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Office Depot Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
260 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company is well focus to create customer service as their number goal (in 67 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule - Basically get to create you own schedule (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is not concerned with anyone developing their career (in 71 reviews)

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results like the company wants (in 66 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    There are zero pro's in this position. The only one I can muster is that it makes you appreciate whatever job you have more after this one.

    Cons

    There is nothing good about this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My mom said if I have nothing nice to say, don't say anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Pay Is Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Not a difficult job, Managable by all ages.

    Cons

    Paying your bills on their wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more for quality employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stay Away. Run Away. The Absolute Worst.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist/Freight Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist/Freight Specialist

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    You get to keep tabs on technology as it comes out. That is literally the only thing I liked about working here over a period of 4 years at two different stores.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Low pay, unrealistic expectations, **Management that talks down to its employees**, little to no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they are mature and reasoning people and maybe you won't have such a high turn over rate of employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work all the shifts no one else wants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist/Freight Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist/Freight Specialist

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    Good store layout and clean facilty

    Cons

    The employees do not want to assist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote team work among associates and rotate nites/weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    So unethical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your manager is too busy playing video games to bother you...

    Cons

    Your manager will lie to your face and have to lie to your customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat good people better. live your core values.

  7.  

    Sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hot Springs, AR

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro was the other sales associates were great to work with.

    Cons

    Your job revolves around how many rewards cards and "item of the week" items you sell. Customer service/customer satisfaction doesn't matter to management as b long as they have their sales numbers to report up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting so much emphasis on selling rewards cards a focus on getting repeat business from your customer base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The company was run poorly especially the tech department where I was working.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    The company cut commission from 20% to 5% and only paid minimum wage and never help the tech department which they said they would. Just a poorly run operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your tech department they are worth a lot more than you give them credit for. They bring in a lot of money for your company and you treat them like they are nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    If you want a thankless job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Constant Learning experience.
    Education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Terrible management.
    Terrible Pay.
    No loyalty.
    The management will stab you in the back, if it will save their own job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your dedicated employees, before your managers create a lawsuit.
    Employees are just as important as your customers, and you should appreciate the ones that put their time and effort into the job. Cutting all Full time employees for part timers is a poor business model, and doesn't work for your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overlooked and underpaid by management because of race or gender

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Tech Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    this was a great place to work. until.....office depot and office max merge. since the merge this company has really gone down hill. office max employees has coming into the corp environment and basically they are pushing the remaining office depot employees out the door. and for as contract employees contractor are treated like garbage they are disrespected and treated like they are not human. I am a contractor at the corp office been there for about 1 yr..in it/ information security and there was some recent change in management. in which was not a good thing for me. because my new manager is out of the military. and he has no people skills and he has shown me that me doesnt care for people of color like myself. so.. i am currently seeking employment outside of office depot/office max. because i am sure i am the next target. because i am currently the only employee left of color.

    Cons

    lack of communication between management and staff. if you are not kissing butt. you will not advance within the company. if you are a contractor of color. forget about ever being consider for becoming a permanent employee it just will not happen. if have witness this happen on many occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate the negative racist manager in IT/INFOSEC. its not right what this guy (JS) is doing to employees because of there race/ gender.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They Don't care about people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    None. They have become a cut throat company with no morals

    Cons

    Everything. They have become a cut throat company with no morals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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