Mission: AO is on a mission to be the Best Electrical Retailer in Europe.
Highest Rated CEOs:2016 (#9)
2000 - John Roberts, our CEO, was in the pub with his friend, who bet him £1 that he couldn't sell appliances online - he took up the challenge!
2001 - John launched Appliances Online, the group's first website selling white goods.
AO employees are our most valuable asset; if we didn’t have great people, we simply wouldn’t have a great business.
It’s thanks to our diverse and talented people that we can deliver an award-winning service for our customers.
Whether it’s sales, customer service, design or software development that’s your passion, we’re sure you’ll find a place at AO that’s right for you.
"90% of our sales people earn more than £41.5k and 81% of our Sales Managers are home grown. Those kinds of numbers sell themselves."
At AO, we do things differently, and our Manchester Division is no exception. In fact, we’d bet there isn’t another one quite like it in the whole city. The atmosphere is unique, the earnings are exceptional, and opportunity is there for the taking.
The future of retail is online, so yours is pretty safe with us.
I have been working at AO full-time
The benefits are great and that's always a bonus but that's not always whats important. The people and their drive to deliver as a team is clear from the moment you start. People are always looking for ways to work smarter, deliver faster and be the best at what they do. Fast-paced doesn't even come close, things change in the blink of an eye here but if you can learn to react to that then this becomes a really thrilling place to be.
Long walk to the car park and, work-wise, change can be frequent (although I see that as a pro) but other than that, as long as you want to be part of a company that is going places, this is the place for you.
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at AO (Bolton, England).
Tour around the building, friendly welcoming and approachable environment. Followed by a relaxed group interview introductions to peers and members of the company, short task (Smart Car) and finished with 1 to 1 interview.