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It is what you make it.

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Category Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
Current Employee - Category Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tons of opportunity to succeed. Considering the many changes Office Depot is going through, career growth is very attainable.

Cons

Not being a market leader stifles innovation. Unfortunately, Office Depot's culture doesn't encourage calculated risks. We are too focused on maintaining the second position in the industry.

Advice to Management

Tenure should not be a single qualifier for Director level growth. Office Depot has a very traditional, old school approach to identifying and promoting talent.

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  1. Big company with the typical big company pros and cons.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter
    Current Employee - Copywriter

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate campus with perks and discounts.

    Cons

    Sub Par health benefits. Usual corporate politics.


  2. Office Depot was not the greatest experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers were great to work with.
    The second manager we had was very cool and very effective as a manager.
    They complied with my desired working hours.
    Some of the customers were cool and nice.
    They had many goals and made them apparent to the company. Always looked to grow.

    Cons

    Corporate did not communicate with each other at all. One department would want us to do something one way and another would want things done another way. Therefore, they would always complain about our "lack of effort" and "lack of cooperation." Our manager was almost always fed up.
    They would get mad if we didn't reach sales goals knowing that the store was a 5K store, meaning it was smaller than a normal operating store. So the goals they desired were a bit unattainable for our store.
    The first manager was the worse.
    A few of the Supervisors and Assistant Managers thought they were above the law.
    Waiting for lunch breaks sucked if you started work after 2 or more people.
    The pay isn't that great, but then again most retail jobs aren't.
    A lot of the customers were horrible.
    (I would have rated them 1 or 2 stars if it weren't for my co-workers.)

    Advice to Management

    This is more to Corporate, but you guys need to hire the managers who care enough and have the people skills with not only their customers but with their employees. You people also need to communicate with everyone and stop acting like dictators just because you're in positions of leadership!


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