arvato AG

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2.5 64 reviews

20% Approve of the CEO

arvato AG CEO Rolf Buch

Rolf Buch

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, Good benefits, professional environment & great work experience you can place on your resume(in 3 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Treat employees like machine, senior management sucks and inexperienced(in 6 reviews)

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

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    Horrible

    Replication Technician (Former Employee) Weaverville, NC

    Prosgood medical benefits, there is nothing else good to say

    Consthey 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 Senior Managementlearn how to plan and schedule and actually work with your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Valencia, CA

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementMaybe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wost turnover ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fargo, ND

    ProsFlexable work schedual, good benefits

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementPromote 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible place to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Valencia, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    SAP (Current Employee) Duncan, SC

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementnone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Weaverville, NC

    ProsThe pay checks never bounce.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    arvato digital services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Valencia, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    Consarvato 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 Senior Managementarvato'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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Out in the wilds

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Swansea, Wales (UK)

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

    ConsComparatively 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 Senior ManagementProvide 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Worst company to work for experiences employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnothing good,except faculty kkkkk

    Consfor 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 Senior Managementplease don't play with employee future

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Analyst (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood colleagues, helpful bunch of ppl who are willing to guide you along.
    flexible in terms of working hours and locations.

    Conslow salary, little for promotion, no proper standard of promotion.high turnover, inefficient HR department

    Advice to Senior Managementa major re-org is needed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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