Office Depot Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
1,465 Reviews
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1,465 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good customer service skills training and overall good experience for further retail Jobs (in 65 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is heavily weighted towards life; working from home readily accepted (in 24 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 67 reviews)

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  1.  

    Post Merger

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    It is a very casual environment

    Cons

    Lots of internal struggles with integrating processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop passing the buck and take ownership of the situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Office Depot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Rules rules rules rules rules

    Cons

    Terrible pay/compensation, do too much work and not commensurate with pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tight knit family-like environment, just pay better

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    My store manager was very motivated to make sales and constantly encouraged us to upsale and try to become better salesmen

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very laidback and relaxed environment, good temporary job or student job

    Cons

    You're just another employee to the office depot franchise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    6 years in at Office Depot

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

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management takes their job seriously and Office Depot puts effort into moving their managers careers along.

    Cons

    High turn over with hourly associates. Most are college students just waiting to move on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Incredible time spent here in this fun, results-driven, progressive sales environment.

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

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company values are solid and non-negotiable. Merger is going much smoother than anticipated with synergies already being realized. Opportunities are always available for innovative, hard working employees.

    Cons

    Although it has improved greatly during my tenure, our advertising and brand recognition continue to come in second place to our largest competitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An company that has offered opportunities to advance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Inglewood, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Inglewood, CA

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn galore. Good management that has worked with scheduling for education. Am not limited to one area of sales.

    Cons

    Hard to hire reliable people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I loved the people I loved with we were all like family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved talking the different people

    Cons

    the was really not a bad place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more one on more with the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A very great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, the pay is good.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may work long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more, work on more pay raises.

  10.  

    Rewarding Opportunities with Plenty of Chances for Career Growth

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

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, and pay

    Cons

    Like any big company, it can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    DM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    What a great global company

    Cons

    Growth continues to be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great future outlook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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