Inventory Specialist (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – 12 August 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.
Night worker (Temporary) (Former Employee) – Penticton, BC – 15 August 2017
Working here was one of my best experiences. although only temporary work. It was a blast. Loads of fun & everybody got the job done.
The night started out with everyone getting a task assigned to them from there completing the task given. It was easy, fun and enjoyable. I learned various store plans and how to use a stock picker. Management was absolutely great. If I did something wrong they would help me out immediately. They were easy to talk to and were never rude. If they had a problem with something I or my Co-worker did they respectfully told us that we should re do it. The hardest part of the job was adjusting to night shift times but that only took 2 days and the most enjoyable part of the job was hearing from the managers that we did a phenomenal job and completed everything in less time than expected.
Copy and Print Associate (Former Employee) – Whitecourt, AB – 14 August 2017
Deals with lots of customer service and catering to businesses, gained experience to bring with me in the future. Hardest part of the job was dealing with the poor management. Most enjoyable part was seeing repeat customers.
sales area representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 August 2017
Staples certainly keeps you on your toes; nearly everyday is a different set of challenges due to the breadth of the business. Management is largely understanding, though sometimes training can be somewhat barebones.
Technology Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Aurora, ON – 10 August 2017
Staples was a great place to work, where I learned a ton. I was one of those people who would have claimed to be terrible at computers, now I know so much more than I ever could've imagined existed. The only downsides are the high turnover and inconsistent management.
Easy to book time off
Retail, high employee turnover, inconsistent management
Stock Boy (Former Employee) – St.-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC – 10 August 2017
The job is something i always looked for, it was easy fast paced and i was always commited and punctual. I was never late and i was honest about the work i put in. If something was wrong i didnt feel the need to not speak to anyone about it. Overall great job.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 August 2017
Although I was nervous and this was my first proper job, I was put in shipping/receiving instead of the position I had applied for. The management was friendly, but I was unable to retain interest in a job that consisted of 75% box opening.
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 3 August 2017
Staples had a high turn over. They did not seem to care about any employees. It was more of a push limits until you quit. One of my managers started a vendetta against me and treated the whole store like a high school. I quit once I couldn't take it anymore.
Computer Technician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 July 2017
All the associates that you work with here at Staples are great. Personality and everything is great at the workplace. The management needs some help at times. And sometimes there isn't enough employees working especially for tech. They need more people working at once, but then again they have limited hours to work with.
Work with great people who are super fun and motivated. Time managment feels a bit disorganized.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 July 2017
I felt it's been really fun working here and it has expanded my interpersonal and communication skills. The only downside is that I do not know if I will be garanteed position and I came in wanting full time but I'm working only part time.
Copy & Print Centre Lead (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 12 July 2017
I was a Copy & Print Centre Lead and I enjoyed how every day was a little different. I loved the job itself. But I found the company and the store I worked at to be very poorly managed. Their HR department is more concerned about maintaining their good relationships with store managers than solving problems for employees. There were very low standards set for store management, and higher ups were completely unknowledgeable about what was going on in any of their stores or departments, nor did they care to learn. On an average day, I would find myself doing my own job, answering phones, cashiering, managing the customer service desk, doing all of the Copy Centre Managers' duties, and some of the Store Managers' duties. I would frequently take my work home with me, (both emotionally and physically) and would be "on call" when I was not at work. I was not paid for this time, and was paid just over minimum wage the rest of the time. Additionally, Staples offers large bonuses to the heads of their technology department for increased sales, but not to other department heads. I would receive a pat on the back, at most. Something to keep in mind, if you have the choice between working in technology or copy centre! I also did not appreciate the company's approach to local business. They were blatant and loud about their desire to "run the mom and pop shops into the ground," and more energy was put into "stealing" customers from other businesses than gaining new ones. I started my job feeling optimistic and excited, and left two years later feeling overworked, underpaid, under-appreciated,more... and completely defeated.less
Copy and Print Associate (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 11 July 2017
During my time at staples, I worked as a cashier and as a copy center associate. During my time in the copy center, I learned a lot about different office equipment such as: copiers, laminating, and prints. I built relationships with many customers and helped them with their copy needs by making suggestions. I loved every part of working at Staples.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 July 2017
This was by far my most loved job. Every week I got roughly the same hours so I knew what to expect, staff was amazing and management was pretty good too. Small employee group so everyone got close and had everyones backs.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – New Glasgow, NS – 1 July 2017
I have learned a lot over the last two years as a customer service rep. I was extremely lucky to have such a great supportive staff. My position can be frustrating dealing directly with customers - but i know i am always supported and backed up with my managers and associates.
Overnight Loader (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 29 June 2017
A typical day at work is to get to the plant for 7 pm and be ready to go to work until about 6 am. On the job you will be lifting boxes in and out trucks, lifting wooden skids and place them in the proper places, and scanning boxes in and out of trucks.
Your day is ruined because you have to sleep through it