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Argos Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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Pros
  • Staff Discount at Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury's (in 35 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, Active physical work and a decent first time or part-time job (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • No real health and safety training (in 12 reviews)

  • No amount of hard work will make people spend that much (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "customer Fulliment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Fulfilment/Delivery Driver in Chatham, England
    Current Employee - Customer Fulfilment/Delivery Driver in Chatham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place good team work

    Cons

    hard work lot of lifting

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work


  2. "Customer Advisor at Argos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Great team and overall a great experience

    Cons

    Not getting enough hours of work


  3. "Like working as part of a family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly culture, many roles have good work life balance

    Cons

    Uncertainty with takeover by another company


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  5. "Good atmosphere, excellent managers but hard work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truro, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truro, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, shifts are flexible and varied, work itself is very varied if you train on both shop floor and in the warehouse. Excellent training packages and friendly staff.

    Cons

    You'll be on your feet A LOT and faced with angry customers with a variety of issues almost every day.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback to lower level staff.


  6. "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argos full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and work-life balance

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, low basic pay

    Advice to Management

    Too old school and structured at times, listen to your employees


  7. "Christmas Temp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Christmas Temporary Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Christmas Temporary Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argos part-time

    Pros

    There's a wide variety of work from sales to taking in deliveries and putting out stock. There's normally always something to do especially at Christmas.
    Co workers and management were easy to get on with.
    You learn a lot about how to deal with customers!

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult, standard retail problems.


  8. "Argos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Inverurie, Scotland
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Inverurie, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive Environment
    Friendly people, good basic salary

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to balance between your personal and professional life


  9. "CUSTOMER ADVISOR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a part of a really great team
    Good starting basis if you've never had a job before

    Cons

    The pay would be decent in comparison to others, but the level of work that you do is not proportionate to it. Even as a female I was on both tills and giving out stock that was as heavy as 20kg even though they say you should only carry 16.
    Very hierachical, traditional stores (the ones that are not digital) are the WORST ones to work in as the managers are very stubborn, stuck in their ways and don't do anything. Before I transferred from a concession store, the managers were so much better and proactive.
    Too many opendoors and modules to do on the online course- and it never stops, you ahve to re-do them every now and then.


  10. "Argos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Really good environment with regards to staff, easy work, good for those at uni

    Cons

    Short contracts low pay and very little benefits

    Advice to Management

    Provide more
    Hours to staff a


  11. "Working at Argos"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours available
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    Cons

    In warehouse, work can be very laborious
    Nightshifts can get lonely and cold


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