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ATA Retail Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  • Can be difficult to adequately service a store within the allotted target time (in 10 reviews)

  • What I considered a great part-time job is now not so great (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ATA was a great privately held company to work for. They have since merged with LAMI products so I'm not sure about the company culture now.

    Cons

    They are now owned by investors

    Advice to Management

    Keep the family dynamic the same as it was.


  2. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATA Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company offers Flexible Schedule & Hours
    Flexible Route depending on Zip Code &
    Friendly Support &
    Neighbor grocery Stores

    Cons

    Mileage- Lack of Miles- Internet Usage -Administrative Time -Not Enough Pay Covered! So much time allowed to complete the project on each store assigned and entered the information afterwards. -- Researched ---many merchandisers did not get paid fairly on every level i.e. Time, projects, mileage and Administrative Time.

    Did not accept Position after receiving On Board paperwork -- which I completed, I changed my mind-- after researching due to "Google" Federal Wage Lawsuits on both companies prior to the merger.

    Be aware--- please research---

    Advice to Management

    Please provide better package for part time merchandisers!!!! Do not stiff the important of this job-- this will cause additional lawsuits in federal/state court(s) even though both companies merged.

    Provide bonuses, more administrative / internet time & car mileage for the entire routes plus car maintenance allowance.

    Merchandisers need a data entry device.Or yet company laptop to do the job within the store.

    News America Marketing is best for providing all this to the merchandisers to the same stores that Jacent does!!!! But Jacent needs to get on board right away and do it! Hey,
    Jacent. --- please no more lawsuits by your merchandisers due to unfair wages--- please.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Full time work with Part time pay and all the Hostility, Disrespect, and intimidation you can handle!"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ATA Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fee stapler, Collapsable crate, And zip ties to use around the house.

    Cons

    Unfortunately companies this lack of employee appreciation still exist in America. It doesn't take long to read between the lines of complacency and ignorance especially in the area of Management. "Full time work for part time pay" is the only guarantee. When your manager gloats of zero proven achievements in an interpretive mindless arena as "clip strip" display and hasn't updated their haircut since the​ 80's, Run

    Advice to Management

    You've been a success at one thing that's for certain a "Hostile work environment" that prey's on the weak and elderly. Start by putting the respect and compensation where it belongs back to the employees. And if you keep any of your Dilusional, Sub par, scapegoating managers send them to ethics and formal Management classes sometimes I hear you actually can fix stupid!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stocker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker in Sterling Park, VA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Sterling Park, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ATA Retail part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is that it's a job.

    Cons

    When problems arise (with the stores you serve) ATA Management is no where to be found. They tell you that you don't work weekends...but you do. Training is easy. But the lady that you Skype with seems a little racist. (They way she referred to "blacks") Management tells you that you can call them any time but when issues come up and it's past 5 p.m. you're better off sending Smoke Signals.
    A lot of times you get merchandise that is useless but they force you to put it up with little (Christmas stuff in july) time to do so. Most of the time the floor plan is off. For example aisle 1 (the bread aisle) shows aisle 6 ( the juice aisle)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your new employees ideas and have their backs. Answer your phone when one calls for assistance. At times the job is stressful and you guys do not support your employees. Just because most of your work force is retired or are college students doe not mean that everyone will put up with the stress. Be understanding.


  5. "retail merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Kitty Hawk, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Kitty Hawk, NC

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    wonderful people to deal with

    Cons

    very few hours. pay is not all that great for experienced merchandisers

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities and hours


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Like the job but not the pay"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work your own schedule. Can take days off when needed, but without pay. Direct supervisor is really nice. Most of the people you work with at the stores are nice.

    Cons

    Low pay and constant excuses for no raise. Never had a review. They hire new people and pay them more than people they've had for years who they tell are good employees. Expect you to be available at all hours but won't let you work more than 25 hours a week. High turnover. No holiday pay. No overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give at least yearly reviews. Keep pay equal to experience. Value your dedicated employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience. Would suggest to friends."

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ATA Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Reasonable workload
    Great co-workers
    Ability to manage your own stores
    Not a lot of management over your decision making skills

    Cons

    Holidays can be a bit trying
    Pay is just enough
    Returns are packed and sent by you. Don't wait to send them back!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!! I loved this job as it fit my needs at the time. I would join again if I needed to

  8. "merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, independence, stores have a/c

    Cons

    low pay and no benefits


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Sparta, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Sparta, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ATA Retail (More than a year)

    Pros

    ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NONE
    GREAT JOB IF YOU LIKE PARTICIPATING IN SLAVE LABOR

    Cons

    Poor supervision
    Very nasty, inexperienced incompetent management
    Not enough time allowed to get the job done
    Real crappy overpriced products
    Poor communications with company

    Advice to Management

    Improve training of supervisors
    Increase pay rate
    Offer better quality more reasonably priced items


  10. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ATA Retail part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great supervisor and training provided

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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