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Staples Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
2,200 Reviews
2.9
2,200 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.  

    Easy Tech Associate

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    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - EasyTech Associate in Tigard, OR

    I worked at Staples part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Simple job that involved selling and repairing computers. I had a strong management team so it made doing my job easier.

    Cons

    Tons to do outside of computers from stocking to copy and print. If you show competence you will be used in every department. I had to leave because the amount of freight I moved was ruining my body.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No loyalty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Staples full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation great, immediate leadership wonderful to work for, average benefits that consistently get worse year over year

    Cons

    Upper management needs to understand day to day challenges better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Alcoa, TN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Alcoa, TN

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Will work with you on the schedule.

    Cons

    Doesn't care about it's employees. Low pay. Poor upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very welcoming staff here at Staples

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Easy Tech Associste in Cutler Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Easy Tech Associste in Cutler Bay, FL

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

    Pros

    Very fast and busy paced most of the time. Lots of customer interaction and service.

    Cons

    30 minute breaks that u have to fight for or speak out if not you don't get a break.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity to promote

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Upland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Upland, CA

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    Always changing working with the public providing great customer service unique to any other business

    Cons

    Sometimes a fast paced workplace not allowing an extended amount of time to devote to only one customer,, customers are loyal to the store and favor you personally. Great relationships with customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Above average company.employee for several years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Staples full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay.overall good benefits.i work as a driver so there's no one watching over my shoulder.good amount of vacation even for new employees.

    Cons

    Management from the top down is always hounding employees about productivity and numbers.theres not much room for advancement and if you do move up prepare to be a slave working long hours.bonsuses have ceased in recent times.some employees not carrying load put burden on others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more for employees to show gratitude.

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  9.  

    Comfortable

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    • 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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Staples

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    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    NONE only 10% discount unless your in management

    Cons

    ALOT TOO MANY TO MENTION

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your associates more for the work they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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