Our story.

Once upon a time, back in 1986, Office Depot OfficeMax consisted of a single store located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The vision: a place where customers could purchase office supplies in bulk for very low prices.

Fast forward 31 years, and here we stand, a multi-billion-dollar, business leader. Instead of just one store, we’ve grown to 1,400 retail stores in North America. Instead of just a few associates, we’ve grown to over 38,000 associates across Retail, Sales and Supply Chain serving our millions of valued customers.

As we look ahead to the future, we are focused on remaining the world leader in office supplies, services and solutions. Our goal: to find new and exciting ways to help our customers take care of business. So if you’re ready to turn “business as usual” upside down, we’re ready to meet you!

Our culture.

At Office Depot OfficeMax, our people make all the difference in the world, and we work hard every day to ensure the environment in which they work focuses on these key principles:


“There’s a way to do it better – find it”

– Thomas Edison

We’re innovators
We encourage originality and promote thinking in ways that are truly
“out of the box”.

We’re risk takers
In order to grow, experimentation is a necessity. We’re not afraid to take the leap as we continue to learn and grow along our journey.


“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization”

– Vince Lombardi

We’re accountable
The company’s business is our business. We take ownership of our individual work and are committed to living our values every day.

We value a work/life balance
We focus on the right things for driving business success, while understanding there’s a balance between work demands and life outside the office.

We believe in our people
Business is constantly changing and developing- you should be too. We provide opportunities to develop your competencies and skills that will benefit you now and into your future.


“There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.”

– Mia Hamm

We recognize and appreciate hard work 
We believe in you and love to show it. We understand that the contributions of our associates are the foundation of this company and what drive all of us to succeed.

We listen
Big ideas deserve to be heard. We promote an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives and viewpoints are encouraged and valued.


“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

– Mario Andretti

We’re agile
We’re a big company with big ideas, but we act on them with the intensity and efficiency of a small business.

We act swiftly, but smartly
In our industry, speed is the key to success. If we don’t act on our big ideas quickly, someone else will.

Our benefits.

At Office Depot OfficeMax we understand that nothing is more important than our employees’ happiness and health. It’s simple, their wellbeing is our wellbeing and their success is our success. We want them to be the best version of themselves at work and at home.

That’s why we’ve created an extensive benefit program aimed to help balance physical health, financial security and long-term goals. We’ve done our homework, researched (and then researched some more) to select the best options out there, because Office Depot OfficeMax associates deserve nothing but the best.



Resources to help our associates lead a healthy and balanced life.

  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage
  • Programs and rewards to encourage healthy actions
  • Maternity and disability support programs
  • Health and wellness resources



Resources to help our associates make good financial decisions today, so they can plan for tommorrow.

  • Retirement savings and investment plans
  • National holidays and paid time off
  • Associate discounts
  • Life and auto insurance options
  • Parental and military leave



Resources to help our associates feel fulfilled and grow their careers.

  • On-boarding support
  • Leadership development programs
  • Training and development resources
  • Recognition programs