arvato AG

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arvato AG Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
72 Reviews
2.6
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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.  

    Not a good work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I worked at arvato AG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move up within the company

    Cons

    Everything else about the company is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    It was a place to learn and develop career in financial services

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    Former Employee - Credit Collections Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Credit Collections Analyst in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    -There was room for growth if you could prove your worth
    -Working in a vendor management environment

    Cons

    -Unsupportive management
    -Not in touch with employees
    -Constant changing management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get down in the trenches and know your people, develop the good teams that you have before disseminating them, train incoming managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long Hours - Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    Full Time Employees get a good benefit package. Supply catered meals at month end. Low stress and employee friendly dress code. Very good at adding experience to your skill set.

    Cons

    Long hours due to month ends. Low pay for skill level needed. Hard to advance into staff positions. Most policies reduce the chance you would want to make it a place for a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay scale to keep qualified people in house. The cost and expense of constant retraining new employees and temporary workers is not a long term solution to business success.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    LOT to learn with no good compensation, no promotions or benefits poor management overall.

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Pleasant Pr, WI
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Pleasant Pr, WI

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    Overtime and experience(you learn a 3 peoples job) to get better opportunity elsewhere.

    Cons

    management is horrible, you have to be managers or supervisors "buddy" for you to get a promotion, no good relationships, they talk about temp workers like disposables and fired lot of arvato employees this year to get temps.
    arvato employees haven't got a raise since 3 years ago. senior management are rude and don't bother to see the potential neither your resume even if you their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management are rude and don't bother to see the potential neither your resume even if you their job.
    need to have committed people not temps. you treat them as temp they'll treat, they won't care about your product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ok company to work for if you have a decent manager

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Weaverville, NC
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Weaverville, NC

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    Pay can be decent
    They are looking into expanding into new areas of business to offset their reduced replication business

    Cons

    Managers are reluctant to give pay raises, and some are rude
    The media replication industry is on its way out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please learn how to treat your employees with respect. I can't work at a company where my manager disrespects their subordinates on a regular basis and irresponsibly handles projects. Hire the right people, pay them properly and treat them well and stop making cheap decisions, you're only ruining your competitive advantage by cutting corners

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting work, weak Sr management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    Outsourcing business = new challenges every day, never boring

    Cons

    Politics, politics
    No respect and recognition for employees
    "germanized"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well, especially if you're soo demanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    We don't know what we are doing!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at arvato AG as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff are a very friendly bunch of people.

    Cons

    Senior management don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get professional help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Big corporation.

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Gütersloh (Germany)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Gütersloh (Germany)

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

    Pros

    You get all the benefits that a big corporation has to offer.

    Cons

    Super political. Upper level management only playing games in order to increase their power. Very clique oriented...either you are with the "in" crowd that is quickly promoted or you aren't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop restructuring every 2 years and put in some upper level management that are there based on merit instead of who played the political game best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated like a robot and not a person !!!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Venlo (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Venlo (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Most co workers were nice.
    Salary was okay and average.
    Training was great.

    Cons

    Per 8 hour shift we were only allowed a maximum of 7 minutes to go to the toilet and get tea or coffee. Problems with computer system almost constantly crashing and freezing up.
    Having to take notes in wordpad. Also being told that if the computer system does this just ignore it and continue taking calls anyway. We had to log it in later. Also sometimes not being able to take short breaks or lunch due to many customers calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be please do something about your servers. So that you can offer the best customer service possible. Also please do not treat us like robots. And please be more trusting of employees as they will work harder when they know they are being appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arvato does outsourced customer service for Microsoft and as such has a pretty solid position in the market.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gütersloh (Germany)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gütersloh (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Multinational environment, good trainings, technical backstopping available, normal business working hours.

    Cons

    Middle management is childish, distrustful of and uninterested in employees.
    Salaries are on the low side.
    Hardly any fixed contracts are awarded anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and improve the working atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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