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Frustrating

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Former Employee - Pricing Analyst  in  Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Framingham, MA

I worked at Staples

Pros

Stability, broad opportunities, international exposure, generally down to earth employees.

Cons

Rude and overly confident management (see arrogant), cheap facilities and benefits, slow to change and adapt, absolutely no career development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Staples leadership is constantly "managing up" - that is they seem most concerned with what their boss and bosses boss thinks of them, and not at all on actually working with their subordinates. A lot of CYA when something goes wrong and a lot less of how to make sure things improve.

No opinion of CEO

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    It is no different than any other retail company, it has ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - Staples Sales Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Staples Sales Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    It is a solid growing company. Rather than building like crazy corporate offices are smart in decisions to be frugal and grow when times are good for it and wait when times are bad.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication from home office to store levels gets confused in all the levels of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of my experience with immediate leadership has been very good. They listen and encourage growth at any level. If only there were more means to encourage more ideas from the bottom up.

    Recommends
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    Staples its ok but not a place for personally growth

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brighton, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brighton, MA

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Within Staples the relationship between employees were great. Everyone is really nice and a lot of the times you become friends outside of work. The managers are usually really understanding and easy to talk about anything. Being a sales associate you get to work in every department from cashier, to furniture, to stock, and customer service, so you will never really get bored.

    Cons

    Not a good place for development if you're not a manager.

    The sales associate get over-worked with little incentive for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating an atmosphere where sales associates can develop and grow within the company

    No opinion of CEO
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