Office Depot Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
1,467 Reviews
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1,467 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good customer service skills training and overall good experience for further retail Jobs (in 65 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is heavily weighted towards life; working from home readily accepted (in 24 reviews)


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

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results like the company wants (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Post Merger

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    It is a very casual environment

    Cons

    Lots of internal struggles with integrating processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop passing the buck and take ownership of the situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Office Depot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Rules rules rules rules rules

    Cons

    Terrible pay/compensation, do too much work and not commensurate with pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tight knit family-like environment, just pay better

  3.  

    Customer service rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company discount on products

    Cons

    Managment. Rude customers on daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Enviroment, Friendly Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Tech Associate in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Customers, Commision and Base Pay, Good Hours

    Cons

    Can get hectic, you have to know how to do everything in the store at any given moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I loved working for Office Depot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Waxahachie, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Waxahachie, TX

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

    Pros

    Fast advancement, good hours, good pay. I enjoyed the people I worked with. Fun, friendly atmosphere. I had fun at work most days

    Cons

    Always changing policies, hard to keep up with all the changes sometimes. There isn't usually enough staffing and cross training for the CPD

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They're the ones working on the front lines every day and they just may know another way to do things that will make business run more smoothly.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    Good customer service skills training and overall good experience for further retail Jobs. Good in stock pushes and seasonal training

    Cons

    Payroll is limited year round. Constantly changing focuses and directions lead to an eleven experience from store to Store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase payroll

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an okay job if you worked "full-time."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Garland, TX

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a fairly simple and easy job. Great coworkers, great managers and very cooperative and flexible to your needs.

    Cons

    Very routine day to day job. Same thing different day. Corporate is very cheap. Under payed work. No more than 30 hours a week. Incredibly hard to get a raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Office Depot as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    All-in-all, my team, which is the mobile team is by far the most exciting team I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Jobs have their own down sides. Some times I get very busy and over burden myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great opportunity for advancement. Great company to learn all aspects of retail and customer service.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as good as other retail chains with long hours. Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results the company wants/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good concept, execution not always up to par

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a very customer driven and fun environment. It was an easy job because the bar wasn't set very high.

    Cons

    Short staffed and too focused on the smaller picture. I didn't find it as a good place to move up and grow but it was a good resume builder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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