So what do we think is next in terms of mid market for staples? This is all so uncertain and would love to hear others opinions.
What happened to the Sales directors (brothers) on the B2B side? I heard they were let go?
I have a good friend that’s pretty high up mentioning sales leadership is on the chopping block? Can anyone confirm?
Any news on the leadership change in Canada - have heard that they let go on MM? Any other changes? And who is running the show now? Assuming Staples Professional now reports to AG - is that right?
50%, 90%... What are your thoughts?
Got out right after the acquisition. Could see that “ the smartest guys in the room” had no idea how to run the b to b business! Guess they aren’t so smart after all!
A few weeks ago while in the office I heard a SDS person say he was going to fabricate a story about one of the SDS leadership and hopefully that will stop the changes in their organization. In all my years of work at Staples I was shocked that... — read more
How nasty it can get for non compliance of new 3 days a week "work from office" rule? Could this policy be be a sly backdoor route to enforce a silent RIF? (Terminate people without severance for even the slightest non compliance?) Or is it just a... — read more
Saw a report today that shows Inside Salea business planned headcount and variance headcount. I’m assuming the ones in Negative are new roles they want to fill and the ones positive are ones they need to eliminate. Problem is it shows job codes... — read more
Hope y’all are prepared for what’s about to happen. It’s been a long time coming. Soon there will be the next mass lay off that we all act so blind sided from
The $1 billion dividend payout from the debt Sycamore saturated Staples with will be a conversation again.
Brandan Bush was exited from the company today. Usually layoffs start at the top and go to the bottom… anyone have insight?
It's been a fun ride. I survived several layoffs, several managers, A LOT of changes and today is my day. After almost 17 years and giving Staples everything I have, the biggest mistake was trusting the fact I had security. I never gave much to... — read more
Several senior reps have already left or are leaving. Others are actively looking for other work. STS had a stellar year last year so what did management do? They change the comp plan and now most everyone is on a sales plan. If it ain't broke, why... — read more
I'm long gone from Staples and have fond memories but understand that times have changed. With so much uncertainty and so many issues being surfaced, what keeps you at Staples?
Does anyone know how “revolutionizing sales and support” will effect the humans supporting sales??
They released their new campaign, "Business is Human" now they are doing everything they can to show employees humans don't matter. All full time work from home employees are being told they need to be hybrid employees! There were hundreds of... — read more
Hi, Is there any update on the layoffs planned for this Summer or Fall? Please let us know here
Today our fearless leader, Chris Knuelle, laid us off. He must have been well rested after a week in Mexico. Nice guy. But truly . He has no idea what he’s doing. Yusef and Joes team have a few heavy hitters that keep Chris’s job in place. And the... — read more
Any news on how the 3rd party furniture delivery/installs are going? Would love to know how that worked out. I wonder how the damaged product and lack of install experience worked out for Staples.
Are the July lay offs for retail or NAD? Both?
I heard that a VP let something slip. He said we were in the process of being sold and it’s in motion as of 4/25
Can customers cash out rewards for money or gift cards in store? I’m with outside sales and we lose many deals because companies have Staples Credit cards. Although we can beat the pricing I heard a rumor customers can cash out rewards for money. Is... — read more
Unless you know for sure, please don't scare people for no reason. We are stressed out as it is.
I don't know anything but.... All HR docs were recently updated, engagement survey pushed, lots of HR activity, and sales down everywhere! Will it happen before or after start of Q2? Look for those early morning surprise 15 min. meetings! Good... — read more
Anyone hear the rumor AMs in inside sales are seeking legal advice from a well known attorney for the lack of coaching from the management team. The leadership team doesn't even provide coaching and expect you to guide yourself to a solution or... — read more
Anyone hear about the raises this year? What percentage? When does it go in effect?
Are we getting rid of the Credit card? Someone told me we aren’t accepting new apps but still honoring existing or is that wrong?
Heard rumors of lay offs happening this week at the corporate office. Has anyone heard of this about to happen?
Can somebody please tell me if all of the Staples locations are currently experiencing a slowdown in business and a decline in sales, or is that just us? We are at the stage where the situation is, mildly put, alarming. I am very concerned about the... — read more
Brick and mortar finally coming to an end!
They want to focus on conversion but with fillers keep going up in pogs how do you expect to comp if you dont sell products just services
Awful place to work I worked there for 25 years started as a cashier all the way to general manager I gave this company everything I had for a lot of years for what quite 6 months ago never realized what it was like to work for a new company that... — read more
Were there more cuts this week?
Heard there was a reorg of some of Staples businesses and there was a layoff of certain positions. Any idea of the # and who was affected?
Does anyone know how many Staples stores are left in the US?
I am ending out 2022 very well. I am a Senior Network Engineer and my pay for 2023 is increasing around 40%. Some of this was done through some personal maneuvering and others I just had the right ears. Helps when you have the right manager who will... — read more
Start looking and get your resume updated. A Framingham meeting Friday has sparked conversations regarding downsizing over the next 45-60 days
Of your own destiny. EOM.
Anyone would care to chime in with a prediction about potential Staples layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?