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Staples is a good entry level job. You can advance but all salaries are capped.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Staples full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

With the right managers and district manager you will do fine. Opportunity is available within in the store if you are comfortable with being cross trained in all areas of the store.

Cons

Minimum raise yearly based on a points system. At one time the raises were decent but now all positions are capped. Many full time associates are now capped. Many of these associates are long time employees and deserve higher salaries.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward your employees. Most employees are working very hard but a lot of expectations are put on them. Customers do want to come in and shop however there are many destination shoppers and they want to cash out quickly. Too many things are offered at the register and it holds them up. Many of the destination shoppers are repeat customers and they don't want to hear the same thing every time they shop in the store.

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  1. Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Low Level Management
    Current Employee - Low Level Management

    I have been working at Staples full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    All politics. If you disagree with something or speak up, you will be black-balled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. You ask people to adhere to the values, but if they "say it like it is" they will be first to be laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Senior Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has a lot of good plans for the future. Benefits are very good and they continue to be with the changes. They have finally started to do annual reviews with employees to set goals.

    Cons

    Need to get rid of dead weight. Old boys club mentality with corporate exp employees. Training dept is lacking for a company of 90, 000+ employees. A lot od duplication of jobs since merger so that needs to be dealt with.

    Neutral Outlook
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