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Office Depot Atlanta Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  • Big budget constraints made it more difficult- so needed more support from upper management to help push projects forward (in 129 reviews)

  • There's so much work and training that you should be paid more than minimum wage (in 106 reviews)

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  1. "The culture is awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People here are awesome and the culture is great

    Cons

    turnover is high bc of the lack of pay

    Advice to Management

    pay the people what they're worth


  2. "Customer Service/Research Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Manger's were not on the same page

    Advice to Management

    Don't give wrong information

  3. "Good Company for High school students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant/Cashier in Lilburn, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant/Cashier in Lilburn, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food on Holidays you work.
    Laid back environment
    Easy to move up in mgmt

    Cons

    Pay
    Benefits
    Lack of staff during busy season
    Lazy coworkers
    Management not enforcing rules for everyone
    Gossip
    Not enough hours
    Not enough training for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line associates that actually work with customers and who are in the store everyday. Corporate constantly makes changes for certain areas of the store i.e. Copy and Print Center, but does give the stores the resources to hire new staff nor train them properly.


  4. "Pricing Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The flex hours are great

    Cons

    There is a lot of pettiness in the office from peers and management


  5. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are daily involved in building and maintaining relationships. (Internally and Externally) The drive and focus to take care of customers.

    A Lot of material given to use as tools to service customers,
    (Con:)but you are not given the time to use it..

    Cons

    The work load is plenty as it relates to task with short windows and time frame to get it done. The payroll given to operate a business as this is not competitive or even conducive to a fair days work of expectation. The good people that are working and really doing there best in service and sales have to take on 4-5 different roles in a day because of the constant turnover and sometimes lack of time to train people when they become a new hire.
    Raises are poor year after year, no matter how hard or efficient you work.
    As a human being, you really don't enjoy the rewards of working or servicing people because you are constantly trying to complete tasks.
    No work life- balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be human beings in business, and not just human doings.
    Any success begins with building relationships. (You don't have to be buddies, to be beings!) The customer is your business, but the people who work for you are too!
    Take some time to reflect on your day and how you can empower yourself to treat people better than you perhaps have done. You will be rewarded greatly in many other ways, if you practice doing this as a joy- not a job!
    Treat people with respect and dignity no matter how much corporate or business pressure may come to you.


  6. "Great place to learn how to offer customers complete solutions for their office needs."

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Stockbridge, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learned a lot about sales. They seemed very concerned about customer satisfaction and gave a lot of discounts when necessary.

    Cons

    In four years I wasn't able to transition to a leader role, also it was really hard to satisfy all customers because a lot of things were not kept in stock.

    Advice to Management

    Put faith in local employees and train them to work at their best so they can be promoted from within.


  7. "horrible"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Office Depot full-time

    Pros

    its a job and you get paid

    Cons

    everything, do not know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    wake up or close

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate 1"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, clean and safe work environment, fair management, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Got none I cannot identify any drawback at this time

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  9. "Tech Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Tucker, GA

    I have been working at Office Depot (More than a year)

    Pros

    good student job for first time

    Cons

    will not pay you good money


  10. "The Best Company for Training and Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Office Depot (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company . Great people. Enjoyed my time as an employee. Great training.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons or negative things to say about OD. I loved the environment!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to be competitive.


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