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Office Depot Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,417 Reviews
2.8
1,417 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Positive attitudes and customer service create an upbeat work environment (in 63 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is heavily weighted towards life; working from home readily accepted (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is not concerned with anyone developing their career (in 67 reviews)

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results like the company wants (in 65 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My store manager was very motivated to make sales and constantly encouraged us to upsale and try to become better salesmen

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

    I worked at Office Depot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laidback and relaxed environment, good temporary job or student job

    Cons

    You're just another employee to the office depot franchise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent workplace because of the people, not the company.

    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I

    I worked at Office Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My coworkers and managers were great. By talking to my managers, I negotiated schedules that allowed me to complete my work as a full-time college student while working at Office Depot part-time.

    Cons

    The company outlook was always bleak and there was frequent concern regarding the future of our store.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    The company is a good one, and they have a good client base.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist I  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Since I am not employed in the healthcare field currently, I find the work at Office Depot rewarding, as I have worked in Healthcare management for many years, and I bought most of my administrative products from them. However, it's very hard to support my wife and I by earning minimum wage, working less then 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Lots of evening shifts, and minimum wages barely provides the income to support us. If there had been a management position available when I joined the company, it would have been a better situation. It is a part time position until I get back into a Healthcare Management position, as I have managed physician groups as large as 36 physicians, in six different states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Management at our store, 2209 is OK, but the overall manager is not the best. The assistant managers are very good, and are nice to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was ok....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fun to work at...

    Cons

    No room for advancement,compensation, time off policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more for your hard working employees

  6.  

    Technology Sales and Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Associate  in  Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Tech Associate in Independence, MO

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

    Pros

    Good experience to start with if you have little to no IT experience. (Not my case)
    Friendly people, all very customer oriented. Hours are great if you are a college student looking for ONLY part time.

    Cons

    After the Max and Depot Merger, commission for Techs on services has been cut in half, the new CEO and some DMs are pretty big jerks. Training is little to none if you work in tech, you're going to have to learn how to diagnose and repair machines almost all on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stores are for the most part nice, my store in independence has been great to me, however upper management and corporate need to consider and care for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    6 years in at Office Depot

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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Management takes their job seriously and Office Depot puts effort into moving their managers careers along.

    Cons

    High turn over with hourly associates. Most are college students just waiting to move on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible time spent here in this fun, results-driven, progressive sales environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company values are solid and non-negotiable. Merger is going much smoother than anticipated with synergies already being realized. Opportunities are always available for innovative, hard working employees.

    Cons

    Although it has improved greatly during my tenure, our advertising and brand recognition continue to come in second place to our largest competitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An company that has offered opportunities to advance.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Inglewood, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Inglewood, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn galore. Good management that has worked with scheduling for education. Am not limited to one area of sales.

    Cons

    Hard to hire reliable people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good, solid co-workers. My goals have always been clear, but that might be cause of who I report too. Others mileage may vary due to their "boss".

    Cons

    Not many, typical corporate complaints, politics, etc, but you get that everywhere, HQ or retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well and allow them to soar. Not every new employees should have to hop to another company to get a pay raise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked for about a year at the company as a cashier, moving up to head cashier within a month along with tech support.

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Tech Support  in  Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Tech Support in Coon Rapids, MN

    I worked at Office Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers were willing to negotiate pay and hours easily, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Assumed to know everything about store management/employee procedures, weird company policies that may/may not defy common sense and logic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the managers I had were friendly and nice, the only thing I would suggest they pay attention to would be to make sure employees are kept knowledgeable with current company policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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