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Avoid At All Costs
Staples has spent the last several years cutting costs at the expense of quality of life for their employees, especially management. I worked a minimum of 50-60 hours per week, something that is not at all uncommon for most Staples managers. The overtime is unpaid, and no lieu time was given. I worked in a store that operated 16 hours a day with only myself and the general manager, meaning we never worked together. The third management position was intentionally left unfilled by the Divisional Manager, seemingly to reduce operating costs. My manager was unable to observe my performance to provide me with coaching, and I was unable to observe how he performed his job. This created a situation in which I felt unable to grow into a new position with the company. Many of the managers I knew had no work/life balance, and health problems were rampant. In my exit interview, the HR rep I spoke with was completely unsurprised at my reasons for leaving (overwork, mainly) and said that the HR department had been hearing the same thing a lot lately. I was at least the 9th manager in Toronto to quit that year. The work itself might have been okay had anyone been given the resources they needed to succeed. Instead, executive management policies left store management and associates alike feeling stressed, unappreciated, and taken advantage of.
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Équilibre vie professionnelle / personnelle
Salaire / avantages sociaux
Sécurité de l'emploi / évolution de carrière
While I was there I was promised a company that valued work/life balance, the safety and happiness of its staff and a great sales culture. What I got was bullied, harassed and backstabbing, the push to put my job in front of my family, and my mental health, and an environment that breeds drama and segregation. Managers were cruel and would lead staff to make the complaints they wanted to hear so they could fire someone. Do not work here if you think this is going to be a great place for advancement. Or if you believe they will value you.
Working at Staples was one of my first management jobs It was a great experience and the management team worked well together and made working there a wonderful experience.
Interaction with staff and customers
At the tiem hard to find staff
I had amazing coworkers, and usually good management. However, the company itself doesn't care much for their employees, and the pay is very low considering the expectations - management was usually nice, but limited in what they could do to help/support us. We were either understaffed or overstaffed, which led to employees staying way after close to clean up and prepare for the next day (particularly for supervisors and managers), or part-time employees only working one shift a week. However, I liked the work I did in the print centre, and personally found it pretty fun. Honestly, its a pretty good place for a part-time or temporary job, but not really worth trying to move up in the company if you value spending time with friends and family.
Nice coworkers, decent discounts
Messy hours, company doesn't care about you