The office depot was founded by the late F. Patrick Sher, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Dougherty, president, and Jack Kopkin, Executive Vice President in March 1986. In the year 1991, the company merged with Office Club and extended to the west cost of United States.
In 1992 it acquired The Great Canadian Office Supplies Warehouse Chain. In 1998, it merged with Viking Office products and launched its website www.officedepot.com. They opened their first store in Kuwait in 2009; the B.C partners purchased the company in the same year.
You can find different warehouse related jobs at their website: http://jobs.officedepot.com/. Let‘s take a look at few of them here;
A person with a high school diploma or an equivalent education with at least one year experience in similar field can apply for this position. The person should have a blameless communication, arithmetic and reading skills. Also should have the basic knowledge regarding warehouse procedures. The job responsibility of this post is to accomplish a variety of tasks like reception, production, inventory control etc. to fulfill the clients’ orders.
Equipment operator – Warehouse:
The main responsibility of an equipment operator is to operate forklift equipment, stock picker and reach truck. The person applying for this position should have proper communication and computer skills. Must be strong enough to lift a minimum of 75 – 150 pounds frequently. He should have normal hearing and accurate vision. Staffs employed in this post are prone to get exposed to heat, dust, fumes and cold environments so they must possess the capacity to endure these conditions.
Senior Manager – Warehouse:
Person with the high school diploma or GED and an experience of 5 years in operations management can apply for this job. The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the operations of the warehouse. He is also responsible for developing innovative strategic notions, and policies to enhance productivity.
The employees working in Office depot relish various benefit package such as
- Medical/dental/vision and life insurance plan.
- Retirement saving plan, long term and short term disability.
- Dependent life insurance.
- Sick leave and paid holidays,
- Associate store merchandise discount
- Family medical leave act and many more
Work/life benefits include resource and referral program, flexible work arrangements, voluntary benefits, National fitness membership discounts and others.
Online job application:
To apply for jobs at office depot, you will have to visit their website http://jobs.officedepot.com/. After selecting the suitable job at the desired location, all you have to do is click the ‘Apply’ option. First time visitors are advised to create their own username and password for applying.
Approximate salary of an associate working in office depot is around $8 per hour, the manager’s gets around $ 13.93 per hour.
The employees are pretty much satisfied with the company management, benefits, job security, job culture and work/life balance. 42% of the staffs are willing to recommend this company to their friends. Majority of workers have described the company as good, productive company with great benefits. Though some employees feel that the job is tough, they still rate it as a very beneficial company with a work friendly environment.