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"Great company, if you're willing to take charge of your own career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bangor, ME
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bangor, ME
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Staples part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of education available, as long as you make sure to ask for it, push for it, and take charge. Customer service oriented, and willing to reward and recognize those who reflect company values.
Great systems in place to keep the store organized and orderly.
Selling emphasis on creating a relationship with the customer through finding the right fit, not getting the most money possible from each sale.

Cons

Employee hours constantly fluctuate. Often asked to do things that are not within the scope of your position. Not enough emphasis on maintaining a standard appearance or baseline cleanliness of the store.

Advice to Management

Truly value your employees. The better you treat them, the better they treat the customer, the better your profit. See them as real people, and treat them how you'd want to be treated. Put more effort into finding out who in your stores has what it really takes to be the next big thing, and do everything you can to encourage them.

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. "Solid company - Opportunities for growth - Too "Corporate""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good managers who are professional and helpful. Pay is about average. Easy commute if you live outside of Boston. Looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    Some office politics. You may feel like the only time a manager or director notices your work is when a mistake occurs. Some of the software was dated, especially for a F-500 company.
    Some co-workers get too comfortable in their current roles and lose ambition (Too many layoffs, not enough promotions) This can lead to attitude and laziness. Paychecks are issued only once per month (learn how to budget)

    Advice to Management

    Talk your employees about new opportunities and their goals. The standard performance review is too formal and won't help a manager properly gauge an employees strengths and weakneses.


  2. "good work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are mostly laid back, you do your job and nobody bothers you too much. Good for an in between gigs time

    Cons

    the salary situation is not very good


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