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Productive and full of activities
Over all the experience was good. The sub ordinates were rude with the junior staff and share less knowledge with them. Where else, the senior management were cooperative but at end they would definitely listen to their permanent staff
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Équilibre vie professionnelle / personnelle
Salaire / avantages sociaux
Sécurité de l'emploi / évolution de carrière
Nice working environment, cafeteria was amazing
I have been working for Staples for over 15 years! The company has changed in the last 3 years after being purchased by Sycamore. No longer do they care about people! It is all about whether the RVP likes you, she has issues with anyone who has been around 10 years+. Work long hours and not appreciated. The retail managers have not received increase in 2019 or 2020, last year due to poor results and min wage increases this year due to Covid. 2021 will probably be another reason given by HR and Operations. The company needs to give its head a shake as they have been really good at driving away some really good managers over the last couple of years, perhaps that is the goal? If you want to be managed under a microscope and feel stressed out than this is the place for you! They no longer care about people, new philosophy is if you don’t like it leave we can replace you!
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.
Staples is a fun place to work at. All staff members are super chill and will answer any questions you chuck at them. The most enjoyable part of staples is when you get to release co2 from exchanged emptied soda-stream canisters and laugh at your coworkers that are jealous, or putting clearance stickers/labels on products.