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

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is low, work isn't too bad. Depends on manager."

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    Current Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Presque Isle, ME
    Current Employee - Resident Easy Tech in Presque Isle, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Staples for about a year now, and at several stores. How fun the job is depends on management.

    Fast Paced, 10% discount, Associate Rewards points program, free food. (one store bought us chinese food occasionally.

    Worked very well with college schedule, could bounce between stores as I pleased.

    Cons

    Even though you're a tech associate, they don't really have stock people, so a major part of the job is moving freight and stocking shelves. Even if you are the resident tech, you are still expected to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Separate jobs. The guy working on the computers shouldn't be the guy unloading pallets. Hire people for that and you will get much higher quality tech associates.


  2. "good work environment"

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    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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