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AO Overview

Bolton, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Public
Consumer Electronics & Appliance Shops
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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We may have started small, but we’ve always had very big ideas, like totally changing the way people buy appliances. We launched in 2001 and we just haven’t stopped, a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO. Our customers ... Read more

Mission: To be the Best Electrical Retailer in Europe!


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#15)

AO Reviews

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    "Sales Executive - Manchester"

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    I worked at AO full-time

    Pros

    Great bunch of people, excellent training, fun nights out, supportive managers, lovely office, always something going on. Starbucks, cafe, free breakfast, drinks, crisps, chocolate. Amazing money to be earned, always fair and feel valued.

    Cons

    Some people need to work extra hours to achieve what they want to earn, this causes some people to become negative, they then attempt to push that negativity and it clouds what is actually an amazing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Seeing people who’ve done the role and understand the job progress, really drives others.

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AO Photos

AO photo of: Red Nose Day Call Centre 2017
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AO photo of: Learning at Work Week in our Head Office in Bolton
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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
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AO Interviews

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    AO Full Stack Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at AO (Manchester, England) in June 2018.

    Interview

    I was greeted in receiption, and shown around on the way to a meeting room on the 6th floor, where we were joined by another staff member of AO. Both were friendly, and polite throughout. Firstly we talked a little about AO, and the role I was applying for. Then we went into depth about my work history, and about me as an individual. Likes, dislikes, passions and pass-times. We then had a quick session of pair programming a code-kata (Potter books) which allowed me to share a lot of insights into my thought patterns and reasonings. Lastly we have a questions and answers session from both my point of view, and that of AO's. I was thanked for attending, and was told of the next steps, and that I would be contacted by my agent in the next day or so.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us something (code) you've done in the last couple of years that you are really proud of?   1 Answer
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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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