Office Depot Interview Questions in Atlanta, GA

Updated May 1, 2015
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    Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Office Depot (Fayetteville, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Me and the manager kept in touch for weeks until the interview. However, on the day of the interview, he neglected to tell me that he went out of town and he never told anyone that I was coming in. Because of that, the employee who ended up interviewing me didn't have my information like my resume and application and it was a waste of time. After that, I kept calling the manager back to reschedule but I was always put on hold or I was hung up on. Overall, it was a very negative experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you hear about this job?   1 Answer
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    Pricing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot (Norcross, GA).

    Interview

    Phone screening. Must know about Office Depot and business(Research). Then there are 2 additional interviews in office with management.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your weakness/strength?
      How well do you work on teams? Individually?
      What motivates you?
      Where do you see yourself in 5years?
      Career goals? - Want to see that you want to stay in the job for a while.
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate. I do not think it is an option.

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    Costumer Care Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newnan, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot (Newnan, GA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Went in One day asked if they were Hiring and Was speaking to the manager and didn't even know. She asked me if I had any experience And I said Yes. She told me to apply And I did. After that I came the same day and did a Costumer Service Survey. About Three Days Later I had an Interview She said I need to have another Interview And she said She was very impressed . A week later I has another Interview and The Friday after I was Called in to be sent for a drug test,

    Interview Questions

    • Explain A TIME WHERE I experienced a great time I had Great Costumer service.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    NO. Negotiations. Excellent Benefits.

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    Any Open - Cashier, Front End, Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cumming, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot (Cumming, GA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online 6/3 - did not get a call until 6/18 to ask me if I could come in for a personality test. I came in later that week to do the computer personality test in store (literally standing at the front desk, about 120 questions that are situational and characteristics mostly about theft and dishonesty). This test is not hard and is repetitive.

    The next monday I got a call back saying I passed the test, he even told me the areas that I did not do well in and my score (95%). He asked me to come in for an interview the next day. I came in and interviewed one on one with the assistant manager. He was very laid back and joking the whole time. Was simple questions like where I have worked, why I want to work there, why did I leave my previous jobs, do I get along well with other employees (b/c they have jealous people at that store??- what he said), explained what positions they needed and that they like to cross train so everyone knows how to do everything. He asked how much I wanted to start at, and if I would move on that. I said no and asked for 8.50 since thats what I am currently paid elsewhere. (was not pressure at all, stay firm!) - He asked about my availability and when I would be able to work. Than he gave me a form for a drug test and background consent form to fill out and told me to do the drug test asap to expedite the process.

    I got drug tested that day. It took about 24 hours to get the results in, I passed.
    The background check (since I do not have a record) took about 24 hours as well.

    I called him to tell him I took the test and he told me he would call me when the background test came back. He called the next day and scheduled a 2nd interview with the store manager.

    I came in two days later and talked with the 2nd manager. These were mostly situational questions (A little harder but still simple) such as name a time you had a hard customer, a good experience with a customer, why I left other jobs (more in depth- they are really curious about this one), how much selling experience I have, he picked an object and asked me how I would sell it (such as biking shorts) - asked what I do in my current job, my availability, when I could start, how many hours I would expect and than he got to wages and said that since I get paid 8.50 currently and with my 5+ years of customer service and retail experience that he would match that but to keep it on the down low with other employees since normally you cannot start much over minimum wage. He offered me the position, and scheduled to start Monday.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiating. They asked how much I expect to receive. I told them 8.50. They asked if I was firm on that, I said yes. I think the only reason they did not argue though was because my experience so if you are less experienced, in the 2nd interview I believe they would probably say what they want to start you at and you have the choice to accept the offer or not.

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Smyrna, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Office Depot (Smyrna, GA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Just like any other interview in retail. Very easy interview but Office Depot focus only on making the customer happy so any questions like that come up you will know how to answer them. The customer could be dead wrong but they will make them happy

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle and outrate customer who was wrong?   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot (Atlanta, GA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    discussed past jobs, asked questions about different situation I had encountered, easy interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Attempted to negotiate, was told they were "allowed" to give a higher amount (later found this not to be completely true)

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    Intergated Acoount Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot (Atlanta, GA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the recuriter as she saw my resume onlin. I interviewed with the recruiter on the phone, then a skills test with a outsourced company. I had to do a role play and a written test portion. I then intervied with the Director of the program. About two weeks later, I was offered the postion.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was none. Everyone is paid the same.

  9.  

    Customer Service Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Office Depot (Atlanta, GA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    They called me and told me to come in for an interview. The interview was not intimidating at all, just a few basic questions. Impress them, it's easy. They give you a drug test if your good. The say "we will get back to you" if you weren't.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you done in your past jobs that you think makes you a good fit for Office Depot and it's values   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate. I was 16 and pining for a job I really needed one. My mother had just lost her job and we were not able to take care of simple things. I took base salary at $7.35, worst decision I ever made.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lilburn, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Office Depot (Lilburn, GA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring manager will call and schedule an interview during that week he/she contacted you. They essential carry a list of questions about your achievements made, knowledge prior to applying for the job, dealing with customer issues, and resolving disputes. If they feel you have a potential for the position, a second interview is scheduled with the store manager. It is his/her final decision for employment. After a successful interview, he/she will hand over paperwork for drug testing. Finally, they send you on store tour to know where things are and scan IDs for record purposes. All uniform attire is ordered online. None is provided.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you name a situation where you have had problem and the steps you took to solve it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Pay and uniforms were not negotiable. You either took it or moved on. The positions description was set with no changes allowed.

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    Integrated Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot (Norcross, GA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    The interview was a phone interview with the Office Depot hiring manager, then with a company called Apexx which was a role play, then a skills test, and the final interview was a panel interview with the District Sales Manager, HR and the Regional Sales Manager. This job was told it was going to be one thing, but then we were told we were going to be hourly employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you overcame a challenge when a customer said no   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. It is what it is, and we have to do what we do. WE were told by HR if we did not like the job or if it was not a good fit then quit and become a customer. this was on the 2nd week of the job.

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