Staples Canada
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Interviews at Staples Canada

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Interview experience

Based on 1,163 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 1,100 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 956 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Staples Canada

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
38%
About a week
35%
About two weeks
16%
About a month
6%
More than one month
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
77%
Phone call/screening
42%
Background check
25%
Problem solving exercises
10%
Group interview
9%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Staples Canada

  • 2 days the latest but my advice verify outside the company for better salaries. You will be surprised.
    Shared on 10 June 2022 - Retail Manager Sales & Services - Bureau, QC
  • It was easy and straight forward.
    Shared on 28 April 2022 - Customer Service Representative - Regina, SK
  • After you submit you resume they will call you to ask some questions. If you pass to the next round you will be called to attend an interview. After that you may or may not get an offer.
    Shared on 30 March 2022 - Tech Associate - Part Time - Vancouver, BC
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Interview questions at Staples Canada

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • State an example when you handled a difficult task
    Shared on 10 June 2022 - Technology Sales Associate - London, ON
  • Basic interview questions
    Shared on 30 May 2022 - Solution Shop Print Consultant - Markham, ON
  • Why joining Staples? Customer service skills?
    Shared on 10 March 2022 - Technology Sales Supervisor - Winnipeg, MB

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Interview tips at Staples Canada

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)51%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)23%
  • They didn’t have a dress code14%
  • Formal (business suit)8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Staples Canada

  • Be confident on yourselves.
    Shared on 30 January 2023 - Copy and prints - Winnipeg, MB
  • Be yourself and have dignity
    Shared on 18 November 2022 - Technology Sales Associate - Edmonton, AB
  • Be upfront stating your request for scheduling. Work-life balance quickly fades as general manager will change schedule to suit company not employee.
    Shared on 6 October 2022 - Associate - St. Catharines, ON

The first interview at Staples Canada

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In27%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Employee referral16%
  • Other11%
  • Paper application8%

How candidates received their first interview at Staples Canada

  • I got the job after a position opened and got a reference from a friend.
    Shared on 19 October 2022 - Sales Associate - Ottawa, ON
  • Applied in store.
    Shared on 18 March 2022 - Sales Supervisor - Barrie, ON
  • Applied online
    Shared on 5 January 2022 - Specialist - Richmond Hill, ON
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