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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    There is a phone screen from regional recruiter, phone interview from corporate HR, and one on one with DSM, and offer from Regional recruiter. The questions were about sales culture, driving service selling, solution selling, etc

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary range- they come in with your lowest dollar. So ask for what you want.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Claims Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I only got to my initial phone interview and decided that based on several factors, this company was NOT for me. The corporate recruiter failed to call me as scheduled a few times. When on the phone, she started going thru my work experience, but it was quickly evident that she didn't understand the terminology she was using and didn't understand the position. She then reads off a paper to give me very general information about the position, but doesn't ask if I have any questions. She makes assumptions about my work experience because she doesn't understand the position she's recruiting and the call ends. I found it to be a poor experience overall. No respect for my time when setting up a phone interview and not calling (several times) and I got the sense that she thought I was desperate for a job or something. I rescinded my application about 30 minutes after getting off the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your previous work experience...we went position by position.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through recruiter. 4 (!) phone screenings, some of them pretty technical, mostly relevant.
    Fifth interview was face to face in the office. Three rounds with different groups of people: developers, hiring manager, somebody in architecture. Moderately technical questions, often i was ask to tell about my experience with this or that, well, you can tell your story.
    My impression: exhausting, pretty awkward, either interviewers were shy to ask technical questions or didn't know what to ask. At the end, they came to understanding that i didn't have Oracle products stack in my resume - i found it ridiculous to go through 5 rounds of back and forth to find out the obvious.

    Interview Questions
    • Whole lot specific questions about JVM memory management...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Employee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    easy... The store is always 'running' a tight budget, So when he is looking for an employee, he really needs one. the turn over is high because they hire college students who do mind quitting when fed up. Policies are such that quitting is sometimes the only option

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    Fairly simple with the Sales Manager of the region. I received my first call from the recruiter. She had found my resume online on Monster. She phoned and we spoke at length. Then she setup and interview with the local manager. This took only a week or so. The interview was simple and lasted about 30 minutes. I received an offer letter about 1 week following the interview.

    Negotiation Details
    The first offer was acceptable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Customer Service Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Tried to apply online but a very terrible job search website. Had a friend who worked at the store talk to the manager who gave me the exact job number to apply for.

    Very average interview. Was being interviewed by manager in training and the store manager briefly stepped in to say hello. Extremely generic questions, interviewer got tired of the questions (obviously provided by corporate) and we just talked about general stuff regarding sales.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have any previous sales experience?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    I went in the store and asked for an application, the manager told me to apply online then call the store and as for her. I did that and I was called back two days later, went in for an interview the next week, it was pretty easy, be yourself. Plus the manager was pretty cool. Hired on the spot, started the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty basic. Nothing to be afraid of. Ex: What would you do if you gave an Idea to a customer and they said no... something like that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Headhunter contact me and prepare for interview. phone call interview, writing exam. Interview for twice, questions including multi-threading, ajax, jquery, database, JAVA architecture, java IO, Java Exceptions, Stringbuilder, JSP, servlet, Struts.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    Started by submitting application, I didn't hear anything back after 5 days and happened to stop by their location on a whim, I figured I was in the neighborhood and it'd have been a great opportunity to display my initiative for the job. I spoke with a store manager and he scheduled an interview for the next day. During the initial interview I was impressed by how well it went, I was asked hypotheticals and a lot about my background. It went awesome. He did me a huge favor by helping me get in touch with a store closer to home. An hour later I received a telephone call from said location and they wanted to set up another interview the next day. It was considered my second interview and it went exceptionally well. More questions about work history, asked to give examples of how I've demonstrated so and so, more hypotheticals. It all went smoothly and was offered the job on the spot. I enjoyed the interview process. Office Depot knows what they're doing.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give an example about a time in which you've tried your hardest to succeed and meet expectations but failed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I'm in line for a few more interviews this week, but I'm more than interested and enthused in joining the Office Depot Team. They seem like great, exceptional people.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Customer Experience Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesquite, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesquite, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Office Depot in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Assistant interviewed me and told me I was recommended for second interview. Never received the second interview at all. The manager just changed her mind. Misleading me and I was very qualified for the position. Also they seemed eager to have you there but that was not true either, because they never gave me a chance at what I know I could do.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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