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Staples Interview Questions in Framingham, MA

Updated Feb 20, 2017
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  1.  

    University Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I was an employee referral, and was contacted within a few days to conduct a phone interview with hiring manager. Then was asked to corporate for an onsite interview with various team members and stakeholders. The interview process was managed quickly and with the candidate experience in mind. All of the interviewers were very engaged, interested in my experience, and happy to answer any and all of my questions. In the end the job was not a fit for me, but the experience with Staples was top notch.

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for a job on their website and received an e-mail from their HR department to do a phone screen. It took a couple of weeks just to set that up because the person never responded to my e-mails. He finally responded and I did the phone screen. He asked normal questions for about 20 minutes. A couple days later he e-mailed me regarding a face to face interview. I was set up with two people to talk to for a half an hour. I got to the interview early and waited for the first person I was interviewing with to come and get me. She was 10 minutes late. She took me up to an interview room and we had a conversational interview that I thought went well, but it was short because she was late. The other person came in and it was the same type of interview for a half an hour. After that I left and thought it went pretty well. After that I e-mailed thank you's to both people I interviewed with and did not get a response. The interview was a week before Christmas so I didn't expect to hear anything until January. The first of the year I e-mailed the HR department regarding next steps and did not receive a response. So I e-mailed the people I interviewed with and did not get a response. It's been over a month and I never received anything from the company, so I assume I did not get the job. I think it is extremely rude that no one had the common courtesy to at least e-mail me and tell me I didn't get the job. The HR department is really bad at this company and my overall experience with Staples was poor. I do not think I would want to work at a company that treats potential employees this way.

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    • It was more a conversational interview. No behavioral questions or anything like that.   1 Answer
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Chaos. The recruiter told me to go in for an interview... but never told the coordinator or the people I was supposed to meet. So the first time I showed up at the HQ office, nobody knew I was coming. The second time, I waited for 45 minutes in the lobby before the hiring manager showed-up to fetch me and walk me to their office to talk. The hiring manager asked me to "go thru my resume" which is code for "I'm not prepared for this interview". I could go on, but why bother. My impression is that they take a shotgun approach to staffing, with serious disconnects between the recruiters, hr program managers, and hiring managers. Great place for "B" players; not a place that will attract and retain "A" players. After I waited a while to hear about next steps, I assumed nothing was going to happen going forward. I called the recruiter and let them know that because of their chaotic approach, I would not consider any other positions with Staples and would warn my friends to stay away from them.

    Interview Questions

    • Take me thru your resume...   1 Answer
    • Why Staples?   1 Answer
    • This job involves attending a lot of meetings. How do you feel about that?   1 Answer
    • Are you too senior [in your career] for this job?   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was slow and disorganized. Phone screens with recruiter then a manager and then the hiring manager. I was then invited to on-site interview. Once I got there I was told that the first interviewer was going to be late so I had to wait for about 15 minutes. Once the interview arrived he didn't know which conference room to use as it was not specifically specified in the interview email. Once we found a room he was busy checking his phone and kept being interrupted.

    The second interview came in and was sitting down when he started asking technical questions. The questions were not hard but the ways he phrased those questions were very generalized as though he wasn't sure what he was asking. Then started lecturing me about management stuff, which I know a lot of what he said were not correct. He was nice but very disorganized in the way he interview. I was nervous and couldn't think straight when he asked me to write some pseudo-code.

    The third interiewer was the worst. The whole time he was looking at his phone and sending out text messages. This guy has no respect for interviewee.

    The last interviewer was the nicest one. He asked A LOT of questions and was very polite.

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA).

    Interview

    I was in contact with an admin and was told to come to Staples headquarters. I was interviewed by four people total. They came into the conference two at a time as they had different roles.

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and then about a week later received an email to setup a phone screen. Passed the phone screen and then received an email to setup an in person interview. The interview was originally setup to meet with 4 people but 1 had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict. When I got there and met the first person they were unprepared and the room where we were scheduled to due the interview was locked. It took about 10 mins for the person giving the interview to find a key to unlock the door. After about 20 mins she said she had to cut the interview short because someone else was waiting. Not too mention they described the role completely different then it was described online. After I met with the first person the second interviewer was late due to a phone call and when he finally arrived was still on his cell phone. He finally got off the phone leaving me with a 5 minute interview. Finally the 3rd person came in, looked absolutely exhausted, and described the role completely different then the first 2 people. After a couple weeks I was told they gave the job to an internal hire. The interview process was a waste of time as I feel they had their minds made up before I even walked through the door. Maybe it was better I did not receive an offer.

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    Operations Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call from the HR about 2 months later. I then had a phone screen and then an on-site interview at Framingham. There were four rounds of interviews with similar questions about my background and resume. I felt that the interviews were not structured properly and they were just filling in the time alloted.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of these were about my resume. Anyone who has a legitimate resume can answer these easily.   Answer Question
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    Architect/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA).

    Interview

    I had a brief phone interview and was called in for a personal interview that was supposed to last for about 3 hours. There was a change in schedule as one of the interviewers wasnt available and they brought in a different person to interview me. I had to wait for about 30 minutes and then the last interview went on for about 45 minutes. This, I dont have a problem with.

    What I didnt like, was that i had taken a day off from work to drive to Staples HQ. I didn't hear anything about how my interview went. I left multiple voicemails with the HR/Recruiter, sent a couple of emails asking if there's an update.. nothing.

    Interview Questions

    • If i can handle a lot of stressful situations   1 Answer
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    Operations Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Very exhausting, 4 interviews, back to back, no breaks. Same questions were asked in all of them, over and over again. Some of the interviewers had a negative attitude. This seems to be an old fashioned corporate. From the questions I have asked, I had an impression that the company does not use state of the art technology.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were related to my resume and the projects I worked on.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Staples (Framingham, MA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    basic phone interview, went through my resume. talked about my experience, interviewer was nice. i asked her about the project that she was working on. where do you see yourself in 5 years type of question? How does this role fit into that? What type of development opportunities do you seek to improve your skills? What challenge have you had and what did you learn? How do solve conflict? It was overall a positive interview.

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