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Office Depot Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
1,625 Reviews
2.9
1,625 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Comfortable Work Environment and Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    The open environment where managers let your voice be heard

    Cons

    Some time it is difficult to communicate with HR and upper management in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More extensive training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great sales training -- Office adept had been a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    There has not been as money opportunities for advancement in the business division as had been portrayed or anticipate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a clear vision and direction. Given the rapidly changing office products industry there had to be leadership. Communicate, communicate, communicate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not like it used to be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Technology Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement, great store teams, livable wage, benefits, development

    Cons

    High turnover, no room for local decision making, too much corporate oversight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to allowing stores and districts to be run more autonomously. Often times managers on the ground have a better feel for the needs of their local customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Final Days

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

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very positive environment. Always fast past and changing. The business model is great for customers and associates.

    Cons

    Being in the dark about the future. Other than the not knowing, Office Depot has been a great place to work in both balancing home life and work life has been good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your management team. Don't try to over complicate retail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Great company with fair benefits and pay. Compensated well for results and recognized for outstanding performance. Good work-life balance and overall company culture.

    Cons

    The Office Depot / OfficeMax merger has created internal difficulty and required significant training to learn both systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With over 50,000 employees, there is a lot of knowledge among lower level employers. There should be a way to communicate ideas and for Sr. Management to sort and review information.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Specialist in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Specialist in Conway, SC

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company, friendly staff and coworkers, awesome management.

    Cons

    Not enough available hours. Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience, great team to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great introduction into the corporate world for a high school kid needing a job. Good team of people working together in different areas.

    Cons

    Focus is a bit one sided to selling basically worthless protection plans. Electronics salesmen get treated like rock stars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on customer needs and less on pushing protection plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for in IT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Good environment. Very qualified colleagues

    Cons

    Staples is purchasing Office Depot...

  10.  

    good place to work at any age

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Hampton, VA

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

    Pros

    they will train you in areas such as technology if you have an interest. Patient managers. work-life ratio is fair to everyone.

    Cons

    some managers can be difficult to work with due to egos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Professional Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Office Depot is such a big company so one's experience will depend on your department and location. I worked in field HR for a small team and my bosses were extremely professional and nice who really mentored me to be the best I can be. By the time i left left, they downsized my position.

    Cons

    Benefits sucked. Health insurance was so expensive and we still had to pay a pretty high copay.
    Future here is rocky since the office supply industry is dying.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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