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Arnold Clark Overview

Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
10000+ employees
1954
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Pendragon, Lookers, Sytner
From humble beginnings in 1954, Arnold Clark Automobiles has grown into Europe's largest privately owned car dealer, selling in excess of 250,000 vehicles per year and generating an annual turnover of over £1.5 billion. The Group employs ... Read more

Arnold Clark Reviews

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Arnold Clark Chief Executive Eddie Hawthorne
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    Current Employee - Product Genius
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Clark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues, job satisfaction, learning new skills
    Great time in GTG training as i met a great bunch of people in similar role

    Cons

    Too many hours & expected to work 10 days straight. I approached my Manager to ask if he can re-work the rota as im struggling to cope with this. He basically said No straight away without even trying to resolve it. This leaves me no option but to look for alternative employment. Such a shame as i enjoy it but his ignorance & lack of management skills has let him down.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers, he may of been a great salesman but he is a terrible manager. No people skills no listening skills & definitely no understanding of employees needs. Sometimes shouting & being nasty actually does the opposite to what you want out of them.

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Arnold Clark Photos

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Arnold Clark Interviews

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    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arnold Clark.

    Interview

    I sent my application away and got accepted for the first stage and got sent a design document. I finished it in approximately 1 week and sent it back and it took the company about 3 weeks to respond, then I got a Skype interview with the senior developers and it was just an overview of my approach.

    The work I produced was very well written, I had a senior from my current team who has 8 years javascript experience look over my work and he told me it's perfect. So I got an email back telling me I was unsuccessful with a contradictory "your code and testing was satisfactory but we think that your javascript skills are not too standard"

    Just to note that I used node which is standard, I wrote selenium testing, everything was done very efficiently.

    I had to constantly chase this company as I was told they would get back to me in a day or so.

    I probably avoided a bullet. I will post the github repository

    Interview Questions

    • What was your approach and why?   1 Answer
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Arnold Clark Awards & Accolades

  • Retailer of the Year, AM Awards, 2016
  • Retailer of the Year, AM Awards, 2014
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