Staples Copy Center Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Copy Center Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Keene, NH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Staples.

Interview Details

Interview was fine. I was experienced previously and had no problems. Got along with GM great.

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Staples in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    While looking for Staples locations (I needed a clipboard), I noticed that they were opening a new store nearby so I applied right away. It took about a month to get a call, but it finally came.
    The woman that called me was very laid back and friendly, but also straight to the point. The interview questions were also very straight to the point, nothing out of left field or that required much thought (to my dismay, as I had carefully meditated on how I would answer any possible question they might throw at me the night before). I think in their case they just really needed to fill a hole and didn't have many applicants to choose from, considering the fact that I was allowed to choose when the interview was held, and that she apologized for something that had happened during the phone call days before without me bringing it up.
    After a few questions from both sides, she explained that I would have a morning shift but that I would train at night with their Copy/Print Center expert. She then told me that she would call me after she spoke with her manager and ran a background check.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you build relationships with customers and business owners?   View Answer
    • Given the choice, would you rather make a sale of $1000-2000, or provide good customer service?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Extremely relaxed if you get an in person interview you got the job

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • The manager kept pressuring me to ask him questions. So have a big list of questions in mind.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The employees especially the manager discouraged me with their rude behavior.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online - 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Staples.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews, all very easy, one on one, basic usual questions

    Interview Questions
    • Just asked the basic, what would you do if, or what did you do when   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Staples.

    Interview Details

    Called in, asked about previous employment and reason for leave. Told me about the wage and responsibilities. I told them what i did before and about school and some of my expertise. Then they said I'm good to go after a background check which takes 3 day. 3rd day and still waiting.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Cloud, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Cloud, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Staples in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an online application, which took some time, but not difficult
    Waited two weeks, and went to the local Staples and inquired about the possition that was available, introduced myself and spoke with the manager, very nice
    I left my number and I was called in for an interview two weeks later
    The manager on duty was so nice and very positive, we walked thru the copy center and was introduced to the associate that was in charge of that department.
    We all sat down and continued the interview, I was treated with respect and was given the impression that I would be hired.
    This was actually the quickest process I have ever been thru, now I am waiting for a call back as they have to do a background check
    I am truly looking forward to working at Staples

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked about my knowledge of a couple computer programs,   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Watchung, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watchung, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Staples in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    In reality, it wasn't too different from what I imagined it to be. They ask you a series of problem solving and customer relations questions to see how good you would do in a retail environment. More often then not, they are simply going through a guide of questions to rank you as far as profitability and competence. The interview for this position wasn't hard, and, if you simply come in and ask, and you are dressed professionally and presentably, you are probably going to get this job.

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the more difficult questions are found in the pragmatic cases, for example, asking you what you would do should a certain customer ask you a question or complains, or determining your selling skills through asking what products might be linked to others.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't really have a negotiation phase. They pretty much just gave me the job. It must be considered that this was the first job I had ever had an interview for and received.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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