ATA Retail Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    A wonderful side job within the city

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    no weekend, or late evening, decent pay

    Cons

    less than 20 hours depend on how large or small store. order place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would upper management or corp to offer more hours to employee who's show imitative.

    Recommends
  2.  

    The hiring process is a disaster

    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser  in  Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Olympia, WA

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pay rate is good for actual work in stoer

    Cons

    disjointed and communication between employees is fragmented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your new hires with more respect

  3.  

    Fun but you won't get rich!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Supervisor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You vitually work for yourself. If you like working on your own and choosing your own hours this job is perfect. It is a fun job where going to work is a good thing, not something that you dread.

    Cons

    Don't be waiting for a pay raise! ATA is stingy with the money. It is hourly and part-time so be careful. It is very easy to do 15 minutes over without benefit of pay. Be sure to keep track of what you spend time wise. Supervisors make more $$ but the extra work that you are required really does not make it worth the extra bucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a fun job and you treat your employees great. But how about loosening up the purse strings and pay for mileage?
    A raise now and again woodn't hurt either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Supervisor  in  Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Supervisor in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I had some family illness that took me away from work for several week, and my supervisors were so helpful and very supportive.

    Cons

    I have not had any problems with this company, just wish it was full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy and time for Family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Part time, service your stores in a few hours and the rest of your day is yours. Management keeps in touch and keeps us in the loop!

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say... No cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A Very Poor Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    I worked at ATA Retail as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The company offers flexible hours that you can set yourself. One is expected to be self motivated and accountable. Weekends and evenings are usually free.

    Cons

    Poor communication, poor management, poor training and poor ethics were apparent while I was there. Senior employees responsible for training contradicted the corporate instructions provided to trainees. Verbal instructions often contradicted the written guidelines. Training was haphazardly done and very inconsistent between one person to the next. One trainer contradicted herself every 5 minutes and disparaged company policy nonstop. There was a complete lack of professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge written communications from new hires and consider those viewpoints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Oskaloosa, IA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Oskaloosa, IA

    I worked at ATA Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can pretty much design your schedule and there is no one micromanaging you.

    Cons

    The pay is very low, there are minimal stores in non-urban areas and the time to complete stores is underestimated a great deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The rate of pay is too low in order to encourage the level of standards you are trying to uphold including asking for more sales from the store. There is also next to no training. To increase sales there should be more communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I didn't want to believe the negative reviews posted here, but, after putting in 2 years with ATA, they are very true!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can somewhat make your own schedule, but not always.

    Cons

    Low pay, absolutely no raises, even though I was promised a review. I helped fix other stores that were in need of help because the previous merchandiser had run them into the ground (while getting paid all along to do a bad jobf for years).
    I was told that turning my weekly schedule in was how I was rated for a yearly raise, but this is untrue. Even though my store audit was excellent, there was no compliment or pay raise. I had a perfect store call record after 2 years, and had to quit because I had a schedule conflict with one store and they won't let you drop a store from your route, you just have to give up all stores. I feel bad for the stores that buy in to this sloppily run program. The products are cheap and often come in damaged. In many of my stores, the only way I could get an order was if the product got stolen or damaged. ATA doesn't care, they just force the product out of the warehouse, regardless of whether or not it sells.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-create your company to value integrity and honesty with your clients. Doing this may lead to a natural increase in your sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    A big waste of my time,my patience,and my gas

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at ATA Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    part time working hours in the morning.

    Cons

    they wont pay you for all the hours that do while you are in different stores doing merchandiser work for their company. For example if you spend 4hrs putting up inventory in large store they have a contract with. The work order that came with the inventory indicates that it will only take 2hrs to stock this store and 2hrs is what your getting paid for but it always take longer than what someone in payroll, marketing or management guesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have almost all your retail merchandiser working part time. At least pay them for set hours when these people go into all these different stores that you people have these huge contracts with. Making lots of money selling junk! Lets be honest! And dealing with managers that aren't that fond of A.T.A. product in their stores to being with. Some managers are helpful when you try put A.T.A. stuff in their stores but most treat you like a dam shoplifter! all the maintenance that has to be done just to keep these display racks and shelf hangs hanging and all the B.S.that comes from dealing lazy store employees not doing their jobs making yours harder and let's not forget lovable customer that never seems to know where is the item their looking for and needs your help to find it. The point is! All this kind of stuff happens in these stores almost every time you go in to do merchandiser work for A.T.A. and it takes extra time to deal with all of the expected and unexpected. Pay your employees for set hours. 4 full hrs no more no less not how long you guess it would take for them to get done! Even a low minimum wage paying cleaning company can pay their employees for set hrs. It might not be much pay but at least you know what the hours are when you go to work for that company. My time dealing with A.T.A. was a waste of time,money,gas,energy,an patience!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    This company won't last! Management very unprofessional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Store personnel appreciate your service.

    Cons

    Management never sticks up for you, they just let you know what your doing wrong.
    No raises given. No benefits. Insurance no longer available. Cheat you on your time. They do not pay you for any work done at home including processing orders. Cheapest quality products that's embarrassing to distribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some positive reinforcement to your hard working people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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