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Updated January 8, 2018
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  1. "handle cash, and credit cards"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    can't really say had good day and bad days

    Cons

    quite, slow and busy at time, good customers, good


  2. "Unscrupulous and immoral- truly awful company"

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

    I worked at Northgate full-time

    Pros

    I have no pros from my experience

    Cons

    The management are immoral and unscrupulous- taking people on then telling them they are relocating their roles from Darlington to Reading- in some cases on their first day of work. They have no thoughts or considerations for individuals or their families

    Advice to Management

    Have some consideration for what you say is your most valuable asset.

  3. "Northgate Vehicle Hire limited uk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northgate full-time

    Pros

    Can do attitude. Professional. Growing.

    Cons

    A very good company to work for.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "could be better"

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    Current Employee - Rental
    Current Employee - Rental

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

    Pros

    *good people
    *interesting job - no two days ever the same

    Cons

    *change of tactics all the time
    *no progression even though promised
    *no pay rise
    *make redundancies every October
    *management reap the rewards with bonuses for everyone else's hard work

    Advice to Management

    value the staff better


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business is deteriorating fast....."

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    Current Employee - Finance in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management talk the talk but its all hot air

    Cons

    Bear-pit environment created by Management
    Cliques evident
    back-side covering with managers blaming staff for their own failings.
    Work and ideas taken up by managers and promoted as their own

    Advice to Management

    Appears you are gearing business up for a sale - get on with it and stop messing around. Anything will be better than this limbo we are in


  6. "Tec"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers alot of experience and time go quickly the manager is understanding and well help in anyway he can

    Cons

    Unorganised needs a and a better set up in the office and the front desk need to know their role better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Talented employees tainted by ruthless senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northgate full-time

    Pros

    I've met some of the most talented people at Northgate...

    Cons

    ... These excellent employees have been subjected to a revolving door of ruthless senior management/directors with little loyalty towards their hard working staff. Willing to pass off blame for their failures onto those below to save their own skin, it is no surprise when members of their team leave the business and it subsequently suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings. Obviously, business is ultimately about profit but blaming those below for poor business decisions when it actually lies above will eventually bring the company down.

  8. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - In House Engineer in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - In House Engineer in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northgate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bunch of people to work with in the customer support centre in Darlington. Managers are more like friends than a scary boss and are very approachable if you should need anything. I made A LOT of good friends in my 5 years with them.

    Cons

    Kept in the dark a bit when it comes to knowing what is going on with changes in the company, but this was improving and no bonus schemes in place. Overtime is only standard time and not time and a half. Storage of staff. Not much scope for promotion. No sick pay.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff, bonus scheme and time and a half for overtime. Sick pay.


  9. "Great job, Great company"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and they had a good induction and interview process. My manager was great and the main reason I stayed for 2 years

    Cons

    Not much in perks for staff and there was a revolving door problem that let very experienced team members leave and go to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff or they will go to competitors


  10. "Exec Team must try harder"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northgate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff are friendly, Collegiate and Co-Operative
    Market Leader in their field...for now
    People have a genuine desire to succeed
    New MD is engaging

    Cons

    Executive team lack thought leadership and appear disengaged from their people.
    Lack of Trust in the CEO (KB) and motivations behind his organisational changes
    CEO is not visible
    Significant talent drain from the organisation

    Advice to Management

    Think and act like a startup, foster and welcome creative thinking and act upon it.


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