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AO Overview

Bolton, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Public
Consumer Electronics & Appliance Shops
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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AO started small. An infamous £1 pub bet led to our launch in 2000. Fifteen years later, we have over two million customers, 1.7 million Facebook fans, with one in every four appliances, bought online, purchased through us. At AO, you’re not just ... Read more

Mission: AO started small. An infamous £1 pub bet led to our launch in 2000. Fifteen years later, we have over two million customers, 1.7 million Facebook fans, with one in every four appliances, bought online, purchased through us. At AO, you’re not just

AO Reviews

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bolton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bolton, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AO part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement
    Almost impossible to be granted days off

    Advice to Management

    You need to let go more

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AO Photos

AO photo of: Red Nose Day Call Centre 2017
AO photo of: Learning at Work Week in our Bolton HQ
AO photo of: 30 AO'ers volunteered for the 'One Love Manchester' concert, to help raise money for the Manchester terror victims and families.
AO photo of: Learning at Work Week in our Head Office in Bolton
AO photo of: Our AO 3 Peaks team!
AO photo of: Founder and Executive Director John Roberts giving a talk to local school children for our apprentice challenge day
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AO Interviews

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    Benefits Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AO (Mississauga, ON) in June 2019.

    Interview

    Went into the office and submitted resume and they given me a paper where I filled out my details and some basic questions like what are 5 best qualities in you for applying to this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer briefly described about the company and asked me are u willing to take the training for insurance license   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • More customers are shopping online which has given us the opportunity to create over 200 new roles across our Logistics and Warehouse teams in Crewe. With AO, the sky?s the limit. We?ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward. We?ll provide full training to those who are offered a role and ensure that all expected efforts to protect your health & safety are in place.

  • "The whole thing is a personal development course that works on things like building your confidence, sorting out conflicts, personal effectiveness and loads more over the course of a year. I got a lot more experience working with different people and learned about other areas of the business." ? Martin (Inventory Operations Manager). #aoletsgo

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AO Awards & Accolades

  • Customer Service Initiative of the Year, Retail Week Awards, 2015
  • Best UK Retailer, GlobalData, 2017
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