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Argos CEO John C. Walden
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    Christmas Temp extended

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant

    I have been working at Argos

    Pros

    Management & staff really nice(always a hello & thank you) and help us out a lot in the stockroom and tills. 10% off is good. Easy job and they are very flexible with where you want your hours which always helps. Customers who come in most of the time are very polite. Training was quick and simple. Salary is better than most menial jobs around.

    Cons

    Just finished my 15 hour contract and been one of the few given a chance to carry on a 6 hour contract only at weekends will carry for now on but will be after another job so I can work in the week.
    Customer are sometimes hell on earth some people should just stick to online shopping and stop gobbing to the cashier if it was on the streets they wouldn't dare be so patronising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Returns policy we need to be more strict on if the product is actually faulty I think a lot of returns are simply people who don't understand/ don't like the look of the product. Perhaps extend bonuses to hard working temps

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Argos Interviews

Updated Jan 8, 2015
Updated Jan 8, 2015

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    Customer Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Argos.

    Interview Details

    Rang me about a month after I applied several times until I eventually decided to go for the interview. Interview was simple, but some may find it intimidating. Had to go onto the shop floor with a tablet that had all the companies products on it, and ask customers if they needed help etc. All the time the manager was watching me. Was meant to take 15mins I ended up spending 30-45mins on the shop floor due to a difficult customer- this probably worked to my advantage. then went into an office and had to answer some questions from a booklet which were picked by the manager at random. this lasted maybe 5-10 mins. about 4 days later i was contacted to say i had the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It's an OK job as a part-time temporary thing, but customers are always angry due to having to wait so long and that's not easy to deal with
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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Website www.argos.co.uk
Headquarters Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1972
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors ASDA, Dixons Retail

You might not find the Golden Fleece, but this multi-channel, general merchandise retailer offers plenty of other treasures. Argos is one of the UK's leading online and bricks-and-mortar retailers with some 750 locations throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The chain sells more than 35,000 products, including consumer electronics, electrical appliances, jewelry, and toys, as well as other household goods and furniture. It also sells gardening supplies, power tools, and sporting equipment. In addition to its stores, Argos sells goods through its catalog and... More

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