Office Depot
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Churn and Burn

Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Office Depot full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOpportunity to advance into management, if you are willing to manage with a heavy hand, Work mostly from home office.

ConsNorth Florida Regional Director's style is to encourage his District Managers to micro-manage their sales teams. Known to say " Don't bother to get to know a reps name until they have made it (at least) 1 year". Created resentment and poor employee morale. Most reps don't even last 1 year (thus there is some logic to his quote). In the process of merging with Office Max to try to compete with Staples who is the clear industry leader for many reasons. Margins are getting squeezed by small local suppliers which hurts a reps bonus chances. Selling a commodity, which makes it very difficult to differentiate from competition. Dinosaur industry that is moving away from the need for outside representation. All customer purchasing can be easily done online with no help of a rep. Job longevity prognosis is very poor for an outside sales rep. Lots of buzz-words from management and not much action to back them up. I'm going to stop now. You get the point......

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat adults like adults, not like children.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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over the years went from great to absolutely dreading going to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Office Depot

Pros: Good hard Working Coworkers Good mix of goods and services Loyal clientele Cons: Disjointed technologies and programs that make it very hard to get the consumer in and out of the building in a timely manner Programs that lead… Advice to Senior Management: Look at the philosophy that built the company, instead of chasing the competition… More

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Poor treatment of employees

Customer Service Specialist I (Current Employee)
Lake Jackson, TX

I have been working at Office Depot part-time for less than a year

Pros: Work/life balance and Great customer service Cons: Breaks not given and sometimes no lunch No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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