Stressful, but satisfying experience in a retail environment with great co-workers
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Seneca, SC – July 21, 2017
Staples, Inc. is more concerned with revenue than employees.
Managers were more interested in reminding everyone to "engage" with customers than rewarding employees for the outstanding work that was actually accomplished.
The workplace culture was one of pressure to meet certain "daily goals."
The most enjoyable part of my job was the interaction with customers, even those who were difficult. I'm confident that I gave each one my best.
I learned a lot about retail sales, most of it very satisfying, and some things not necessarily good. I think the hardest part of MY job was reaching the "goals" set by the individual store, but more importantly by the corporate culture.
Working with enthusiastic co-workers.
Half hour lunches, but only for those who worked over six hours, and the fifteen minute breaks that were over before you had a chance to sit down.