Mapping Specialist (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – November 13, 2017
I was employed with Pivotal Retail Group from February 2016 - January 2017.
It was great experience working in growing company with a "family" feel to it. Both peers and supervisors were courteous and willing to assist in big and small matters.
The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and most of the time you continue working on projects which were previously assigned, before getting updated assignments. Everyone is working on some thing which I found motivating.
Management was really approachable and everyone seemed dedicated to accomplishing tasks as a team.
I give them my highest recommendations.
Friendly Environment, Competitive Promotions, Good Hours
Fast paced environment with many different varying tasks
Merchandising Project Representative (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – October 16, 2017
job took place at home depot stores where you would do many different task to aid the stores appearance. The work consisted of overnights where you would work with a team of people the same level as you and there would be one lead in charge of what is suppose to be done. Learned how to read planograms to correctly stock store shelves.
Store Planner (Current Employee) – Dublin, CA – August 16, 2017
The managment at Ross is a mess. They don't know what they want, constantly change directions and do not give credit where credit is due. This job has very high stress and very high turn over. You are expected to take over everyone's work that has left and do it with a smile on your face.
Challanging position- Space planner Ross Corporate
Site Planner (Current Employee) – Ross Corporate - Dublin, CA – August 8, 2017
This position is extremely fast paced, with a very strong demand for minute accuracy. Changes to process and drawings come back to the team weekly sometimes daily. Management waffles back and forth on what should be on the drawings.
Free Breakfast every other Friday. The team is good to work with.
Project Merchandising Representative (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – June 20, 2017
There was a lot of travel involved in the postition. We were from state to state and were on a tight schedule. If we were behind we would spend 12 plus hours per day on our feet to get the job done. I liked the people I worked with and I learned a lot about myself.
Employee (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – May 11, 2017
A typical day at work involves communicating with a large group of customers and assisting in the completion/execution of their projects or needs. I have learned a lot about the retail industries and just how many different facets there are. The management is good. It is better in some divisions as opposed to others in my experience. The culture seems to still be getting established. The company is young, but it is going in the right direction. The most enjoyable part of the job is providing support and learning so much about the customers and their businesses.
Work Life Balance, New Benefits, Opportunity to grow
Project Merchandising Professional (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – April 18, 2017
A typical day at work would be coming to work on time and heading to your work place to get the day started. I learned how to build fixtures, great team building skills,organized and located inventory and updated store spreadsheet,visual display installation as part of a retail store reset, remodel or grand opening. Management is very lazy. I would say he hardest part of the job is getting to your destination. The most enjoyable part I would have to say is traveling and coming home at the end of a successful work day
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 16, 2017
Pivotal Retail is an extremely fast growing company with a lot of potential. If you are willing to work hard there is opportunity to grow. Upper management has growing pains and often falls back on the "good ol' boy" club instead of finding smart qualified talent to help the company improve. In my experience HR does not take the employees side but rather finds the quickest way to make the problem disappear. If you can keep your head down and not report any problems then you should do fine.
Salaried employees have the option to work from home, benefits offered are fantastic, employees are quick to adopt you as "family"
Management is so afraid of lawsuits that they let the hourly people do next to nothing, any complaints or claims of harassment will not be taken seriously and dismissed quickly
Store Planner (Former Employee) – Dublin, CA – November 13, 2016
Excessive amounts of overtime were expected. Unqualified supervisors were hired and given no help or training. They do not train employees. Benefits are standard for medical and dental but vacation policy is horrible. Good luck to anyone brave enough to work here.
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – September 15, 2015
I really enjoyed working for this company. It was a different life experience for me. Working out and getting paid. Well-paying job, opportunities to move up in the company, and also understanding management. If the travel wasn’t too much would still be there today but was very grateful for the opportunity and privileges.
Long distance workplaces with terrible organizational skills
Pivotal Representative (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – November 17, 2014
My time at Pivotal gave me a lot of skills in terms of Merchandising, but the company itself was not a pleasure to work with. I came in under the pretenses that there would be some travel, but I'd be in state for the most part. With a revolving door of schedules and last minute car rental change-ups it seems more like the company barely understands how to run itself, let alone it's projects. The work itself, when you got down to it was easy. even considering you had to sometimes set heavy steel beams for shelving with just your two hands and a piece of wood. in that aspect the job was easy and enjoyable. but having to redo work you did the previous few nights again and again and again because errors kept appearing in planograms made it frustrating to no end. Co-workers were 50-50. you had some that were fine and happy doing the job. no complaints, some even grizzled ancients with the company. the other 50 were just vile disgusting people that I'd sooner walk home from a project out in texas to get away from.
All in all, It's great pay, for anyone single and doesn't have a social life. Across the 2-3 months I worked at Pivotal I was home maybe 9 days. and that's pushing it.
Great pay, and benefits
Poor management, long travel work weeks, and bad co-workers
Field Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 18, 2014
A typical day at work included being able to manage "fire drills" which consisted of evaluating trends in projects that occurred and differentiating the patterns to provide to management. Issue resolution was your job and building key relationships with customers, the field and vendors.
Temp-Perm (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – January 1, 2014
My recent job title was Project Support Specialist. It consisted of notifying District Managers via email when Ace Hardware stores had been loaded into the system. I also had to maintain an Excel generated spreadsheet that was reported to my team lead and project manager as well as the Ace consultant(s) in Chicago. There were, at times, changes with the way things were to be done and reported within our department which made my job so interesting. I love being able to help research where problems are and being able to help come up with a solution to correct them. While in this position I was able to learn basic usage of Excel. I worked for an incredible company with some incredible people.