Quill – Why Work For Us?


The Quill.com Promise

We understand the importance of having a trusted partner who’s always looking out for you. That’s why we dedicate each and every day to providing the best service possible to you, our customer.

We’re always here for you. Reliable service since 1956.


Quill.com has been a Chicagoland business since 1956 and currently offers our customers an assortment of more than 1,000,000 products so they can find exactly what they need—no matter what business they're in. Our annual sales now total more than $1.2 billion, and we've always understood the vital importance of customer service. Our central promise is to do whatever it takes to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

In 1998, Quill.com proudly became part of Staples, Inc., and one of the best parts of working here now is that we've maintained our original small-company feel—and added the benefits and support of a major corporation. More than 500+ associates now work in our Lincolnshire headquarters, located 40 minutes north of Chicago just off I-94.

people supporting breast cancer research

Quill.com believes that it's vitally important to make positive contributions to our surrounding communities, and our associates enjoy numerous opportunities to make positive impacts throughout Chicagoland. Our goal is not just to help our neighbors in need but to define what we are as a company: compassionate, positive and caring.

people doing yogaWellness Center

Our state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a full-time trainer. It offers both personal training sessions and classes, which include:

  • Spin
  • Body blast
  • Tai Chi
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Intramural Sports

Quill.com offers a variety of activities and leagues to keep associates active. Our on-site facilities include:

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor volleyball court
  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Indoor and outdoor walking paths


Run by our own gourmet chef, Quill Café offers a variety of options for breakfast and lunch, which include a full-service grill, deli station, salad bar and daily specials. The kitchen also offers on-site catering services for a variety of events. Our outdoor courtyard is a popular lunchtime destination during the warmer mont

Associate Resource Groups

Quill.com is committed to the success of every associate. Associates enjoy a variety of professional group opportunities meant to help develop the skills and confidence needed to grow their careers. These include:

  • Young Professionals
  • Women Who Lead
  • Toastmasters

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    Loved the job and the benefits n pay was awesome

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    Benefits were very good pay was good the warehouse was small so everybody knew everybody and worked as a team to get work done


    Can't say I have anything negative to say about the company but the one con was the the warehouse closed And relocated to Chambersburg which was and hour and a half drive way too far to relocate

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    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Quill (Lincolnshire, IL) in November 2014.


    The interview process was fairly typical. I applied online for the position and received a call 2 weeks later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was much like a normal phone interview where you give details on your background, why you interested in the role/company and other questions that you may have. I then had an in-person interview scheduled a week later to meet with two Product Managers for a half hour each. Those went very well but I will say to be 100% sure of why you want that specific job over any other potential job. I then received a call to set up another interview with a Director for an hour. That interview was more focused on seeing if you'd be a good fit and what you will be able to contribute. The process then dragged on for a couple more weeks before I found out that they were hiring an internal candidate for the role.

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    • Given a list on qualities and then answering what you did well with that and what could be improved.   1 Answer

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Additional Info

Website www.quill.com
Headquarters Lincolnshire, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Staples
Founded 1956
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Not quite as old-fashioned as its name suggests, Quill distributes office products to about 1 million small and midsized US businesses. To compete with office supply superstores, Quill markets some 50,000 products under the Quill brand, as well as under the Bic, Hewlett-Packard, Mead, Papermate, and Xerox names. It sells office supplies and furniture, including technology products (cameras, monitors), through a catalog and the company's website. Quill also equips medical professionals with workplace goods through its Medical Arts Press business. Jack Miller founded Quill... More

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