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Updated February 27, 2017
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  • Back to school time was really busy (in 81 reviews)

  • Work life balance is a little challenging if you are on the technology teams (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (36)

    "Great Company and tons of Advancement Opportunity!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - B2B Sales Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - B2B Sales Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company that provides advancement opportunities to the strong performers and those that are able to build their brand within the company. The management team is excellent and there is a great corporate culture.

    Cons

    The Business Development organization moves at a very fast pace, which can be difficult for some people to keep up with. If you like change and thrive in a fast paced environment, this is the job for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing and adapting as the marketplace changes. Continue to provide superior training, tools, support and programs to the field, and they will continue to drive business.


  2. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Staples full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, great reputation, busy

    Cons

    Weekend Work, on feet all day


  3. "Sales Associate Experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy routine work, Friendly environment, Flexibility

    Cons

    Not much to learn, Gets boring after a while


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Availability to move up within the company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about Staples


  6. "CopyCenter Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Staples full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At the store level, the General Manager is concerned for the employees and considerate. The various positions can be challenging, but training is given.

    Cons

    As with any large retail store, Corporate oversees every aspect of operation. Corporate itself is ultimately concerned about the bottom line, but if you work for a General Manager that is concerned for the efficiency and effectiveness of his employees, than Corporate just become a figure head.

    Advice to Management

    Learn all aspects of the financial reporting. Know the demographics of your area and who is your target market.


  7. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Staples part-time

    Pros

    awesome place to work all the time

    Cons

    benefits are lacking, employees aren't cared for


  8. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Easy Work. Rewards

    Cons

    There were no Cons decided


  9. "Good for part time work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Highland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Highland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are nice
    Learn good work ethic
    Learn how to work with customers
    Insurance for full and part time is available

    Cons

    Only part time for most of the staff
    Customers can be rude and snobby
    Pretty much make minimum wage
    Work less than 20 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Offer full time for all staff


  10. "What you would expect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Staples full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad for my role. Quick advancement if you stay with the company and work hard.

    Cons

    Raises aren't as big as they use to be. Not enough labor is given to staff store to help customers. Normally 1 associate trying to help 6 customers.


  11. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Staples full-time

    Pros

    Very good internal networking opportunities. Good work life balance, since there isn't really any expectation or regular need to stay after 5 pm. Decent pay. Leadership team is easy to reach. Definitely love the new office layout.

    Cons

    Out of date technology is still in use. Lack any sense of meaning in work. The company hasn't been doing well, so bonus cannot be expected. Not good at retaining talents.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard-working good talents for staying in the company that speaks more to millennials. Create a culture that gives millennials reasons and incentives to stay.



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