Jaguar Cars Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. one of the flawless car

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    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    passionate about the jaguar cars

    Cons

    i dont have any opinion about that

    Advice to Management

    work higher & get higher profit


  2. As a brand, Jaguar is better than ever!

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    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After almost fifteen years of working for Jaguar at various dealerships, I have to say they are both an increasingly evolving brand as well as beautiful inside and out. I would never sell anything I didn't believe in and although the Jaguar brand has had a sketchy past, the current products are amazing. With limited production numbers, you are almost assured your neighbor will not have the same car! Can't say that for Mercedes or other brands...

    Cons

    Sales management come and go like a bad habit and so do relationships. Working hours are long and if your not working you don't make any money! When dealing with high line vehicles try NOT to be a car salesman and be a lesion between your customer and their new level of status. Don't be a snob or act like your better than your client because you are not!

    Advice to Management

    Think more long term in place of the immediate sale, my manager was a high volume Ford dealer and was very much not a team player. Care more about your reputation and employees than one sale and finally, always be polite! I have worked with many people and had many customers that still call my private number to this day, but will not go to my local dealer because of one lazy person.


  3. hard work

    Current Employee - Porter in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Porter in Palatine, IL

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff was friendly and i learned alot from everyone. plus we all worked as a team

    Cons

    a lot of work and not enough pay and no bonuses and lack of mangment

    Advice to Management

    work with your employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great people, throttled by poor decisions

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Jaguar Cars

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jaguar used to be filled by consummate professionals passionate about the company and it's history with most folks trying to do right by the brand. They had very fair work-life balance with flexible hours and remote working options. Technology improved over the course of my tenure with Ford eventually instituting a PC renewal program ensuring employees had some of the basic tools they needed to do their job.

    Cons

    Due to poor management decisions that neglected product investment, many folks ended up leaving for greener pastures. Things are quite different at Jaguar NA now, with the CA office having been shuttered and the majority of the NA staff eviscerated. However, with great product now leading the way, it looks like the company is back on the right track.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Listen to the employees. Get their feedback often and begin to look for patterns. Put action items in place and check back on the pulse of the employee base.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    exciting and lots of opportunity to turn the brand/company around

    Cons

    old school management style, lots of processes that are timely and don't allow one to react to changing market needs quickly

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. It was a wonderful experience, operated as a Budget & Cost Analyst.

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    Current Employee - Budget & Cost Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Budget & Cost Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The environment is good, friendly and satisfactory Hierarchy structure is well presented Its a team driven atmosphere

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    Try to be direct


  8. Very good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vehicle Technician
    Current Employee - Vehicle Technician

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clean welcoming place to work friendly people, good working hours, intresting place to be, easy parking, very encouraging to help you learn

    Cons

    I was not allowed to get very involved I felt untrusted, technology was rather behind needs to come into the 21st century


  9. Climbing towards hieghts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars full-time

    Pros

    Upward Learning curve is biggest positive

    Cons

    Focus on all markets required to reap benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company, poor management

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    Current Employee - Warranty Engineer in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warranty Engineer in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance initiative called 'Your time' Range of discounts on vehicles are ok if you can afford them in the first place Working for a well known, highly regarding brand

    Cons

    Some managers are completely incompetent; however there is emphasis on the word 'some'. It is difficult to progress within the company as not all managers follow the personal development process and in some cases unfairly try to keep you in their team when you do try to move on. Lack of feedback from directors/senior management is terrible; during the recession, we were learn more about the company from the local press than we would from our own leadership Certain elements of the company have not moved on since the 1970s/early 80s; there does not appear to be much respect for the general workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Keep workers informed, before releasing statements to the press Get rid of the 'dead wood' managers who won't adopt new management styles or techniques - they are stiffling the engineers and make some (including me) leave the company through sheer frustration with the decisions (or lack of decisions being made)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Plenty of energetic people, great atmosphere, dynamic and friendly.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Gaydon, England (UK)

    I have been working at Jaguar Cars

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, interesting work, fantastic products.

    Cons

    Still suffering from Ford Motor Company legacy. Rubbish systems, overly complex processes. Needs more focus on Lean and continued efforts to get products to market quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the Pulse survey with something credible.



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