Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toms River, NJ – May 18, 2018
This is a great starting job for teenagers and young adults to experience sales and some people skills. Co workers are always friendly and make the job less tedious. Customers will always keep you on your toes and you are always doing something
Great Staff, Great first job pay, great experience
No room for advancement, Company is shutting down stores, Only so much you can learn
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – May 17, 2018
Staples has a great reputation for having a family style work environment. Although they do some things with this in mind, other's are way off the mark. You will only stay in management's good graces if you do exactly what they want, when they want it. Otherwise, if you go against the grain, you will have issues and there will be obstacles put in place to shut you down quickly and without too much fuss, and it is not something that I am comfortable with or used to. Great pay, competitive package but management needs work. People leave managers, not companies, and in my situation this rings very true.
Cashier, Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Plainfield, IN – May 17, 2018
A typical day at work involves helping customers, stocking shelves, putting out freight, an reorganizing the store. I learned to better interact with the customers to give them a good experience in the store which would make them want to continue to come back. Management is extremely stressful and doesn't think plans all the way through. Management started a thing where they want you to do the job above you so you'll know how to do it successfully if you ever get promoted but you still only get paid to do your role and then get condescended when your job isn't complete. The hardest part is seeing the store constantly lose good employees due to management. The most enjoyable part is the coworkers.
Senior Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – May 17, 2018
My overall work experience at Staples was wonderful. I learned a lot during my time also the management was great. I really enjoyed the workplace culture because everyone was so friendly and treated each other as family. By far, Staples was one of the best organizations Ive ever worked for in spite of the company downsizing.
Copy Center Associate (Former Employee) – Edgewater, NJ – May 17, 2018
Low pay, too much work for 1 person yet they only schedule 1 person at a time in copy center, the busiest department. Customers are nasty and you are abused for the entire shift. Staples does not give raises, only 4 or 5 cents PER YEAR! They push you to sell but give you no incentive to do so. Everyone complains all the time and the employee turn around is ridiculous.
No breaks unless you push for one, no raises, low pay, abusive store
So many people quit or were fired during the 3 months I worked there. I was constantly hit on by one of the managers, I couldn't even leave because I was trapped behind the register ALL THE TIME. A terrible environment, the only way I bonded with coworkers was by complaining
Associate (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – May 16, 2018
Would be a great place to work and as a store if it remained open in Tucson. As corporate was planning to close all stores in Tucson, they should have known better than hiring people even in a part time status knowing that they will close all stores in Tucson.
Designed for first job, not for experienced candidates
Printing & Marketing Associate (Current Employee) – South Elgin, IL – May 16, 2018
I applied to be in the Print & Marketing department, however it has been 3 months since I've been hired and have not been to that department (despite the managers telling me that they would get me there). Each shift, I am at the register and considering that the particular store I work at has a low volume, the days can drag. I have not learned anything new nor have I utilized the skills I posses. It should be noted that my experience is entirely independent and does not represent the company as a whole.
As a easy tech associate I'm supposed to Engages customers on the sales floor. Also responsible for ensuring all operational policies and processes are followed (i.e., PC Intake through pickup process). Stays current on new technologies, products and services. Perform computer repair work or diagnostics as needed, but most of the time I had to fix the aisles.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Jackson Heights, NY – May 15, 2018
Like any other workplace, you have to move around a lot. You have to take in consideration that there are people that need help as well as trying to restock the aisles in a fast pace to free up space in the loading dock. Check out and offer discounts to customers so that they have a great shopping experience. They let you know what you did wrong and also go the mile to appreciate you at the end of the month with a meeting well at my Staples store. But I'm guessing at all Staples stores too. Overall a good place to start working if you really want to get some experience.
Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 15, 2018
Staples Canada is the better market for sure. They are one of the few companies that actually still care for the associate and gives them the opportunity to grow withing the company. Always eager to find new ways to better the serve the customer and while having realistic goals for stores and associates. Staples Canada sets you up for success!!
IT Technician Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 15, 2018
Excellent learning experience. Great place to work and network with the many business customers that comes its store doors. This company fully recongnizes its employees within for their committment in work and more.
Tech Supervisor (Current Employee) – NY – May 15, 2018
Stressful place to work. High turnover and they expect you to do 5 people's jobs with no compensation. They pay very badly so you're stuck working with a bunch of 16 year olds, the job is akin to babysitting.
Long days, inconsistent retail hours, poor support from upper management
Tech Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Elk Grove, CA – May 14, 2018
Company does not care about its employees at all. They continually stress employees to push for things that is near impossible to get time to time and managers berate you for that. Absolute garbage company and should only go into this company as a last resort.