Oodle Car Finance

We’re Oodle Car Finance and we make car buying simple through the use of technology, innovation and customer centricity.
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Oodle Car Finance turned the ignition key five years ago in Oxford and now has more than 300 employees and satellite offices in Cardiff, London and Manchester. The idea behind the business was to streamline the process of finding a car and paying for it, offering its customers a personalised service and support while taking advantage of technological change.

Staff at this large company are offered extensive career development opportunities while working in a friendly atmosphere. Head office has an on-site gym, auditorium and recently renovated social space.

The brand values that drive the workforce are everyone's a builder; embrace being human; nothing hidden; bravely honest; and strive for awesome. Everybody is encouraged to take part in volunteering and charity events organised by the employee experience team. They can participate in a variety of activities including yoga, boxing and book club, while the summer OodleFest allows staff to meet up (government guidelines permitting) and bring their families along.

When it comes to mental health issues, awareness of which has grown during the pandemic, Oodle proactively supports its people through an employee assistance programme and mental health first-aiders. During the first lockdown last year, staff working from home were provided with the equipment they needed, such as computer screens, desks and chairs. When offices were open, capacity was reduced, desks were bookable by the week and staff had their temperature taken, while social distance messaging was featured on wall signs and floors.

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My Company

94% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Induction Week for new recruits is now an entirely virtual experience. IT equipment is sent to their home and setup is assisted remotely. Microsoft Teams chats allow newcomers to ask questions and meet their colleagues, and there is time for an occasional Kahoot! session.

Personal Growth

90% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Furloughed staff were provided with industry-specific and regulatory training, with workshops on productivity, communication and wellbeing. Line managers and team leaders were offered training on managing remote teams and across the business there was a learning package that featured LinkedIn courses, TED Talks and documentaries.

Wellbeing

78% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Employees were encouraged to stay healthy during the pandemic, with virtual exercise classes twice a week and a run club set up on Strava. Company-wide meetings were held focusing on mental health in the workplace, and there was a stress reduction course.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2010
Total number of employees
4
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
57% : 43%
Male : Female employee ratio
52%
Employees earning £35k+
10%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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