Was good at times but they chop n change the wages n expect you to do night shift on £8.30/40 and hour after being up at 9 for the 3/4months I worked there some of the boys I worked with were bang on makes the graft easier.
I worked for argos on 2 separate occasions. First time for a small in sainburys branch and then a big hub store. Both I felt job security and a welcomes environment. Overall the workplace can be relaxed however in busy periods be prepared to work. Great benefits with holiday pay. Would definitely recommend applying. The interview process was simple and fast paced.
Conform with speeding, working through breaks literally working so fast you’re begging to give yourself a heart attack. Break all rules for their benefit to get paid less but still be late with the runs. They don’t care they just want the numbers delivered. You’ll be sacked for working at a normal rate of pace
Some days are great and some days are not so great. You have quick days and some slow days. It can get quite stressful when dealing with impatient customers and when items have been misplaced or the delivery hasn't arrived on time.
If you're a student or looking to obtain experience Argos is a great workplace. However advancement is tricky and the hours given will not be enough for a post education adult. Otherwise a nice place to work. No complaints and was exactly as described in the interview.
Store Manager was very abrupt but couldn't give a reason when asked why
more than happy with how I was working to the point of being told very pleased but spoken to on a daily basis very abruptly and snapped at
its fine if you can tolarate it but unfortunately I'm not OK to be spoken down to spoken to for no reason
Job is pretty good, management treat you fairly which is rare to come by these days, always letting you know about changes and encourage you to do better if you start lagging in your performance! They always look for how to make you do better rather than scold you on the spot! Hours are manageable and can be worked around your home life! The job can be fast-paced in peak but slows down a lot in between. All in all I’d recommend this to anybody looking to get into the retail business
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) - Northfield/kingsheath - 10 April 2020
I got good days and some hectic. I learned how to use the tills, customer service, searching items and sending down the belt to the customer. The management was fine. I never got trained in the jewellery department. I done it like everybody else's reason the money.
Fast paced with plenty to do which i liked. It could be stressful especially at peak but it was controlled.
Everyone knew their roll with the majority trained to carry out multiple tasks which made for great teamwork.
Over the many years i worked for Argos i learned a great about myself and my own abilities and this gave me a lot of confidence.