Office Depot Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Pros
  • The customer service oriented approach they have to selling works once you get the hang of it but it can be difficult at first (in 67 reviews)

  • You can negotiate a flexible 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 the company wants/ (in 66 reviews)

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  1. great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller Supervisor/Head Teller in Harahan, LA
    Former Employee - Teller Supervisor/Head Teller in Harahan, LA

    I worked at Office Depot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent workplace to work in

    Cons

    there were no problems a all


  2. Sales associate/ freight team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oswego, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oswego, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the store I was in all coworkers are very friendly, store manager had alot of patient but once I got the hang of my job it was all down hill.

    Cons

    When Max and Depo merge my store close and I had to move out and look for another job

    Advice to Management

    One of the best. Store manager was preview military so it was always a diferent work experience


  3. Teacher's Assistant

    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist? Retail in South Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist? Retail in South Miami, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are free to do as you please. There is no commute. You can work in shorts and a T-shirt. No one looks over your shoulder. You can write off a small portion of your home office expenses on your taxes. Your employer usually compensates you for incidental expenses. If you are married or have children at home, this type of work situation could be especially convenient for you.

    Cons

    It takes a phenomenal amount of self-discipline to start work when you know you don't have to be at the office by 8 a.m. You are the only person around all day, so there is no outside pressure to be busy. You must be entirely self-motivated. You miss out on the camaraderie that stems from working with others day after day. There are no coworkers to go to lunch with. You can never escape the office and go home, because you are already there. Working from home can be messy and can take up an entire spare room in your home. You don't get face time with your coworkers, so it is more difficult to find out about new projects you might be interested in. The boss can't see that you are working hard or putting in extra hours, so you are judged more on the numbers than your work ethic and other intangible factors. There is a danger of putting in too many hours or overworking. As improbable as this might sound, imagine that it's 11 p.m. and you suddenly have a panic attack about work. It's all too easy to go into your home office and work until 1 a.m.


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    Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and diverse staff.

    Cons

    Unsure future due to merger with Staples after recent acquisition of OMAX.

    Advice to Management

    Too quickly advertised that the CEO took such a large sum of money to give up the firm.


  6. Great job to have

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time

    Pros

    It's easy and laid back. Love my co workers!

    Cons

    Low pay and always on your feet.


  7. Decent Work Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant/Print Services Supervisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant/Print Services Supervisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Local management is supportive of staff with the mantra to "take care of the customer," allowing a lot of flexibility in serving the customer's needs.

    Cons

    Like any retail environment, there are going to be customers who feel especially privledged or entitled to "breaks" or service beyond what is reasonable. There seems to be a new emphasis every week or so and new recognitions appear but none seem to follow through very long.


  8. Depending on Location

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, not too busy

    Cons

    Not too busy, very seasonal


  9. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time

    Pros

    Excellent management, Great training methods at the store and plenty of resources available to grow as an associate

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as it can be and the commission could be higher for what we have to go through to get those sales


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. The benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    The downsides to working for the company is the lack of stability due to the changes the company is making


  11. Copy Print Associate

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    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Associate in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Associate in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Office Depot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. work is relaxing sometimes

    Cons

    hard to get any sort of pay increase ever.



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