Office Depot Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of down time to just chat with employees, very laid back and chilled environment

    Cons

    Back to school, back to school, and stocking and unloading trucks

    Advice to Management

    $7.50 an hour isn't enough to support myself and I live with my parents. You guys should pay your employees better and stop trying to keep your pockets full


  2. Good place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Webster, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Webster, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll meet some great people.
    Flexible schedule.
    Decent 401k match.
    Easy to move up to management.
    Commission offered on PPP's and Tech Services.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Company is on the road to bankruptcy. (Staples buyout will happen before then).
    Programs like ISCE have brought the company down.
    Product is not in stock half the time.
    Operations side is a mess.
    Customer ordering system is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Improve tech services. Pay extra money to get certified technicians in the store. Stop micro managing. Improve your rewards program and maybe more people will actually want to sign up.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Compensation is above average

    Cons

    Company is being acquired by Staples


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  5. Not bad, but not too great either.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Newhires all the time, Friendly associates, Good Entry level job.

    Cons

    Pay can be mediocre, Bosses and Managers can be unfriendly, Scheduling and requesting time off is always a hassle. No training at all, no explanations of how to do things, just expect it to be done. Managers unhelpful, not much teamwork or leadership from any of them

    Advice to Management

    Actually train your associates, trial by fire doesn't work. Be helpful and understanding of other associates. Leadership and teamwork goes a long way versus pointing at something and saying get it done.


  6. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management, Great training methods at the store and plenty of resources available to grow as an associate

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as it can be and the commission could be higher for what we have to go through to get those sales


  7. Customer Service Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place, Environment friendly.

    Cons

    A drive to some food places for lunch.


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. The benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    The downsides to working for the company is the lack of stability due to the changes the company is making


  9. Copy Print Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Associate in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Associate in Billings, MT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment. work is relaxing sometimes

    Cons

    hard to get any sort of pay increase ever.


  10. A lot of work and stress for low pay and not a lot of options for advance.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Specialist in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Specialist in Peachtree City, GA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning how to use the machines, using customer service to take care of the customer, and using time management for efficiency.

    Cons

    A lot of jobs to get done every day as well as walk ins, email, and online orders on top of that. It's a stressful and often thankless job. You have to love the job, but the job doesn't always love you.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for your employees. If you took better care of them, they would be willing to work even harder for you.


  11. Software Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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



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