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"A culture shock"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL
Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Great Office Location
Have some Interesting Work
Have some great talent
First class Gym on site
A Beautiful Headquarter Office

Cons

Poor corporate culture
Lack of team working spirit
Poor middle management
Many people work with fear
Poor communication among cross functional teams. Management has been working hard to improve it.

Advice to Management

Drive fear out of organization if we want to keep the best talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Office Depot

  1. "Interim Job..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy, Print Associate in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Copy, Print Associate in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Training available
    Technology experience
    Knowledge passed from Managers
    Bonuses available for up-selling the customers and getting product protection plans

    Cons

    Standing on your feet all day for minimum wage
    32 hour work weeks so management doesn't have to give you benefits

    Advice to Management

    Value your associates more, they are your true backbone and job turnover would not be so high if they felt advancement was a real possibility.


  2. "Only good for short-term employment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Portland, OR
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays more than minimum wage. Store is only busy from 1-3pm.

    Cons

    Everyday you will come in and read hate messages written on the break room wipe board.

    When I come in, I read things like:

    "Cutting hours of employees who slack."
    "If you aren't cut out for this business, then move on."
    "Things must change or new blood will be brought on."

    These kinds of messages are also spread through company gossip. Working at my store isn't hard, but it is depressing. Our store manager seems to think that threatening job security is a good motivator. Instead, the employees are listless and indifferent to company goals.

    Advice to Management

    To Corporate: Get out of the tech business. The new generation is tech savvy. If you rely too much on tech service profits, you will collapse just like borders.


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