Office Depot

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Office Depot Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
1,585 Reviews
2.8
1,585 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.  

    A good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Leicester, England

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    A good working environment, great benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Prospects are limited within specialist departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent Management should be at the forefront

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A company full of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing & Merchandising in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing & Merchandising in London, England

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are fine. Growth opportunities if you have the entrepreneur and know how to manage internal politics.

    Cons

    Due to the location, there is not really a diverse team (different nationalities & backgrounds) the company spends too much time reorganising the business (every two years) and instead of understanding customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefit of the whole company should be priority, instead of individual careers and egos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I worked at Office Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Office Depot in the UK and can say honestly that overall they are a great company to work for. The benefits are good, with private health care, eye tests, enhanced holidays on longer service and more importantly great people.

    Cons

    Personal development seems to take place with senior management more than the regular staff. This needs to be addressed. Some not all of the managers like to micro manage which has quite a negative impact on you. Lots of pressure to please customers which I don't disagree with however should employ more staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support people in their development not just senior managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Managed by people who do not care about the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Warehouse facilities however not fully used
    Merge with Office Max
    Great training department

    Cons

    Managers who represent suppliers interests esp. one consulting company
    Money wasted on IT projects
    Over-employment
    No vision
    No culture, no values, hypocrisy
    Outsourced IT helpdesk below any standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise IT projects in Europe and how money is spent. Make sure that managers' past employment do not influence suppliers choice....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company that lacks appreciation or respect for its employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    This job provided me flexible part time work while I was in college. The interview was fairly easy, and the general manager was friendly (but rarely seen).

    Cons

    There was no training. They literally walked me out to the sales floor and told me to start helping customers on my first day. It felt like I was being thrown to the wolves. Eventually I navigated my way around the business, and began to build confidence through my own self-training. After a month, my numbers were three times the next highest sales associate, and seven times the quota set for us. Despite this, I was still treated rudely by managers outside of my department- one time I was berated for taking a break that had been approved by my department manager and coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees are surveyed about what they value most in their employer, respect and appreciation beat benefits and wages. I was willing to (and I did) give this job my best effort even though I was only being paid around minimum wage; however, I quit because I was neither respected or appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The green shoots of recovery are starting to appear...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Accountant in Leicester, England

    I have been working at Office Depot

    Pros

    Interesting work and challenging times. Office Depot UK are trying to drag themselves out of a poor last few years' performance which provides opportunities for employees with the enthusiasm to drive change. A number of Board-Level changes seems to have revitalised senior management and new business initiatives are showing promising early signs.

    Cons

    Staff morale seems to be taking a backseat in the relentless, US-led, drive to reduce operating costs to an unsustainable level. Some departments seem poorly managed and appear to operate inefficiently. Sometimes it feels like good work goes unappreciated and others are rewarded simply for doing their job rather than overperforming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the needs of your staff. Say "No" to the US once in a while.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a okay company to work for but you have to be on-guard and really fight for your position if you want to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    its a company you work for that puts a pay check in your pocket and the end of the week

    Cons

    no pride in work ethic, no leadership, most of the people are just plain stupid and have no business running a store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take time finding good people that take ownership in there work rather than dead beats that will mess up everyone that works there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Records Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Records Analyst
    Former Employee - Records Analyst

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

    Pros

    Provided great balance and good benefits.

    Cons

    This company has a lot of turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Office Depot is a struggling company with a focus on the bottom line, just like every other publicly-traded company.

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

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

    Pros

    - process-oriented so you know the standards
    - most managers are personable
    - room to grow with the company due to high turnover
    - company seems to be getting better

    Cons

    - Inconsistent direction from leadership, the company seems to be struggling to move forward at times
    - Pay increases are limited to annual reviews and are minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Ethics are important to most people; need to terminate people who don't follow the rules
    - Consider that retail is a people-business, not a product-business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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