Pros: flexible schedule, benefits, pto, good corporate structure, clear career paths
Cons: short breaks, old technology, low pay compared to other retailers.
Here's the deal: it's a retail job. If you enjoy retail, this is one of the best companies I've ever worked for. If you don't enjoy retail, you won't like Office Depot either.
The good: You get a flexible schedule, which you usually get about a week in advance. You're on your feet all day, so you almost never get bored and days go by pretty quickly. – more... Lots of paid time off (2 weeks vacation pay plus 16 hrs personal time right off the bat!) A bonus structure and frequent sales competitions to keep things interesting.
The bad: You will work some nights and weekends, there's just no way around it. That's just part of the industry. Occasionally you get the terrible customer who like belittling sales people because it makes them feel better about themselves. You learn to ignore it after a while. The technology in the stores is old and unstable, it seems like something goes down completely about once a week, and none of the computers in the store work the way they should.
The ugly: Compensation. Office Depot pays significantly less than some competitors, even at Store Manager level and up. In my opinion they make up for it with some of the benefits, but if money is your end game, this is not your store. – less