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
Merchandising (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 June 2017
Got along with most of the staff. worked hard at replacing shelving and planograms for the face lift during fall 2015. I am better suited in customer service and previously worked at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Stocker/relocator (Former Employee) – Truro, NS – 24 June 2017
Sometimes work isnt always fun, and ya sometimes have to incorperate fun into it. ive learned that its alwayts a bonus to help out someone who is having a rough time at work, or even while im working. the positive outcome of it always puts smiles on. negitivity is for outside of work. always have a positive attitude. Hardest part of a job would be different for everyone. i alway say there is never a stupid question, to learn ya must ask questions, & the most enjoyable part of work would be the social life & learning new skills and abilities.
COMPUTER SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 June 2017
On one hand, it's a good place to start and to begin developing skills in customer service and in other general labour tasks, as well as a good management team that is willing to listen (depending on location, of course), and naturally job security. That, however, is where the pros end. Hours can be cut without warning and it can be incredibly difficult, almost impossible, to make any progress up the corporate ladder, and throughout my almost three year employment I only made ten cents more than minimum wage.