Office Depot Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Pros
  • The customer service oriented approach they have to selling works once you get the hang of it but it can be difficult at first (in 67 reviews)

  • You can negotiate a flexible schedule (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is not concerned with anyone developing their career (in 71 reviews)

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results the company wants/ (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Office Depot Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at with many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    OfficeMax merged with Office Depot. Many left unemployed due to headquarters move to Boca Raton, FL.

    Advice to Management

    To always treat all department employees fairly and equally.


  2. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Conversion Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Conversion Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is always looking to improve and has a lot of hard working good people

    Cons

    Being bought out by Staples


  3. Good company, but wrong focus

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management staff was always willing to work additional hours or come in on days off to get the job done, or to help when we were short staffed

    Cons

    Worked for the company pre-merger. The were focused on bolstering the stock price by superficially inflating customer approval by engaging in ridiculous practices (ex: issuing a customer a $1,500 gift card for a laptop said customer purchased two years ago for $500, but which had recently been destroyed from being dropped)

    Advice to Management

    I am management. Advise to corporate, however, is that if "Depot Time" still exists, that crap needs to be axed. All of our staffing hours goes to having employees standing around for the bulk of the day, and leaving us with no hours to get actual tasking done.


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  5. Decent Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant/Print Services Supervisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant/Print Services Supervisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local management is supportive of staff with the mantra to "take care of the customer," allowing a lot of flexibility in serving the customer's needs.

    Cons

    Like any retail environment, there are going to be customers who feel especially privledged or entitled to "breaks" or service beyond what is reasonable. There seems to be a new emphasis every week or so and new recognitions appear but none seem to follow through very long.


  6. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nationally Know company with a large presence in a community that gives off the impression that they care about their staff.

    Cons

    Disrespectful towards contractors and allowed a PM that was living with a Director to cause major problems for everyone on the project without any recourse.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire contract experts if you are not going to listen to them. Stop ignoring Sr Manager level resources that can't do the job they are assigned in. Stop treating contractors as disposable resources. They are human beings.


  7. Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, top of the line campus with gym, bank, cafeteria, dry cleaner in beautiful south florida. Many different job roles, tendency to hire/promote from within.

    Cons

    poor pay, corporate bureaucracy, unique business to the area, so experience doesn't translate well to other local opportunities


  8. Helpful (1)

    Worked in corporate office

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. They were very flexible with work hours and time off if needed. They cared about their employees and helped them succeed

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Category Merchant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Category Merchant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate environment. A lot of room to learn and grow. Develop great relationships for the future. Everyone upholds their core values.

    Cons

    -Uncertainty in times of office supply mergers/acquisitions.


  10. Admin

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great overall work experience, state of the art office, great work environment. Had a wonderful relationship ship with my supervisor and we made a very proactive team

    Cons

    In some areas the is a lot of overtime needed and because of the merger there not a sense of stability even though management does a good effort at communicating.

    Advice to Management

    Management should give more importance to e-commerce, less to actual stores. Online shopping has become the new way to do business


  11. Good Company To Work For

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learning Opportunities, Flexible work hours, Good Management, Culture

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, Lack of communication



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