Avis d'employé sur Bureau en gros
Started strong, devolved into horror
What began as a great experience (entirely thanks to a great managerial team) devolved quickly with managerial changes that eventually saw our GM changed for a former manager of ours that cherry-picked who he liked and what work he did and who refused to help our very busy and often swamped Copy Center. It got to the point that on some weekends, our sole cashier came to help whenever she could and although I tried every time, I always ended up giving up on calling for help on the store-wide speakers because he was supposed to be my help but he never ever came. Later, I was nearly cheated out of bereavement leave by another manager and as a GM, he brushed away my formal complaint and sided with the manager, to whom I had given multiple chances to tell me the truth. That manager insisted that the time would be taken from my meager vacation time when the official HR website clearly stated that I was allowed 3 paid days of bereavement leave. In fact, the only reason I wasn't screwed over was thanks to one amazing and trustworthy manager who, at the time, managed our paychecks. Add to that the minimum wage salary, few opportunities and only managerial ones to be found, nearly impossible to get the status required to get benefits... While I was there, I saw the store become more and more understaffed and transfer to a managerial team led by yes-men who didn't care about the employees. What started as a great team eventually became a spinning door with great employees quitting en masse. Staples just became a really bad place to work that could no longer justify the horrible salary - plus...
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Équilibre vie professionnelle / personnelle
Salaire / avantages sociaux
Sécurité de l'emploi / évolution de carrière
Every area of the store is different so I can only speak for the department I worked in which was Copy and Print. To be honest it was mentally exhausting. The amount of work that is expected of you with unrealistic goals and expectations. Like a small store is expected to make the same goal as a store twice the size with only half the foot traffic. There is little to no recognition or encouragement. It's very much a "look how other stores in your district are doing. Why aren't you as good as them. You have to do better" I consistently feel like I'm fighting head office over little things because they do not understand anything about Newfoundland. Don't get me wrong it's not all bad. The staff was great and they would have little fun days and events for staff. But they were few and far between.
Great Benefits, chance for growth within the company
Low Wages, Mentally Exhausting, Unrealistic expectations in certain areas
The staff at any Staples I have had the pleasure of working in, are amazing! The management are great and really listen to your needs. The head office could take some notes... For the jobs you are required to do, the pay could be better.
Staff Days (free lunch, parties)