arvato AG Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
66 Reviews

2.6
66 Reviews
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arvato AG CEO Rolf Buch
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall, not a bad place to work.

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance
    Multiple opportunities to learn new skills
    Overtime during busy seasons

    Cons

    Performance Review Process is in need of serious improvement
    Management can be hard to work with
    Health Insurance Benefits recently changed and are not as comprehensive and cost the employee more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the performance review proces

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible

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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 for 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a professional environment to work at with competent & easy going co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Reno, NV

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    Big company, Good benefits, professional environment & great work experience you can place on your resume.

    Cons

    Compensation, Management style & career growth opportunities.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wost turnover ever

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long Hours - Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11.  

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

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    • 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

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