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"Neglected Company with huge potiential gets a little more heartbroken every day."

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Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexibility with hours, locations, and resposibilities are a few reasons. I have never been denied a transfer or time off, unless of course it was around a black out retail holiday like Thanksgiving's Black Friday. Company with good and hard working retail workers.

Cons

No communication with corporate office from Retail Stores. No feedback is requested from stores on real issues. Tired programs getting pushed on tired customers. Failed business plans are continuously pushed, like Market Basket, TIPS, X-Pert, Stop the walk, 10X12, Rewards, and just about everything else. Good work is not rewarded, and the company is so PC that slackers and underachievers get the same results as performers and overachievers. Retail stores are being choked to death by corporate programs that are not successful and anger customers.

Advice to Management

Fire Odland and kill ridiculous programs like ones listed above. Please, Please, Please give this company back to its workers. The corporate office in Delray Beach, FL is asleep at the wheel and frankly incompetant. Maybe If some of them would listen to or maybe even spend a few hours in a store they would understand their own business a little better. This company will fail If you do not get back to basics! Cheap no hassle prices and fast checkout! NO MORE PROGRAMS PLEASE!

Other Employee Reviews for Office Depot

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Worst CEO in the company"

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Delray Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Delray Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, the CEO is a greedy POS.

    OK there are some good things about the company but thaey are all leftover from the Bruce & Dave CEO days.

    At one time the company was run in a way that treated employees with respect - long time & ex-employees will remember the compelling place to work, shop and invest tag lines.

    Now Steve Odland is showing what a one trick pony he is and basically did the same thing to ODP that he did to AZO - try to cut costs to improve profitability and the expense of employee morale and customer service.

    Cons

    Senior management - milking the company dry for their personal enrichment. CEO compensation 13 million while stock goes from $40's to sub $2 - what's wrong with that picture?

    Take away's over the years - employee stock options, employee stock grants (which initially replaced options then vanished) annual bonus program, annual merit raises, company 401K match etc.

    Despite the crash in shareholder value, declining sales and shuttered stores and distribution centers the company moved its head quarter from perfectly acceptable digs in Delray Beach Fl to a nre hundred million plus glory palace in the rich neighborhood of Boca Raton FL.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and give the undeserved riches back to the comapny. The only reason I gave them a 1 was because zero was not an option


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Get Rid of Odland!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office Depot used to be an excellent company to work for. A company that I appreciated coming in to work for and worked hard in making the store a clean and friendly place to shop at. Now, due to cuts in hours and everyone having to work three times as hard just to make it through the day, I would say there is no benefit to working at Office Depot. Especially with the cuts in benefits and the rising costs of Office Depots Health Insurance that barely does anything for the employees to begin with. Office Depot has become a joke to work for where we once had employees at all levels staying on for years; now we have a high turn over rate where it is hard to keep an employee longer than 6 months. When I started for Office Depot, the starting pay was well above minimum wage. Now they pay cheapest that they can get you for.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management where they overly push the selling of PPP's and TDS to the point of threatening peoples jobs and hours on how well they do. If you don't sell, you do not get hours. Some associates will be left off the schedule at times because they did not sell Plans the previous week. Now there are unrealistic goals instead of using actual sales dollars so it is making it even hard for employees to get their commissions. Plus the goals are set off of numbers that were when the economy was better and do not take into account the downward sales trend due to economic conditions. Communications have become a joke as well. A few weeks ago, two sales were being run on TDS, however, upper management didn't know that both sales were going at the same time and when surprised when we asked at the store level if the two sales could be combined. How can you not know what sales you are having if you are in charge of it? Then there are just the many cost cutting measures that are continuing to drag this company down.

    Advice to Management

    Get Rid of Steve Odland. He ruined Auto Zone, and now he is doing the same thing to Office Depot. Get rid of him before it is too late.

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