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Updated 19 November 2018
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  • "Headsets are hilariously awful and the warehouse is an absolute shambles and dont even get me started on the health and safety" (in 13 reviews)

  • "A full time contract with Argos is as rare as a hen's tooth, although they expect you to work full time hours at a drop of a hat if they need you to" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Fun, challenging and there are many opportunities to develop in the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Northampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet different types of people
    Multitasking is great because you won't get bored doing the exact same thing all the time
    Huge variety of items and deals
    Smart breaks
    Working in one of the best retail sellers

    Cons

    10% discount is quite low and is attainable only after 3 months
    It is what it is, so you'll be required to stand on your feet and be always active ( not good for lazy people )
    Bad attitude customers

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the headset system


  2. "As expected"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment appears to be a progression path to more responsibility

    Cons

    Not much variety in work but to be expected in warehouse work

  3. "Great company, confused with where they're going"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get into the right store, you get great management and flexible working hours, 10% discount after 3 months within Argos/Sainsburys and Habitat.

    If you appreciate the quirks of it's antiquated archaic systems and laugh at it you're eventually learn to love the job

    It will improve your people skills (again depending on your store) and you'll learn loads and they'll give you support getting there.

    Days can be fast when busy and you'll go away feeling satisfied, the addition of Sainsbury's processes and rewards does increase staff morale.

    Great opportunities to progress within the business if retail is what you want to do.

    Cons

    Leadership within the business is very random, you can go from an absolutely wonderful manager to a terrible manager, there's no consistency!

    They are caught between the obsession to sell stuff and the processes that require you to sell it, they'll push you hard but forget you'll need to follow every stepping stone to get there and they panic!

    Because of the above the customer service can go down the drain, they're so busy looking at the numbers they'll forget about service, and they have real trouble maintaining that balance.

    Systems are OLD! they work but you need to know every quirk and a lot of stuff is still done by pen, paper and occasionally a printout. They seem to excited by scanning stuff at the moment, and "contactless" is very new!

    As for company vision, it changes it's mind every 20 days, they really don't know what to push next and constantly change their minds, and rebranding and refocusing - they are still working out social media and are just embracing Facebook, so very slow on the uptake!

    Still a lot of legacy issues to be ironed out, Sainsburys might just be the company to shake out all the old habits but in this company they do die hard.

    Advice to Management

    Certain management need to learn more than others, learn to take a vision and stick to it, make sure actions are taken with the words you speak - pushing hard to sell products without a proper reason does confuse new team members who are asked to be customer focused.


  4. "good first job"

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

    Pros

    Very friendly colleagues and gives you good experience with a load of different types of customers

    Cons

    underpaid for the amount of work you do. hours can change radically. when the store is empty it can be a bit boring (but this is a minor thing)


  5. "Good first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Dartmouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Dartmouth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alright wage, good management (at my store), very easy to progress, 10% off Argos/Sainsbury's/Habitat

    Cons

    Very small contracts that are hardly ever full time, team leader only gets 30p more/hr.


  6. "Argos is great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very valued and flexible. Work around my university and volunteering days.

    Cons

    Is not relevant to the career I am pursuing.


  7. "Argos is an enjoyable part time experience"

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

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Varied work load and good hours

    Cons

    No cons I have to speak of

  8. "Great company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, events & Staff

    Cons

    Corporate is a little confused

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Customer Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    flexibility in working hours, different working experience compared to other retails.

    Cons

    hitting target could be stressful or challenging.


  10. "Good Place to work as a student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argos part-time

    Pros

    Hours to suit you while studying
    Other staff friendly and fun to work with
    Good holiday and flexibility over days off

    Cons

    Store manager was bad but all the other managers were great.


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