TECH SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – February 15, 2019
Working at Staples for 2 years and in two different states I came to realize that they do not know how to employ proper management or train them correctly. There is very little room for advancement and or promotions in the company. They completely ignore hard working employees and rarely give recognition unless they are bombarded by their District Manager. I'm sure that there are other store without this issue, however I was not fortunate enough to receive those locations. If you decide to work at Staples, you will likely run into great employees who are fun and very helpful when asking for question, but do not expect your manager to be helpful in the slightest. Once again, I've only experienced two different stores and others may be different but take this advice into all of them.
Company values are a lie. Accountability is lacking. Management has their favorites and stick with them even if someone more experienced has a differing view. They like "yes men". Arrogant as to their way is the only way, EVER. New idea's are heard but very rarely tried. Everyone works hard, and are mostly good people but if you have a good work ethic, your exploited and expected to pick up the slack of those that don't.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Washington, PA – February 14, 2019
They fired me over a unpaid monster that I paid for later and when I checked myself out with my employee number by mistake they fired me over it and I loved the job and I just think it’s bull that I was fired over something that was a mistake
If you keep to yourself and like taking orders from people who wont do it themselves, hop on board. Pay is low for the work load, hours are iffy. Lots of infighting, turf wars it seems despite working in the same store!
From day one the women in the Copy center were terribly mean to me. I wasn't spoken to or I was spoken to as if I were a piece of dirt. At the end, I cried on the way to work. I went to management twice to try to resolve the problem and frankly, I was verbally abused by the store manager and he denied that there could possibly be a p problem. I've never, ever had such a bad work experience.
Tech and Mobility Supervisor (Former Employee) – Glastonbury, CT – February 12, 2019
If retail paid a livable wage I would've never quit my job at staples. I miss the people, i miss the environment and I miss my coworkers. If i could trade my job now for comparable money I would do it in a heart beat.
Great team culture in a high paced selling environment. A lot of direct client interaction in outside sales. Fun and energetic office atmosphere. High sales goals; expectations change year over year. A lot of change in the last three years.
Unless you want to always be overworked do not work here
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – February 12, 2019
When i first started working here everything was great, Soon after everything changed and people would come and go, Anyway unless you want to be over worked and cross trained for very little pay. Management does not care about you they just want you to make money and sell things no one would want or need. Management shows favoritism for the one's they like and move them up and over work and yell at the one's they don't. you might think i am just saying this to make them look bad but everything i am saying is true. you will be overworked and under payed and will be crossed trained and lied to that they are going to move you up the chain and not moved at all
PRINT AND MARKETING SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Minot, ND – February 11, 2019
Overall Staples was a really fun place to work. None of us can choose our co-workers and this place did have a high turnover rate. Some management played favorites and did not evenly distribute day to day cleaning and merchandising.
Undisclosed (Current Employee) – Connecticut – February 11, 2019
Literally the worst place I’ve worked. Metrics are ridiculous and management only cares about sales. Operationally the store suffers because of the sales orientation and there only two people stocking things. Just don’t do it
Retail sales environment at Staples is very toxic. Pay is very low for the expectations.
Customer Service/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 10, 2019
The compensation at Staples is very low when compared to the expectations management has, at least for my current position. Lots of manual warehouse labor without the corresponding pay you might expect from such strenuous activity.
Close to where I live
Poor benefits, poor pay, and poor corportate mentality in regards to lower associates.
Tech and Mobility Sales Supervisor (Current Employee) – Santa Rosa, CA – February 9, 2019
In my opinion I learned so much working at staples. We went through a lot of ups and downs with management. A lot of turn around with part time employees. I would recommend getting a job here if you would like to pursue a job in retail and take the time climbing up the corporate ladder.