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Neglected Company with huge potiential gets a little more heartbroken every day.

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Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Office Depot

Pros

Flexibility with hours, locations, and resposibilities are a few reasons. I have never been denied a transfer or time off, unless of course it was around a black out retail holiday like Thanksgiving's Black Friday. Company with good and hard working retail workers.

Cons

No communication with corporate office from Retail Stores. No feedback is requested from stores on real issues. Tired programs getting pushed on tired customers. Failed business plans are continuously pushed, like Market Basket, TIPS, X-Pert, Stop the walk, 10X12, Rewards, and just about everything else. Good work is not rewarded, and the company is so PC that slackers and underachievers get the same results as performers and overachievers. Retail stores are being choked to death by corporate programs that are not successful and anger customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire Odland and kill ridiculous programs like ones listed above. Please, Please, Please give this company back to its workers. The corporate office in Delray Beach, FL is asleep at the wheel and frankly incompetant. Maybe If some of them would listen to or maybe even spend a few hours in a store they would understand their own business a little better. This company will fail If you do not get back to basics! Cheap no hassle prices and fast checkout! NO MORE PROGRAMS PLEASE!

Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Satisfied but concerned about stock value

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    Former Employee - Manager in Delray Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Delray Beach, FL

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    The stock options were appealinging until recently. The people at office depot are hard working folks. The atmospher and culture are okay. The new office faciltiy is great and management is trying to recover from the tarnished image of hack saw. Since the headquarters are locate in florida most vendors want to visit so travel is limited. Work hours are flexible and weekend work is not required.

    Cons

    Lack of communication form management. Advancem,ent opportunities limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the lines of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    As soon as I can find another job in this economy ... you can have my Office Depot job!

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    Current Employee - Working Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Working Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    I get a pay check

    Cons

    Negative reputation the company has - I used to brag about where I worked. Now I make sure my ID badge is removed as soon as I leave work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to caring about the people that keep the company going -- the employees. Instead of eliminating the working class, eliminate some of the middle layers -- especially those that don't have a clue as to what they're doing. They are taking up office space and getting a pretty large paycheck for coming in at 8:30, taking a 1 1/2 hour lunch, and leaving at 5:30 every single day of the week. Save money -- cut the middle layers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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