Staples

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Used to be great, now not recommended

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA

I worked at Staples full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

There are great benefits, even for part time associates. Schedules are flexible. Worked with great people at the store level. Have great training programs, if you have the time to use them.

Cons

Expectations for sales categories too high compared to the amount of salary offered to associates.
Too big of a focus on sales to the exclusion of the things that actually make a profit. While benefits are great, salaries are low. Not enough time given to train people adequately to perform to the level that is expected

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your people more. Set realistic expectations and reward associates for making goals. Move back to a customer focused environment. Make sure you actually spend time in stores helping store managers and staff, not just coming in to make sure you look perfect then sweep out.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

2372 Other Employee Reviews for Staples (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Staples is a great place to work~

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETE in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - ETE in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team-oriented
    Fast-paced
    Fast growth potential
    Very customer Oriented
    Management cares about it's employees

    Cons

    Must have open availability
    Shifts are never the same week to week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very supportive/open-door management style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company trying it's best to weather the poor global economy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Great culture,Great co-workers

    Cons

    Over time I've noticed a lot of red tape, bureaucracy, and office politics. Though your likely to find this at any other fortune 500 company, it can be discouraging when it so visible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whenever possible, decrease the unnecessary layers of middle/senior managers, as well as directors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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