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Argos Reviews

Updated 22 November 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours depending on management (in 32 reviews)

  • Staff Discount at Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury's (in 32 reviews)

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

  • No amount of hard work will make people spend that much (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great start!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    > Amazing training
    >Friendly staff
    >Great hours

    Cons

    >Very fast paced
    >Stressful christmas


  2. "My Feedback"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Widnes, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Widnes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture and customer focus

    Cons

    Developmental opportunities have decreased due to recent restructure

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing and future talent pools


  3. "Good company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Lots of different types of work to do from till work to stockroom.

    Cons

    Training is all online and hardly at all in the store.


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  5. "Very good entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    As a first job, will give you a key insight into working at a fast paced service industry role.

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to other stores but you get plenty of experience to compensate.


  6. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Working at Argos was my first job, I had never experienced anything in the world of work and I feel as this was a good place to start. They were super well organised with training so I knew what I was going to be learning each shift and I worked with different people each day. They are all lovely there and would recommend.

    Cons

    Because of my age, I was only allowed to do a certain amount of hours which meant I felt like I wasn't earning much money. But, like i said, it was my first job.


  7. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, fun environment to work in, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Managers were very lax in doing anything and some go against what the sales assistants tell the customers


  8. Helpful (2)

    "BRILLIANT COMPANY"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Travel Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Travel Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argos part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was a temporary customer service advisor at Argos and I really enjoyed my time with them. great team spirit within the store I worked which must be the same with all the stores. very happy and motivated place to work with brilliant managers.

    Cons

    never got kept on :(

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what yous are doing.


  9. "Peaks and Troughs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argos full-time

    Pros

    Benefits - Generous Pension, Discounts on High Street, Sharesave options, Flexible Working

    Cons

    Dependant on Manager as to whether to gain promotion - mine didnt appear interested so found it career inhibiting.

    Advice to Management

    Open up opportunities - i left as was operating at a more senior level for an extended amount of time.


  10. "Working at argos"

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    Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Stockroom Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% staff discount on Argos and Sainsbury, flexible hours and rota changes every week so you are not stuck doing only weekdays or only weekend as it changes every week. When you make plans and you inform them in advance saying you need a particular day off, most of the time you get those days off.

    Cons

    Not knowing my coming week rota until like friday or saturday night which is quite annoying as you can't agree to any plans because you don't know your rota.

    Advice to Management

    You are aware of everyone's availabilities...why not do your rota monthly?


  11. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Salary is decent
    10% discount
    Very nice staff
    Management is caring
    Learning on the job is tricky but they definitely do a good job of training you

    Cons

    When taking holidays they pay you for your contracted hours not for your average hours (if your contracted 12hrs a week but usually work 40 you'll only get 12 hrs holiday).

    Advice to Management

    Keep going the way you are


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