Office Depot Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Birmingham, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Signal Hill, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Signal Hill, CA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Transportation Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. 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

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard. Panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Have you ever been faced with an ethical problem in the workplace? Describe.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Service Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Office Depot in June 2011.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Attempted to negotiate, was told they were "allowed" to give a higher amount (later found this not to be completely true)
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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