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Staples Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
2,193 Reviews
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2,193 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation provided and has a good work-life balance as well (in 49 reviews)

  • Good benefits for part time employees and they offer a chance to move up in the company (in 85 reviews)


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

  • Upper management trickles down horrible attitudes with their horrifying expectations (in 81 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - B2B Sales Consultant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - B2B Sales Consultant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Staples (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Care about their people and fun culture. You get out what you put into your work.

    Cons

    Working remotely can be tough if you are not a self motivated person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    AWESOME

    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Cumberland, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Cumberland, PA

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

    Pros

    good salary and good management team

    Cons

    layoffs the company currently has a web site that lists thousands of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay alert and be aware that layoffs are very common place with this company

  3.  

    Comfortable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Easy Tech Sales Associate in Hyattsville, MD
    Current Employee - Easy Tech Sales Associate in Hyattsville, MD

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    Happy work environment
    Supportive coworkers
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lack of hours
    Lack of backup if time off needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limiting hours in an office supply with a constant stream of high priority customers makes it difficult for the employees to offer their best service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Take in computers to be fixed. Sell square trade on printers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Staples part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The store has a good vibe and I like all the managers

    Cons

    Low pay, managers seem taken aback when offered advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentive workers by offering compensation for meeting high sales bars.

    Ask the employees for input on how things can be done more efficiently. Managers seem to have trouble taking advice from lowly employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    High expectations, lots of details

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Changes allot, constant floorsets, marketing and merchandising changes create a constant challenge and is never boring.

    Cons

    Super cost conscious, difficult to pay staff what they are worth or adequately staff location to meet demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Detail oriented position, with light coverage, expect to be doing allot to compensate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and working atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Brighton, CO

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    You work M-F weekends off, pay is great and the work is easy.

    Cons

    Possibility of not getting enough hours, and working harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good pay and excellent training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked for staples for 7 years and overall my experience was good.I had a chance to work with some awesome people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Management was good and a good work environment

    Cons

    Salary was not that great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    As good as can be expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy Center Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Copy Center Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Staples part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staples has been very flexible with my schooling and has scheduled me accordingly. They truly do strive to be the leading company in their field. Local management will vary but I've had overall a good experience in my store.

    Cons

    Not as much room for growth as they'd like to admit. Lately, they have been attempting to schedule part-timers under 30 hours because of Obamacare, which stinks as a part-time employee that already has benefits elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dallas, GA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dallas, GA

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    free coffee is a huge pro

    Cons

    No coffee stirers is a huge con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good way to get your foot in the door...but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    When I first started, the staff was excellent. Great, down to Earth people, relatively easy schedules (except back to school and black friday). They were good to take the time to help me understand how things worked

    Cons

    Pretty much no shot of getting a raise, seemed cut-throat by the end of it all, they are horrible with the schedule and aren't flexible, eventually will make you stay late and come in early without warning, down your throat about selling warranties, etc.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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