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Aston Martin Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Company hiding behind a Iconic Brand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aston Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People for the most part start out good. Bright eyed, energetic and motivated.
    Pride in the good name of a 102 year old iconic brand

    Cons

    Steady downhill erosion in primarily everything the company stood for due to arrogance of management practices Underfunded, understaffed, inexperienced new workers taking the place of capable experienced employees who after a couple years make mass exodus from the daily horrific conditions presented to them by psychotic managers who's only goal is to extract every last cent out of unsuspecting customers by using employees to execute their nefarious plans. This one is the "B" team folks. Run away as fast as you can and do not look back.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company while it's still worth something before you ruin the lives of the good folks still trying to make a living at this company. Stodgy ancient British management who places ill-tempered unbalanced Germans in positions of authority to make terrible business decisions and then create a culture of finger pointing and blame. Did not realize just how absolutely awful this company is until I quit and could clearly see their deceitful ways to workers and customers.


  2. "Generally pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to see a lot of the company - more than with larger firms

    Current senior management and HR keen on staff development

    Focus on business improvement

    Cons

    Often little formal training

    Often a lot of pressure with unrealistic constraints


  3. "AML"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aston Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure, one of the only place where you can really develop a car from scratch. You work on a whole system rather than just on one component like for many other OEM. Great business outlook with very exciting years to come.

    Cons

    Politics is crazy for such a small company. Project management is very poor so that can be frustrating. HR is a dinosaur, unfortunately they're still rooted in the 80s and consider people very much as an annoyance that need to be managed.

    Advice to Management

    Forget about politics, sack the dinosaurs and let competent people do their job.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aston Martin full-time

    Pros

    Great people - family like values
    Excellent brand - proud to work for it
    Some working flexibility
    Pay is more of a pro than a con

    Cons

    Very slow, almost feels like laziness to address HR issues
    Business makes some very odd decisions - almost isn't run like a business, opportunities that clearly make money are suppressed and money is spent on areas that never generate any business efficiencies which translate into profit.

    Advice to Management

    Use the appraisal system correctly to identify where people are not satisfied and where possible, make efforts to address any issues.


  6. "Senior Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate, highly skilled teams working as a committed group. Very "can-do" and "hands-on" players across the field.

    Cons

    Ressources and investments needed to keep up the technological arms race


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aston Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Brand, Exposure to cars

    Cons

    Out of date management style - very heirarchical


  8. "AML"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aston Martin full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Brand, Small Company with lots of opportunity, roles are broad, nice people.

    Cons

    Politics, poor systems, poor morale.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Would not Recommend at All"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing good about to work over Aston Martin.

    Cons

    Nothing good about to work over Aston Martin. You do fall for the history and successful name and HQ accommodation near by the JLR over at Gaydon but it should not make you confused. current situation of the company is not very good and looks like they are heading down to their 8th Bankruptcy shortly. First they do invite you for an interview then offer you job. You agree and gave your notice to your ex place. Got your start day confirmed and hoping to start but only 2 days before which you think you will start you get a phone call saying they would like to draw their offer. Unreliable company. Do not fall for name

    Advice to Management

    Better to sell to company back to JLR who will then only could manage to make it profitable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I have learnt a lot about cost engineering."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent products. Small company size gives vast exposure and responsibility

    Cons

    Less formal training. Pay is slightly lower.


  11. "Regional Sales and Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Regional Sales and Marketing Manager in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales and Marketing Manager in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Aston Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    expertise my experience and career

    Cons

    new line of product and new socity

    Advice to Management

    i like challenage always bcs its give all the creation



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