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Staples, Inc. Message Board

  • theateam1981 theateam1981 Nov 4, 2005 12:45 PM Flag

    Working at Staples

    Does anyone have a phone number/contact for Staples Human Resource Department? Would appreciate any info/phone number etc.

    Also,any feedback on how Staples is to work for.


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    • what position are you looking at or for?

    • Knowing what type of position is important if you want accurate info. I don't know anything about what they are like to work for on the retail side, but I could give you some insight on the contract division.

      Overall, I would say that it is a good company to work for. Any organization this big is going to have some boneheads working for them, but the CXO are straight arrows who give a damn about making it a good company that has a good reputation.

      If you want particulars, what position are you looking into?

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      • Working in a business depot store is certainly nothing to rave or brag about. The stores operate on a limited service basis, but the customers on the other hand demand full service; associates and managers therefore find themselves doing an infinite amount of tasks simultaneously.

        I'm not a manager, although I have a tendancy to believe managers are highly pressured given the high burnout rates. Fortunately, turnover rates are moderate due in large part to efficient hiring techniques.

        A limited number of employees in a large store implies customers feel "free". Free to do and say the most daring and bizarre things. Never will I forget the horrific trail of human excrements beginning outside the bathroom and ending inside the sink.

        On the other hand, working for Staples is challenging. Confronting disgruntled customers builds character. I can say this much: ever since I work for Staples, I erupt in bouts of anger ever more frequently and violently at home.

    • Thank you all [vina, officep, decisiont,etc] for your candid feedback.

      Staples HR department sure wasn't helpful in trying to find out the status of my "application" for a position posted on their website or providing any information on the CPC District Manager position. I know now why they have so many open positions - as they are so slow.

    • I am forced to judge the company if the values are not getting passed down to the managers from the top down. This is not just an isolated issue either.

      No doubt they will continue to show results, but how long till the lack of value of employees has an impact?

    • I was just responding to your comment of a company not laying off employees, when they actually did. The layoff was about 10% of the corporate office, just so you know.
      I was at Staples for over 5 years. The company treats their employees 'good', not 'great' by any stretch of the imagination. Ice Cream socials every other month, don't make up for the salary. They don't pay well, which is why their earnings are strong. I still own many shares and I will for a while (unless this Jim Dorman thing gets uglier).
      Ron is a good CEO, there are many things over there that need to be improved. VPs with 1 direct report? Some Directors with 0 direct reports? Many inefficiencies in the company.
      Maybe that's why you worship the place, you have one of those cushy jobs where you just collect a paycheck. Put together a deck and talk about 'low hanging fruit' or having the 'right people on the bus' or some other buzz words that the company lives on.
      My time there was nice, but when I got my latest job offer, I confirmed how underpaid I actually was.

    • >LOL, I worked for that company for 7 years, I enjoyed it and they USED TO treat there employees good, seems like they have gone down hill, while there profits keep going up. <

      From what I hear, you hit the nail on the head.

    • LOL, I worked for that company for 7 years, I enjoyed it and they USED TO treat there employees good, seems like they have gone down hill, while there profits keep going up.


    • I worked for Staples in their Corp office for 5 years. The company will always have strong profits because they skimp when it comes to annual raises. It will get frustrating to see the internal communications come out every quarter stating record earnings and record sales, only to have the average annual raise to be 3%. Better off being a shareholder than an employee. It's just not worth it.
      Just 1 man's opinion.

    • Congratulations are certainly a minority as MANY do not feel the same. I was so happy to get out and find a company that truly cares about me.

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