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S.P. Richards Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  • Upper management at this particular branch and communication skills (in 5 reviews)

  • You all have been working long hours, and we are trying to get people, but the quota for everyone has gone down (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company.. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Smyrna, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time

    Pros

    Good team members who are helpful

    Cons

    This is the worst company to work for . It is full of dirty politics, nepotism and micromanagement. You are never appreciated, but expected to work overtime every weekend. No bonus or pay raise. There is very high rate of employee attrition and no resources are replaced. This place is all about who you know and suck up to and good talent is absolutely wasted. RUN !!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire upper management .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Filler
    Current Employee - Order Filler
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay with regular pay raises up to 2 years.
    Health insurance and 401k.
    Friendly employees
    Helpful supervisors
    Many employees have worked for the company for 10+ years.

    Cons

    Unfair treatment of employees with some being favored.
    Promotions are almost impossible.
    Long hours.
    High quotas.
    Constant criticism by managers.
    Hard workers not recognized.
    Management not open to new ideas to increase production.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly, open up to ideas that may help production, and reward the hard workers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Divisional Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture allows you to work within a pleasant environment.

    Cons

    The Office Supply industry is shrinking, which means there's less opportunity.


  4. "A playground"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.P. Richards full-time

    Pros

    The pay is ok. Alot of the vets there are really helpful;

    Cons

    The hours can suck. The managers can be way younger than you. There is no authority and the kids hired tend to do what they want


  5. "Great Start to My Career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S.P. Richards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I started off as an intern and was hired on full time after 7 months. It was a great start to my career and I learned a lot. The people in the IS Department are wonderful and teach you a lot. People have been there 10+ years. They are replacing multiple systems and it's great to implement the new systems.

    Cons

    Since people have been there 10+ years there is some resistance to change and people can get stuck in the old ways causing changes to happen slower than normal, but they're working on that.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the improvement


  6. "8 years parts puller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I am able to stay active and get a lot of overtime. I'm able to switch to different jobs throughout the shift. They give gifts at 5 year employment increments. Their health screening program during the summer earns the employee good rewards. Great health insurance.

    Cons

    Work is extremely hot during the summer. Seem to always be looking for employees. Pressure to perform quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to listen and implement good changes so employees aren't frustrated and quit.


  7. "Great!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great culture, awesome work environment!!

    Cons

    None so far, everything has been great!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor/Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor/Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Contractor/Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S.P. Richards part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All my interactions with their executives and employees were courteous and professional. Although I was a remote contracted employee, they treated me like one of the team and were always responsive to any help I needed in completing my projects.

    Cons

    I have none to report.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "SP Richards"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. Many have been there for a long time and it is more of a family than co-workers.
    SPR is never boring. There is always plenty to keep you busy and learning new applications, processes, businesses.

    Cons

    The IT group is short-staffed, with sometimes unreasonable deadlines.
    The headquarters buildings are a little ratty.
    Some people have been there a long time and are resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the offices.
    Hire more people so the workload is something that can be maintained long-term.


  10. "Awesome"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Projects in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Special Projects in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.P. Richards part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was with them for year-and-a-half they cross-train me across the whole Warehouse and work with me on other occasions

    Cons

    It's a Production base environment and there are some problems with talking two employees about other employees

    Advice to Management

    I don't know how the events people to management the point systems and such stop movement or progression in the company


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