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Staples good pay demanding on general manager

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Pay is good hours are acceptable

Cons

Upper management will not allow GM to make management decisions

Advice to Management

Allow GM to be GM

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great company with ambitious growth plan.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staples is a dynamic organization with the desire to sell more than the office supply products they are known for. They are not afraid to pump money into initiatives that they feel have the potential to help them grow. There are numerous growth opportunities and they develop sales people well.

    Cons

    Definitely have a philosophy of "progression before perfection" that sometimes leads them to jump into opportunities without giving enough time to beta test them. Sometimes can be slow to respond if changes need to be madfe after initial implementation


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sales Manager in it for the performance and out of it for the lack of support

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Early advancement, transfer opportunity (breadth of company), fun associates and peers

    Cons

    Squeezing blood from turnips, poor company direction, lack of overall support from top-down, company (or regional/divisional management) drives mandatory performances with no plan or active role in facilitation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop, slow-down -- realize that your yearly ASAT (associate satisfaction) surveys are skewed because we've all been made to feel like they reflect on us as management as opposed to you as corporate leaders and decision makers. I don't trust your direction for the company - I support the closing of under-performing stores but I don't understand some of the budgeting for the year and it has not been broken down with any quality.


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