Quick facts

About Argos


What is it like to work for Argos

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Across the business, employees have the opportunity to develop through different training schemes. The Raising the Bar programme is more than the run of the mill training programme. It is based around changing the mind-set of the company’s senior store colleagues, and giving them the tools to inspire and lead their teams to be the best they can be and enhance service to customers. STEPS is a tool that helps Argos’ non-management employees achieve desired levels of performance, it is used for stores to develop their teams, whilst delivering exceptional customer service. Idevelop is used in Argos’ Head Office and is an online development tool which facilitates learning. Distribution: Connecting You, is designed for the senior team, to give them the tools to understand the needs of their teams. SkillPac – includes the distribution induction, and specific training including H&S/manual handling and department role training. Professional training: Across the whole business, any employee can opt to do a funded professional course related to their role including paid study leave.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Argos believes the wellbeing of all their colleagues is vitally important and something they are widening over the next year. At their distribution centres, the company are currently trialling a wellbeing programme which will potentially be rolled out to other distribution sites and the rest of Argos. This trial aims to prevent and/or incorporate early detection, therefore maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the workforce. A regular monthly calendar of events incorporates health awareness campaigns including mental health, diet & exercise, cancer, stopping smoking and flu vaccinations, corporate benefits promotion, managing money and fun/team building events. Across the whole business the company offers the below, under the umbrella of wellbeing: All colleagues have access to a confidential telephone line to support facilities that provide guidance on health, financial and legal advice. In addition to the actual health of their colleagues, other elements of wellbeing including financial help.
My Team
My Team
Each year there is one opportunity for all areas of the business (c.1,000 colleagues including all store managers) to get together, to gain insight and information from the senior team. This is called the Argos Peak Conference. Although it is focused on giving employees information about Christmas (Argos’ biggest time of the year), it has a great social element via team building exercises in the day. The team event for last year included creating a piece of artwork about the business as one team. It resulted in 250 canvases creating one large picture of the Companies’ priorities for the year. Throughout the day, employees have many opportunities to talk to others from all over the business, with the optimum social part of the event culminating in an evening dinner and dance.

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Benefits:

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    28353

  • Average Age:

    32

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Staff Turnover:

    40%

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • UK sites:

    764

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