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Argos Reviews

Updated 24 September 2017
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Pros
  • Staff Discount at Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury's (in 30 reviews)

  • Great team and flexible hours to fit around my my child love working for such a successful company many rewards to b had on top of wages (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • The health and safety exams are out-right stupidity (in 11 reviews)

  • Target driven can be hard work can't force customers (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty Hours
    Great Colleagues
    Easy to learn
    Good Location
    Always busy, especially around peak. Really really busy which passes time quick.

    Cons

    Managers can be confusing, stressful and unfair.
    Sales targets are annoying af and taken way to seriously especially being such a small part of the entire job, you can be amazing at customer service, delivery, picking items, teamwork but if you don't sell cards and care all your good and hard work is overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Be friendlier and more understanding haha.


  2. "Customer Service Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Really friendly staff, willing to give you the time and effort to help you within the job.

    Cons

    Hard pressed to think of any cons, great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  3. "A Decent employer, worth considering"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Cheltenham, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Cheltenham, England

    I worked at Argos part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere
    Reward scheme that encourages good behaviour and excellent customer service
    Plenty of opportunities to train and advance.

    Cons

    Relatively high staff turnover due to nature of job.


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    "An overall good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork and nice colleagues.
    Management team very nice and encouraging.
    Got a gift voucher for my achievements last month.

    Cons

    As in every retail job, customers can be difficult to deal with.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gateshead, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gateshead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argos (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good friendly staff
    Plenty overtime if you want it

    Cons

    Could with being paid more


  7. "Positive Working Environement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere
    They really teach and mentor you
    Place to have work/life balance and have true friends
    I have joined Amazon and realised what an incredible working environment Argos/Home Retail Group was instead. Even with the higher salary at Amazon & fancier office, to go through the mental torture of what they put you through isn't worth it in the long-run. There's an inside joke at Amazon that if you stay in the company for longer than one year, you're 'ancient'
    -Respect

    Cons

    Argos didn't have flexible working hours or working from home
    Office is in Milton Keynes, should have a base in London


  8. "past employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    the employee discount is a most welcome 10% off all goods.Shifts are flexible

    Cons

    training could be for longer before being put in at the deep end


  9. "christmas temp role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    flexible, training on tills and stock room, could be good progress in company

    Cons

    permanent staff always seemed a bit more superior than us xmas temps


  10. "MRS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant, Tills, and Pricer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant, Tills, and Pricer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am interested in working in tills since I am working as a volunteer at Cancer research UK. And I previously have worked in British Heart Foundation as a volunteer. I need a job ungently as a part time

    Cons

    I have 3 children. Sometimes they're not well and I might be off which is why im hoping for a part time job.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management would be to co-operate and have responsibility in what your doing. And to also be honest.


  11. "Development"

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Argos are continually looking to develop the service that they provide to customers.

    Flexible working shifts.

    Cons

    Short shifts for part-time work eg 3hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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