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Argos Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great team and flexible hours to fit around my my child love working for such a successful company many rewards to b had on top of wages (in 26 reviews)

  • Staff Discount at Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury's (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • The health and safety exams are out-right stupidity (in 11 reviews)

  • Target driven can be hard work can't force customers (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Rapidly growing company with aggressive plan."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argos full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Seem to care about employees. Parent company taking a gamble on US economy with recent acquisitions.

    Cons

    Communication is cloudy ay best. Lots of ad hoc assignments and long term palnning isn't communicated downstream.


  2. "Former Plant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Dothan, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argos (More than a year)

    Pros

    Drivers were good to work with

    Cons

    Everyone else was out for themselves. Sales Rep wasn't technically over me in the chain of command but because he was friends with my boss I basically had to do whatever he wanted and how he wanted. Very over bearing micro-manager even my drivers hated him. Completely ruined the entire experience and pissed off multiple customers due to him making promises as to when concrete could be delivered without consulting me to see what we already had on the books. VERY long hours for a salary pay that was good but not great. Spent the night at work more than once.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your sales reps in line and away from the district managers.


  3. "Crazy management.. they just want bonus money don't care about the employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer time you can make good money.

    Cons

    Argos try to blame all accidents on drivers having cell phone in the cab

    Advice to Management

    Time to starting caring about safety. Not just trying to cover your own behinds


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "In Ireland it's tough, unhelpful field team, but good management in store"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Ireland, IN
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Ireland, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argos (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours not too long. Training is very thorough. Good people to work with, though under a lot of pressure as very little staff in store.

    Cons

    No staff! In Ireland no support from field team, all covering the backs and terrified of the area manager. You have to do so many staff jobs little time to do yours.

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at why everyone is feeling so down and afraid to challenge upwards in Ireland.


  6. "Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Casual attire and informal work setting/ environment. Great people and the work is challenging and different.

    Cons

    There is not enough training and the projects are very demanding and overwhelming.


  7. "Not so bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argos (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very good company. They really believe in the core values. Lots of opportunity for over time, and there was always work to be done.

    Cons

    Very unorganized with no processes in place. Upper management was clueless to the daily processes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same and with respect. Some employees have really good ideas.


  8. "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The drivers are good to work with and work as team

    Cons

    Company seems to dislike truck drivers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Argos tries to make people into robots at the lower lever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are moving forward in an attempt to compete with Amazon but are still a ways behind. If they can digitalise their business then the business will improve drastically

    Cons

    At the lower level they offer terrible working contracts that result in people working low weekly hours. Delivery shift workers have it the worst.


  10. "Argos Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work and development opportunities. No two days the same.

    Cons

    Very tight resource model and demands can lead to lots of work in personal time

    Advice to Management

    invest in colleague hours in the bigger stores


  11. "Argos Christmas Temp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Argos part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Minimum wage
    Free uniform
    Flexible hours
    Frequent training

    Cons

    Short breaks
    Short shifts often
    Not very fulfilling



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