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Previously worked as a showroom host at Canterbury Volkswagen whilst studying A-levels. The job can be quite demanding of the whole showroom as a whole on a busy day, with customers streaming through the door and the phones constantly going off, but with a sense of reward at the end of the day when looking back at how many clients were seen. For the age, the monthly wage was over and beyond what was minimum wage.
Thoroughly enjoyed my time at Canterbury VW and would highly recommend to future prospectus employees.
Pros
High pace, rewarding and supportive environment.
Cons
Can initially feel like a lot is going on.
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Poor management, very small group vw as a brand is superb but trust group uk are in way over their heads, very poor commission structure and unrealistic target for the level of custom they have, poor prospecting data and gdpr breaches are unbelievable! No support from management and a very prejudice general manager, no job security and an overall joke of a franchise, the managing directors are very rude and greedy would not recommend to anyone!extremely
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None at all
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bad management, old fashion sales tactics, horrible place to work
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If you’re looking for a place that discriminates and has no respect for employees then apply, worst place I’ve worked at no one wants to help you and only cares about them self.
Pros
Learnt never to work there
Cons
No respect in the workplace
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Worked here for a while over a year ago and it still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth! Extremely poor management and support structure, back stabbing left right and centre. Steer clear of working here if you can! You are literally just a number!
Pros
Product is good
Cons
Shocking management at this particular site!
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Working as a Sales Administrator within a dealership is generally a full on experience working from the second you get in till the moment you leave.
The job can be enjoyable but can also be frustrating and stressful especially at month end when there is a push to hit targets, hours can be long and you need to be flexible around taking breaks.

All in all like most jobs its the people you work with that makes the difference.
Pros
Camaraderie
Cons
Potential for long hours, Stress
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Was good until another company took over BMG in dumfries, promised to keep our jobs, then told one Friday, you don’t have any job come Monday, the management couldn’t even tell us they emailed us from across the road
Pros
Decent Money
Cons
Female boss was a bully
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5.0
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Excellent place to work - flexibility around my daughters school commitments - good pay - great team- unfortunately apart from the usual business hours, often working till 11pm at night!!!
Pros
Pay
Cons
Hours
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Good company and great product but always compared to Mercedes and Audi. Very good sales process but too many members of staff compared to the amount of footfall, not a volume dealer.
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very fast paced, a lot of work is to be conducted to strict deadlines.

management are supportive but level of work is high.


the hardest part of the job is the stress which can come from the high work volumes and small amount of time provided to complete the work.


bets part is the trips. i have been to numerous countries test driving the vehicles and involved with product launches.
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- Organization structure is clear and you will be asked to setup your personal development plan each year
- there is always budget for personal training

- reasonable workload to keep work-life balance
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A great environment. Great people. Popular manufacturer. Would recommend to anybody looking for a career in automotive.

Most part I enjoyed is the cars. Have a great love for German vehicles.
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Inexperienced middle management use you to their advantage but demotivate you and block personal development. They have an awful appraisal system that is pre-determained.
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Great place to work. Met some amazing people and made some lifelong friends. Restructure is my only reason for leaving. Would recommend this as a great place to work.
Pros
Great car scheme. Flexible working
Cons
Ever changing automotive landscape
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Over all a good employer. A challenging environment which gets the best out of people. A culture which heavily weighted on your own personal development to enable you deliver a value added message to your retailers. Would work here again.
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Great place to work, staff are well looked after, great team. You really get rewarded for the work you do, but you do have to work, its no holiday. One of the best places to work in the motor trade without a doubt, product sells.
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Working along side fully qualified mechanics thought me respect, confidence and discipline. I had to be punctual and reliable. Seeing customers cars come in broken and fixing them is the best part of the job because you know they are safe and driving about enjoying their cars
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Enjoyable and varied position, long hours required, often unpaid and no apparent interest in loyalty. Previous managers have been excellent but their interest in looking after staff not just profits resulted in their removal.
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Busy enviroment, keeping focussed makes the day go alot quicker. in the time i Have been there I have picked many different skills in different parts of the business. Its a fun workplace very cultural.
Pros
keeping the job
Cons
pay
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Lacked management leadership.
Repeatedly raised issues and they got ignored. Eventually went to the head of Germany Group to discuss some issues.

I worked a 60 hour week most weeks.

Flexible home working was not an option to the point it was frowned upon.

Didn't understand project management.
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Streamlining caused too much work vs staff available. Poor brand manager with no leadership or respect for staff. Forced to work over hours daily and promised help which never came
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The management is too poor and everyone is team leader, everyone is able to lead .
No company structure, too many lazy People around doing nothing just depending on others to do their job.
Pros
Shift
Cons
Management and laziness from colleagues.
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