Compare Office Depot vs Staples BETA

See how working at Office Depot vs. Staples compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Office Depot vs. Staples. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Office Depot

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Staples

Employee Ratings

  • Staples scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 6021 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 10442 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.8
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Office Depot Ceo Gerry Smith
39%
39%Gerry Smith
CEO Approval
Staples Ceo Michael Motz
55%
55%Michael Motz
Staples employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than Office Depot employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
44%
% Recommend to a friend
49%
Staples employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Office Depot employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
24%
Positive Business Outlook
33%
Staples employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Office Depot employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Staples has 7,691 more total submitted salaries than Office Depot.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate488 Salaries
$11/hr
Department Manager175 Salaries
$17/hr
Operations Manager235 Salaries
$18/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate936 Salaries
$11/hr
General Manager471 Salaries
$75,837/yr
Inventory Specialist297 Salaries
$30,776/yr

What Employees Say

  • Staples had 164 more reviews than Office Depot that mentioned "Flexible hours" as a Pro.
  • Staples had 80 more reviews than Office Depot that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 170 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 169 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible hours"(in 333 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 306 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 186 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 136 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 266 reviews)
"Part time"(in 248 reviews)
Featured Review
"I like it!"Jul 1, 2021

Current Employee - Office Depot Sales Associate

I have been working at Office Depot part-time

Pros

-Some of the best co workers I’ve ever seen! I have a great connection and they are a loyal crew that always helps each other out to get our jobs and tasks done it’s really something really to... admire -Awesome career skills to learn here! lots of customer service, sales skills, technology skills, and the importance of a strong work ethic. -Great feeling inside the store they always play great music that really gets you in the mood to work hard.

Cons

-can be a bit difficult sometimes multi tasking a lot and having to deal with un happy customers at the same time. The stress could definitely build up on very busy days but at the same time great... learning experience. -Training needs work in my opinion would like it to be more 1 on 1 and maybe even to stay in and learn without customers. But overall I am satisfied with my training I actually do like that they threw me deep because I actually think I learned better there being more pressure so actully I thank you I am really learning more skills here at Office Depot.

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

I worked at Staples part-time

Pros

Great boss, great people. Retired from Staples.

Cons

Too many meetings. Crowded workplace.

Job Postings

Office Depot has 859 more recently posted open jobs than Staples.