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"Started great ended poorly"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager in Paramus, NJ
Current Employee - General Manager in Paramus, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

lots of training, clean stores, managers are allowed to actually manage not pack out freight good benefits overall decent technology

Cons

hard pressure sales for service contracts etc. lots of people cheated to make sales look good and that reflected poorly on teams that worked hard and were realistic district manager visits were awful

Advice to Management

Make unannounced visits so youre not getting the dog and pony show. back up managers when it comes to disciplining associates make payroll realistic and watch it pay off in sales

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Experience at Staples as an easy tech."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Tech Associate in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Tech Associate in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, Opportunity to work for larger higher paying companies, Flexible.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of hours, Highly sales based for all positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Easiest... but most boring job ever."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Athens, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Athens, TN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely low pressure sales atmosphere... almost 100% operation based.
    Look like a god if you are halfway decent @ sales
    Very easy hours, only have to work every 3rd Sunday.

    Cons

    Extremely boring and low traffic.
    Be prepared to run the register, clean bathrooms, do trash... everything.
    Most days you are running a 3 man crew total.

    Advice to Management

    Get more sales oriented people for management and watch your company flourish.

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