Technician (Former Employee) – North East – 4 October 2016
I worked for listers group for 4 years and what a long for years it was! Service manager was nothing but a bully, especially to apprentices and the younger team in the workshop. People have being there 35years and a leaving as they've had enough! Poor organisation, poor management all round!
Really nice brand and good cars
Poor environment poor management and just not a very upbeat place to work
Technician (Former Employee) – Solihull, West Midlands – 12 November 2017
Ex technician at Solihull Audi. You will only get on here if you churn out the lowest standard of Work but in huge quantities so the department hit targets. False promises and lies from all management. The more hours you earn, the more you are worshipped. Little do they know how fickle it is and are only friends on the surface. (Sheeple). Customers are having work done on vehicles that they never came in for, all to hit unacheivable targets. Ridiculous place to work and I feel sorry for anyone starting here. Especially as a tech. If your face don’t fit and you don’t brown nose the management. ..... game over!!
Technician (Former Employee) – Solihull, West Midlands – 3 October 2017
Worked here for 12 years and worked 50-60 hours standard a week with no extra money. Management is very clicky and do not want to pay any decent people the wages they deserve. They make you work all the hours god sends and frowned upon if you arrive or leave on time! Was promised a promotion at another site which didnt even open!!! There are some very good and nice people (non management) who work there and simply have no desire or drive due to being paid so poorly and doing a long working day.
Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Nuneaton, Warwickshire – 29 September 2017
I've been with Listers over 1 year, you get to drive some great cars and deal with customers day in day out. Some benefits are great, just used the car scheme to get myself a new car. Hours are long but the days go quick, also have to work most Saturdays
Bodyshop disgusting.people not to bad .but couple of bodyshop staff backstabbers .money is not great.They treat you like you an animal.dont supply uniform...big joke.And there not even a approved bodyshop.But lie and say they are.Dont supply healthvand safety
Mechanic and MOT Tester (Former Employee) – Coventry, West Midlands – 27 September 2017
I joined listers from a fast fit centre, I had qualifications but couldn't get a job in a main dealer. After a few months they got me on some formal training courses which let to me going to Volkswagen/audi training centre
Booking Coordinator (Former Employee) – Solihull, West Midlands – 20 September 2017
After being promised a promotion before I started and it was part of the contract agreement, this is all a ploy to get you in the door...to get there and be told it won't be until three months time until you get the promised job after you have interviews with three seperate managers. You're chucked into the deep end and let there to sink or swim for yourself which isn't a bad thing but when the manager his self can't even get the job right it's all abit shocking. Any little thing you get wrong you get shouted at (my colleague at the time was made to cry three times in two weeks and a bottle of wine was brought to keep her quiet). There's no team, it's department vs department, You get called unreliable if your admitted to hospital and get told it's a 50/50 chance between two types of cancer. Nobody ever gets back to you from management or above. Avoid at all costs
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Lincoln, Lincolnshire – 5 July 2017
The job is a great opportunity on paper. With potential to earn good money. However the customer service manager is a bully and makes the job/ atmosphere 100x worse. Which is a shame because the rest of the staff on the whole are a great bunch. Nothing people do is ever enough. Truly horrible lady.
Unnecessary high pressure , very poor organisation !!!
Technician (Former Employee) – Droitwich, Worcestershire – 30 December 2016
I worked as a tech at the land rover dealership in driotwich for 16 months. I found the management there to be of a very poor standard !!! . With high staff turnover even at management level being the norm ! I come from a non dealer mechanical background which was looked down upon within the dealership !! I found a lot of the technicians there not up to the expected £130 an hour labour rate . With 18 years experience behind me I was not valued & patronised at every given opertunity . As for the organisation! Well !!!!! Shocking to say the least !!!!!!!!! Wouldn't give you a thankyou for the brand ! & dealerships in general !!
I have worked for Listers for over three years, I went to an assessment centre with no previous motor trade experience. I have now progressed to a management role. For someone my age I believe I am earning a much higher than average wage, with a luxurious company car that I wouldn't have even dreamt of driving before I started. Yes, sometimes the hours are long, and yes sometimes it is high pressure but if you work hard you are rewarded for it!!
Sales Executive (Current Employee) – Coventry – 1 November 2016
I've worked for Listers Group for a couple of years now and although the hours can be long... hard work and commitment is well rewarded.
I work in a good solid team and although there's competitiveness we do all get on.
The hardest part of my job is to constantly be working towards my targets. Although if you're prepared to put the work in it makes it so much easier.
When I first joined Listers it took a while to adjust to their way of working; however I quickly learned that I wasn't necessarily always right. The training team have put some thought in to what works best.
The most enjoyable part of my role is the fact that it's professional. I've worked in a couple of used car supermarkets and at Listers I find their entire approach more professional.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Stratford-upon-Avon – 25 September 2016
The sales manager there likes to bully the staff to the point of tears. The problem is the Dealer Princpal supports his actions or turns a blind eye.You also get threatened with your job when you don't achieve unrealistic targets. You also get a company vehicle that you pay company car tax on as part of the package.The problem with that is you never get to see it as it's always loaned out and you have to fight to find a car to go home in. I was told they have a huge staff turn over and staff are so unhappy and keep leaving or get the push.
Technician (Former Employee) – Stratford-upon-Avon – 21 September 2016
Sales executive staff turn over very high. Terrible attitude by most managers due to pressure from area manager and higher up in company. Massive difference in wages for technicians doing the same job in the workshop. Constant fear of losing job over any little mistake. Looked down on for working with hands rather than sitting on a desk. High pressured, terrible atmosphere.
management egos, conflicting Salaries, no employee appreciation.