arvato AG

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arvato AG Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
72 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, Good benefits, professional environment & great work experience you can place on your resume (in 5 reviews)

  • Young group of people, made a lot of friends there and had overall a positive experience (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management don't know what they are doing (in 7 reviews)

  • Low salary and huge turnover of people (due to the salary most probably) (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Replication Technician in Weaverville, NC
    Former Employee - Replication Technician in Weaverville, NC

    I worked at arvato AG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good medical benefits, there is nothing else good to say

    Cons

    they treat there people horrible and tell you, you will work a certain schedule then every week they tell you they don't know if there is work the last day of your schedule and do not let you know till the night before therefore never can plan anything, and never can a steady paycheck due to constant cut of hours. Also horrible shift differential 35 cents McDonalds gives more. One last thing expect no pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to plan and schedule and actually work with your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    If you graduated 6th grade, you are over qualified.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Valencia, CA

    I worked at arvato AG full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great 1st time office job. It gives you enough "experience" to add to your resume to advance to something better.

    Cons

    Management is buddy buddy, some have been there since the department opened up. You only really get help if you are liked by management. If you are new your lunch is as early as 2 hours into your shift. Sick time does not exist. They focus more on how you can be punished for messing up or being late than on when good things are done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe instead of upper management talking to each other for literally HOURS a day while you are supposed to be training temps, you could actually teach them something. Also, if you actually talked to each other about WORK that whole time I don't think there would be so many unhappy employees. You shouldn't be so shocked when everyone has questions once they are out on the floor based off of the lack of training they received.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wost turnover ever

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

    I have been working at arvato AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexable work schedual, good benefits

    Cons

    Management is a few high school graduates that are all friends, pay is very low, extreamly high turn over, people are often fired for no apparent reason (this is a work-at-will state). The company says there is no funds for activities, however the Europe companies have HUGE parties almost weekly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from outside the company or hire an outside company when doing promotions. Stop promoting your highschool graduate friends that will lead this company into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    The only tolerable things is fellow slaves you can confine in. I suppose the pay is ok. Modest health benefits.

    Cons

    Political. No Support. Don't care about employees. Very little training. Customer service is a joke.
    Senior management lies to the employess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a heat beat. Revolving management door. No one knows who is in charge. I show up for work the 1st day and the President has already been fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    if you want to be a working mule, this is for you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - SAP in Duncan, SC

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    Good stuff to learn and improve your skills. Can have a better opportunities with other employers later.

    Cons

    Work 24/7 with no extra pay. Then they ditch you if you are unhappy (of course you are), no sick time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sonopress was GREAT - Arvato is HORRIBLE. They do not respect their employees nor do they operate in an ethical manner.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Weaverville, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Weaverville, NC

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    The pay checks never bounce.

    Cons

    The ARVATO management philosophy is one of people should feel honored to work here. They do not respect the people who have been in that facility for 25+ years - those individuals are seen as burdens due to their seniority and benefit levels. The german management philosphy is that they want YOUNG workers who come in under new benefit levels (none). It's a sad thing as many of the employees there would have done anything for the previous SONOPRESS management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so short-sided and understand that the continuous re-training of new employees does not give you a cost savings. Just as you expect your vacations and benefits, the employees who are doing the work on the production lines deserve the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    arvato digital services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    The company offers flexible work hours, allowing time off when needed for events and vacations along with school. As far as schooling goes, arvato offers reimbursement up to $2000 annually for taking classes that pertain to your job. They offer good health care, eye, and dental benefits along with matching up to 6% when putting money into your 401k. arvato also allows personalization of work area, making your desk a more friendly, and the dress policy is not very strict, only requiring that you wear long pants with no holes in them.

    Cons

    arvato goes through phases every few months where they 'decide' that it is in the best interest of the company to rearrange management and in the process, most the people underneath management. On top of the confusion of who actual is your manager, the upper management doesn't seem to know what they are doing, and often are known to take vacations around the time when businesses that they are managing are supposed to be opening. The knowledgeable employees tend to be highly underpaid and tend to be overworked, often doing job duties other than their own. Upper management tends to look at numbers rather than quality of work or duties when rearranging the company and changes peoples duties to areas where they have little to no knowledge or are trying to get away from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    arvato's management needs to stop looking at numbers when rearranging the company and start talking to people about their duties. They need to lower the amount of program/project/account managers and get more working staff; having 3 managers for every employee is a backwards way to manage a company and adds not only to confusion but also frustration. Also, defining business rules and processes in advance, along with defining requirements for new processes would help everyone out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Arvato onsite at Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transactional Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Transactional Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at arvato AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are its No.1 asset!

    Cons

    Management too heavily focused on cutting costs and demoralising workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees fair salaries for the extreme effort they put in. And pay people for giving up their evenings and weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Out in the wilds

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at arvato AG full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job. Pleasant people to work with.

    Cons

    Comparatively low salary. Lack of consistent managerial support and guidance. Working with people doing the same job for the same parent company you are providing support for who work shorter hours, and get paid more with better sickness and pension benefits. The offices are in an obscure part of the town which means unless you drive or live on the doorstep the job isn't really viable. The job is part of the 'flexi hours' system; which would mitigate the transport problem by allowing us to use the works bus, or leave in time for the public transport bus. However the company are very inflexible about flexi hours. Which means a journey which should take an hour often takes up to three. My bill for transport to and from work is £315 a month as twice a week I miss the last bus home by minutes, so I have to take a taxi which totals nearly £60! If I were able to use the works bus and public transport it would be only about £55 a month. The inflexibility of the flexible working hours should be pointed out at interview stage.

    If at all possible try and get a job with the company Arvato are supplying workers for not Arvato. Their working conditions pay etc are almost always much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide properly monitored and supported consistent training. Be a litle more flexible about hours (which are supposedly flexible, but aren't) as not everyone drives and busses are horrendously out of sync with the Arvato working shifts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worst company to work for experiences employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    nothing good,except faculty kkkkk

    Cons

    for fresher is good but experience don't go with this.if company having 3 opening they hire 10 out off 3 select at end of training rest are terminate.If you have any brother/sis so go with this otherwise dn't take a chance dn't compromise with ur last job even ur from ibm or some big name..politics to much,very bad cafeteria no meal nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please don't play with employee future

    Doesn't Recommend

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