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Staples Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
2,312 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good compensation provided and has a good work-life balance as well (in 49 reviews)

  • Good benefits for part time employees and they offer a chance to move up in the company (in 85 reviews)


Cons
  • When "back to school" season hits there is a lot more expected from the employees (in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management trickles down horrible attitudes with their horrifying expectations (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Staples seemed to be an ok company...outside looking in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at Staples part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Staples will allow you to move up in the company when there's an opportunity. My position had been vacant for a while but I was promoted within 2 months.

    Cons

    The company goes through so many changes and has so many expectations. Its hard to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management in my store was like family. They were very supportive of me and what may be going on in my life. They are also very fare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    your efforts is not worth your pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Team Supervisor in Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Full Time Team Supervisor in Buford, GA

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours, great managers, and nice location

    Cons

    moving up is harder than you think

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't come in as an associate, get hired as an assistant or GM

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Doesn't seem to Want to Evolve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate in Hiram, GA
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate in Hiram, GA

    I worked at Staples part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people work there reasonable hours unless your looking for 40+ a week.

    Cons

    Location is horrendously outdated infrastructure wise, I saw newer faster computers used in a Gamestop I worked in almost 3 year prior and it really makes it hard to help a customer when the computer system might as well be running off steam power. Company doesn't seem to want to give that location the hours to even try to compete with the Office Depot across the street and the Best Buy next door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The store management was great and they understood that there corporate management was absolutely deluding themselves in thinking that the current structure was working or there just lining there pockets in preparation for a golden parachute style company bust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A revolving door for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Staples part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Staples has a broad selection of office supplies, printer cartridges and technology used in offices. You can find furniture, computers, telephones and the basics to set up an office in a one-stop shop. The customers are knowledgeable and interesting to find solutions for.

    Cons

    High turnover with limited hours and limited wages. There's never a dull moment when you try to find out what's really going on. Limited responsibility from start to finish on a job means that the customer doesn't know who is responsible for what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordinate your business processes so there's less "dropping the ball."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mitt Romney started this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Staples full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Average salary for college grad

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in executive mgmt, just look at the website. Up north bully tactics. No specific schedule for associates in fulfillment centers. Consistent lie that staples is a great place to work, more like a NJ sweatshop. Only four mgrs, in the entire warehouse had degrees, rather promote Hs dropouts, than hire competent grads. All they cared about were numbers and always wanted sups to terminate or do dirty work for incompetent uneducated ops mgrs. can completely understand why company was started by Bain Capital. Sleazy upper mgmt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire, go to college, and stop faking it by reading business magazines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible place to work, needs more pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, GA

    I have been working at Staples part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Weekly Pay, Great Management.

    Cons

    Low pay for loads of work.................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent in-between job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Staples part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is great for college students
    Ability to cross train in different departments
    Opportunity to learn about new trends and devices in technology

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    I received a lot of calls on my days off to assist employees with Easytech repairs
    Corporate employees come to the store and expect to be worshiped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more positive feedback to employees
    Create a better (sales) bonus program
    Bridge the gap between corporate and store employees
    Pay the quality employees what they deserve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Staples is a very demanding company, with little work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Staples full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    strong company, decent pay and benefits, and bonus plan

    Cons

    no training, lack of store payroll. Inconsistent messag in the from DM and RVP in the Atlanta market. Company using low cost operating model LCOM, to keep stores open. 12 to 14 people in a building with all the tasks, ads, conference calls, and the constant pressure to get tech sales and copy sales. Pay for associates is terrible. They want big sales from $ 7.25per hour associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sand and invest payroll in the stores. You cant operate to a profit. Put asociates in the store Stores need to have sku count reduced. Lots of dead inventory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun, self paced engaging job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at home was rewarding.

    Cons

    No access top corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better at working with your

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staples Easy Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    Nice company to work for, company does a few things for employees and holds contests each month in pen sales and share profits.

    Cons

    Pay is very low compared to most retail companies, time off requests often denied because of lack of staffing in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay and benefits would always be a plus as well as giving stores more hours to let there be more full time staff.

    Approves of CEO

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