Manager at Argos

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

17 workers in this role at Argos have taken the survey.

How much does Argos pay managers?

Manager at Argos
£9.62–16.57
Typical range
£8.92–17.09

Manager employees at Argos are typically paid £9.62–16.57 an hour, based on data from 17 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at Argos?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers think Argos head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    94% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do managers at Argos feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    82% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    All the staff and managers in the store are friendly and approachable and will help if you need help.

    Worst thing

    Sainsbury's who own argos are not the best company to work for. They care more about their profit and not about the staff.

    6.5

    Customers fulfilment assistant, March 2021

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What are the hours like for manager employees at Argos?

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  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do managers at Argos do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Yes. People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Not great
  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do managers at Argos get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do managers get of their shift pattern at Argos?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 36% report getting two weeks notice
    • 14% report getting three weeks notice
    • 36% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do managers at Argos get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Argos managers change managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for managers to book a holiday at Argos?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    94% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for managers to take sick leave at Argos?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Making a difference within the work environment i work within, my hours are flexible.

    Worst thing

    we dont get informed when they put overtime on our schedule.

    8.4

    Employee, August 2021

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What is career progression like for managers at Argos?

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  • Enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at Argos?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are managers given support to progress at Argos?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from managers at Argos

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  • Best thing

    Progression within the company, do my own rota, empowered & supported to achieve goals

    Worst thing

    Often end up working longer days, from home etc. Without recognition

    7.2

    Store manager, October 2020

  • Best thing

    the team I work qith

    Worst thing

    no staff no breaks

    4.7

    Store manager, September 2020

  • Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Stress and work load

    4.6

    Store manager, September 2019

How Argos ranks

Argos ranks joint 16th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

  1. 16= Argos
    6.3
  2. 16= Clintons
    6.3
  3. 16= Gap
    6.3