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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 is on a mission to be the Best Electrical Retailer in Europe!

AO Reviews

  • "Great company but relentless"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bolton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Bolton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, fun, awesome people

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, lack of female representation on the senior management team

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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

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AO.

    Interview

    I went though an initial call with the internal recruiter, followed by a face to face interview also with internal recruiter. Then there was a phone call with development manager after which I heard nothing back

    I tried contacting for weeks and after finally reaching them, they didn't call me back even after arranging a date and time with me for a phone call over emails (I knew it was a rejection after being ghosted for weeks, but I was hoping for some feedback/closure)

    Still very disappointed with the lack of information and would have rather been rejected straight away.

    Would not apply back or recommend to any other devs.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about my experience and technologies I've worked with   Answer Question
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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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