Paper Source

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Low stress and enjoyable

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Paper Source part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Low stress, relaxed, friendly co-workers, opportunity to improve art skills. There is a discount of 30%, which is nice because it can be a bit expensive. And absolutely gorgeous paper.

Cons

My biggest complaint is that because of the sheer volume of sales associates, it's not likely to be scheduled for more than 1 or 2 shifts a week as a sales associate. This would be fine if the shifts were more than four hours. Additionally, it can definitely get a bit boring, but that's retail for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider hiring less sales associates to be able to put low level employees on for more than 4-8 hours a week.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    A Retail Experience Unlike Any Other

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Paper Source full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that we hire are the best. We are passionate about the Paper Source brand, and all of the pretty little things we sell!

    Cons

    The pay could be better, and the training could be less flowery-- less geared towards "creative types". We are smart, and we bring something to the team- ask us how Paper Source can be better- we'll tell you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the lines of communication open- and incent your teams to share information. Ask for feedback, and critique. It's better to know what people are thinking than to be blindsided in a forum like Glassdoor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's a really fun company to work for.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paper Source part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning first hand the many kinds of creative projects people are working on and what their process for completing those projects looks like. Having the opportunity with the demo cart in the store, to actually be able to walk customers through project steps to make sure their comfortable with using their products before they leave the store.

    Cons

    Well it's retail. There are certain sales goals and objects that have to be met on a daily basis. The pay isn't the worst, but it's not the best either. It's a great job to have as a hobby, since most positions are only part time.

    Paper Source Response

    Sep 16, 2014Manager- Field Recruitment

    Glad to have you on the team. We love the passion in those associates that truly can inspire creativity and help our customers through their projects..while of course, meeting sales goals in the ... More

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