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Strategy Analyst Intern

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Former Intern - Intern in Framingham, MA
Former Intern - Intern in Framingham, MA

I worked at Staples as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Ownership of products and freedom to execute new ideas. At Staples you attend meetings with senior folks and are exposed to new initiatives at Staples.

Cons

Not many. The one that I can remember is about the speed at which work is done at Staples. Quite slow.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible Leadership In A Declining Business

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Staples full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros – There are very little pros left to work for this company. The health care is ok, but the premiums are expensive and Staples continues to raise the premiums every year. As a General Manager having the power to write your own schedule used to be a Pro, but now some District Managers are starting to dictate when the GMs work.

    Cons

    Cons – Staples just went through a “reinvention.” The majority of the company’s Assistant Managers were laid off. In some stores this leaves the General Manager as the ONLY actual manager in the store. The rest of the store leadership is comprised of much, much lower paid supervisors that Staples expects to perform at the level that they were paying their Assistant Managers. The expectations are insane. There’s the company’s expectation and then there is the District Managers / Regional Vice Presidents expectation that are always much higher and unattainable. They literally expect perfection on all metrics and anything other than perfection is not tolerated. There is a serious disconnect between the directive from corporate and the directive from the DMs / RVPs. You can expect corporate to say one thing and the DMs / RVPs to say something completely different. Staples took away all of the incentives to be a General Manager. There are no more stock awards, they have made obtaining a bonus near impossible, salaries are on the decline, and they keep taking away store labor.

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    Step down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. A lot of pressure with little help or training

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    Former Employee - Copy Center Associate in Warrenton, VA
    Former Employee - Copy Center Associate in Warrenton, VA

    I worked at Staples part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Coworkers/Management was understanding of time needed off

    Cons

    Poor on the job training/Unorganized process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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