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AO Reviews

Updated Nov 7, 2019

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
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AO CEO John Roberts
John Roberts
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company benefits including SPA and staff discounts(in 24 reviews)

  • "AO have an on site starbucks which is exactly the same as normal(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is busy and fast paced so need to be able to work under pressure(in 17 reviews)

  • "Long hours, calls become boring but that is a personal opinion(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good Job to get your foot in the door"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive 

    I worked at AO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere Great People Can earn a lot of money

    Cons

    Long days and hours A lot of pressure to hit your weekly target

    AO2019-11-08
  2. Helpful (4)

    "AO, Don't Go!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues... most of them anyway. Holidays are pretty much guaranteed as there are so many people working here that losing you isn't a problem for the company. Free snacks and drinks. Good start as a graduate looking for work experience.

    Cons

    Bad senior management. Favouritism at its finest. Don't expect to progress unless you are well liked by senior management. Promotions isn't about your skills or previous experience, but instead, it's whether or not the management likes you and how long you have been in the company for. So even if you have loads of background experience in that area of expertise, if senior management doesn't like you, there's no... chance of you getting a promotion.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop favouring people! Open your eyes and see the actual talent in people rather than judging them based on stories you get told by the people you like. Treat everyone equally.

    AO2019-10-28
  3. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office, the atmosphere is nice

    Cons

    Pay and development isn’t the best from what I’ve seen so far

    AO2019-10-18
  4. "Working at AO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AO full-time

    Pros

    Good work ethic, good employee

    Cons

    Poor consistency, poor benefits online

    AO2019-10-04
  5. "Easy work"

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    Current Employee - Loader 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time

    Pros

    Easy work if capable of doing a days graft

    Cons

    Nights pay same as days

    Advice to Management

    Food for night staff

    AO2019-10-15
  6. "grad sales exec"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Sales Executive 

    I worked at AO full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work - lots of perks and a real family

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment not suited to everybody

    AO2019-09-26
  7. "Part of a sales team responsible for point of sale insurance"

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

    I have been working at AO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Social side of the role, benefits in day to day working life are incredible

    Cons

    High pressure environment dependent on performance

    AO2019-09-21
  8. "Amazing culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Team in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The relationship you can develop with Directors and Senior Managers whose doors are always open Ideas are listened to The engagement events and efforts are great, especially on site spa The internal development opportunities

    Cons

    The business is constantly in flux and always changing their approach to everything, which is amazing, but also if you don't respond well to change then you won't enjoy your role

    AO2019-09-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you value your sanity, not the place to work"

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    Former Employee - Client Support in Crewe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food and drink in the kitchen

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, extremely busy and it's a very negative job. Senior management don't seem to be able to plan ahead either.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect your staff to demonstrate the company's values, you should lead by example not 'do as I say, not as I do'

    AO2019-10-23
  10. "Great environment - better pay!"

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

    I have been working at AO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    33 Days holiday Commission structure Free breakfast and snacks during the day Lots of incentives Lots of office nights out 1pm finish Friday

    Cons

    The job can be very demanding Long hours

    AO2019-08-29
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