Staples Reviews in Alexandria, VA

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Pros
  • Good compensation provided and has a good work-life balance as well (in 44 reviews)

  • This is a decent job if you are post-high school, or need something part-time while in college (in 80 reviews)


Cons
  • When "back to school" season hits there is a lot more expected from the employees (in 34 reviews)

  • Upper management had no idea what the needs of the stores needs were (in 79 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Staples part-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow managers more discretion at store level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Floor sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Staples

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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