Corporate Express

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Corporate Express Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
19 Reviews
3.5
19 Reviews
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Corporate Express Chairman & CEO of Staples Ron Sargent
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  1.  

    Excellent employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Corporate Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will like the autonomy, respect toward employees, communication from CEO.

    Cons

    Slow promotions and no stock options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great entry-level position right out of school where I learned the basic skills of outside sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Arden Hills, MN

    I have been working at Corporate Express

    Pros

    People, travel, opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    When cold calling, you'd have to qualify what company you worked for because it isn't well known.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a Career Development Program

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, fair and equitable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Director in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Director in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Corporate Express

    Pros

    Mobility, good opportunities for women/equality in the work place, open door management style, open to new, outside the box thinking. Their corporate office was very impressive in terms of innovation, style, cutting edge look and feel. Fresh thinking and innovative "perception" throughout the organization

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure was still in force when I worked for them. Not as fresh thinking and innovative as they would have you believe... it was a great company when the founder was at the helm. Not so much after he turned over the reins to others -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people well, fairly and equitably and the company will be rewarded 10 fold!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Carrot and never-ending stick

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architecture Team Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Architecture Team Lead in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Corporate Express

    Pros

    Nice people. Good work environment with a strong team mindset. The workers were very dedicated and hard working. Good balance of work and fun in a small office feeling.

    Cons

    Middle and senior management seemed mostly lost.
    Lots of promises for future growth, none was ever delivered.
    High pressure to meet customer demands with little regard to the resources required. So, everyone got overworked quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the buyout was a good thing overall. Hopefully the Staples management understands how to run a balanced company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Corporate Express

    Pros

    Interesting work and invest in its employees

    Cons

    Senior Management not very focused on long-term results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose direction and stick with it!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work? Meh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Corporate Express

    Pros

    Beautiful Location.
    Access to office supplies.
    Great shopping and golfing within walking distance!
    Wonderful Cafeteria!
    Convenient Parking.
    Excellent Security Personel.
    An excess of weekend warriors.

    Cons

    Overall, one of the most bizarre and inexplicable places I've ever worked. Staff commonly degrades company brand. Much of management has little or no real experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Staples to get rid of the dead wood.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Corporate Express

    Pros

    Corporate Express is a great company to work for.They are willing to work with you if you have personal family issues. You can move around to other position with in the company for career opportunities. Corporate Express tries to recognize individual for his or her hard work and accomplishments. All the employees are friendly and we all try to do our best and some works very well as a team. I think our vice president, directors and managers are doing a great job in helping their department grow and the company as well. They treat the employees with respect and fairness.

    Cons

    Corporate Express's health plan is not as good as some of my previous employment. I thought that since Corporate Express is such a big company that they would have a better health plan. The health plan is not that bad. It is just ok in my opinion. I don't think the raise is all that good either because it's very minimal in my opinion, but department do get bonuses so that you only get around 4 to 5 percent overall. At least that's the average I seem to be getting each year. These are the only 2 downsides in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are doing a very good job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Like my job - need more money!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Corporate Express

    Pros

    The company has great people and benefits

    Cons

    we are given too many accounts to handle - and too many duties to effectively perform any of them with excellence.
    I am not paid enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more realist when setting goals and required monthly activities.
    Work our job for a month...

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Buyer in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Corporate Express

    Pros

    Great Company, great Benefits. Senior Management is very open and honest with changes and developments within the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes stress level of getting all work deadlines accomplished in a short amount of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    CE -- Historical Information

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coach in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Coach in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Corporate Express

    Pros

    excellent benefits/pay -- support and promotional growth opportunities for those who contribute to the organization -- comfortable work environment and encouragement of individuality and freedom of expression -- job requires the best effort of all and is mentally challenging. There is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    -- For management the workload is demanding and almost endless. Management style tends to be reactionary rather than proactive. Lots of time wasted putting out fires that never needed to be started in the first place. Communication at some levels and between some departments is poor. Often the company looks for the cheapest solution to a problem, rather than the most efficient. The result is operating systems that are not reliable and/or difficult to use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time; the company is in play.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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