Office Depot Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Company is well focus to create customer service as their number goal (in 67 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule - Basically get to create you own 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 like the company wants (in 66 reviews)

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  1. It can be a great place to work but leadership changes have made it difficult.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time

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

    Pros

    Associates in the store are great and a real sense of team.
    Benefit package is good.

    Cons

    Too many people doing too many jobs from the store level to upper management.

  2. Account manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at and really enjoy

    Cons

    Micro manage and can't stand it

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on a call Center environment

  3. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot part-time

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

    Pros

    Great management everyone is so welcoming

    Cons

    Can get very busy at times and it wouldn't be enough people to help the customers

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people that seem happy to work there

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  5. Fairly easy job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    ok work environment
    Pretty laid back for the most part

    Cons

    Not enough staff to assist customers
    Not enough pay more than usually working more hours than scheduled
    Too many managers on duty

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff for stores
    Maybe increase pay

  6. Office Depot

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent people, Lots of work to do - never bored!

    Cons

    Works best if there are more team members to help during a shift.

  7. I enjoy the fast pace of the copy and print department.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working there I have learned a lot about printers and other machines.

    Cons

    They are open on Thanksgiving and Easter.

  8. CSS1

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    Current Employee - CSS-1
    Current Employee - CSS-1

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, positive recognition for helping customers and solving problems. Flexible schedules and very accommodating for school. 401k for part time after first year, as well as paid vacation time and bereavement pay.

    Cons

    Stressful working conditions for very low pay. Raises ended up being cents per hour. Little predictability with schedule from week to week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep customers the priority above sales goals and the sales will come. Make schedules more predictable and available sooner as opposed to a few days ahead of time. Otherwise was a very decent job.

  9. Good atmosphere and enjoyable co-workers, but it is a retail job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was a logistics specialist, so my main duties were breaking down the shipment crates and stocking the shelves. It was a quick shift that went by quickly every day and left plenty of time outside of work. (20 hour work week)

    Cons

    20 hour work weeks are wonderful and we should all have that, but unfortunately that also means the pay is only for 20 hours a week, so you can't really live off of the income. Also retail jobs just aren't the best of jobs in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bi-weekly paychecks, especially at retail jobs where most employees are living paycheck to paycheck, having to wait 2 weeks for more money is difficult, if not impossible.

  10. Customer Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people and flexible hours

    Cons

    Too much pressure from higher management on numbers and customer service

    Advice to Management

    Manage to behaviors not a number

  11. I enjoyed going into work daily and also enjoyed all the people I worked with everyday, and I gained so much knowledge..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wholesaler Analyst II in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Wholesaler Analyst II in Naperville, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company treated their people with respect and a value to the company. If the weather got bad they told us head home and work from home. We all had laptops which enabled us to do so. We were also able to work from home 2 days a week. Were treated to free lunches offered by the company as well as within your own department often which was great!

    Cons

    Sometimes the lack of communication between departments and the 2 companies enabled our department to solve many issues. Once we tracked down the source and understood there what they were doing, we were able to get back on track. The stress level towards the end was almost unbearable. It was a long drive 2 hours round trip.

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