Staples

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Staples Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,204 Reviews
2.9
2,204 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.  

    associate

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    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Lake Stevens, WA
    Current Employee - Office Supply Associate in Lake Stevens, WA

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

    Pros

    not a lot of stress easy going people to work with.

    Cons

    I feel I have a lot of experience in the inventory control field yet don't feel like my experience is taking serious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open to others ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If I had the choice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orange, CA

    I worked at Staples full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to grow with

    Cons

    Quick to term with no real investigation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider demands at store level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    What you'd expect from retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Easy Tech Associate in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Easy Tech Associate in North Bergen, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, wage is what you'd expect, usually tend to be busy enough, if coworkers are reliable then it makes the job more enjoyable.

    Cons

    unrealistic sales expectations, inconsistency with managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Staples

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Staples full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work balance.
    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes the expectations were difficult to meet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    well established company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Pembroke Park, FL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Pembroke Park, FL

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

    Pros

    great place to work,lots of good things and fun Never hurts to get your resume out where it can potentially be seen. If your credentials are in high demand, and there are an abundance of jobs that match, this can

    Cons

    cant find any,Not for the shy and retiring (or the mistakenly confident). You need to make a good impression in person and look prepared. Students who go to fairs without doing research in advance sometimes have a not-so-great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just apply your self it was ez

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This was a good company to work for , very fast pace, hard work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, you don't need a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Very bad management all around from managers to hr.

  8.  

    Corporate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    Not fast food work!

    Cons

    people from Mgmt. in corporate lied to my co-workers a lot, making false promises about increase pay, and getting new equipment. Safety hazards in store. Were reported by workers and never fixed.

  9.  

    Staples is so unprofessional. It's like they don't care at all about our needs and take advantage of us.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Staples

    Pros

    Experience for others jobs later.

    Cons

    Dealing with terrible and uncaring management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It is like working at any office retail store.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Inventory in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Inventory in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Staples part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at staples you make friends. Its like being in a family. There are opportunities to move up in the company but you have to be dedicated to the company for years before anything like that happens. Its actually easier to get experience at Office Max and then apply for a managerial position at Staples.

    Cons

    Boring, monotonous labor. Doing the same simple tasks over and over again day in day out. None of the tasks have any emotion behind them. You aren't making the world a better place; you're just trying to keep things organized and keep the wheels turning smoothly so Staples is profitable. SO basically its just a typical adult job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't make me watch a bunch of pointless silly trainings about things that just don't matter to the cashiers and inventory employees at the bottom rung. We just want to organize the store and check out customers. Maybe we'll help you sell a couple high value items with some warranties on them, but don't expect us to memorize your mission statement that you came up with for the year. If we aren't going to use it daily with customers then I'm not going to memorize it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too much turnover

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    Former Employee - Staples EasyTech Expert in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staples EasyTech Expert in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Staples

    Pros

    There was nothing positive about this job

    Cons

    Hardest I've ever worked and the least I've ever made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you expect to give a good impression to customers when your employee turnover is like a month. You need to do something to retain employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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