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Can be extremely stressful especially when goals are set for you to obtain.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Staples

Pros

Lots of great people to work with, ability to learn new products, being a full time employee, you can just about set your own hours.

Cons

Too many goals are set by upper management that are next to impossible to obtain. Always under the threat of write-ups, suspension or being fired if you do not meet these goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have upper level managers that set goals and expectations that are extremely unrealistic, and if you don't meet them, you can AND will be replaced! In other words, if you do not meet the performance standards, you will be FIRED.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start, but move on quick...

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    Current Employee - Easy Tech Expert  in  Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Easy Tech Expert in Rochester Hills, MI

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    I worked at Staples for a total of almost four years at three stores. Staples itself is a great place to grow skill sets in which alot of employers look for (even outside of retail). The companys business model provides you with networking options to a large variety of local companys. EASY job for the most part if you can sell, this is a retail sales job, also get the experience to coach and train other employees. Really good fundamental sales training!

    -Very stable place to work
    -Good Training
    -Nice benefits(for retail)
    -Alot of career paths

    Cons

    The commision structure which changed three times in my years at Staples and was often confusing and redundent to new hires. Not a good incentive if you dont understand where its coming from. The selling envirorment was often stressful and there was too much presure to "hit the numbers" and not enough how can I help you do better.

    -Commision structure
    -Retail hours
    -High pressure sales envirorment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great job at training but you need to do a better job a reconizing your long term employees that dont want to move into retail mgnt and help them get into other parts of the company. Its not whos on the bus but where there sitting. A more competitive pay structure is in bad need! Majority of the dozens of employees I worked with complained that they weren't financially compensated for theryre job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy and Print  in  Culpeper, VA
    Current Employee - Copy and Print in Culpeper, VA

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    Customers at staples copy center are usually professionals. They are almost always friendly and fun to talk too.

    Cons

    Management With exception is distant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to know your employees and their needs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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