Pentland Brands Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Steer clear and get out as soon as you can!

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    Current Employee - Taking IT Day By Day in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Taking IT Day By Day in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pentland Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No maternity or paternity plans in place when this Company ranks a great place to work in the UK, no overtime!!! This is a hostile environment and full of lies!. Tremendous layoffs and your replacement is lined up to start the very next day. Told you can not take your vacation time and read books! Extremely hostile environment where you are constantly harassed and management has no filters.

    Cons

    Pitches from obnoxious upper management. No investment in developing anyone and string people along. Don't believe anything! The U.S. is an embarrassment to your UK operation, take a closer look and don't be deceived by your UK execs that everything is fine! Shady labor practices is not good for business.

    Advice to Management

    Put a filter on it and keep your condescending comments to yourself. Creating a hostile envoirnment is not condusive for anyone. Don't worry you too will be told your no good! Invest in QUALITY domestic leaders!


  2. Not a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    management is lost and doesn't know the American market. Management mocks and disparages staff.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the messages you are conveying and force feeding your ideologies. No one is buying it and it certainly is NOT a great place to work!!! Clean up your act!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. Helpful (7)

    Use you, abuse you, lie to you

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great at lying to employees and themselves. Great at not dealing with real issues. Amazing at being a disgraceful employer. Great at bringing about change. ...where it doesn't t matter.

    Cons

    Great at lying to employees, themselves and the government! Fraudulent company. Awful senior management. Great at applauding caustic behavior. Tenure = get away with anything!

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so vocal of being a "great place to work". Be an honest employer. Don't lie on work visas just to get UK employees transferred to the US. Federal crime committers does not equal "great place to work". You should be ashamed of yourselves.


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  5. For 13 years I had a very good experience at Pentland. Great company with great leadership and great people.

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    Former Employee - Group Infrastructure Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Group Infrastructure Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentland Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great facilities, great people, good package, great projects and training for the right individuals.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics and personalities can get in the way of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a little more autonomy. Don't rule everything by committee.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A very special place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pentland Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great people that want to share, learn and see the company succeed. Invest in people, not afraid to be bold and take risks to progress people that show they have the potential. Truely cares about people and ensuring the workplace is the best it can be.

    Cons

    Difficult to work elsewhere after working here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep focussed on the values and evolving these for long term success.


  7. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentland Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, big growth ambitions, support talent and encourage innovation and ideas. Open to flexible working and care about their people

    Cons

    Big focus on developing young talent means some older employees can feel growth and learning opportunities aren't targeted are them - a real miss when there's an ageing workforce (and potential consumer group for the brands)


  8. Neat Package

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentland Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic offices and brand. Love the business and initially the people and culture seem ideal.

    Cons

    Management like to take credit for the work done by their team. Favouritism is prevalent throughout the business. Very cliquey and progression is slow or non existent depending on your role.

    Advice to Management

    If you constantly tell employees that they are doing a fantastic job, invest in them and help them progress otherwise they'll leave - no surprises there.


  9. Pentland Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -great people & office environment

    Cons

    -location, outside of central London


  10. Helpful (1)

    Distort your natural, human morals to get by or get out

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door and learn your craft. You also learn how to deal with people and politics: you will be psychologically equipped to recognise and deal with it later on in your career. Gym, pool, tennis, football pitch and multi brand shop on site at wholesale prices.

    Cons

    People can be incredibly bad at their job but if they have the right people on their side it doesn't matter, they do very well. Managers get professionally taught how to distress employees and play mind games to get what they want out of them. The people who they do let go via questionable methods (it's not unknown for employees to seek legal advice because it's so dodgy, Pentland also have a strong legal department) are the good people trying to do the right thing but are rejected by an inner circle who are threatened by anything that may show them up. They all move on to better things which is testament to that. They will push you hard to do the extra hours of hard work (without being paid overtime or it being reflected in a bonus), take credit for it and if you speak up you're pushed under the bus and no one says a word in your defence (including HR). There is a culture of secret, organised, nasty email merry-go-rounds; a group of people can all of a sudden gang up on you at short notice. The 'Personal Development Review' process is flawed and subjective: just a tool to psychologically keep you in line, not to define your career path. Bonuses and pay rises are tiny if you're not a "Pentland Person".

    Advice to Management

    Pay people fairly. Try to effect the culture in a positive way instead of oppressing anything that you think will undermine you. This is done by empowering people by facilitating their ideas rather than stealing/neutering them as this directly asphyxiates their career, brand and the company. Give these people the credit they deserve and they will speak glowingly of you behind you back, rather than getting ready to put a knife through it. The sad thing is the good people will have already left, the bad people will stay to make sure it will happen...and so the cycle will continue. (I have the up most respect to the good people that stay, they have amazing character and resolve to endure Pentland's practices. I trust their career's will sky rocket when they get pushed out/decide to go)


  11. Pros and Cons of Pentland Brands

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentland Brands full-time

    Pros

    They own a lot of good brands and are licensees to some of the other brands in their portfolio. Always do well in the Great Place To Work survey.

    Cons

    Considering that they have quite a few brands under the one roof, consolidating their suppliers to enable better pricing for product manufacturing could benefit the company.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of good work that goes on at Pentland and some really good people there. The chief execs are really nice people as are some of the MDs.



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