragon Response

    November 15, 2018Talent Team

    Thank you for leaving us a great review, we're glad to hear you are enjoying your time with us.

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