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A decent job.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Furniture Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Current Employee - Furniture Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

I have been working at Staples

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's an enjoyable work atmosphere. Good people, lots of fun at times. It's different on a day to day basis. I work in Furniture and it changes daily. Customers are pretty good. We have a lot of business customers who are regulars, and we have relatively few stupid people come through. Management is doing a pretty good job. It's challenging and physically demanding, and I like that. Working in the back putting away furniture or pulling stuff for deliveries is good times. Most of the associates seem to know what's going on, and what they need to do. I have few complaints.

Cons

How much we get paid is abysmal. I work like a horse and am only making 9 dollars, though there's employees who do nothing who have been there for a long time who get 10. The raises are tiny, and based only on length of employment then effort put in. Management doesn't always seem to understand that we live off this job, and has no problem cutting hours when sales are down. They then blame the associates for the lack of sales and add ons. There's also very little praise when a good job is done, but lots of chastising when a bad one is.

Advice to Management

Stop raising prices.

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  1. Staples is an ok place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Red Deer, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Staples

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staples has great people who are always looking to joke around and make the best out of the day. Managers are very understanding with personal issues, and work well with your schedule. Sometimes someone will bring in coffee or pizza or something for the staff, which is definitely appreciated. They have a decent discount for employees, as well as a computer buying program and benefits available after 3 months. There is room to grow within the company, and many staff move on to management (perhaps why they are more understanding). There is quite a bit of learning available for staff, with computer modules that can be completed at home for extra money, or at work if you are able.

    Cons

    Some customers are very rude, and probably the worst thing about working at Staples. This is probably the case at any store, however. Staples does not the greatest pay, although it is better than some other places. They say you get a raise every 3 months, but you have to push for these, and it is a very small amount. On slow days, it is tough to keep yourself busy sometimes and boredom ensues. Other days you are run off your feet. There is sometimes confusion between staff and management about what needs to be done, or when breaks are.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job


  2. Flexible Scheduling at the cost of PERKS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Staples

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They do BackCheck so it shows you're a clean, law abiding citizen. Customer Service is priority, so it's for people persons. 10% off electronics, 15% off office supplies.

    Cons

    Min wage but expected to do a lot other than sell warranties - stocking, janitorial, cash register, etc. Associates from different depts. frequently cross over to help out other depts. Takes really long to get stock from the warehouse to customers compared to Best Buy where associates just walk in and out with your item within 2 mins average. DO NOT MAKE STUPID MISTAKES [you will] after your 5th shift because your training technically ends there and because they will pull an "Eagle Eye" on you for weeks if you do. The real 'challenge' for office supp. and tech associates is to do stock and price changes while serving customers. Have fun trying to balance that out.

    Advice to Management

    The cleanup crew you hire probably have a great time sitting around doing nothing because you make the associates do the janitorial work. The proof that they do nothing is evidenced by how the place looks the same after their supposed shifts.


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