Staples Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Staples.

    Interview

    Process was that I was first called to do a brief interview at the store. Call was made soon and was made within 2 weeks of applying online. Online application includes a survey and basic history. Questions were basic and average about experience, availability, and scenarios. Follow-up interview is required if you pass that first interview. Average experience in applying.

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    Copy and Print Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Staples (Orem, UT).

    Interview

    Never got one, applied online, called for a follow up, received a no thank you email 2 minutes later of phone call? Not even enough time to read my application, never meet anyone in person! Do you not want to know who you are hiring anymore? Or is it just the person reviewing mood when you call! She obviously did not look at anything.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Braintree, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Staples (Braintree, MA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, got scheduled for an interview the following day (that was fast). Here's some hint, they'll scrutinize your previous experience in retail business thoroughly. My experience was in food service, thus I was told during the interview that I'm not fit for their requirements.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself   2 Answers
    • How do you plan to sell a computer   Answer Question
    • Understand that we don't make much from selling computers, to cover the expenses, we need to sell the insurance. How would you accomplish that   Answer Question
    • Tell me about customer service   Answer Question
    • Tell me about teamwork   Answer Question
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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Staples (Corvallis, OR) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online a few days before I was called by one of the managers at Staples. We set up a time for an interview and when I arrived she was very happy to see me. Manager was very nice and welcoming. Asked your typical interview questions, and let me know that I would get a call by the end of the next week if I got the job

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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA).

    Interview

    There was two phone interviews - one with HR and one with hiring manager. Next was an on-site interview where I met with 5 people, all attorneys. It was a very long day. Everyone was pleasant. None of the questions were that out of the ordinary. They kept reiterating that there was no job growth.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arroyo Grande, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Staples (Arroyo Grande, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online and got called in for an interview a couple weeks later. Came in and had a very relaxed interview that lasted about 20 minutes. Told me i did good but would have to talk to other manager on whether or not to hire me because of certain reasons.

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Staples (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    worst process : They wasted my one month time in Interview process and at last they told they stopped sponsorship ..I am not sure why the recruitment team is not aware of such basic thing.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Staples (Greenville, SC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied over the weekend and set up an interview for that Monday. I showed up about ten minutes early and told the cashier that I was there for an interview. She called over who I would come to know as a floating manager and while he set up for our interview I talked with her for a little bit; she was extremely nice.

    The floating manager asked me typical interview questions -- why Staples? and tell me about yourself -- and seemed to like me quite a bit. He was pretty young too, which I think helped. Because he was a floating manager he said he couldn't make the decision to hire me or not and invited me in for a second interview with the assistant manager the next day; I took this to be a good sign.

    However, I fumbled through my second interview and knew the second I began talking to him that I was not the person he was looking to fill this position. He was nice enough and I believe I caught him off-guard by asking him what his favorite part of working at Staples was, but in the end it wasn't enough for me to get the job.

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, no phone interview, and got the face to face interview 30 minutes back to back in totally 1 hour, the whole process is longer than one month. Haven't received the offer yet.

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    Global Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview was smooth and informative. It felt like a real conversation instead of a superficial interview. Be prepared to talk about yourself and what you want out of the position. I am waiting on a decision but was encouraged to ask questions after the interview was over via email. I plan to develop a thank you note and as passionate as I am for the company I am confident that I will get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a little about yourself.   1 Answer

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