Staples

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Decent place to start your retail career

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

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

Pros

The staples I worked at was a great place to start my retail career. The managers were friendly and helpful. If I had any questions everything was explained clearly without ever making me feel stupid. I learnt a lot and I feel it helped me. There is a lot of positive reinforcement. When I did a good job they made sure I knew it.

Cons

The pay wasn't great but it was just an entry level position. There is a lot of pushing towards higher sales but I think that is the case in any corporate retail job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great company to work for if you like to switch things up often

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being a larger company it has many avenues for you pursue if like to change jobs every few years. They are making good investments in the future and run a tight ship.

    Cons

    Expensive benefits, below market pay and can drag their feet on promotions at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more value on retaining good talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The dominate player in Office Products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best in the industry and all the advantages that go with that.

    Cons

    Very top heavy and too many layers of managment. They look for something to do rather than add value to the customer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer and the rest will take care of itself. Nothing in the world will replace persistence in this area. Hire the very best, expect the very best, pay them better than anyone else, and stay out of their way and let them do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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