Office Depot Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Office Depot

Corporate layoffs

They let go of another 100+ people at the corporate office today. They kept this pretty quiet. I heard more are coming...

Furloughed or laid off?

Were people furloughed or laid off? One is temporary, the other is permanent. It'd be good to know what exactly we're dealing with here.

COVID-19 is just an excuse

Somebody mentioned this in another thread and I couldn't agree with them more: there was no need for these layoffs. The company simply wanted to get rid of as many people as they could (which they've been trying to do for a long time now) and they... —  read more 

Office Depot s---s

I worked at Office Depot in 2007 and caught the store manager stealing, thousands of dollars, he served two years for that.

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Office Depot warehouse layoffs

How are you Bristol folk doing? I heard that the distribution center on Frost Road will be closing because of the coronavirus but the layoffs that will follow during June will be permanent. I've been laid off last year and it's been tough but I... —  read more 

Watch out Field Sales Group

Watch out B2B Field Sales Team. This is a perfect storm for this company to change the B2B sales structure. They will let go all field sales rep and goes to inside sales structure. Customers are train to deal with telesales group right now and... —  read more 

Gerry wants retail gone

At the most recent town hall, Gerry was ending with a message and during that, he was talking about B2B and Retail. He said a retailer is valued at 2-6 times the EBITDA of their business and a B2B company is valued at 8-15 times.... He then said... —  read more 


It has started again, more to come before earning call. at least 5 people in merchandising 4 more in procurement.......and it aint over.

Copy center manager

I have been with the company a long time over 25 years.. Im very disappointed in this company. at the end I worked 7 to 8 hours a day with no break or lunch break and then time to leave not even a card or a farewell good bye!!! I just say I hope im... —  read more 

Now is the time to leave

This used to be a good company to work for, they stopped paying for any holidays, They are fixing to sink and I can see why, you can not run a store sitting in a office, They would rather you waste your time in getting a rewards card instead of... —  read more 

CEM positions

Office Depot is eliminating the Client Engagement Manager position from Tier 4 stores and below.

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Q1 2020 layoffs has begun!

Welp! Q1 has begun and so have the lay-offs. My print manager/supervisor position is being removed and merged with client engagement manage as one. This company is falling bad.

This entire company is going to falter!!!

it looks like a family guy was right and Office Depot will soon be joining Blockbuster and we'll be out of business I foresee in the matter of 24 months or less the company is starting with the retail businesses and will then go to the regional and... —  read more 

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Have they started closing stores?

I'm talking about the announcement form around a month or two ago. Or will that start next month? And is there any way to know your store is on the chopping block? Any early signs (outside of sales) I should look for?

Office Depot to close dozens of stores over next two years

I Just ran across this article in the Houston business journal. Does anyone have a list of stores that are on the chopping block?

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Writing was on the wall

I joined OD about 2yrs ago and left after 6months on the job. It was nerve wrecking on-boarding while at the same time watching people walk out to the parking lot with white/brown boxes. I recall CEO during mothly townhalls would call "AMZN" the... —  read more 

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Loyalty means nothing at Office Depot

Office Depot made a big mistake buying Compucom. These new executives that came in after the failed Staples merger tried to BS us all on corp campus by having ice cream, cupcakes, party in the auditorium, invited to a local bar where my EVP bought us... —  read more 

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The way layoffs are carried out

I was laid off may 8. A logistics manager was laid off also, after 21 years. She had an hour notice, I had 5 minutes. To my knowledge, nobody was offered severance, we got told to submit our time and expenses by 1pm that day. I mean, it was slow for... —  read more 

At the request of Office Depot, Palm Beach County could terminate the $100,000-a-year incentive program it has with the office supply retailer.

At the request of Office Depot, Palm Beach County could terminate the $100,000-a-year incentive program it has with the office supply retailer. The deal was put in place to incentivize Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) to build and keep its... —  read more 

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Icing on the cake

Severances were supposed to be paid today and they can’t even get that right! As if being laid off was not enough, some people got their severance direct deposited and some didn’t, I am one that did not. What a joke. You’re welcome for the 26 years... —  read more 

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Left behind

I am won of the associates that were left behind. In the past when the company was looking to do a restructure/RIF they would reach out to senior associates to see if they were interested in early retirement with a severance package. I would have... —  read more 

When do they give and don’t give severance?

Just depends on position and how they classify it. If you're a corp/field employee and they restructure the teams and you end up laid off due to them eliminating your position, than you'll probably receive a severance package. If you're a GM who has... —  read more 

Is severance even a guarantee?

Sorry if this was asked and answered, but I can't seem to find it. I'm planning to leave on my own, but staying a bit longer in hopes of being laid off and receiving severance is something I'm also considering. I am worried though that Office Depot... —  read more 

sketchy sales tactics

sketchy sales tactics and badgering customers to sign up for services when all they came in for was a pencil. managers are on the associates because the district managers are on them so on and so forth, gerry smith has done nothing for this company... —  read more 

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OD Titanic

I left 3 months ago. I saw it coming after the one financial analysts in my department quit in less than a year. All you have to do is look at the numbers. Get out while you they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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