Staples
2.9 of 5 1,801 reviews
www.staples.com Framingham, MA 5000+ Employees

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A good starting place.

CP Supervisor (Current Employee)

ProsI 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.

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

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    Pretty Good company in terms of training and treating the customer right

    Full Time Team Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    I have been working at Staples full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Great Training but your butt and you will be rewarded… Cons: Very Rough Pay can take sometime to work your way… Advice to Senior Management: Definitely feel that focusing and developing good talent is the only weakness staples has. By promoting people who deserve is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Decent work for college-aged people

    EasyTech Associate (Former Employee)
    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… Advice to Senior Management: Give stores more autonomy, consider ground-level employees perspective who work… More
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