HR Business Partner
- Process: Human Resources
- Region: Support
- Background: Economics; Journalism
What do you do at Office Depot?
When I first started in Office Depot in 2008, I was responsible for setting up the training system of the Shared Service Center. Since then, I have been designing and delivering trainings in the company and gradually got involved in other areas too, such as internal and external communications or performance and talent management. I am now a Project Manager within the HR department and I coordinate projects related to organizational development and communications, a few examples being running talent development programs, associate engagement and employer branding campaigns.
How has working for Office Depot been like for you so far?
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Office Depot so far and I can honestly say that there was no day I felt that coming to work is a dread. I have learned a lot and grew as a professional and a person, due to the fact that I’ve worked with great people and I was involved in various exciting projects along the way.
What excites you about working at Office Depot in the future?
For me, Office Depot SSC is a great place to work. I enjoy the fact that there are always new initiatives coming up, hence opportunities to further learn and develop oneself. I am excited by the opportunity to continue initiating and managing projects in various areas, but most of all, I am happy to be able to work in a great team, with smart, driven and enthusiastic people. I like the overall atmosphere and I am proud to be working in a company where business is conducted in alignment with the declared vision and values.
What’s your advice to people who want to join Office Depot?
If you are an enthusiastic person, eager to build your career, I think you will enjoy Office Depot a lot. Before the interview, read about the company, make sure this is where you want to be, then be yourself. Bring your passion and abilities to the table and you will fit in right away. Once in the team, be prepared to learn, to deliver results and to have fun together with some great colleagues along the way. You will soon find out that this is a company where you can find a real work-life balance, with quite a few development paths. It’s now up to you!