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Decent but not exceptional

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

I worked at Staples

Pros

Okay benefits and I did not have to work outside of office hours

Cons

Some managers did not know how to effectively communicate without being aggressive. Feedback on positives were rarely given.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please take the time to not only give constructive criticism, but also positive feedback when employees have done something well.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Place for the Right Individual

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    Former Employee - Director Systems in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Director Systems in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Has a very strong business model and strong business leadership. Is willing to invest in technology in certain areas and has the ability to move quickly on new opportunites

    Cons

    Can be overly bureaucratic and administrative heavy. Not will to make chnages in technology in core systems and in many cases limited by legacy systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend looking at ways to begin a replacement strategy as part of an on going systems plan and look at how technology investments are measured.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    Positions in store as an associate offer a fun and flexible environment to work. Clearly more upscale than other entry level retail postions. Great recognition from mgmt if a job is well done. Impressed that even the district manager becomes involved with associates. Cust service is stressed. Sales are challenging but are well rewarded.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to a higher end retailer in certain positions (Geek Squad vs Easy Tech). Questionable competence of store mgmt. Senior mgmt appears very competent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve mgmt styles of store managers. Some managers act more like associates than managers and just do the work themselves vs motivate and inspire others. Allow mgmt to empower associates to make their own decisions which will increase satisfaction with work and create a sense of ownership and pride. Re: pay scale, perhaps rework bonus structure?

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