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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Specialist I Interview

Customer Service Specialist I
Columbia, SC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Office Depot in July 2009.

Interview Details – The process is fairly simple. I applied in person with a paper application. This has changed to an online application with the same exact format. Then I came in to take an "Assessment Test" and was called back a few days later. The interview was basic. I recommend dressing business casual when taking the test and for the interview.

Interview Question – Am I willing to fulfill their expectations?   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Schaumburg, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in March 2009.

Interview Details – I had one interview. The process was quick, I got an immediate offer.

Interview Question – Focused more on my grocery background than my computer sales and management background.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I requested a higher salary that I did not get. Salary I received was appropriate for the position.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Birmingham, AL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in November 2012.

Interview Details – Completed an online application two days later got a call from the Store Manager. Interview was scheduled for the next day. Was hired within a weeks time.

Interview Question – What would you do if I was out to lunch and there was an irate customer asking for me?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Signal Hill, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Office Depot in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied for position online. Went through automated assessment which includes a few vague situational questions that left me unsure of what they were looking for. Received a call a couple weeks later from HR. The woman was screening for applicants that she felt were qualified to move on to a live interview. I was asked to come in after she confirmed that my profile fit the position. (To be honest, she seemed to be a bit of an 'air head'). Next interview was with someone from HR. Meeting was brief. Then met with an assistant general manager. He was well-rehearsed with canned questions regarding "what would you do if...?" and "when you made a mistake how did you fix it?" He didn't appear to be listening to my answers. In fact, most of the time I had to sit and listen to him brag about how successful he was and, basically, 'this place couldn't run without me' kind of attitude. I thought, "if this is the person I'm going to be reporting to, maybe I should just keep looking." The ego was too much. It's been a few weeks and I haven't heard back. And, in reality, I hope I don't.

Interview Question – If you review the basic behavioral questions that most companies ask and have an experience to share you will be way ahead of the person that interviewed me. But be prepared to listen to a lot of egotistical bragging. It's unreal.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Houston, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Office Depot.

Interview Details – Before you get called in forja interview you have to take a test on a compter. You probably already know this test.. It's where they ask you a series of 'what would you do if.....' type questions. If you pass those questions then you will get a call back for an interview. Got called back within a few days for a face to face interview with the assistant manager and was asked the simple regular questions. Told that they where going to interview some more and then they would make a decision. Got a call a couple days later with a job offer.

Interview Question – Because of being a sales position i was asked to demonstrate how to sale a computer on the spot. Not really difficult but it was unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Transportation Analyst Interview

Transportation Analyst
Boca Raton, FL

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot.

Interview Details – They take forever to get back to you for an interview. Was promised an interview and they never called and would pick up the phone and not be able to answer any questions


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Office Depot in February 2012.

Interview Details – I had two interviews in the same day first one was with the general manager where he basically asked me simple questions that I aced like in no time after the interview I did a computer assessment where I had to score 70 or more which I did because I was asked to return for a 2nd interview in the afternoon with a department manager where he basically asked me the same questions as the general manager the only thing that was different was that I had to sell him something from the store and I did he walked to the back got a form and sent me or a drug test after saying they will hire me I just need to pass this test

Interview Question – Do you have sale experience? I said yes He then said sell me this pen and I sure sold it to him   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation was out of it because I tried to the pay rate and the manager told me its minimum wage


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Columbia, MD

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Office Depot in January 2009.

Interview Details – Pretty standard. Panel interview.

Interview Question – I do not recall any specific questions that were particularly difficult or unexpected. Pretty standard interview process.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pretty much here is the pay - did not negotiate


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot.

Interview Details – After a resume drop, I was notified that I made the 2nd round and sent a long written questionnaire. A week or two later I had 2 phone interviews with HR and then a phone interview with a senior manager in the department I would be working with. Typical questions for the most part, it seemed to be more of a cultural fit interview. There was also a background check and drug test.

Interview Question – Have you ever been faced with an ethical problem in the workplace? Describe.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Dayton, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Office Depot in August 2010.

Interview Details – Screening interview follows the same questions as all HR departments ask. The RM interview was intensive with no typical questions. Interview was all about customer loyalty and culture. She did most of the talking as I was Recruited from another company she promised lots and in the end delivered very little besides a really good salary.

Interview Question – She was very direct on relationships with previous managers and how well I woked with them on a one to one bases and on my own. She would not take the standard answers and wanted to know about the previous RM's personal l habits as well as their professional styles.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They stared the offer at 58 and we got to 70 before the agreement. It was all handed in the interview n wait no calls to HR for Approval.

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