Staples Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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Staples Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent
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Pros
  • The work / life balance is generally pretty good (in 49 reviews)

  • Part time employees get some benefits (in 85 reviews)

Cons
  • When "back to school" season hits there is a lot more expected from the employees (in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management will not allow GM to make management decisions (in 81 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company but many managers let policy interfere with what is best for stores/customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Staples part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment and competent company.

    Cons

    They typically provide a quality product but the warranty service cuts corners and service behind it could be increased tremendously.

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers more discretion at store level


  2. Helpful (1)

    Weekly pay but horrible hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Staples part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    weekly pay
    flexible managers
    caring and helpful coworkers
    good city to work in

    Cons

    little hours
    no opportunities to advance within company
    low hourly wage

    Advice to Management

    if you going to give little hours at least raise the pay a dollar or 2 and present more opportunities to advance.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Floor sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Staples

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name environment. Friendly, diverse coworkers. Long history of survival. Frequent sales and promotions. Decent location though MA is high tax.

    Cons

    Little respect from customers and management. Frequent commiseration. No time to rest or sit, get to know colleagues or try to improve. Lost in a big corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate all employees, often the brighter ones occupy lesser jobs. Find a way to cultivate talent and ditch the big brother.



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