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Pentland Brands Reviews

Updated November 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and working environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people willing to give their best through challenging times for the industry (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • A little bit far from central London but worth it once you see the offices (in 7 reviews)

  • An inexperienced leadership team at Executive and Senior Management level that lacks accountability (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Share services"

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    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. "MESS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, 401k match, vacation

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing in the US to manage a footwear business and hold their employees to unrealistic expectations when it comes to workload. They need new management and executives before i would ever recommend anyone going to this company.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, less work structure if you are "in"

    Cons

    Everything else. They are not consistent. Will change rules depending on employee.

    Advice to Management

    Not a stable work enviroment. They ask for a level of professionalism they dont provide themselves. Low level of confidentiality in human resource management. Management will discuss an employee right near the employee. Activities meant to unite are usually popularity contests. Employment based on popularity not work knowledge or ethic. Management less knowledgeble than lower tier employees in general across all teams. Not a culturally diverse company. Overtly rude to employees not in the "inner circle". Company instabilty making for a cut throat work culture. Steer clear of this company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Steer Clear"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "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


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Low morale"

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    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.


  7. 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.

  8. "Excellent environment - low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Pricing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational company, matrix structure, great brands, vision, excellent facilities (free parking, postal services, indoor gym and swimming pool, outdoor tennis court)

    Cons

    Salaries are low, canteen food quality is generally (very) low, north London/not close enough to the high street/restaurants

    Advice to Management

    More clarity on the roles and responsibilities


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fantastic offices, great work mates, awesome products

    Cons

    restructure after restructure after restructure


  10. Helpful (6)

    "A complete joke of a business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentland Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities and staff discounts
    Great people

    Cons

    Completely incompetent executive team, with inadequate skills and risk appetite to be successful in such a competitive market. Added to that they think they are above being accountable for decisions and let the teams doing the work take the fall for their poor decision making. Also, sadly being good at your job isn’t appreciated, which leaves you completely demotivated and funnily enough want to leave. The high staff turnover reflects it ( even with a restructure underway )

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the brands into the ground and start treating it like a real business. It’s important to be efficient, but years of cost cutting have left you with an under invested back office which will prevent you from being successful. You must speculate to accumulate, that’s the reality of business. Stop being cautious about the things that don’t matter and stop taking unnecessary risks where they do. If you don’t, you won’t have a business for very long. Start appreciating the people that actually do the work.


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