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Limited Advancement Opportunities

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

I have been working at Staples full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Most associates in my immediate sphere of influence are talented & hard-working. There are pockets of innovation. I am able to learn a lot and gain valuable experience. Benefits are decent.

Cons

Career advancement opportunities are limited, even for top performers. Top talent is easily poached and there is a lot of attrition. The culture is a mess, morale is low, and politics reigns supreme. Below average compensation for technology workers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move to a more performance-based compensation model. Less talk, more walk.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

2372 Other Employee Reviews for Staples (View Most Recent)

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    Stable company, good compensation, decent benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management generally rewards loyalty. The work load is reasonable, in fact, management is often reluctant to overload the associates. This may be because they underestimate the employees' capabilities.
    There's a culture of recognizing contributions and achievements.

    Cons

    Career progression is difficult. Management supports it verbally, but guidance and support is not evident. Management likes to see associates in a role for 18-24 months before moving on. I have been in the same role for 4 years, despite exceeding performance objectives the last 2 years and actively looking for opportunities within the company. This is also because the company has not been growing and positions have been eliminated.
    More transparency is needed regarding strategic goals and objectives, particularly for more senior and experienced employees. Silo thinking and communication is pervasive and counterproductive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get actively involved in developing employees and provide a career path: 'walk the walk'. Provide stretch assignments and actively coach and promote employees who are motivated, consistently achieve results, and want to grow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its Ok

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    Current Employee - Pricing Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Pricing Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Cool people to work with

    Cons

    Pay not that great especially for so much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to improve in understanding employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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