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Office Depot Reviews

Updated June 16, 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. "Dell Product Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Margate, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Margate, FL

    Pros

    Fast paced, Not boring, great working environment

    Cons

    Long hours, sales driven, too multi tasking


  2. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible management. Tough, but fair. Commission based + a wage that was above minimum. Generous commission on all tech. 10% on most things, 30% on insurance plans, and upwards of 65% on computer repair jobs (percentages ranged from 30-65%). All the standard range of benefits for employees working 35+ hours a week.

    Cons

    High turn around rate with non-commissioned employees. The "front end" of the store never stayed the same for more than a month as far as employees go. Some managers tend to be arrogant, and your complaints to upper management just makes your job harder. Don't ruffle feathers, and this con doesn't mean a thing. But I guess that's true everywhere!

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure you don't hire people into management positions that a) barely have a high school diploma; and b) aren't arrogant or narcissistic.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get out of Office Depot what you invest. Work hard and the rewards will come. Great culture and the team makes an effort to have fun while still need to make sure to hit the goals.

    Cons

    After issues with the attempted failed takeover from Staples the company is having to reestablish itself again. This was a major disruption to the company but it will come back and be a great place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to have fun after such a challenging 2015 and the team will bounce back. The numbers need to be hit but if the management team can get the support of the team in the main time they can recover and regain momentum.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Verticle Market Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Vmm in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vmm in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great position - great people to work with loved this job.

    Cons

    Merger cause company to be more concerned with dollars than employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Office Depot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant/Technology Consultant in Rocky Mount, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant/Technology Consultant in Rocky Mount, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Management, was not overworked, was able to expand my sales skills and technology skills. Had some face time with some vendors like Samsung.

    Cons

    The store was a little understaffed. Some days I would find myself the only one helping customers on the sales floor. I was hired as a technician, but I also had to help with getting boxes of chairs and printers from topstock, which is not good for me since I have a fear of heights.

    Advice to Management

    The management overall was alright. There were favorite managers and some a little bit into micro-managing. Maybe just a little bit less of micro-managing is all I can say.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best FIRST job!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office Depot part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The amazing community, the team work, as well as just the pay and benefits, even for a part timer like myself

    Cons

    When the merge with Office Max was done and done, it was rather sad to see that everything was changing and that people were being let go left and right, and without a valid reason at time.


  7. "Office Depot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melissa, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melissa, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Office Depot (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Office Depot is a great place to work. They offer flexible scheduling for hourly associates, and competitive pay rates and benefits. They also promote from within and offer opportunity for advancement. Positive employee morale.

    Cons

    The only down side is (as in any retail job) usually working nights, evenings, and weekends, as well as holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on employee training, and continue to provide clear communication on the future of the company. Continue to allow for promotion from within and employee advancement.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Constructive Criticism from management, Very supportive coworkers

    Cons

    You start right off, with no time on the computer first for training

    Advice to Management

    Let me train before putting me to work?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love working with Office Depot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great resources in learning and development to help associates grow career growth
    - Very ethical and professional environment
    - Although different teams have micro culture, the team I'm with is awesome. Great manager to provide self-development opportunity to reach your career ambition.
    - Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Living cost in Boca Raton, where the headquarter is, is pretty high.
    - Sometimes slow to make changes due to the size of the company.


  10. "Senior Logistics Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Logistic Specialist in Lehigh Acres, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Logistic Specialist in Lehigh Acres, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There not enough time in the day to get everything done.


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