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"Churn and Burn"

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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Opportunity to advance into management, if you are willing to manage with a heavy hand, Work mostly from home office.

Cons

North Florida Regional Director's style is to encourage his District Managers to micro-manage their sales teams. Known to say " Don't bother to get to know a reps name until they have made it (at least) 1 year". Created resentment and poor employee morale. Most reps don't even last 1 year (thus there is some logic to his quote). In the process of merging with Office Max to try to compete with Staples who is the clear industry leader for many reasons. Margins are getting squeezed by small local suppliers which hurts a reps bonus chances. Selling a commodity, which makes it very difficult to differentiate from competition. Dinosaur industry that is moving away from the need for outside representation. All customer purchasing can be easily done online with no help of a rep. Job longevity prognosis is very poor for an outside sales rep. Lots of buzz-words from management and not much action to back them up. I'm going to stop now. You get the point......

Advice to Management

Treat adults like adults, not like children.

Other Employee Reviews for Office Depot

  1. "I enjoy being a cashier over all for office depot. Not very demanding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Practice interactions with customers and always being on the move constantly

    Cons

    Standing long hours especially on very slow days

    Advice to Management

    Increase hourly pay and hours for part timers. More than 9 hours a week


  2. "Asst Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bonus and the wages are pretty good. Asst. Manager can get 18.00hr to start.

    Cons

    They don't care about the employees much.

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