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Staples Atlanta Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  • Good people, good work life balance (in 178 reviews)

  • Best reasons to work here would be flexible hours, opportunities to get higher up in the company & I feel welcomed (in 186 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good products, technology, good operations

    Cons

    No appreciation of associates. No operational plans to achieve strategic results

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your managers


  2. Helpful (3)

    "crappy"

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    Current Employee - EasyTech Associate in Buford, GA
    Current Employee - EasyTech Associate in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work well with your school schedule, steady job

    Cons

    pay is minimum even if you have experience you may get an extra 25 cents over minimum, you have to push warranties hardcore otherwise your manager threatens you constantly with your job, overall find a better job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay what your employees are actually worth


  3. "Horrible place to work, needs more pay."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.................


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  5. "Mitt Romney started this company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. "A revolving door for employees"

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    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company OK"

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    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Peachtree City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros to this job. The closest I can come up with would be the 10% discount on merchandise, and that's really not that much to brag about.

    Cons

    Paid little. Manager wanted too much and did too little. Training was on a computer and was very anti-union.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers to run the store. People who know how to work and delegate.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staples"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    NONE only 10% discount unless your in management

    Cons

    ALOT TOO MANY TO MENTION

    Advice to Management

    pay your associates more for the work they do


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Christmas"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Team Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Full Time Team Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Staples full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You never have to worry about overtime in any position other that General Manager.

    Cons

    With several branches of services being out sourced it was very difficult to handle matters in a timely manner. The turn over rate is embarrassing to the point where customers notice the amount of new employees..

    Advice to Management

    Thanking team members goes a long way. I think the company would benefit from having more "leaders" and less "bosses"


  10. "Bad place to work."

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    Current Employee - Full Time Team Supervisor in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Full Time Team Supervisor in McDonough, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours the store is open

    Cons

    Not enough emplyoees, not enough hours, lack of leadership, high turn around

    Advice to Management

    Learn better management skills


  11. "Micromanaged, unclear direction, inconsistent program rollouts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staples General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staples General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Staples full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good for full time only, available to any full time after 90 days. Somewhat standard. Flexible scheduling available to part time associates

    Cons

    As a GM I was advised to do many unethical things in regards to part time associates and "managing out" people at their discretion. Poor leadership/upper management direction resulting in a bit of chaos. Priorities change weekly, severely misappropriating funds away for stores to push omni/online division directly effecting customer satisfaction. HR department is a joke, scared of their own shadow repeatedly direct managers to go against policy when it's to their benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a direction and stick with it, do not under value your associates or managers. Figure out how to properly run a HR department, emails get lost between your "business partners", dedicate a business partner to give better direction.


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