arvato AG Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move up within the company

    Cons

    Everything else about the company is not good.

  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)

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (2)

    Long Hours - Low Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  7. Interesting work, weak Sr management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I worked at arvato AG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outsourcing business = new challenges every day, never boring

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    Content Reviewer

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    Current Employee - Content Reviewer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Content Reviewer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at arvato AG full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - work with Google products, tools, PC
    - perks (free snacks for the fastest people in canteen)
    - pension&health insurance (after completion of 6 months of probationary period)
    - quaterly bonus (max. 4% of salary) based on performance

    Cons

    - dilettante management (especially Operation Leads) who is constantly demotivating employees
    - non-transparent system of promotion (better jobs are for ''very close friends'' of TeamLeaders/Operations Lead only)
    - low salary and low bonus
    - more strict criteria for bonus (targets getting more difficult to reach, min. 98% of performace for getting a bonus)

    Advice to Management

    - TeamLeaders and Operarations Lead should be more properly selected and trained for their roles (soft-skills, product knowledge, competency etc.)
    - provide transparent and fair system of promotion
    - allow fair career opportunity for each employee based on his/her real skills, background, experience
    - better paid roles are available exclusively for ''close friends'' of management

  9. Wrong Management Potsdam

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Potsdam (Germany)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Potsdam (Germany)

    I worked at arvato AG full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is too low.
    No air conditioner and in summer time is really hot.
    No improvement showed.
    No motivation.

    Advice to Management

    I do not think this would change.

  10. Much can be improved

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Presales Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Presales Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at arvato AG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Couple of Pros of working at Arvato include flexible timelines, good friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Difficult to get a hike or a bonus as it completely depends on the manager concerned. Job stability is another factor

  11. We don't know what we are doing!

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

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

    Pros

    The staff are a very friendly bunch of people.

    Cons

    Senior management don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional help.

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