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Office Depot Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,399 Reviews
2.8
1,399 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 57 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is heavily weighted towards life; working from home readily accepted (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is not concerned with anyone developing their career (in 64 reviews)

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results like the company wants (in 63 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good people, bad hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot part-time

    Pros

    I worked in copy and print. The management was great and gave me the tools I needed to be successful there. I enjoyed my coworkers and problems were always handled well. They stuck to their policies which I appreciated.

    Cons

    The hours were really inconsistent and the pay wasn't great

  3.  

    Company that is successfully merging with Max and changing things for the better.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast-paced, changing workplace. Lots of room for local advancement. Good benefits for full-time associates. I miss overtime, but it is nice having time off.

    Cons

    They recently cut all overtime, even for Assistant Store Managers. Department Managers are now called "Lead Sales Consultants". There doesn't seem to be an emphasis on training, it is all OJT depending on how busy a store normally is. Work-Life balance is good. Three weeks of vacation after five years of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to reinstate overtime when the new company is done merging, although I bet that doesn't come back. It would be a big morale booster. Continue the new commission program. Please consider expanding it or increasing it in some way. Let us wear navy blue and khakis like Office Max does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    entry level job going nowhere

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    good to see into the retail world and see what its all about. learned very basic sales strategies, and not very good teamwork.

    Cons

    long hours, minimal pay, no benefits, minimal instruction. many of their add on products were far over priced, and their computer scan seemed to be full of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees, don't look at them as labor monkeys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience. Lots of work to be done.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Divisional Merchandise Manager  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Divisional Merchandise Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Office Depot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment focused on innovation.

    Cons

    The merchandising organization is far to lean for the omni-channel workload that is expected from the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Office Depot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Upper management cared about you as a person
    Flexiblity

    Cons

    Retail hours can be difficult at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company in big change

    Current Employee - Territory Development Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Territory Development Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    Company offers a lot of benefits to their employees.

    Cons

    Management style leaves a lot t be desired. It is hard to get help with accounts when you need it. You have to go to many different people to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business Services area needs to be more in touch with the reps. Needs to be a better job of getting the assigned quotas/goals out in a timely manner. 2014 goal did not come out until August.

  9.  

    Overall a good company, but the facility I worked at was poorly managed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    I worked at Office Depot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much positive to say. But I should make clear that my opinion is based mostly on my experience working for one facility of a very large corporation. I worked at a distribution center, so I can't speak to working at a store.

    Cons

    Benifits are below average, particularly paid time off.
    First line managers are treated like dirt; witnessed borderline abuse. Minimum of 50 hours per week is an expectation for first line managers.
    Expectations in relation to staffing level is not realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CCS I & Copy & Print Associate
    Former Employee - CCS I & Copy & Print Associate

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

    Pros

    Productive environment..fostered teamwork and accountability.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult customers in CPD, or busy days, when no one else in the store knows the operations of department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees who cause issues, don't just keep them around because they create sales/

    Recommends
  11.  

    Cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Puts the customer first .Great co-worker atmosphere,can learn and move up if desired! Will work with you on scheduled hours!

    Cons

    Would like to have a little better pay !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you pay your employees well , they will work even better for you!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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