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Staples Overview

Framingham, MA (US)
10000+ employees
1986
Company - Private
Office Supply Stores
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
Unknown
There’s a whole lot more to Staples than you probably ever imagined. As the one of the world's largest internet retailers and a trusted source of office solutions, we have amazing opportunities in the areas of Global Technology, B2B Sales, Advertising ... Read more

Mission: It’s our mission to make more happen for our associates, local communities and even the planet — through programs, policies and the values we live by.

Staples Reviews

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant

    I have been working at Staples full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to explore your potential.

    Cons

    Sometime they get you push too much for sales.

    Advice to Management

    They doing good.

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Staples Photos

Staples photo of: Ready to make more happen with us?
Staples photo of: 2017 Annual Backpack-a-Thon
Staples photo of: 2017 Backpack-a-Thon
Staples photo of: Associates teaching university students about opportunities with Staples.
Staples photo of: Shira is excited for back to school with Associates.
Staples photo of: Associates participate in a Parade
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Staples Interviews

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    Copy Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Staples (Waterloo, ON).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    You start out at minimum wage.

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Staples Awards & Accolades

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2015
  • Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, EPA, 2016
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