Office Depot Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,460 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

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

  • Flexible Schedule - Basically get to create you own schedule (in 54 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.  

    Incredibly demanding Micro-management, 0nly 20 hours a week, AND LOW LOW HOURLY WAGE!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk? in Shoreline, WA
    Current Employee - Clerk? in Shoreline, WA

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co- workers were great, but dispirited by management, no benefits, and starvation wage.

    Cons

    Management that was disrespectful, poor training, and lots of heavy lifting.
    Creepy shop-lifting customers that we were supposed to follow around and "Nice them out".
    It sucked...sometimes they had visible weapons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees benefits; without having to wait a year and provide them with a livable wage.
    Don't Micro-manage employees and maybe the constant turnover will stop bleeding the company's profits.
    Only a "lifer drone" with no drive or ambition would stay with this company.
    (There was one in my store and he was a vapid robot moron!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was good then went bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    People I worked with were all good

    Cons

    After merger the company became all about $$$$ not people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of people scared for their job makes for a bad work day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Company has no values It has replaced CEO's but it is still only about top management and stock holders

    Cons

    ISCE is not a replacement for value. The stores can not make up for poor merchandising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I hope this company goes out of business

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Manager

    I worked at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule
    Tasks weren't very hard
    Fun associates

    Cons

    This company doesn't care about their employees. They post job openings all the time when there are none. They are hiring bench employees who travel to all the area stores to help out. Arrangements for training was changed and I paid out of pocket expenses. During training, lived in a hotel for 3 weeks with no money and when I finally got a check, they sent it to my training store. By this time, I was already back home and waited another week for my pay. 3 months later, they informed me and the other managers that we were closing down. District manager offered me another job, but didn't realize I knew all of the local Depots would be closing down. I did stay until closing because I was offered a severance pay. The jacked up part is they make it seem like you are getting a full pay, but again, they are looking out form them selves. When I got paid they there was a huge deduction they don't inform the employees about. It was a huge rip off considering the mayhem we went through during the closing season. I hope this company does go out of business because they don't care about their employees or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I just hope you all get what is coming to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    20 years of dedicated service with high performance ratings and consistent advancement through multiple levels

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

    I worked at Office Depot (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    When this company cared about its employees...it was a great company that offered great benefits and outstanding opportunity to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Office Depot is now a cut throat environment where everyone at the senior level and above is in constant fear of losing their jobs. The last 5 years have been about closed door conversations discussing the need to get rid of long term managers that can be easily replaced with lower paid less talented managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the importance of dedicated long term employees that have committed their lives to help the company grow over the years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pay sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - N/A in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Some employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Again pay is not good at all!!!!! this company wants you to work hard and don't pay nothing all they care about is upper management. I would not recommend this company to no one!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop under paying employees and keeping money in your pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Oh that places you won't go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    They had air conditioning? It says I need 5 or more words for pros but really I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Outdated POS equipment, bad management, training is terribly outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close down this company for good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This place was terrible.

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    Former Employee - Lead Computer Tech in Dumfries, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Computer Tech in Dumfries, VA

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

    Pros

    The people at the company were nice, coworkers and lower management. The job is for the most part easy, can be challenging during certain times of the year.

    Cons

    The pay.... a few cents above minimum wage. I was there for 3 years and say only a 25 cent gap from when i started to when i quit, and this is on top of winning multiple awards for my achievements in the district and region and still nothing.

    Also management is terrible, they don't do anything except complain about how stuff isnt getting done. They do nothing but walk around and complain. Its terrible.

    I was there for 3 years and was a top performer, I was waiting for a promotion to management that was promised from a year into employment. When i finally quit, they promoted an incompetent tech guy to manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to care about more about the employees, make it worth while to be employed there and reward above average employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Good fellow associates, expe3rience is good ..but you learn on your own

    Cons

    Sr. Directors do not have a clue. All they have is a big degree and NO experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the Sr. Managers and get rid of the people that don't know anything

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

    A company that speaks of integrity... Lol

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Bay, FL

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

    Pros

    What a joke....horrible company scumbags

    Cons

    Lying to customers is required. Ripping customers off on PC services is required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was management and refused to be threatened with my job to not practice dishonesty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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