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

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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