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Staples Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Staples in January 2010.

Interview Details – today it common that applications will have up to 4 interviews

Interview Question – Standard questions pertaining to a leadership position   View Answer


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Atlanta, GA

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Staples.

Interview Details – I knew a district manager with the company and I had worked with his brother at another retailer. I expressed an interest in working with staples and was flexible with locations. I submitted a resume and an application on line for an open store. I had a phone interview after I had a face to face with the district manager. after the phone interview I had a interview with the regional vice president and regional human resources rep. I received a verbal offer within a few days and a written offer with in ten.

Interview Question – all questions revolved around normal retail environment questions and customer/associate situations.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – when salary was discussed they made an offer and I countered, they accepted my counter


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Staples in February 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process started with the recruiter, Sr.HR Manager, DM, then Sr. Hr. Manager and RVP. The process consisted of the basic interview questions, After each interview there was lag time before I heard back from someone at Staples. After Finally interviewing with the RVP, it took three weeks to get the job offer from the recruiter. She made a offer and it was not negotiable... Offer included stock options, which they are no longer doing and bonus poetential up to 20% of your salary and decent benefits. Associates are paid weekly
 which was not bad.

Interview Question – standard questions nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, they made an offer. Take it or leave it.....


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Salisbury, NC

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Staples in August 2009.

Interview Details – Online application submitted. Phone call with interview, 1on 1 interview scheduled 3 days later. District manager in on that day and sat in on the interview. Skills test given. Permission for background check complete them drug test complete. Waiting on HR to return from vacation for update

Interview Question – What background do you have in management.   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Staples in December 2009.

Interview Details – I have nothing bad to say about this employer or the interview process. I have a very strong retail background and had a very good phone interview over the phone. After that I had an interview with the District HR manager and the District Manager. I thought this interview went incredibly well as that is what I was told by both managers. I was disappointed that I was not offered a position and would like to meet the person who got the job so I can shake their hand and tell them congratulations.

Interview Question – There was nothing really out of the ordinary for this process. The most difficult part is trying to remember specifics about the situation in order to give them a complete answer.   Answer Question

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