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Office Depot

Intern, eCommerce: SEO

May - August 2021 • Boca Raton, FL

What I liked

The company culture at Office Depot was awesome! Everyone is super nice and genuine. My manager and director were both supportive of my interests and were always looking for ways to push my skills. They gave me freedom to learn from my mistakes which was awesome. I also had the opportunity to create website articles that are still published to this day!

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been in person at the HQ, rather than being remote. I feel that in-office positions allow you to connect more and better with others in the company.

Advice

To be a sponge, and take advantage to learn as much as you can! If you soak up as many skills and opportunities you will be able to take those to your next position.
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Sales Advisor

July - August 2021 • Humble, TX

What I liked

Did not stay too late and the customers were usually nice. The store is organized well and the work culture is nice.

What I wish was different

Wish there were more staff/managers to get through high workload or rush hours.

Advice

Wear comfortable, standing shoes.
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sales consultant

September 2019 - November 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Flexible schedule

What I wish was different

Better pay and more opportunities for promotions

Advice

Good experience for any other retail position
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Merchandising technology intern

May - August 2019 • Boca Raton, FL

What I liked

What I liked most about my experience as a merchandising intern for Office Depot was the real opportunity to make an impact on the company. I led 2 projects that were put to action at the corporate and retail level. Seeing my hard work come to fruition as an intern motivates me for my future in merchandising and buying.

What I wish was different

I would not change anything about my experience.

Advice

My advice to any student going into a corporate level internship is to expect a difficult learning curve and embrace it with an open mind. Go to work with an unwavering commitment to work hard and be willing to learn and ask questions throughout the course of the internship. Your experience will depend on what you make of it.
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Cashier Manager

August - December 2019 • Happy Valley, OR

What I liked

It's given me a lot of experience in the retail industry: how to interact with people in a happy and friendly manner, how to stay calm under stress or demanding circumstances, and how to think through a problem quickly and accurately.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been given more hours-it was a part time job, and even though I've been given more hours recently due to the unexpected illness of a coworker, I'm still worried about financial security during the school year.

Advice

To stand up for yourself and not be afraid to ask questions. I wasn't paid for the first five weeks, because of a glitch in the system (and that continued almost through the entirety of my time there this year), and I wasn't confident enough in my position to ask about it. In reality, I wasn't the one at fault, and my manager has gone up the chain of command on my behalf in order to fix the problem. So the problem went on for far longer than it needed to because I wasn't confident enough.
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Sales consultant

June 2019 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

It can be a really slowpaced setting, and there was a lot to learn.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Senior Sales Tech

April 2016 • Woodstock, GA

What I liked

This job has worked with my schedule for years, and offered internal advancement. Good Coworkers

What I wish was different

Sometimes, corporate direction can be baffling

Advice

Do your job, be friendly, and you will go far. it can be hard to balance work + school, but its doable
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Lead Logistics

May - August 2019 • Minnetonka, MN

What I liked

The independence to do my own thing.

What I wish was different

More Staff

Advice

the staff just rotated so it could be very different now.
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Copy and Print

June 2019 • Cullman, AL

What I liked

Consistent schedule, rewarding work

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher

Advice

A job is a job
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Sales Consultant

June - August 2019 • Culver City, CA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Communicate with co workers as often as possible
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Sales Consultant

October 2017 - August 2019 • Oak Park, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Pay is too low and no advancement opportunities. Unwilling to work with school schedule.

Advice

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Sales associate

October 2018 • Homestead, FL

What I liked

The working environment is very teamwork oriented and positive overall

What I wish was different

There is not anything that I would change.

Advice

If you are working in the copy and print department be ready to multitask when it gets busy.
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Sales

September 2017 • Orem, UT

What I liked

Great management, good coworkers. Friendly customers. I enjoyed the feeling of being able to help people.

What I wish was different

Corporate sucks.

Advice

Smile more, talk less. The customers will be polite if you are.
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Sales Associate

July 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Everything.

What I wish was different

That I was hired to be a stock associate instead of copy and print sales associate.

Advice

It’s what you make it.
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Retail Salesperson

July 2018 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

It was simple work.

What I wish was different

The customers and the environment in which I worked. I hated every single moment if it! Not only was I expected to multitask on a level that made me feel ill, I was consistently disrespected by customers and because of the social culture of the work environment I had to accept the disrespect. I absolutely despise Office Depot.

Advice

Do not work there! Find some other place of business, try Walmart or Amazon. Office Depot is a dying company, and right it is showing the same trend that KMart did before it officially closed down; sales that no one came too, resistance to change, and most of all they don't care about their associates!
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Sales Associate

May 2018 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

My co workers

What I wish was different

Some of my managers

Advice

It teaches you patience in a professional setting
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Copy Center Operator

June - August 2019 • Bee Caves, TX

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

More poeple working at the center

Advice

Get to know janice she is your best person to know
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Sales associate

June 2018 - July 2019 • Brownsville, TX

What I liked

Learned computer skills

What I wish was different

I was a copy and print worker but they had me doing tasks on the floor

Advice

Wear insoles. You’re always moving so be comfortable
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Sales Associate

May - August 2019 • Littleton, CO

What I liked

This was a dynamic work position in which I received cross-training with multiple parts of store and sales operations.

What I wish was different

Days could get stressful with multitasking depending on traffic in the store. Having more staff to help with higher traffic would have been beneficial.

Advice

This position definitely helps you with your interpersonal skills and handling multitasking.
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Seasonal Sales Associate

July - August 2019 • Mandeville, LA

What I liked

The employees were great to be around and work with.

What I wish was different

I wish I spent more time in the Copy and Print section as that would be more useful for me in future experiences.

Advice

Helped me make sure to always keep moving and do my best for the customer.
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