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

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Office Depot

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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!

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  1. Satisfied but concerned about stock value

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Delray Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Delray Beach, FL

    I worked at Office Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Open the lines of communication


  2. Helpful (2)

    No longer a "Compelling Place to Work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management In Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Senior Management In Supply Chain

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    What used to be a great company led by Leaders interested in building a "Compelling Place to Work" has been replaced by a team with out clear direction and Leadership styles that compel employee loyalty.

    Cons

    A long list of take-aways: 401K match; 2009 Merit Increases for Management throughout North America; reduction of Health Benefits, Bonus Opportunity gone; Stock Options that have flipped completely upside down.

    However, the most serious downside is the atmosphere of fear that pervades that company. Employees at all levels have been required to sign up and shout the Mantra "Delivering Winning Solutions that Inspire Work Life". But the reality is the direction we've been led makes little sense, and it is professionally challenging to deliver discretionary effort in this current environment.

    Advice to Management

    Steve Odland spoke of Shared Leadership with his arrival to Office Depot, and nothing could be further from the truth. People need to be inspired to deliver more than just their paycheck commitment if the desire is to have a truly great company.


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