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Office Depot Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,399 Reviews
2.8
1,399 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Positive attitudes and customer service create an upbeat work environment (in 57 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is heavily weighted towards life; working from home readily accepted (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is not concerned with anyone developing their career (in 64 reviews)

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results like the company wants (in 63 reviews)

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  1.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning Opportunities, growth opportunities. Upper management seems to be open to suggestions.
    Very dynamic teams. Smart people. Great work environment.

    Cons

    The company has a hierarchical structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little less hierarchical, the company is trying to change and is trying to appeal to younger customers. Would be great to promote more flexibility when it comes to decision making.
    Need to differentiate from Staples and Office Max.
    Great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great real world, internship experience in corporate environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    fortune 500 company, real world experience, networking, good pay

    Cons

    internship project not very well defined

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship Review at Office Depot Global Headquarters

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Hands on experience, interaction and complete task with contingent workers in Guatemala and India. International travel was offered for a week in Guatemala. Manager was available all the time. Manager provided technical skills. Working in a conference room with Manager and Sr. Finance Analyst. Opportunity to meet almost all the senior executives. One on one with Senior Vice President, Directors of Business Transformation. Great pay with great working environment. Information sessions by Senior Exec was helpful to learn more on the operations of various department/business functions. Project building experience. Great team players

    Cons

    Difficult process to transition from internship to full time employments. Interns have to ask for offer in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Interns need to lean to do more hands on work and network. So be available like in summer 2012 for upcoming generations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Office Depot Intern - GREAT internship program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Hands-on Work
    -Many networking opportunities
    -Opportunities to meet executive committee
    -Beautiful office space
    -Social events for interns
    -Looks great on resume
    -Great pay

    Cons

    Truly no cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Office Depot is a great place to start off

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    Current Employee - CSS II, Copy Center  in  Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - CSS II, Copy Center in Edmond, OK

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with. Mainly the managers at my store, 2085. The training was very helpful.

    Cons

    Some of the customers are rude, but that comes with the field of sales. The training was helpful, but long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks... for helping us in the cleaning of the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very fun experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker and Sales Associate  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Stocker and Sales Associate in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Office Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - management very easy to talk to
    - work environment is relaxed, though customers are given attention
    - discount for employees worth it

    Cons

    - sometimes overnight shifts are necessary for stockers due to sheer amount of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to expand, consider sales of more technology products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT MANAGEMENT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have never worked for a better management team. They are caring, yet efficient.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are slack, and some , such as myself go over and beyond to have the store looking great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the employees that are not completing there responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Office Depot is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    professional environment, business customers, fair pay

    Cons

    open avaialablility, back to school, black friday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow employees more leadway on schedle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Office Depot: A Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    The pro's of working at Office Depot is that every that I have come into contact with is so friendly! Also, the managers are really nice & on my second day on the job every knows my name. I love the fact that we use walkies to communicate, it makes things so conveniant. The training is great because it's 100% hands on- you watch for just a few minutes and then you actually start running the register but help IS NEVER far away. I love working here!

    Cons

    The only down side for me is the pay. They I have 1 year of retail exp. (5mo of that was a leader position) and they started me out at .65 over minimum wage, but that is my only con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job of running things, giving feed back, and making new employees welcome and thank you for being so patient with new employees!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    Excellent work environment; very flexible schedule; major global corporation experience

    Cons

    While pay is good, benefits seem to be less than at other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine what differentiates the company from competitors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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