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AO Reviews

Updated 16 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Great environment to work in, you are looked after and also challenged in your role" (in 13 reviews)

  • "The company is very fast paced (sometimes a little hectic" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be very fast paced occasionally but this is just a side effect of the dedication the team has" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Use to be the place to be (USE) NO Work life balance what so ever" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AO full-time

    Pros

    Great company benefits including SPA and staff discounts

    Cons

    Staff parking is far away from the office building


  2. "General"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AO full-time

    Pros

    Very Good money straight away

    Cons

    No life, expected to work for free if not on target

  3. "Outbound Manchester"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, good pay nice office

    Cons

    There are no cons it’s a target driven environment


  4. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fair managers, good commission structure

    Cons

    Long hours, calls become boring but that is a personal opinion


  5. "Great place that develops peoples skills with in the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time

    Pros

    helps to develop you within the company and the great perks for working here

    Cons

    free chocolate - not great if your on a diet


  6. "Great journey so far, lots more to come!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Values and focus exist and are evident at all levels, multiple internal development opportunities with training & career changes/progression available, a fast paced exciting environment, diverse and inclusive with an excellent culture, great employee perks, focused and dedicated colleagues. Hard to not become immersed in the journey. Overall a team/family feel throughout all areas of the business, difficult to find reasons why someone wouldn't want to be a part of it all.

    Cons

    Honestly not too many that i could name that would put me off recommending AO as an employer! Salary could be an issue depending on role/location and expectations. However, overall a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in people and the future as well as customer focus, everyone has a common goal and together we can achieve it.


  7. "AO Lets Go!"

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    Current Employee - Client Support in Crewe, England
    Current Employee - Client Support in Crewe, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AO is a great place to work! With modern approaches to work life its refreshing and a happy environment to be in. You are encouraged to progress within your role and given opportunities to explore different departments within the business.

    Cons

    Having a SPA on site is an easy and tempting way to spend your wages!

  8. "Feedback on AO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time

    Pros

    AO is a great place to work all the staff are friendly and supportive. there is always Opportunities to progress within the business. Excellent rates of pay

    Cons

    there isnt any Cons its a great place work :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing its a great place to work


  9. "AO is an amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Installation Coordinator in Crewe, England
    Current Employee - Installation Coordinator in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is always a fun and happy atmosphere. I really enjoy the social side too, with lots of events happening in and outside of work. I work with a great bunch of people and have met some lifelong friends here.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any negatives.


  10. "Great BA Community"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bolton, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great projects community. A really friendly, caring and passionate bunch and strong community spirit. Overall a great company to work for, always looking to improve and grow and, from my personal experience, doors are always open to discuss your thoughts and ideas. There is a strong focus on personal development and lots of support to attend talks etc as well as internal and external training . On top of that there are good benefits, a nice office and the Parklands office is not in the centre of Manchester for those who find Manchester a difficult commute.

    Cons

    Car park is about a 10 minute walk away. Most of the time its fine but not that much fun during a storm!