Office Depot Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,449 Reviews
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1,449 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Positive attitudes and customer service create an upbeat work environment (in 64 reviews)

  • Great people with a true focus on working together as one team to accomplish company goals (in 53 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of post merger questions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Great people to work with whether it's my own associates or peers from other stores. Pay is decent and bonus structure isn't bad either. Quarterly and end of year.

    Cons

    A lot of work with limited payroll. Too many reports makes it micro-managing. Discount stinks. No advancement after store manager due to recent merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train everyone often or the reports and daily updating will drown u.

  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Fun place to work

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    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
  6.  

    Friendly tech oriented business materials supplier.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Supportive management that works with employees to assure manageable life work balance and also encourages promotion from within the company.

    Cons

    Mastering a wide range of popular technology. Working with customers who don't always have a clear idea of their business needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the sales floor addressing customer concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay okat training

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    Former Employee - DPS Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - DPS Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    The Pay, it's clean, sometimes fun.

    Cons

    I felt my training lacked at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed the people and challenges of the job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    Culture has changed with the numerous mergers (Boise, OfficeMax, Office Depot), but the overall caring and concern for the customer has stayed with the majority of the management, and associate level employees.

    Cons

    Mergers have caused challenges, lay-offs, etc., but this is par for the course when companies come together. However, a lot of knowledge has been lost and good people have been let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember--it is the employees who interact with the customers and that they can give you the most honest answer regarding service on all levels. Try to hold on to the best employees when the merger forces lay-offs in workforce personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    AWESOME

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very well organized store, still needs improvement tho

    Cons

    Can be VERY VERY stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest for this particular store to have a better stocking procedure

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast paced but amazing headquarters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    The amenities were beautiful. The benefits were great. Tons of young professionals and very easy to make friends.

    Cons

    Leadership. It is all about your title there. Some managers can be amazing while others are quite brutal. There is no consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the culture. It is very easy to leave your company and find the same benefits elsewhere, plus a way better culture. It is the trend of today. 90's corporate culture is a thing of the past, you should start seeing it that way too. You are one of the biggest companies in South Florida, you should have people begging to work there.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall it was a good experience due to having nice coworkers.

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The pay rate was pretty good at the call center. My manager was very helpful and also flexible with scheduling.
    The company was very good at cross training employees for different job functions.

    Cons

    There was some micro managing going on. You got the feeling that management was pushing so hard to please corporate that it made you feel like a number instead of a person.

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