Office Depot Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    They call you after you take put in the application. (They prefer online applications). When they call you they will tell you to come in and take an assessment. If you pass you will get a call back to interview most of the time it will be the store manager. I knew on the spot that I had the job. Sometimes they will wait and call you back.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Copy and Print Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    They're very strapped for copy and print employees, so even if you don't have any experience, there's a good chance you'll at least get an interview. A couple days after I submitted the online application, I received a call from the store manager asking me to come in and complete an online portion, similar to a personality test. I came in with jeans and a t-shirt on, and after completing the personality test, the manager asked if I would like to go ahead and do the interview now. After waiting for about twenty minutes, a department manager ushered me into the break room to start the first interview, which was about twenty minuted. I hadn't prepared at all for the interview, and since I had no work experience, I struggled to relate the work related questions to school experience. The interviewer was pretty casual and liked me a lot, and even though I was nervous, I was able to joke around with her a bit, which seemed to be the deciding factor in getting me to the next interview with the store manager. The store manager asked me a couple more behavioral type questions, but mostly talked about the company. She then asked if I could complete a drug test, to which I agreed. She shook my hand and said she looked forward to seeing me again.

    I doubt the interview process is this easy in other locations, but they definitely want someone positive, outgoing, and willing to work hard, and if that shines through in your interview, you'll probably get the job. The store manager has since changed, and he is a bit less casual than the one I interviewed with, but I'd still give this same advice.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral questions, pretty easy, but be prepared. Above all they seemed to want someone charismatic. "A time you overcame a challenge" was one I had trouble with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The store manager asked me what I expected to be paid. I told her minimum wage would have been fine ($7.25 in Texas) but she offered me $7.75. If you have experience in a copy center you should definitely negotiate for more
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    was not expecting to get hired but now i am in I am actually sad. Paid is so important to me because that is what us workers need. The interview is easy to get in but don't let them fool you. They will not agree to what they said and paid you as less as possible. It is just barely to minimum

    Interview Questions
    • when is your available and how can you not pass the basic test?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Office Depot in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone call from HR; more of a feel you out interview... the HR recruiter then scheduled a 1hr football interview via phone. After that, she's said she would forward my information on to the DM of the district. I got a call from the training store manager a week later and met that same week. A very informal interview; advised would heat from the DM within a week. I wad contacted by the DM - very chill interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Office Depot? What can you bring to the team?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Still pending negotiations; but I found out that the management postings are ' Lead ' positions. Expect Department manager pay.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two intervies with two different store managers. Typical behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Service Solutions Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with Larissa Nichols. Explained the job details and made me feel comfortable the entire time. She was very open to answering questions.

    Interview Questions
    • what would you do if a customer came in screaming at you about a product that wasn't purchased at your store, but they wanted you to fix the problem anyway?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Lowes Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very unorganized interview. First interview with HR, who happened to schedule my interview first thing during her shift. She was late to work and hence I had to wait for her. Second interview with department manager. No office space means we first had to find a space and then we were interrupted twice for her to deal with employee problems.

    Interview Questions
    • Usual retail interviews. Questions tend to focus on the negative such as "tell me about a mistake you made" " a time when a customer was upset" and so forth. Make sure to spin answer into something positive.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Several telephone interviews. Mock sales call. Face-to-face interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Customer Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Office Depot.

    Interview Details

    I walked in and got hired. had to tak a drug test and strated the following week

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Office Depot in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took assessment same day, and had an interview the next week. I was hired on the spot, and it was another week until I started.

    It was my first job and first interview; the store manager and one of the managers interviewed me, were nice, sent me out of the room for five minutes, and when I came back in, was hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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