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"It's a good place to work, depending on the department."

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Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Framingham, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Staples full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It's a big place, so there is opportunity to move around. I've known many people who have moved around the different business units to get different experiences.

Cons

Middle management is not always the best. Sometimes so-so people are promoted while good people are laid off. It can also be too much work and not enough people.

Advice to Management

Train your mid level managers better.

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good for part time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Supplies Associate in Newington, NH
    Current Employee - Office Supplies Associate in Newington, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Staples full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management appreciates hard work. Also appreciate selling of warranties as it increases their bonus. If you can do your job effectively it has a high level of job security.

    Cons

    I work in office supplies. It is the worst area you can work in. No opportunities for advancement exist from this department. The pay is much less then other departments. You are asked to do much more physical labor then other departments. You have to cover the register/electronics department every day. The starting pay is very close to minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Develop additional advancement opportunities for office supply associates. Reward associates who meet and exceed expectations. Incorporate a training program that prepares associates for opportunities across the store, not just in office supplies. Incorporate a pay for merit system to appropriately compensate associates for their skills/abilities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Turtles all the way down."

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    Former Employee - Electronics Specialist in Plaistow, NH
    Former Employee - Electronics Specialist in Plaistow, NH

    I worked at Staples part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very little is expected of you.

    Cons

    No discount, poor leadership, bad communication from higher levels to the associates

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employee morale and their health.

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