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A good starting place.

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Current Employee - CP Supervisor
Current Employee - CP Supervisor

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

Pros

I enjoyed working for Staples as a part-time job when I had more free time. It has a "small store" atmosphere that feels a lot more casual than other box stores I've worked. This is a great place to work at if you are currently in school and need a job on the side, or possibly even as a second job to bolster money from a "main" job.

Cons

Expects way more of a work load than they are willing to give out hours for. Compensation is not competitive for specialty jobs. Pay raises are now uniformly percentile based on your existing pay. Considering they start hiring at minimum wage frequently, this is not a good thing. Pay caps are low. There are few full-time positions to go around (two or three per store, generally, unless very high volume location) and any other people who deserve better hours or pay are basically out of luck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop basing training & sales strategies around ideal scenarios and start basing it around how the stores are actually being run - often very understaffed.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Staples

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent work for college-aged people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Staples part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learn useful skills such as customer service, sales, multi-tasking

    Cons

    A lot of thankless work, managers focused on their own individual goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give stores more autonomy, consider ground-level employees perspective who work in your stores daily when planning vision for the future.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the decline

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Milltown, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milltown, NJ

    I worked at Staples full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    OK pay and benefits
    Co-workers are generally fun to work with

    Cons

    Upper management is constantly breathing down your neck to hit specific numbers.
    Pressure sales environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more receptive to input from lower managers and help guide their career rather than just telling them what to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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