Worked with Argos for about a year and a half, moved to the parkhead branch and it was honestly the worst experience of my life.
If the management dislikes you in anyway they will team up and have you removed in a matter of days.. Anything you do will be immediately reported and marked against you meanwhile the 'favourites' are allowed to cause chaos in the break rooms and shout down the stockrooms without any utter from the management..
illegal shifts are also given out and when you red flag them they tell you to deal with it, but don't give you any contact details to actually fix them so you end up getting finished at 21:30 - 22:00 to go home and get up at 0500AM the next day
Had to report an incident regarding a van crash and they hung up the phone claiming 'they didn't have time for this'
Depending on your team, it's either make or break. The pay is terribly low, and some members off staff like to take their roles far too seriously. Can be a very uncomfortable work environment for some.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) – Epping, Essex – 15 October 2018
I really enjoyed my time working at the Argos Epping store. We had a great team who was gelled really well together. The area that Argos needs to work is is the salary. The amount of work they expect, and the pay they offer don't always match up.
Christmas Temporary (Former Employee) – Ashington – 10 October 2018
I worked at Argos as a Christmas Temp, therefore my job here was short; however I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. working over Christmas in customer service is very demanding and intense - especially for a 16 year old (at the time). I found the manager and all staff very friendly and supportive - I was regularly reminded that no question is a stupid question and that there was no need to struggle at any point as there was always someone around to help when needed. I found some customers distressing which I was also supported with. I found working straight from school hard as ageism is so common - but not at this company. I was treat with respect and I was extremely grateful of this. Fab store to work for!
Argos Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 10 October 2018
Argos is a great company to work for as it is well organised, efficient. The management for Argos is great and one of thr best that i have worked with, they have a small breif at thr start of the day to get things going. Well organised