Office Depot Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Office Depot

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
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Post ID: @ZevFOik

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

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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Post ID: @Z4msm8y

I will never understand the decisions being made

I’m going to be grateful for what Office Depot did provide me and my family over 13 years, but I will never understand the decisions being made. Loyalty and dedication are not words appreciated in the corporate world anymore. I was generating... read more

Didn’t receive severance package as promised

Did anyone else not receive their severance package that was promised by Saturday? HR said it was shipped NDA and clearly that wasn’t the case given I was laid off on Wednesday, and didn’t receive anything Thursday through Saturday.

Bankruptcy may be looming just around the corner

That is definitely a terrible way to be managed by one’s employer. It’s certainly not a strategy that would inspire positive morale, loyalty, or any long-term performance improvement. That is simply a desperate executive management team exercising... read more

What stores are next in line for closure?

Is anything rumored? I doubt that any of this will stop any time soon, so there has to be some method in which they will do the closures. Has anyone heard anything or has anyone seen any symptoms at their location that could indicate closure? What... read more


Yes, the layoff's have begun at Corporate. What is it going to take for these high paid exec's to realize outsourcing to India Is not the way to go! They would have done better to rebrand as a USA company. Who wants to talk to someone over seas?... read more

Any news?

Share if you've heard anything, please. I'm really anxious ahead of the weekend, not knowing if we are done or not.

Corporate layoffs done

Multiple teams at Corporate told today that layoffs are done. Company-wide town hall with Gerry Smith tomorrow morning to announce this is the new team.

More to come?

Any ideas on what else we can expect this or the following week? Something tells me that yesterday was just a start. I haven't heard about much going down today, but I'm not ready to take that as a good sign. Office Depot has burned me before... I'd... read more

All to protect its compucom purchase

300 people fired with 200 more to by by Friday! All because compucom lost money in Q1. Failed attempt at building shareholder value. They think they can turn over the contract division to ISO. Good luck with that!

Layoffs today/this week

Any information on a swath of layoffs at all levels of the OD organization? Directors and VPs in this round.

Severance question

Hello everybody. I was hoping somebody might tell me what kind of severance is being offered by Office Depot to employees in closing stores and who is entitled to severance? I don't think my store is closing in this round, but I wouldn't be surprised... read more

50 Stores to Close

Layoffs are Coming

In corporate there are talks of buyouts and severance packages however if you are seen as underperforming you get the axe

100 Stores Closing

Many stores will be closed by end of may, company says lease agreements are the factor for most closings.

More info on closings

2 southern new jersey OD stores are closing in May. Corporate told employees all was well and then just came in one day and dropped the news. District managers have already been let go. Supposed to be restructuring but closing stores that are still... read more

Store closure

ODP is closing stores in south jersey
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Post ID: @Y1nfkX2

Office Depot UK

Office Depot UK has announced its yearly round of redundancies with over 70 roles initially at risk.
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Post ID: @WhwoWPK

The employees don't even shop there!!

i (a customer!) was told by someone who worked at my local Office Depot years ago (and probably has since left for greener pastures) that they don't even buy stuff from there because the employee discount barely covers the sales tax!!

Union Talk

looks like Depot isn't taking too kindly to the Union talk going on.
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Post ID: @Uk4m5AU

Recently Hired

I was recently hired into Office Depot and am already a recent ex-employee after 2-weeks. I had one day of computer training in the store manager's office, then basically out to the floor to run the Print Services Counter with no training. Wasn't... read more

Company closing by end of the year

It seems to be headed in that direction. It is about time. Nasty work environment with some of the most unfit to be in management folks you could ever imagine.


It would be really nice if we had at least some say in what our schedules are going to be. Managers don't care about our private life and don't give us an option to make any plans. They will schedule us the way they want to, even if we announce that... read more

low pay for too much work

office depot expects way too much work for the amount they are willing to pay. not sure how we got to the point in time where companies believe that people will be so grateful to even have a job they'd be willing to do everything for barely anything... read more

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