Working at Staples had its ups and downs.
Staples Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ammon ID – July 14, 2018
Overall, working for Staples wasn't too bad. Sometimes the sales goals were impractical and often times didn't get achieved. Corporate really hammers on the head manager for failing to meet certain goals and often times that stress gets taken out on the employees.
You are treated like family here, which is probably the best part. Almost 100% of the time, I never really had any issues with any employee. Everyone is generally pretty easy going. However, you need to make sure you do your job. If you are at least trying your best, you will succeed.
Selling products and services are really pushed. No commission which is too bad. Honestly the more you sell, the more hours you get.
Beware that sometimes Staples can be understaffed meaning that they will schedule you during times where you can't work. Which is annoying. There oftentimes isn't any consent. This is probably the worst part. This even can happen to requested time off.
I've definitely learned to be a better salesman.
employee discount, benefits, friendly coworkers, good amount of breaks
Work/Life Balance, no raises or career advancement (possibly after a year)