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Staples Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 3 January 2015
Updated 3 January 2015
2,306 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.  

    A company that has many solutions for its customers but does not have streamlined processes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Independence, large recognizable company, benefits

    Cons

    Commission is based on margins and is very sub par, hardly anyone hits bonuses, company does not expect any accounts to leave as far as rolling quota continues to increase. Very easy to get behind and not be able to catch up. Have to rely heavily on other departments for pricing of mid size opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attrition should be part of sales quota. Bonuses should have a higher percentage of employees hitting them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dallas, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dallas, GA (US)

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    free coffee is a huge pro

    Cons

    No coffee stirers is a huge con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Christmas

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Staples

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Marietta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Marietta, GA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    pay your associates more for the work they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Company OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Peachtree City, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Peachtree City, GA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding people, decent management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Easy Tech Expert in Acworth, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Easy Tech Expert in Acworth, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn how to sell and talk to people. Some of the nicest co-workers I have ever had who will do there best to teach you and really encourage you to improve. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Very limited options for growth. Upward mobility is weighted heavily on number of years in the business rather than on skill, except perhaps for the easy tech department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very empowering experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The culture of the company is very empowering. They give employees the power to make things right for the customer. That approach puts people before profits, which translates to higher profits as a result of customer and associate satisfaction. Management was open to suggestions and had a willingness to work with associates when work conflicted with personal obligations.

    Cons

    They hire based on customer demands; therefore they cut hours when customer traffic is low. This usually only occurs during late spring and early summer but the reduced hours can be hard on your personal budget.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Warehouse is the place to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker/QA/Replen in Lithia Springs, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Picker/QA/Replen in Lithia Springs, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Hours are consistent, Overtime is great during Holiday rushes. Company is always giving raises, and proper training, take their employees seriously! Company throws the best parties and picnics, Audits and Inventory weekends they treat us like royalty!

    Cons

    Only 3 very short breaks, but manageable if you eat ok and stay hydrated at work. Warehouse conditions can be very extreme in the summer and winter, but company provides water, ice packs, heaters, and popsicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR is the best and cant be beat!! Wendy is the go to lady, re hire needs to be adjusted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Staples good pay demanding on general manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay is good hours are acceptable

    Cons

    Upper management will not allow GM to make management decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow GM to be GM

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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