Parts manager (Former Employee) – St. Andrews, Fife – 15 July 2019
I started with the company as parts manager and was full of great expectations after attending the staff induction and hearing all the employee benefits etc. I should have realised there was a problem after hearing the previous members of staff had left the company at the same time. This added to the problem due to a lack of systems training when i arrived. I brought with me a parts advisor who i had worked with in the past. The induction had stated if you refer a new member of staff into the company you will receive a bonus. (this doesn't apply to managers) (Child care vouchers no longer apply also) .After working a couple of Saturdays i asked how to log my hours and was told i would not receive any overtime as im a managers and on a salary! This was not mentioned during my interview (My advisor however would recieve paid overtime) .As my travel time was 50mins each way i opted to take the company car for the first month. Do your research as this usualy doesnt work out cost effective after considering the tax implications. My management "Salary" was so poor that after the advisor had been paid for overtime he almost came away with the same wages as me. The daily demands quickly began to grow to an unrealistic level along with weekly management meetings generally lasting over an hour. (10mins would suffice) No one seemed to know what the systems and procedures should be as basic errors were happening daily. The department had been neglected since the other members of staff had left and a backlog of basic problems needed attention before moving forward with demands of hittingmore... copious amounts of targets etc. (Dealer targets,manufacturer targets and group targets) sometimes for the same incentive. Constant micromanagement from the heads of staff. I was reminded that elearning would need to be completed in a very short time frame (This could be completedat home i was told) as well as a full stock check with only 3 days notice. A very shambolic place with no sense of priority. After starting the stock check i quickly realised how bad things were. Many high value shortages and previous errors came to light. The constant demands and stress of the workload were taking their toll. Both me and my advisor gave our resignation on the same day along with another member of staff who sat his induction with me on the first day. Staff morale is low which is a real pitty as many of the employees were great people to work with.less
Coffee and sugar are free. (Bring your own milk)
VERY long hours 11 hours due to my travel time.VERY high demands.undervalued, low "Salary" No overtime"