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STAPLES in Saskatoon was a good place to work. The managers were pretty reasonable and I got along well with my coworkers. Sometimes it could be stressful, especially when dealing with impatient or irascible customers, or during BTS (Back to School) season. Also the wages weren't great--they started me at just about minimum wage from what I remember. But as I was only working part-time while going to school that was fine for me.
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Good coworkers, managers, generally fun work
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Weird hours, pay wasn't great
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Generally a stressful experience no matter which department, in technology people will harangue you for their own lack of informity, and even when you have a satisfying experience helping the one sane person you met that shift then you're obliged to push services they don't need or the corporate program that's being waved around this week. Could've been the good coworkers and single good supervisor that kept me there for a few years while finishing up at Algonquin, but looking back it was so much more stress than it was worth. I learned something about most everything from print to tech to aisles, but it was print that was the worst. No one appreciates the work that goes into that department, not managers, not customers. A thankless position without adequate pay or recognition. It was a supervisor kept that place running singlehandedly, and without him I would've quit as soon as I joined the Print Team.With the advent of Covid, social distancing and increased cleaning and face coverings became the norm. Well, I'll be honest, there was no time made available to clean. It was not the safest feeling in the world coming to work, where customers are not listening to guidelines, and then we aren't given the time to ensure we aren't getting whatever they have. That aside I wouldn't apply unless you're out of other options.
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they pay minimum wage, better than volunteering right?
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Lack of ability to train, to organize and implement a retail experience, lack of ability to responsibly follow covid safety and cleaning procedures.
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Not worth it, support is not here. Will pretend to be there and when it matters they don’t help. Extremely high demands to meet sale goals and zero reward for doing it not even a real pat on the back
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Good work life absolutely nothing else
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You need to do everything and no one cares or thanks you for going way above and beyond
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Excellent Experience working with management and sales associate. Learning about business orientation of staffing and the Service associated with the situation.
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The job was pretty simple to be honest. As long as you have a decent knowledge about technology and a good sales attitude you will get decent numbers. The down side is there is no commission which results in no real reason to sell
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no commission
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Great retail environment. Wide variety of merchandise. Lots of electronics. Learned a lot about retail. Enjoyed the sales aspect of the job. Overall good experience.
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Whether long shifts or short shifts, slow days or fast paced days, it's never boring in staples. Staff are fun to be around, and management is great.
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Never a dull moment
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Rude customers
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employees are actively tasked to try and up-sell on add-on's for customers that they may not necessarily need. even on smaller products that dont need it, or that would be cheaper to replace outright instead of buying the warranty.
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Bureau en gros offers different positions to suit your strengths. It has a nice break room and the floor stays clean. Depending on your position, your days will be full of customer interaction.
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Just as the title says, if your manager is great: you will have an amazing job and vice-versa. Hope that you don't have to face the situation like coronavirus and stuff or you will soon see the bad side of the upper management, who kinda suck at communication with employees and benefits as well. Typical day: 1-You enter the sales floor. 2- It is super slow --> you do all extra tasks like cleaning the isles and stuff. It gets busy --> Now you have to handle 2 customers at once (not stressful though). 3- Some associates can be toxic, but it is 1/10 and hence no issues. 4- Most enjoyable part: When you upsell (relevant products) and all goes well. 5- Management: My General manager is great, Upper management: Cant' say much good about those guys (Neutral to bad).
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Staples is a great company to work for. The managers are very supportive and they genuinely want you to excel. I am enjoying every moment working with staples. The only drawback about the company is the low wage paid to associate.
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Staples is a incredible first job possibility. Everyone who works there is kind and friendly, the management is dependable and supportive. The work anticipated of you while you are there is honest and easy to finish. You might be capable of learning quickly as the Staples team trains you in person.
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Overall it was good. If you work hard and meet target, there are some decent pay bonuses. They do regional contests regularly. It's a great job if you like people, and know your product. My only complaint is that our store went through 2 store managers in a little over a year. This created some instability as systems and procedures were regularly being changed.
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I loved being able to assist customers with their technology and stationery needs in many capacities. The management was always positive and encouraging and constantly showed ways to improve.
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Part-time benefits after 3 months
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Large store to acclimate to
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dealing with all types of customers from thieves to business-men in suits the staff is usually friendly, polite and diverse lots of communication skills are learned here come in dressed nicely and try to have a 1 on 1 talk with a manager. Give them your resume and have a separate page with your availability this job is great for those seeking part time work while pursuing education working here in managerial positions can be a rewarding experience or it can be a nightmare, depends on the day. Supervisor positions are under-paid and moving up to manager requires leadership skills and patience.
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Pros: -flexible schedule -relaxed environment -friendly coworkers -training is easy to understand Cons: -part associates not guaranteed hours; shifts can be cut severely during periods of slow business.
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A toxic workplace overall. The company practices bullying and is condescending to all. Concepts of team are discouraged, patronage through fear is encouraged.
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It's nice having people who are friendly to work with. Though for the amount of time we have been left under-staffed you'd think they'd pay us more considering we still manage to achieve all of our sales goals. While they do offer what is called the "team bonus" it hardly amounts to much at the end of the day. It also doesn't help that some of the systems that they use are outdated to a point where it makes working even a challenge. They run their terminals off of computers that should have been left in the 2000's resulting in numerous slow-downs, and their kronos scheduling system is the worst. Constantly not working for mobile devices. I loved my time there though, I just wish they'd give us better compensation and better tools to work with.
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i work here part time in school days and full time on holiday. i learned a lot from staples. i took responsibility in cash register, returns, and reserve online pick up. the management and culture is also amazing. print and marketing section is a little hard. other than that, everything is perfect.
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I enjoyed my time at staples. I appreciated staples university online training program. It taught valuable skills about selling in the retail environment. Management always encouraged further training and product knowledge and development with kind and encouraging support. The only downside is the wage. It was minimum wage and the benefits, for part-timers were only okay. If you love helping people with technical support then this is the job for you.
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If you're in high school I would suggest staples because of their flexible work hours, especially during the summer when it is back to school season when they need the most help. The wage and raises are not so good. Any other retail job would give better raises.
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