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AO Overview

Bolton, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Public
Consumer Electronics & Appliance Shops
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
We’re a bunch of people who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business.
We roll up our sleeves and work together to ... Read more

Mission: To have the happiest customers, by relentlessly striving to find a better way.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#15)

AO Reviews

  • "grad sales exec"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Graduate Sales Executive

    I worked at AO full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work - lots of perks and a real family

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment not suited to everybody

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AO Photos

AO photo of: Red Nose Day Call Centre 2017
AO photo of: Learning at Work Week in our Head Office in Bolton
AO photo of: Our AO 3 Peaks team!
AO photo of: 30 AO'ers volunteered for the 'One Love Manchester' concert, to help raise money for the Manchester terror victims and families.
AO photo of: Learning at Work Week in our Bolton HQ
AO photo of: Founder and Executive Director John Roberts giving a talk to local school children for our apprentice challenge day
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AO Interviews

Experience

Experience
79%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AO.

    Interview

    I went though an initial call with the internal recruiter, followed by a face to face interview also with internal recruiter. Then there was a phone call with development manager after which I heard nothing back

    I tried contacting for weeks and after finally reaching them, they didn't call me back even after arranging a date and time with me for a phone call over emails (I knew it was a rejection after being ghosted for weeks, but I was hoping for some feedback/closure)

    Still very disappointed with the lack of information and would have rather been rejected straight away.

    Would not apply back or recommend to any other devs.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about my experience and technologies I've worked with   Answer Question
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AO Awards & Accolades

  • Best UK Retailer, GlobalData, 2017
  • Number 1 Retailer to work for in 2016 According to Employees, Retail Week, 2016
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