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Staples Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

General Manager Interview

General Manager

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

Interview Details – The usual " tell me about a time you.....". First was a phone interview then the DM after that the HRM and last the RVP. The usual " tell me about a time you.....". First was a phone interview then the DM after that the HRM and last the RVP.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Computer Sales & Repairs Interview

Computer Sales & Repairs

Interviewed at Staples

Interview Details – After completing an application online one of the DM want to talk to me.

Interview Question – Common questions like, "Tell me about yourself."   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

IT Manager Interview

IT Manager
Framingham, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Staples in June 2010.

Interview Details – Long... the company moves slow filling positions.

Interview Question – noting too bad. general conversations.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – short, and simple.


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

B2B Sales Consultant Interview

B2B Sales Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Staples in February 2014.

Interview Details – Went through Nelson recruiting, had 2 great interviews, however this was not the type of product I wish to sell. They offer great compensation and benefits package. $50k base plus uncapped commissions

Interview Question – It was actually very easy, no difficult questions, all the usual such as what are your strengths and weaknesses, tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here, etc.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not the type of product I want to sell.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Framingham, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Staples.

Interview Details – I had 2 initial interviews and then 4 onsite interviews before getting an offer from the company. The process was really quick and the HR person was good at coordinating the process right from the first mail. I had an initial phone screening interview with HR which involved discussing my background qualifications and my future interests in the role that I had applied for. After that the second call was from the hiring manager which involved more questions regarding my particular projects and what would I like to do more specifically. In this the hiring manager also explained in detail the various projects and positions they have and what I might be interested in working from them. After this I had an onsite call that involved 4 rounds. The first round was a technical one with a panel of interviewers asking me all sorts of technical questions related to my project work and my courses in university. Second round was a more specific one with a manager directly asking questions about my previous experiences that related to the position in his team,.They had multiple positions and thus he gave me an idea about all of them in detail. Next round was with senior architect in the team which involved discussing my project dynamics and my soft skills gathered in various projects before. This one was more to see the "fit for the team" qualities in the candidate like asking behavioural questions and trying to find how comfortable am I in a team or while interacting with other teams and in difficult situations and all type of situations. Final round was with the hiring manager again to clarify any doubts I had through out the interview or about the position or any other HR related doubts that I had. I was conveyed the result within 3-4 days and further procedure started to get me on board.

Interview Question – All the questions were really good and trying to understand my background and how can I fit into their team requirements.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered a pretty decent package for the location and the position. I would just want to mention that relocation should be a bit more for the students who move in for the first time.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier
Toledo, OH

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

Interview Details – Got a call for an interview, went in later that day and had an interview with the assistant manager then the store manager. Received a phone call a few days later offering me a position as part-time cashier.

Interview Question – There was no unexpected Interview Questions...It was difficult for me because this was my first real job and didn't have work experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate...


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Staples Interview

Sales Associate Staples
Jericho, NY

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Staples in August 2012.

Interview Details – Extensive online application with many job related questions regarding sales and customer service. Took about one hour to complete.

Interview Question – What do you bring to the company?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Just really negotiated my hours with the manager. I got the interview after receiving a call back from a manager.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Team Manager Interview

Team Manager
Englewood, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Staples in May 2010.

Interview Details – Met with 4 people before being hired. That was after two screenings with the recruiter. Process too long and drawn out.

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Team Supervisor Interview

Team Supervisor

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Staples.

Interview Details – I went in and spoke with the Operations Manager (a position that doesn't exist at many stores today due to company restructuring) at the store about any open positions. He set me up an interview the next week with the Sales manager. I was 16 at the time, and they had to get approval from the regional vice president to hire me. That took a few weeks and then I came in to do paperwork.

Interview Question – Entry level job, I wasn't really asked a lot of behavioral questions or scenarios. They were more trying to get to know me as a person. Asked what clubs and activities I was a part of, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't much negotiation, there is an experience rate and a no experience rate. I had no experience, so I got the no experience rate. It's the same way today, there is rarely a special hire who gets paid more than the set rates.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Anonymous Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Staples

Interview Details – OK, 3 interview process; Internal recruiters involved.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Staples   View Answer

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