Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Staples in July 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was simple and did not take very long. Even though I had little experience they were willing to provide the training I needed. Over all the interview and hiring process was very easy. The copy center manager did the initial interview followed up by the assistant store manager. I was later informed that they had arranged the interviews that way because the copy center manager would be the one providing the training; the assistant store manager wanted to be sure that the copy center manager felt I had enough skills to be trained on the equipment and if we would work well together.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was "why do you want to work in the copy center at Staples?"
There were a series of visual tests to pick out imperfections of a copy sample. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Interviewed at Staples
Interview Details – Extremely relaxed if you get an in person interview you got the job
Interview Question – none Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Staples in January 2014.
Interview Details – In less than a week they called me back. The interview was surprisingly very short, the wait time was about an hour meanwhile the interview was less than 15 minutes. They are also not very organized. A week after my interview I received a call from them and I returned the call and the managers were rude towards me and told me they had not called me. However, the following day they called and left a voicemail saying I was hired but I did not take the job.
Interview Question – The manager kept pressuring me to ask him questions. So have a big list of questions in mind. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The employees especially the manager discouraged me with their rude behavior.
I applied online and interviewed at Staples.
Interview Details – Applied online and got an interview with the General Manager a month later. Came in a week later and had an interview with the Assistant Manager.
Interview Question – Basic question for possition Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Staples.
Interview Details – Three interviews, all very easy, one on one, basic usual questions
Interview Question – Just asked the basic, what would you do if, or what did you do when Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Staples in September 2009.
Interview Details – Staples applications are all submitted online.
Personality multiple-choice test is required for most positions.
I had one interview with the general manager.
Interview Question – Basic interview questions, like "What's your greatest strength/weakness?" Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Staples in June 2012.
Interview Details – The application process is all through the online site; This is where you submit an application, fill out a questionnaire, etc. I can't stress enough how important it is to follow up at the store in person at least once just to introduce yourself. The hiring process is fairly straight forward enough; there are supposed to be two interviews: one with a specialized manager of whichever department you're being hired for, and the second with the general manager. If you're lucky like I was, you'll only have the second interview with the general manager. Questions are standard for interviews (the ones you would expect any employer to ask). This includes previous work history, how you liked it, why you left, situations at work where you showed leadership skills, etc. Management won't typically beat around the bush with how you did in your interview either. If they like you, they'll either tell you or hire you right away. If not, they'll let you know how you could have done better.
In summation, it's a fairly easy interview. They like outgoing personalities, but keep it professional to an extent. It seemed for the majority of the interview, to be less an interview than a simple conversation. They'll explain to you your benefits, the pay, dress code, and anything else you need to know.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They told me during my interview that they were hiring me because they had a good feeling about it, gave me my first weeks schedule, and went from there. It was the easiest hire I've ever gone through.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Staples in June 2010.
Interview Details – Was trying for the production side and was interviewed from the manager on the retail side. She didn't know the correct questions to ask about the position.
Interview Question – Who is your role model? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Staples in September 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online for a Sales Associate position. I received a call a few weeks later for an interview at a nearby store. The store didn't have an opening for a Sales Associate, but they had an opening for a Cashier and a Copy Center Associate. I went through a quick, over-the-phone interview. Then they invited me to the store for another interview. A week later they called and offered me the job as a Copy Center Associate.
Interview Question – My interviews consisted of basic questions for a retail position. I was asked about my experience and how I handled difficult situations at past jobs. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Staples in April 2009.
Interview Details – They said 20+ hours per week, I never worked that much we are all part time
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
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