Staples Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Staples.

    Interview

    Interview with HR Interview with Sales Manager Interview with Sales Director Virtual presentation on why I am the right fit for the position with Sales Manager, Director, and Regional VP of Sales Heard back with offer within a few days of last presentation

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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Staples.

    Interview

    First, all employees get screened online with a behavioral survey. The manager told me I was actually one of the few that passed with "green." He also interviews people who pass with "yellow." If you've ever worked for retail, just imagine that you are the perfect employee following your previous company's guidelines and you'll pass. Otherwise a Google the answers. The actual interview was straightforward, they're just standard questions, nothing creative.

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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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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Staples.

    Interview

    I filled out an application online, received a call a week later, interviewed with the assistant manager. Then the store manager interviewed you, but it was shorter. They don't do anything over the phone except for calling you to organize the time.

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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/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Staples (Bradenton, FL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    asked repeatedly why staples just in different form of words. very condescending when speaking to you and the work/life balance ethic was very shallow.had no interest in self goals other than how long you planned being at the company. tried to wager my availability as if it was a pawn for the job which was a bit confusing because my availability was clearly on the application and it was not constricted much.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Staples.

    Interview

    Met with DM for informational interview as I was a strong referral candidate. Discussed background and answered situational based questions. How I drive results, manage performance, plan and organize etc

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    Negotiation

    I knew the range as it was covered during the prescreen. Also glass door info gave me a good idea and I set a number I could accept and that's what they offered

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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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    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coppell, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    They asked me easy questions.They were really nice.so it wasn't as bad as i thought. Im glad i got the the starting pay rate is really good too. The only thing is the distance because i stay in dallas but its worth it

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