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Pentland Brands Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Fantastic, great working environment and team (in 9 reviews)

  • As a family owned organisation, Pentland is incredibly unique (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • If you become friends with senior management you can do what you like (in 6 reviews)

  • Many good people have been kicked out from the back door (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Share services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Leisure World, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrator in Leisure World, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Employees are nice. Reasonable pay. Good working environment. Good teammates. Staff discount for own brands product. No overtime work.

    Cons

    The company is getting worst since the senior management changed. New travel policy is rubbish. Shame of the award of Great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Cost saving is right but please reduce senior management salaries other than cut traveling expenses. Traveling is hard working for staffs. They deserve better accommodation!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Steer Clear"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Hyde Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Not much more to say.

    Cons

    Racist. Slave drivers, Upper management are all relatives or friends of family.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Transitioning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentland Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Health benefits and vacation time
    2. Colleagues

    Cons

    1. Lack of empowerment
    2. No true decision makers
    3. Arrogance to not ask what the real issues are for staff


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Low morale"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great vacation time, 8 personal days plus 3 weeks vacation to start. After 5 years you get 4 weeks & after 10 years you get 5 weeks.
    Summer Fridays get out at 2:00
    100% 401K match

    Cons

    They claim to be a family of brands, but they keep piling on the work and then act like they don't want you to work late, but there is no way to catch up if you don't. They don't recognize the good workers. They only care about presentations. They constantly have presentations and meetings leaving no time for actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the good people you have and stop promoting the people that have no idea what they are doing.


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Use you, abuse you, lie to you"

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    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.


  7. "Head Photographer & Studio Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Finchley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Finchley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied work due to multiple brands. Fantastic working environment with a good work life mix. Superb facilities for after & during work.

    Cons

    A little bit out of the way so if need to go out at lunch Finchley a little limited for shopping etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the friendly atmosphere going and the family values as this makes people feel wanted. Keep up the practise of staying on top of modern technologies.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "On the Up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentland Brands full-time

    Pros

    Its been in a state of transformation for a while, however its easy to see the improvements over the last 5-6 months especially in pace, vision and understanding. IT especially has become more agile and has a better understanding of the business needs and this in turn is strengthening relationships.
    People are being treated as adults and being given a stake in forming the future of the department.

    Still a family feel across the business with easy access to senior managers and communication a priority.

    Cons

    Decision making process still painful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, but please make the decisions you need to make quicker.


  9. "Pentland Brands"

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

    I worked at Pentland Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The brands are really varied, and the company has a gym, canteen and store on site.

    Cons

    The location is not that close to a tube station, so if you don't drive, getting into work can be a pain!

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you look after all of your employees, try not to disregard shared services!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Potential but not without good leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family Owned, Great Brands, Great Potential, Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    An inexperienced leadership team at Executive and Senior Management level that lacks accountability. Decisions are slow and when they do happen they are not thought out. Self congratulating.


  11. "Service Management Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    on site gym, discount on shoes, working hours - get to leave early on Fridays

    Cons

    Progression is difficult to come by, depending on the department you work for

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development


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