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Office Depot Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
1,627 Reviews
2.9
1,627 Reviews
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Office Depot Chairman & CEO Roland C. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company is well focus to create customer service as their number goal (in 67 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule - Basically get to create you own schedule (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is not concerned with anyone developing their career (in 71 reviews)

  • Minimum wage employees are hard to get great results like the company wants (in 66 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Office Depot is a good place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Internal Control in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Vice President, Internal Control in Mumbai

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Office Depot is a Highly Ethical Company and believes and follows a high level of Ethics.

    Cons

    Decision making is fairly slow in most large Organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    DVD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cuddalore
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cuddalore

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

    Pros

    it is work my fave rate department. any way happy my life run on this time and luck search job

    Cons

    down side it is work my fave rate department. any way happy my life run on this time.good time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to my downside work people Truly mater

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Ghansoli
    Former Employee - Manager in Ghansoli

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

    Pros

    Corporate Policies & Procedures r at International Grade

    Cons

    Losing good people in the competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training & Communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    A long journey coming to an end!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Pay, time off, vacation time for tenured mgmt

    Cons

    Closing my store after depot merge!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Comfortable Work Environment and Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Internship
    Current Employee - Sales Internship

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    The open environment where managers let your voice be heard

    Cons

    Some time it is difficult to communicate with HR and upper management in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More extensive training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Development Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great sales training -- Office adept had been a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    There has not been as money opportunities for advancement in the business division as had been portrayed or anticipate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a clear vision and direction. Given the rapidly changing office products industry there had to be leadership. Communicate, communicate, communicate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not like it used to be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Technology Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement, great store teams, livable wage, benefits, development

    Cons

    High turnover, no room for local decision making, too much corporate oversight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to allowing stores and districts to be run more autonomously. Often times managers on the ground have a better feel for the needs of their local customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Customer Experience Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    You are able to focus on the customer experience and was able to build lasting relations

    Cons

    I got moved from position to position in a matter of a year. I was moved to two stores that were closing down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to balance work and customer relations. We are tasked to much with not enough labor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Final Days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Office Depot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very positive environment. Always fast past and changing. The business model is great for customers and associates.

    Cons

    Being in the dark about the future. Other than the not knowing, Office Depot has been a great place to work in both balancing home life and work life has been good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your management team. Don't try to over complicate retail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Great company with fair benefits and pay. Compensated well for results and recognized for outstanding performance. Good work-life balance and overall company culture.

    Cons

    The Office Depot / OfficeMax merger has created internal difficulty and required significant training to learn both systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With over 50,000 employees, there is a lot of knowledge among lower level employers. There should be a way to communicate ideas and for Sr. Management to sort and review information.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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