Warehouse operative at Argos

People in this role may also be known as warehouse operatives.

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

How much does Argos pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Argos
£8.78–12.56
Typical range
£8.70–12.17

Warehouse operative employees at Argos are typically paid £8.78–12.56 an hour, based on data from 23 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Argos?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

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

    How we know this

    71% 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 18 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 warehouse operative employees at Argos?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Argos get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    59% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 22 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.

Good
  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 22% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 30% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 30% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 23 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    83% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 23 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 warehouse operatives to take sick leave at Argos?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    83% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Argos managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    86% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 21 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Argos get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 15 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 15 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Argos worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    78% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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 warehouse operatives at Argos?

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  • Enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Argos?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 22 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 warehouse operatives 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 20 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 warehouse operatives at Argos

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  • Best thing

    I know my job very well. I enjoy to do the job

    Worst thing

    I have to do this job at same place everyday. I like that job by that i can go different places

    8.1

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    My hours

    Worst thing

    People not being treated equally, no support

    3.7

    Fulfilment associate, February 2021

  • Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    No leadership, place the blame mentality

    3.1

    Storeman, February 2020

How Argos ranks

Argos ranks joint 23rd to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 23= Argos
    6.3
  2. 23= B&Q
    6.3
  3. 23= DHL
    6.3