It was alright for a minimum wage job but it could have been better.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – May 23, 2017
At first, it was great. Nice staff, safe conditions, etc. But when we got new management, it all went downhill. We were always understaffed, the store was dirty and the closing staff did nothing to straighten up. I was fired for being sick even though I had called in.
Territory Development Manager (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 24, 2018
The culture is the hardest part of the job. It's one of fake excitement and high compliance. The commission is hard to attain, and is relatively low. The benefits were good. The hardest part of the job is showing up for it.
You'll learn to be a good in providing customer service.
Head Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 24, 2018
This company helped me learned different avenues of providing customer service, they helped me focus on taking care of customers and do everything to make them satisfied and happy and make them come back knowing their business will be taking care of.
Nice place to work, management was pretty fun, hours are my main complaint
Cashier (Former Employee) – Spartanburg, SC – May 24, 2018
I picked up a part time job to afford a new desktop computer over the summer and it was a "part time" job that I was working 39 hours a week. That sounds like a full time job to me. If you want the hours, this is for you. I'm a college graduate and my time is worth way more than 8.50/hr I just wanted some side money not a huge commitment and they would not cut my hours back.
A typical day consisted of being drowned by more asinine corporate plans designed to attempt to save a failing company, always saying yes to customers no matter what, and a cold silence from corporate about problems causing company monetary failures. Other than immediate coworkers being great, the rest of the job was awful.
Great place to start learning on how to make sales. Great job to use communication skills and team work.
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – May 23, 2018
A typical day at work would be just going through out the store to make sure everything is in order. I learned on how to approach customers the right way and and how to make sales by knowing on what I’m informing the customer about. Management was descent they really wouldn’t care as much as us sales consultants did about the store. The most enjoyable part of the job was when you brought customers smiles because they liked what you sold to them.
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Alexandria, LA – May 23, 2018
A typical day at work included almost every duty in the book. Stocking, cashier, customer assistance, online ordering, etc. At Office Depot, I learned how to effectively and efficiently do what my employer asks of me, and know my own limitations. The management of the store was top-notch, while Corporate showed that they have little to no experience in Customer Service. Workplace culture at Office Depot was very laid back, but always attentive. The hardest part of the job was Black Friday. The most enjoyable part was the relationships with my coworkers that were built.
10% Employee discount
You have to learn everything in the event you're needed in any given department.
Operation Manager (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 23, 2018
After so many years of dedicated effort to this company, all it takes is one bad manager looking for a scapegoat to end it. There is always someone above you in peril looking for a body to throw under the bus so it is not them. That is pretty much the scenario after two decades of service.
With the right store manager, quality teams can be built.
The wrong store manager can be cancerous to success.
Cashier/Associate (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – May 22, 2018
I get along with everyone at my store the boss is very chill and can work with your schedule which I like as a college student. I worked cashier but wished there were more cashiers as usually it is only me and i'm dealing with more than i can handle and other associates will be too busy to help.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Parker, CO 80134 – May 22, 2018
The hours are very flexible, you learn a lot about tech and ink, the management is pretty good,and the employees are friendly. The hardest part of the job was when it got busy you couldn't get other work done. The most enjoyable part of the job is having a diversity of tasks to keep you from being bored.
Good hours, decent pay, flexible schedule
No growth opprotunities, most jobs are part time, not a lot of benefits
I worked with the company for two years in their busy print department with little to no AC. 99 percent of the time I was left to clean and close the entire front end on my own while running the busiest department in the store. The job worsened my anxiety disorder to the point of having seizures, and I suffered many heat strokes while on the job. Customers have seen me so overwhelmed, busy, and exhausted to the point of collapsing to the ground with no other associates able to take control of the department due to me being one of the three people they have trained in the print department. I wrestled with the printing and finishing equipment, I've ruined my mental health, and I've done everyone else's job for two years and I only make 9.75 an hour, whereas full-time Chick Fil A employees start out at 12. I've stayed with the company this long due to their lenience on letting me take days off for school, and I've made great connections through there, but I would rather drink a gallon of bleach than to continue working with this company any longer.
nice people, flexibility, lunches
cheap upper management, stress, does not pay well, sucks
Store Manager (Former Employee) – St Thomas, VI – May 21, 2018
Working with Office Max, had its good days and then its bad days. Associates were very difficult to work with unless you were giving them hand outs for simply doing there jobs. the recognition program was in place but that never seemed to be enough.