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A great Company at the top. Wit poor DMs

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Dayton, OH
Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH

I have been working at Office Depot for more than 3 years

Pros

One of the last places to get personal service

Cons

Company pulling a too many directions
Local District management in Conflict with Company Values and direction

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do secret shops on your District Managers they are NOT on board the program but Compliant to keep their jobs Every Sentence to the stores starts with "What if the RM or someone from corp came in. Be Compliant!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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 to large chunks of the day blocked out where no store operations can be done, leading to the inability to complete required tasks with given resources.
    give paid time off, yet don't let you take scheduled time off
    Minimal development of associates by DM's on down
    Profitability of a location is secondary to all other indicators, leading to floating review goals that never seem to be met

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the philosophy that built the company, instead of chasing the competition and looking for a new gimmick every year to year and a half

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great when it started, but too many negative changes
    Too many unrealistic expectations

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    teamwork among management was wonderful

    Cons

    after ISCE. it became difficult to manage day to day tasks that were required. It became harder and harder to meet expected deadlines with the tools and time given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a corporation, you determined to eliminate people based on the stores performance not the persons performance. I don't think this was right or fair. I could not make people shop or buy things at our store. Good lord, the facility our store was in was located where old crack houses were. The developers knocked them down and put a new mall in the middle of crack town, that was your first mistake. second was letting go of some great talent because those stores didn't produce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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