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Updated 14 Nov, 2014
Updated 14 Nov, 2014
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  1.  

    Tech Aassociate Part Time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Staples in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in person had to fill out a application in the store. I received a call back the next day under 24 hours looking for an interview. Once completed I was called the same day to schedule a second interview. Which took place the following day. The first interview asked normal questions that any employer will ask. The second was pretty much the same thing it was a different person who interviewed me and asked very few questions. That same day I got a call back saying I got the job. Overall it was a great experience I really like how staples was quick at the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you interests?
      Why do you want to work at staples?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was looking for part time so I was looking for minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Staples in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Total process took 2 months. Phone screen, interview with sales manager, second interview with sales manager and director, then a ride along.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakville, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakville, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Staples.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 rounds, the interview was well over an hour. They went in-depth to my past, discussed my schooling and all my previous jobs. It was a very positive interview.

    Negotiation Details
    Limited, they offered me more than I was currently making but did have me train an hour from my house, which was inconvenient.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Staples in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online.... had my interview about a week later. It was a very typical Interview. The majority of the questions were all ones I've heard before. This was just last week and was my first interview, I was told that I would get a call in a week -9 days if I am going to go on to the second interview

    Interview Questions
    • The question I always find the most difficult it : Why should we hire you over other?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Staples.

    Interview Details

    I applied in-store and got a call about three weeks later when they started hiring for back-to-school. The first interview was pretty basic. It was with one of the managers and he asked about my availability, previous work experience (especially in retail), behavioural questions, why I wanted to work there, whether I had any add-on selling experience (they're big on that there), etc. I got offered a second interview for the next day and it was with the copy and print center manager. This interview lasted quite a bit longer and he asked more situational type questions, why I would be a good fit for staples, good and bad experiences shopping in other stores, and how I have handled difficult customers before.
    I didn't feel overly confident about the second interview, but they called me a few hours later and offered me the job, so I guess it went quite well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a good shopping experience you have had and what you liked about it / tell me about a bad shopping experience you have had and how you think that experience could have been improved.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    You start out at minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Easy Tech Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Staples in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    one interview that went through:
    Ques 1. why I wanted to work for staples? I answered because my previous company would always buy office supplies from them so they were a reliable source
    Ques 2. How would I deal with bad customer experience? I said I didn't care much
    Then he went through what their focus was and that there is no commission and only the top sales person in each region gets a gift card or whatever incentive based on what extended service plans to sell for that period.
    Ques 3. What can I sell to customers if they buy a computer? I said mice, keyboard, mousepad, printer, game controller, software and I forgot to mention: ESPs!! (extended service plans) so the extended warranties.
    That was pretty much it and didn't ask about what my hourly rate should be.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember any unexpected questions or most difficult ones asked, it was pretty simple   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had found a better offer at Best Buy despite also no commission

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leamington, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leamington, ON
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Staples in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied in-person at the store and was immediately called to set up an interview. I was nervous when I got there, and I think the Interviewer could tell and really that was my major downfall. He asked me a lot of questions regarding how i would act in certain situations and basically just tried to get to know me as a potential employee. Got a call back a few weeks later saying that they were not going to continue with my application at this time. My sister applied and made it through three separate interviews before being declined as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a experience where you had to take control of a difficult situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Strathcona, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Strathcona, AB
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Staples in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Well there interview process is huge they ask the right questions. The questions are very easy to answere. I will highly recomend staples. More is always needed i was hired almost right away. i was super happy that this has happened

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see your self in 10 years from today?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Area Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Staples in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    face interview for 10min

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiation was a take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Staples in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied on very user friendly website.
    Followed up with email to LinkedIn connection at Staples.
    Received name of HR contact from LinkedIn contact and called them.
    Received call for and arranged interview.
    Had very positive and relaxed interview.
    Met Hiring Manager at end of interview and sat with him a short chat.
    Followed up with HR contact - they were rethinking a couple of roles.
    Got the call they were going another way.
    Left a positive thought with HR contact in case of future opportunities.

    Interview Questions
    • Why haven't we heard of you before? (Position had been previously advertised)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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