Office Depot Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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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. Advancement

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training and opportunities for advancement. If you are lucky enough to find a great store manager you will have a very positive work experience. I was mentored by some excellent retail managers and groomed to advance up the management path.

    Cons

    It is retail. The hours and customers can be a challenge. Ultimately I left because a long career in retail management was not for me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the training. I would be more selective in the hiring process. It makes for a better work environment for all.


  2. OD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work for me were great.

    Cons

    Too many changes , false promises.


  3. OD Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for working scheduled, good first job experience

    Cons

    Low pay rate, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Setting team goal as a whole, create more team meeting


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  5. Company comments

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for/

    Cons

    Unstable due to economy, lay offs


  6. Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    great people, free coffee, casual dress. You don't have to wear steel toe shoes in the warehouse.

    Cons

    lack of communication, a lot of confusion and low morale due to the merger with OfficeMax

    Advice to Management

    work towards creating a team atmosphere, communicate all changes correctly and in a timely manner, especially if it effects workers


  7. in a nutshell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great starting place to acquire entry level market skills

    Cons

    High expectation with minimal compensation


  8. Technology sales Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty flexible environment, worked for a part-time job while in school.

    Cons

    My store had management constantly changing, which led to disagreements and confusion among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Training program really needs improvement.


  9. Office Depot copy center

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    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Manager in Gray, TN
    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Manager in Gray, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Store management generally works well on store levels. Good team environment. Decent discount but customers can get better discounts.

    Cons

    Payroll is an issue more times than not if you are part time. You must cross department s if you want more hours. Sometimes too much paperwork and procedures instead of doing print jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Add more payroll or don't expect any extras over depot time. Thanksgiving is not a day we should be open.


  10. Well...it's retail.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you get full-time status, you do get some really good benefits, such as: reasonably-priced health/dental/vision insurance, 401(K) plan with 2% full company match (must be with the company for 3 years in order for the matched contributions to vest), free health screening each year (which confers a yearly discount on the health insurance), and some discounts at other websites and even a small discount at the Apple store. A lot of the people are really nice to work with, and many of the customers (at my location) are repeat, regular shoppers who are also very nice to work with. Schedules for associates are done weekly (rather than 2 weeks at a time), which gives you a bit more flexibility in asking for time off if you need it the following week. After acquiring OfficeMax, we gained a PTO bank (paid time off), which is given to you at the beginning of the year (rather than having to accrue it during the year), and lets you use it for any reason - personal day, vacation or sick time. (Previously we had separate banks for personal time, sick days and vacation time.)

    Cons

    Unless you're in a management position, don't expect either a great salary or great raises. It's retail - you're going to have the occasional rude/disgruntled/problem customer, so be prepared for it. Higher than average turnover rate. I've been with the company a fairly long time, and I've seen many people (at all levels) come and go. They've recently started a new program that many of us who have been there for awhile feel is doubling our workload, and upper management (above store level) is adamant about it being done.

    Advice to Management

    I really have few, if any problems with management at our store. Everyone is very nice, hard-working, and we have a good leader in our store manager.


  11. yeah

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job for entry level position.

    Cons

    Long hours of standing. Okay.



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