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Wouldn't apply here...this place is a sinking ship

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  • 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

The majority of the people are fantastic to work with. Work/life balance is great and some teams are very flexible with telecommuting.

Cons

There is no room for advancement anymore. With all the lay offs to "flatten" the organization it has made it very difficult to advance. Also, if you do get promoted it is more with who likes you in the organization rather than skill set.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The morale is beyond repair. Cutting cost is always best for the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Micromanagement H*LL!!

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    Current Employee - Copy & Print Account Manager
    Current Employee - Copy & Print Account Manager

    I have been working at Staples full-time

    Pros

    its a job...but keep looking...use this as a temporary stepping stone or source of income

    Cons

    The IDIOT! who posted the 'Staples Rocks' comment is obviously NOT a real Copy & Print
    Account Manager and rather a DM maybe or some corporate clown in senior management who hasn't a clue about what Account Managers do or go through. I once had a friend who told me that when he interviewed for the position the DM told him that he had NEVER in his career with Staples had visited not one account and yet here he was trying to lecture a potential Account Manager about how he had to do his job and making all these demands for a position he knew absolutely nothing about.

    And all the other reviews about them micromanaging, and bombarding with emails, conf calls and meetings and not letting you actually SELL is SOOO accurate. They truly did not comprehend the role of an Outside Sales Manager. That is very true. Im currently with them and am seriously considering leaving. They suck! The Copy & Print dept will NEVER take off if you don't let the sales team do what you hired them for...SELL! Give us a token of trust with our time and the flexibility you promised and youll see marvelous results. But as it is, if they continue down this path I see this position continuing to be the revolving door that it is. I hope this door hits management in the face and hopefully they'll wake up and smell the coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    back the h*ll off...let me do my job

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    No room for growth despite multiple "Employee of the Month" Awards

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in State College, PA

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

    Pros

    Other sales people were pretty nice

    Cons

    There seemed to be a ack of home/work/school balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that most of your employees have lives outside of the store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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