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

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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    Office Depot sucks!

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    Former Employee - Account Manager II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager II in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    If you just need a paycheck and don't care what kind of work you are doing then this is the job. The people who support the organization care about customers, but management is only worried about the bottom line and in turn alienate those who care about sales, customers, and building relationships.

    Cons

    The management has no clear idea about employee retention. Mid and upper level managers are only worried about themselves and have no great understanding to how to build a sales team. This organization has spent millions to improve their corporate offices, but neglect all their satellites. Decisions are made at a national level and executives have no idea how to approach or support local markets. They only promote individuals who agree with their corporate practices. They quietly ignore those who think outside of the box. The retail side of the business sell cheap products and don't support their sales staff. Their Business Services side are plagued with favoritism, and unattainable goals for their sales teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing from your desk and get out into the street to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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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