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Updated Jan 14, 2015
Updated Jan 14, 2015
217 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    General Interview process and question first phone interview and then a one on one interview with manger and store manager. Questions around flexible schedule working on weekends, holidays and big season for them is "back-to-school" sale in August.

    Reasons for Declining

    low pay

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate - Office Max Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I completed the online. It took about an hour. A few days later, I received a phone call from a manager. He asked me a few questions about my retail experience. He asked me to come to the store for an interview. I interviewed 1:1 with one of the manager. The interview took about 20 minutes. A few days later, he called to offer me a job.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't too difficult, but you might be asked to demonstrate how you would sell one of their products.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I filled put the application online after seeing a job posted on a job listing website. I was called into an interview about a week later and was offered the job the following day. The interview was just basic question about past work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What was something you had to do that you disagreed with and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was called & asked if I was still interested in the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Logistics Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty simple, they called me within a week. The first interview was simple and quick. They asked the usual questions like "tell me about yourself". Asked me how confident i was selling items.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time where you disobeyed authority and how did you respond.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I got interviewed twice. Once by the store manager and once by the assistant store manager. The store manager, Mark, is really laid back and really talks to you about your past experience and gets to know you better. The assistant store manager that doesn't work there anymore wanted me to sell him a desk that was in the store, so be prepared to have a sales pitch.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretend I am a customer and sell me this desk over here.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You start at $9.00. Not sure how it changed with the minimum wage increase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and went into the store to talk to the manager. I then had a interview a few days later. He asked easy questions. This was my first job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    District Manager Impress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Queens Village, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Queens Village, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started out great but when I got to the Regional Manager he was not honest about how hostile the work environment was, nor was the District ever bounding to comps which left a horrible taste in my mouth. Once onboard the training was awful and I had years of training experience and I felt I was set up for failure and not success being their rat to get the retail District Manager fired. That DM made my life unbearable!

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. It was standard for the type of position applied.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were not honest about the current state of the District or stores
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Business Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The process is short less than a half an hour. Come dressed professionally. The most common reason people aren't hired is because they look like they just woke up for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a desk to a customer who has no idea how big their office space is.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Make sure you ask for the money per hour you want. I gave a lower number and was stuck at that pay for a year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the company website. The next day, I went down to the store with my resume and talked with the hiring manager. We set up a face to face interview the next week. The face to face interview went really well. The manager said they would let me know if they have an offer for me in a couple of days. Right on time, the hiring manager offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how your skills from previous jobs will apply to this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Offered Max rate per hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Basically they just ask you questions about yourself, and why you feel qualified to work for Officemax. They'll ask you a series of questions and ask you how you would handle the situation, or how you have handled situations dealing with decision making etc. in the past

    Interview Questions
    • They'll ask you to sell them something around you   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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