Inventory Specialist (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – August 12, 2013
A typical day is: do cash office, open store, perform 2 different in-depth cycle counts, perform out of stock scan (plus research), do paperwork, clean warehouse, help customers, meet sales quotas, help on cash register, answer manager calls from customers and employees, receive (load and unload) truck/freight/load within 24hrs, send back damaged product to vendors and warehouse.
While working at staples, I've learned to do better manage my time and how to become more efficient.
Cashier, Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 29, 2016
Working at Staples taught me a lot of valuable things. Some of those valuable things were promptness, diversity in the workplace, what it means to truly multi-task and how to make and maintain relationships.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Chambersburg, PA – June 28, 2016
Staples is not a company I would recommend to anybody. I was promised a higher position in the store when I was hired, and about 8 months into my job, I finally inquired as to why I was never placed in that department, and instead placed as a cashier. I was told we needed more cashiers than we needed people in any other department of the store, which I understood. After awhile they did move me to the department I was promised, and I worked over there for about two months and I still hadn't received a pay increase, even though the job I was doing was increasingly more difficult than running a register. When I inquired as to why this was, I was told that because I still covered gaps on register in between cashiers, I could not get a pay raise. Then without warning, I was told I was being removed from the higher up position and placed permanently on register. I worked for that company for over a year and I got a 5 cent raise during the 17 months that I was there. The hardest part of that job was when I was working in the Copy and Print center. There are so many different types of prints you can make and it is very, very difficult to keep all of them straight sometimes. The easiest part of my job was when I was working register, which should be pretty self-explanatory.
they gave us mats to stand on so we didn't have to stand on the hard floor
rarely paid attention to when you needed your break, management never came when you called for help, no room for advancement, hours cut for no reason, very stingy
General Manager (GM) (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – June 27, 2016
The company has great products and people working here. The company upper management is very supportive. The only draw back is there are few stores in the area and opportunity for advancement are slim. When it comes to the staff I really enjoy working with them.
This is the worst company in the world to for work in general. NEVER any support from management! The worst pay and benefits in the industry! I was abused by verbal insults from management everyday no matter how hard I worked!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hempstead, NY – June 27, 2016
It was a pretty calm environment on a typical day. The hardest part of the job was the month before the first day of school. The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting customers to find equipment necessary for success in school
Productive. Great Place To Work. Great Benefits. Great Pay.
Bulk Associate/Order Puller (Former Employee) – Lithia Springs, GA – June 26, 2016
Well organized, flexible, works well under pressure, takes initiative, outstanding inventory control, strong aptitude for handling material and operating equipment. Can and will meet or exceed warehouse operation efficiency goals.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – June 25, 2016
There are fun good years and tough years but management is always looking to evolve with the changing economic culture. For those who look to take advantage of opportunities and advancement the support is there and HR is trying to be more proactive about advancement. Good people and many who have been with Staples for 10 and 20 plus years. Good focus on the importance of diversity and inclusion and access to senior leadership
Culture and Corporate facilities are nice and improved over the years
Tuition Reimbursement is not great nor is the employee discount
Easy Tech Associate (Former Employee) – Compton, CA – June 25, 2016
I enjoyed working here for being able to work on things i was studying. Tech support within this retail environment helped me grow more into what i was taking courses for in class. Hours, sadly, were very low and i eventually had to move on.
Amazing to work here, great staff and fun environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – June 24, 2016
A typical work day includes helping customers, replenishing items to shelves, and doing your best to greet and in detail help each valued customer you get. The staff is by far the best i have yet to work with, they are so full of life and enjoyment.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) – Staten Island, NY – June 23, 2016
I just started working at Staples and so far I really enjoy it. The employees are very kind and generous and are willing to help out if the line gets too long or if I need help with a task at the register. The managers are very professional. I've never felt more at home than I have at Staples. I hope to stay in the company for a long time.