Staples Product Specialist Interview Questions

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Product Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Staples.

Interview

First step was an informal interview through a employee referral, then a phone interview with HR. Was asked to come back for another round of interviews with 3 different people. Met with someone in the same position as the one I was applying for, my would be manager and then a director.

Interview Questions

  • They asked me questions about being a buyer - which wasn't the position I was applying for.   Answer Question

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    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Staples.

    Interview

    Submitted resume, call from HR for first round, took a total of 3 interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Product Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online on career website, a few days later I was contacted to schedule a phone interview and was then asked to come in person to apply for the job. I was interviewed by two employees, one at a time and then together. They told me that the atmosphere at Staples is cutthroat and very demanding..

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond to negativity in the office?
      What are your strengths & weaknesses?
      How would you handle people not getting you the resources/information you need to do your job?
      Why are you interested in working at Staples?
      Why did you apply for the Product Specialist position?
       
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    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA).

    Interview

    Applied through company's career website, was later contact by phone from a recruiter. Went through a short 10-minute generic interview on the phone with the recruiter. Was called again and asked to come to the HQ for a series of interviews. Individually interviewed with person currently in the role, a merchant in the department, the director of the department, and with the SVP of the division. Each interview lasted approximately 20-30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot of questions about how I thought my previous work experiences would apply to the job I was interviewing for.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They were firm on the salary but was able to negotiate for a slightly higher starting salary.

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