Office Depot

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Office Depot Reviews

Updated 26 January, 2015
Updated 26 January, 2015
1,577 Reviews
2.8
1,577 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.  

    ok, until they shut down Canadian operations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Victoria, BC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Victoria, BC

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

    Pros

    We built a good team in our store. It was fun to work there.
    Office Depot provided good hands on training for managers

    Cons

    Too American.
    The Canadian division was really run as an afterthought. Office Depot head office had a tough time realizing Canada was a different country, with different attitudes and needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you decide to come back into Canada, hire qualified Canadians who understand the Canadian market. It is different from the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    below average compensation for a retail position which is low as is.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Customer Services Associate in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Management was nice and friendly. Everybody there was really nice.

    Cons

    Low pay. hard to get full time hours. If you have a degree normally retail can eventually lead to some form of management position, not the case with depot. There is only half a dozen jobs in the head office for Canada. based on their lack of success in the Edmonton market, there are little opportunities for store manager job since everyone else will be absorbed as other stores close. Went from four stores four years ago down to one now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up and let staples crush you already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    The people I worked with and the customers. It's good experience is you are out of a 2 year college and want to learn the ropes of retail without dealing with too many stupid and irate customers.

    Cons

    Pay, hours, crappy upper management. The environment at some stores are a little too bland and it's kind of depressing. Business people that come in there rae usually rushed or shirt tempered or just downright stupid. Why is everyone so angry? I don't know what the company is like compared to past times but I do know that a lot of people like it better a few years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smarten up.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice, friendly, and a convenient part-time job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Office Depot

    Pros

    They were very friendly and understanding. I worked part-time and had great flexibility in setting my schedule and taking time off. The management was very friendly and easy to talk to. They also were not above doing any other employees responsibilities if necessary. There was general respect for people who worked there. If you love technology you got to see and learn about all of the latest consumer products.

    Cons

    The pay was pretty low, and it got boring during slow times. Even people who had been there a long time were not making that much money. I think pretty much only people working at the corporate level made a good living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay to employees would mean less turnover and better, happier, employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    i need to find another job and fast!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Tech Associate in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    good people, fairly easy job, cant really think of any other good reason to work for office depot.

    Cons

    low pay compared to what most of the market is paying today. apparently you don't need experience to be promoted to assistant manager (e.g. i have 3 1/2 years retail experience and another year at office depot and they promote a guy that has been with office depot less then a year) like wtf!!!, i could go on and write a book of the downsides of working for office depot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the pay to at least $15 an hour so you wont have so many people quitting all the time. git rid of the tsd test, i would have been assistant manager but failed the managers tsd test by 3% so no interview and i work my ass off!!, i will probably be looking for another job pretty soon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Specialist in West Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Tech Specialist in West Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Good starter
    Flexible hours
    Learn a lot

    Cons

    No career progression
    Horrible pay rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Micro managed by district management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for the most part

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good manager. Company was overall a good employer with the exception of how bonus payouts we're tracked and handled.

    Cons

    Bonuses were often changed so final payouts were sometimes a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merger seemed to have issues al many levels. Changed culture of company into a new company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok for a while

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, steady schedule and pay, good training

    Cons

    Rude customers, constant change coming from the insecure management team. Penalize top performers with reduced bonus structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your top performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Same as other Fortune 500 companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great location, great weather. Team work is strong, colleagues are generally nice. Still digesting merger of Depot and Max. Culture is okay. Company direction not clear.

    Cons

    Some uncertainty because of possibility of another merger with Staples. The company's revenue is in decline, so morale is not very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more transparent about business results and have more frequent town halls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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