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"Good place to get some experience, but don't look to move up."

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Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist-III in Baytown, TX
Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist-III in Baytown, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fair commission payout, flexible work schedules (for part-time employees), good place to work while in school.

Cons

Low pay compared to other companies in the industry, no real room for advancement, marginal bonuses per year, promotion next to impossible from within the company, horrible support from district management

Advice to Management

Treat your employees, and more importantly your customers, with more respect and take the time to listen to the people on the sales floor and not just look at numbers and balance sheets. Be more willing to compensate your employees and reward those deserving with promotions.

Other Employee Reviews for Office Depot

  1. "No respect"

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    Former Employee - Technology Salesperson in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Technology Salesperson in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn intimate knowledge about their electronics product.
    When the STORE sales well, if you did as well, you get a decent compensation.
    You get free insider deals in plenty of electronics.
    You get bonuses for selling insurance on electronics.

    Cons

    Management was incompetent and lazy. A real "Whip and chain type of management.
    More than being disrespectful to employees, department managers are disrespectful to customers, because they felt their jobs were "safe"

    Advice to Management

    Learn to view an employee's capabilities individually, without allowing your judgment to be clouded by their ability to fix computers and save the store money. You lose money when you lose customers.


  2. "Run!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, decent worklife balance.

    Cons

    Senior management is clueless. The current management has taken a once great company and driven it nearly to bankruptcy. The do not understand how to treat the employees on the front line and properly service their customers. Staples and Office Max are now out performing a company that was the market leader.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the board. Return to the basics. Terminate Steve Odland and the current RVP's and win back the customers. You have lost the majority of your strong management talent and the confidence of the workforce and customers.

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