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Busy place to work
Car Valeter (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow18 February 2018
I started working for Arnold Clark in 2012 then moved to two different branches working as a car valeter and driver , preparation of cars both customers and company
Pros
Netting new people
Cons
Long hours
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Top Wages
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Salford15 February 2018
Top wages but poor training if you have never been in this field of work, a dream for the experienced can be a nightmare for inexperienced due to lack of help, sales theft when help is needed and being lied to earlier on about expectations.
Pros
Top wages
Cons
Being conned by your own staff
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Not the best place to work
Genius (Current Employee) –  Northwest5 February 2018
Not the best place to work only good if you're in with the right people and even then you get stabbed in the back. Has the potential to be good but most of the time it's mind numbing
Cons
Long hours working in the rain
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Fantastic place to work!
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Glasgow29 January 2018
Have worked in the company for over 4 years now and can't imagine woking anywhere else. Such a friendly and diverse range of individuals. Found management extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Everyday is different but always enjoyable. 5 day week and flexi time allow me to have a great work/life balance. Always recommending this as a workplace to anyone i know, they certainly do more than just sell cars!
Pros
Flexi time
Cons
Can be lack of communication from branch to branch
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enjoyable job
Tyre Fitter/ Customer service (Former Employee) –  Partick, UK24 January 2018
Was a good place to work staff were good and never had any problems just left for a best job opportunity that was more money which was better for my family
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Bad management, awful hours
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Leyland, Lancashire22 January 2018
Worked for arnold clark for a few months. The training was good when I finally received it after being there for a month when I was useless other than blowing up balloons. Huge staff turnover and no help for new starters. Awfull management and no progression available unless your a managers mate. All phone enquires are handed out to the managers favourites. Work 6 days a week doing about 55 hours a week. Only half hour break for a 11 hour shift, thats if the managers let you go.
Pros
Good comission
Cons
Hours. Management.
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Great money terrible job
Car Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Vauxhall18 January 2018
You will work a minimum of 6 days a week. but thats what it takes to make great money. If you dont need to worry about a family its great otherwise think about it
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Avoid at all costs
Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow11 January 2018
The rot starts right at the very top, consistently ignoring employees and employing idiot after idiot in higher management positions. As far as the staff doing the actual work, employee young & dumb and then expect miracles from them, or get existing staff to carry the load. Make loads of money, but pay peanuts. Let good staff go as they are a threat to management. Recruit friends and family first. Trust the best brown-nosers always.
Pros
Some good people work there
Cons
Some rockets work there. poor pay, poor management
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Do not care about staff
Driver valet (Former Employee) –  Lingfield,26 December 2017
I worked for Arnold Clark as a driver in the rental side and enjoyed it, until I was in an accident, (a truck hit us from behind at traffic lights) I was a passenger & suffered bad whip lash and so did 2 others.
After 4 days we were asked to come back in although we told them we were still in pain.
They have no procedure for when this happens and don't care.
They don't even help with compensation and I didn't even get paid for my days off.
It is a real shame as I really enjoyed it and for a company that turns over such a profit which they like to boSt you would expect more from.
Pros
Good job and team
Cons
Management
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Great place to work
Car Valeter (Current Employee) –  Stirling, Stirlingshire12 November 2017
Great company to work for training is good but I have 12 years experience in valeting managers are great too always there to help you if needed and always happy to help
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
Parking
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Bad managers
Driver/Labourer (Former Employee) –  Inverness10 November 2017
People don't leave companies they leave bad managers . Unfortunately this company has more than it's fair share of them.

Small company thinking big but using skeleton staff structure to do more than maximum workload.
Pros
30 quid gift vouchers twice a year, £500 off the car price
Cons
Long hours, no flexiblitly, bad management style.
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Horrible place to work
Product Genius (Former Employee) –  Inverness8 November 2017
Horrible place to work managers are bullies the training you get is pointless you don’t learn anything most of the Employees are on drugs there is no Communication wound stay away from Arnold Clark no tea breaks work stupid hours don’t get any thanks for it don’t get any time back
Pros
Get to drive nice cars
Cons
The management
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It is a hard place to progress in.
Mechanical Technician (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City7 November 2017
Arnold Clark is a hard and challenging place to progress in. It offers many roles with an ever changing environment. It's not a bad place to start a career with but there is not much room for progression.
Pros
Plenty of benifits
Cons
Never think about their staff as the equipment is outdate.
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Misleading
SALES EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) –  North Lanarkshire4 November 2017
The job I agreed to sign up to which was advertised on the website as well as confirmed in the interview was not the job I thought when my contract came through.

The advertise more money on a 5 day week structure when the reality is that you work a 60+ hour week, one day off for only £16860 per annum when the website states £20000 starting salary.

Yes, the commission structure would be beneficial, but the fact that you do not get training until 2-3 weeks after you are placed in the role does not help. It should be given the first few days to ensure you know what you are doing.

Really wouldn't recommend this role unless you are experienced in this field and role and you know exactly what you're expecting.
Pros
Lots of benefits if you are there for a long time
Cons
Long hours, little to no breaks, less than minimum wage.
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productive
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London29 October 2017
well payed job as long as the job is done, great management and work/social life balance. hardest part is the job itself pressure is very high and is tough
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Good pay poor work life balance
Prebooking Agent (Current Employee) –  Glasgow26 October 2017
Good basic rate and opportunity to make fairly good commission but that is where it ends! Poor management, lack of communication and a fairly limited training system.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Long Hours
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New & used car sales executive (Former Employee) –  Salford, Greater Manchester24 October 2017
good money but most corrupt company ever, illegal going on every day like signing of finance documents not good energy . bullies within the organisation they was okay with me but seen some terrible things happen to good people
Pros
money
Cons
you will go to prison if you are not careful
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Very poor management
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Leeds And Bradford, Yorkshire24 October 2017
Arnold Clark can be a brilliant place to work if you are the GM’s best mate, you get handed deals and can easily walk away with £50,000 a year. But if you’re not his best mate, be prepared to work long hours doing all the worst jobs, just to walk away with minimum wage at the end of the month.

It appears that all the crooks and Mis-sellers are well looked after, if you actually do your job properly and look after your customers the managers don’t want to know.

There is no work life balance and you often have to stay back later several nights a week.

You do get a company car, but when you actually work out the difference in your salary for having the car, you might as well buy your own car.

You can meet some really good people there, but they won’t be there long as the culture and management in the place is all wrong, so enjoy them whilst they last.

Give it a go and see for yourself, maybe then you’ll understand why the staff turn over rate is so high at 82%.

Good luck.
Pros
Some good people.
Cons
Long hours. Bad pay. Bad management.
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productive
Valeter/Driver (Former Employee) –  Ayr19 October 2017
enjoyed my time within arnold clark was always kept busy and on the go, shifts were always productive. The usual shift consisted of valeting cars/vans for customer collection for hiring. Driving people to airports.
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Usless company evil managers
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ratho, City of Edinburgh19 October 2017
Worked there for 10 months expected to do lots on top of heavy workload but not get paid for it having a life outside work came across as a bad thing low pay for what you were expected to do.
The odd weekend shift turned in to every saturday that coupled with no help from managers resulted in a horrible place to work.
Stay clear if you can save yourself any stress.
Pros
Gtg staff
Cons
Managers
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