Staples Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great Place to work retail.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --well organized re:schedules, flexible management
    --plenty of room for promotion--moderate turnover creates a great opportunity to move up if you're competent.

    Cons

    --It's retail, so don't expect great pay (over minimum, though)
    --Sometimes you wind up missing your break on busy days. Not management's fault, you just forget.
    --Closing shifts can be rough--expect to work (and get paid for) 30-90 minutes longer than you're scheduled

  2. Company feels the need to oversell unnecessary products and services and will consistently nag employees about selling.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified On-Site Technician in South Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Certified On-Site Technician in South Burlington, VT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Store had a great staff of people.
    Managers attempt to relieve the stress of corporate push.
    Job isn't 'challenging'.

    Cons

    Tedious work.
    Little recognition.
    Fairly low pay.
    Terrible customer base.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Rewarded for good sales behavior, but managers are treated very poorly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Saint Albans, VT
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Saint Albans, VT

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are rewarded for good behavior and good sales driving.

    Cons

    Corporate expects a lot out of these stores that are slowly failing due to unpreventable circumstances. Management is utterly berated for bad numbers even when everyone is performing. Staples only has room for growth if you move up and switch into supervising/management positions, otherwise your wage basically stagnates while you are there. There are constant openings because no one wants to stay here longer than they need to, just like every other retail position. In regards to the Copy Center specifically, the training is terrible (you're thrown into a world of unknown).

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