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Staples Overview

Framingham, MA
10000+ employees
1986
Company - Public (SPLS)
Retail
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in store ... Read more

Mission: Be the go-to partner for products, services and expertise to save businesses time and money.

Company Updates

  • Another successful Backpack-a-thon, helping local schools and students by stuffing 20,000 backpacks with school supplies in partnership with Cradles to Crayons Boston!

  • CTO @FaisMasud is recognized for leading innovation at Staples. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQydX #StaplesCareers

    Introducing the Business Transformation 150 of Executives Leading Innovative Business Model Transformations

    I'm happy to announce the launch of the Business Transformation 150 , an elite list recognizing the top global executives leading innovative business transformation efforts in their organizations. Congratulations to the leaders named in our new program! Business Transformation 150 (BT-150) identifies the world's most influential executives across a variety of industries from entertainment, finance, government, healthcare, higher education, retail and sports.

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Staples – Why Work For Us?


We’re risk takers, optimists, inspirers, leaders and most of all, dedicated to making more happen every day.

If you want to work for a company that believes in your talent and supports your career goals, then Staples is the place for you!

You may know us from our stores, but we’re much more than that. Through our world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. By expanding our product assortment and making shopping and saving easier than ever, we’re helping customers make more happen every day.

Supporting our associates and their potential is what makes Staples an employer of choice. We offer flexible schedules, competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Whether you’re working in one of Staples’ corporate offices, stores, distribution centers or field sales —we make working here motivating, rewarding and fun!


Empowering our associates to innovate and take action is how we continue to accomplish amazing things.

At Staples, the opportunities are as diverse as you are and our continued evolution means your career can grow in many ways. We encourage and support associates to develop in their roles as well as pursue new opportunities across the business.

As a global leader, we have talented associates in corporate offices, retail stores, distribution centers and field sales positions around the world. Career opportunities range from being a copy and print associate, supply chain manager, delivery driver, product manager, category merchant, business development manager, software engineer, strategy, innovation manager and more!

Our leaders are active coaches and mentors that drive conversations to help develop your career path in the way that you want to grow professionally. Challenge yourself. Be innovative. Keep reaching. Do it with ambition, energy and a commitment to excellence!


Positive, collaborative, caring, fast and flexible.

At the very core of Staples is the entrepreneurial spirit that helped found our company 30 years ago, and each and every one of our associates is valued for who they are individually. Whether you work in an office or in the field, having a work environment that is positive, collaborative and caring is essential to making more happen. We believe that being fast and flexible and taking risks will help us become an even stronger and more agile company. That’s why we work together to make an impact every day.

Our Values

Our values are the foundation of everything we do. They guide how we work with our customers and each other. Our values are what inspire us to be the best we can be every day.

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Inclusion & Diversity

Staples recognizes the value diversity brings to an organization. That’s why we strive to build a dynamic and talented team of associates across all diversity dimensions –culture, race, gender, sexual orientation and more. By combining a diverse workforce with a culture of inclusion, our hope is that each and every associate will contribute to their full potential. We’re proud to have received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Corporate Equality Index for the last five years, along with countless other awards recognizing our diversity and inclusion efforts.

At Staples, we believe a large part of who we are as a company is tied to our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

We know that being a great company is about more than just sales and profit margins; it’s also about making a positive impact on society, associates and the planet. We’re dedicated to bringing awareness to and effecting meaningful change in the areas of Community, Environment, Ethics and Diversity and Inclusion.

Community

Making a difference in the communities where our customers and associates live and work is something we care a lot about. We promote education and career skills development in countries across the globe through donations, grants, special programs and associate and customer volunteering.

2 Million & Change

We’re proud of our associates who every year help us decide where to donate a total of $2 million directly to the more than 1,000 organizations they care about most through our 2 Million & Change program. The initiative allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on education or job skills.

Staples Share Fund

Founded and funded by associate and corporate contributions, this program offers relief for associates in need of severe financial assistance due to significant qualifying events such as natural disasters, catastrophic personal events, illness, personal injury or other circumstances beyond their control.

Environment

We help make more sustainable business practices happen. We do this by sourcing and selling eco-conscious products, improving our offering of recycling and other green services, maximizing our energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and eliminating waste.

Ethics

At Staples, doing right is just as important as doing well. That's why we hold all our associates − from the boardroom to the store floor to the supply chain – to the highest standards of honesty, fairness and integrity. We also work hard to ensure all our associates, suppliers and partners understand and abide by our ethical standards.

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    "Staples Culture is Amazing"

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

    Pros

    Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discount Program, Medical, Dental, Vision, Employer paid STD, Vacation and Sick time, Referral program

    Cons

    None really. There is a talent track program to move up within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being so diligent with the Talent Track program.

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Staples Photos

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Staples photo of: 2017 Annual Backpack-a-Thon
Staples photo of: 2017 Backpack-a-Thon
Staples photo of: Associates teaching university students about opportunities with Staples.
Staples photo of: Working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Staples photo of: Over 1,000 Staples associates volunteered to stuff 20,000 backpacks
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Staples Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Staples (Columbus, OH).

    Interview

    My first interview was with the assistant general manager at the office. Right when I walked in it was a very welcoming environment. The interview was very relaxed, the first round they just really wanted to get to know you as a person. I felt very comfortable speaking with the ASM and the conversation flowed smoothly.

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Staples Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune 500, 2016
  • Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, EPA, 2016
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2015
  • Top Green Companies in the U.S., Newsweek, 2015
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