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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: We want for everyone to know who we are, trusted for our difference, and to love us for it!


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#15)

AO Reviews

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  • "customer experience specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AO full-time

    Pros

    good people, nice building and atmosphere

    Cons

    long hours, repetitive and low bonuses

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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

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Horwich, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at AO (Horwich, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    After initial application or approach by internal recruiter there's a phone interview to assess skills and personality. If you're successful this is followed by an open ended technical interview using a code kata approach with a senior developer and manager present along with some questions about technical skill in general. Followed by tour of building. Experience was challenging yet calm.

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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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