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Office Depot Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,585 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.  

    So unethical

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Your manager is too busy playing video games to bother you...

    Cons

    Your manager will lie to your face and have to lie to your customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat good people better. live your core values.

  2.  

    Sales associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hot Springs, AR

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

    Pros

    The only pro was the other sales associates were great to work with.

    Cons

    Your job revolves around how many rewards cards and "item of the week" items you sell. Customer service/customer satisfaction doesn't matter to management as b long as they have their sales numbers to report up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting so much emphasis on selling rewards cards a focus on getting repeat business from your customer base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The company was run poorly especially the tech department where I was working.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    The company cut commission from 20% to 5% and only paid minimum wage and never help the tech department which they said they would. Just a poorly run operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your tech department they are worth a lot more than you give them credit for. They bring in a lot of money for your company and you treat them like they are nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    If you want a thankless job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Constant Learning experience.
    Education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Terrible management.
    Terrible Pay.
    No loyalty.
    The management will stab you in the back, if it will save their own job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your dedicated employees, before your managers create a lawsuit.
    Employees are just as important as your customers, and you should appreciate the ones that put their time and effort into the job. Cutting all Full time employees for part timers is a poor business model, and doesn't work for your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overlooked and underpaid by management because of race or gender

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Tech Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    this was a great place to work. until.....office depot and office max merge. since the merge this company has really gone down hill. office max employees has coming into the corp environment and basically they are pushing the remaining office depot employees out the door. and for as contract employees contractor are treated like garbage they are disrespected and treated like they are not human. I am a contractor at the corp office been there for about 1 yr..in it/ information security and there was some recent change in management. in which was not a good thing for me. because my new manager is out of the military. and he has no people skills and he has shown me that me doesnt care for people of color like myself. so.. i am currently seeking employment outside of office depot/office max. because i am sure i am the next target. because i am currently the only employee left of color.

    Cons

    lack of communication between management and staff. if you are not kissing butt. you will not advance within the company. if you are a contractor of color. forget about ever being consider for becoming a permanent employee it just will not happen. if have witness this happen on many occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate the negative racist manager in IT/INFOSEC. its not right what this guy (JS) is doing to employees because of there race/ gender.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    They Don't care about people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    None. They have become a cut throat company with no morals

    Cons

    Everything. They have become a cut throat company with no morals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Smoking Mirrors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Development Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    Easy job. Flexibility (depending on the manager).

    Cons

    Terrible base salary, definitely not inline with cost of living in NYC. The worst part is probably the management. Lots of incompetent managers that do absolutely nothing and get paid a healthy salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Get rid of some of these incompetent district sales managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Paid Punching Bag

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Copy and Print Specialist
    Current Employee - Lead Copy and Print Specialist

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

    Pros

    Lots of on the job experience, I was able to learn and work with large format printers, laminators, coil binding, perfect binding, and comb binding.

    Cons

    There is no benefit to doing your job well, it is often used against you. Rarely was I able to take lunch, or even use the restroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't mock your employees. Do not punish good work with picking up the rest of your workers slack. Provide more room for growth within copy and print.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Gets rid of employees as often as one changes underwear

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Ability to gain vast experience in a ever evolving digital world.

    Cons

    Upper management and HR are very sneaky and cut throat. Lay low and gain all the experience you can before your number is drawn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they will never change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    extreme stress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    solid stable company. Company's high expectations and drive will keep it a leader in its category. Customer satisfaction is one of the primary expectations. this will bring long term success.

    Cons

    12% pay cut for no reason other than company did not want to pay .Company financials not in trouble
    constant stress to meet quotas. Expectations set to level that 60% or more stores do not meet and if not exceeding expectations you feel like your job is in jeopardy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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