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"Staples is a very demanding company, with little work life balance"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Staples full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

strong company, decent pay and benefits, and bonus plan

Cons

no training, lack of store payroll. Inconsistent messag in the from DM and RVP in the Atlanta market. Company using low cost operating model LCOM, to keep stores open. 12 to 14 people in a building with all the tasks, ads, conference calls, and the constant pressure to get tech sales and copy sales. Pay for associates is terrible. They want big sales from $ 7.25per hour associates.

Advice to Management

Get your head out of the sand and invest payroll in the stores. You cant operate to a profit. Put asociates in the store Stores need to have sku count reduced. Lots of dead inventory.

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wireless Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Wireless Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had nothing but positive experience in SF Bay area market. you get weekly pay. and they seem to be not strict at all. and very flexible with your schedule. Great GM and Managers in SF.

    Cons

    Top down communications from corporate or upper management seems to be a disconnect. seems to me like every other store is not on the same page. there is to many manager level positions with in one store. and no one is on the same page. always a different direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you are doing, Things will get better.


  2. "Solid Company with Room for Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring store managers.
    Associates and managers are always willing to help.
    Very good growth opportunities for associates willing to put in a lot of hard work and stay customer-focused.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes challenging from the district managers/regional managers to store managers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the great job of keeping your store associates engaged!
    Keep regular conversations going not only about performance but about training and advancement opportunities.


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