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"Decent place to work"

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Former Employee - Certified On Site Technician in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Certified On Site Technician in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice people for the most part
Hours not too bad

Cons

Sometimes unrealistic Tech Sales goals

Advice to Management

Continue to place value on your tech associates and continue their education within the company

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. "Don't waste your life working for Staples"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was ok, almost $35k starting out as an assistant manager, my particular team that worked for me

    Cons

    Basically everything, closed-minded leaders, false sense of customer centered service, all they care about is selling warranties that truly do not start until a year after the purchase (even though they advertise a 3 year warranty, the first year is always pushed to the manufacture, no help from Staples!), robotic overlords as superiors, poor work/life balance (retail is infamous for this), no respect (worked with the company for over 6 years and when I got a new GM that didn't like me because I am too personable, I got laid off). I progressed from the lowest position within a store to nearly the top within 2 years, but apparently my expertise did not matter. In April of this year, Staples conducted a reduction in force. Meaning they cannot manage there assets and over spent capital on just plain dumb investments with no research on their return on these investments. Signs of a failing and ignorant company lost in the past. Ron Sargent is just a suit and tie with eyeballs.

    Advice to Management

    Get real and get with the times. Retail stores like Staples will not exist if they do not offer something new to their consumers. Why would you buy anything from Staples when you can get it cheaper online? This statement holds true because nothing you offer is of importance to people, if they do not absolutely need it, they will get it cheaper. Money makes the world go round, don't forget it.


  2. "An elitist environment with zero forward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    exposure to a wide array of people and business owners and an excellent opportunity for networking

    Cons

    while I know this is not true of most stores. in my store the upper management is TERRIBLE they are threatening and hostile towards the employees, most conversations with management include threats of being fired and questions are answered with a response akin to "you should already know" as a manager I cannot earn a living wage in this company and am treated terribly by my superiors.

    Advice to Management

    please take a CLOSE look at some stores in district 62 and your HR department for that area. I found HR to be hostile when my concerns were presented and there was NO discretion or privacy in my conversations with them.

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