Staples Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 4 August 2014
Updated 4 August 2014
1,949 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation provided and has a good work-life balance as well (in 42 reviews)

  • This is a decent job if you are post-high school, or need something part-time while in college (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • When "back to school" season hits there is a lot more expected from the employees (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management had no idea what the needs of the stores needs were (in 68 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very empowering experience

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    A learning environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier and Copy & Print Associate  in  McDonough, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier and Copy & Print Associate in McDonough, GA (US)

    I worked at Staples part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was a great place for a young person to work who has a flexible schedule. Great for when you are in college or just starting to work. Used to have great benefits and career path.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work when you have small kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead  in  Lithonia, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Lithonia, GA (US)

    I have been working at Staples part-time for 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
  7.  

    your efforts is not worth your pay

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

    I have been working at Staples full-time for 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
  8.  

    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 (US)
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate in Hiram, GA (US)

    I worked at Staples part-time for 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
  9.  

    A revolving door for employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Staples part-time for 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
  10.  

    Mitt Romney started this company

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

    I worked at Staples full-time for 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
  11.  

    Horrible place to work, needs more pay.

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

    I have been working at Staples part-time for 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

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