Pros: not tied to a desk, schedule flexability, other associates
Cons: travel / traffic can be challenging in my area (ny/nj), lack of admin. support
Staples has been an enjoyable work experience for me. As a Sales Associate, a standard day is very dynamic with many twists and turns, as I strive to meet both customer and corporate demands. Good time management skills and the ability to remain focused on the big picture are necessary traits when working at Staples.
My colleagues are a seasoned group – more... of hard-working, sales professionals and working with them on a daily basis has been the highlight of my career here.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that I get to go out and meet and speak with new customers every day....on the flip side, the most challenging part is keeping up with the fast-pace environment without the necessary administrative support. Staples is a sales organization, I'm a firm believer that Sales people should be able to go out and sell and not have to be tied down with paperwork, reports, e-mails, etc...
As with any employer, I've had both peaks and valleys as a Staples associate, but overall, my experience with Staples has been positive. – less