Pentland Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Pentland Group is a privately-owned global company that owns and invests in, primarily, retail and wholesale businesses in the sports, outdoor, and sports fashion sectors. The Group is the majority shareholder of JD Sports Fashion plc, which operates 2,420 stores across 19 territories. The Group owns Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Boxfresh, Ellesse, Red or Dead, Seaves and Mitre. It’s also the UK footwear licensee for Kickers and has a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. The Group also holds interests directly and indirectly, through fund managers, in activities and businesses operating in sectors outside of its core trading activities, to provide the Group with an element of diversification.
A disappointed regular customer shares her experience on amazon.com, "I'm a regular and serious swimmer and I was shocked at how fast this suit wore out. I had assumed it was similar to Speedo's Endurance fabric - not at all! After six months of swimming 3x per week and taking really good care of it, it is a floppy rag and the fabric is wearing very badly. I'm disappointed. speedo seems to have really reduced the quality of their suits :( will not be buying this again even tho I loved the fit at first as well as the simplicity."
Security Officer (Former Employee) says"Management/staff were unfriendly rude and the atmosphere was horrible."
Support fuction (Former Employee) says"Great place with lovely facilities like Gym, swimming pool, shop, on site restaurant etc. Cons: Flexible working only applies to senior management, do what I say not what I do type"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Pentland Brands full-time for more than a year 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."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Pentland Brands full-time for more than a year Cons: Everything else. They are not consistent. Will change rules depending on employee."
says"I have been working at Pentland Brands 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!"
Former Employee - Product Developer says"I worked at Pentland Brands full-time for more than a year Cons: No interest in innovating new product. Very London focussed as a company."
Current Employee - Commercial Director says"I have been working at Pentland Brands full-time Cons: Terrible people management. The business is not run by the family now and the values have changed immensely."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Pentland Brands full-time Cons: Senior women have consistently "left" and been replaced by men. The gender pay gap is 18.4%, more than double the UK average of 9.1%. The returner rate of women after maternity leave is laughably poor. The practically all-male Executive are so distant from their female consumers that their product, sales and marketing decisions are out of step with the market."
Current Employee - Analyst says"I have been working at Pentland Brands full-time for more than a year Cons: They have already fire many guys and planning to get rid of others. Max time they will keep you will be 1 year then they reorganize and fire people."
says"I worked at Pentland Brands Cons: Alot of IT employees are very hostile."
says"I have been working at Pentland Brands Cons: No clear structure or aim. Constantly being told that processes are "under review" meaning nothing is ever clear, very muddled messages from upper management Lack of promotion opportunities, upper management busy promoting themselves, whilst reducing the number of people working within teams on products / marketing etc Promotion only available if male or "one of the boys" No clear direction for any brands, High turn over of staff due to incompetence of decision makers low pay Reactive rather than pro active Not based in London No flexible working hours available Staff treated like children"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Pentland Brands full-time Cons: shame that pentland has changed so quickly into a company where the family values have been discarded & the culture has changed into one where back biting & bullying is rife. your length of service will have a direct correlation to who has your back. endless good people disappearing whether is their decision or not. absolute inability to make decisions because all roots lead to exec level gatekeepers some of whom are very inexperienced. cronyism & protection is common at this C level. unrealistic sales & profit targets are the norm. never has such a level of disorganisation and disgruntlement been seen in the company & visionary leadership on the exec has disappeared, a plea for the return of both andys. have a look at the glassdoor reviews, this isn’t the company it once was. it is not a great place to work."