OfficeMax Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Roland Smith
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Pros
  • They activity promote a work life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Had a reasonably flexible schedule if you knew what you were doing (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • merger with Office Depot moved company HQ (in 47 reviews)

  • Upper management is slow to react to solve problems (in 40 reviews)

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  1. ecommerce

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    difficult to move around within the company


  2. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at OfficeMax (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great staff and management to work with, workload really isn't all that bad.

    Cons

    Pay could be better lots of merging happening


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    Store manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to run store as needed ,communication,ability to build own team without interference

    Cons

    Merger to new Office Depot systems not smooth store transportation still rocky


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  5. Officemax

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work

    Cons

    Lots of work and not enough payroll

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and hours


  6. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Midlothian, VA

    I have been working at OfficeMax (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back ...family oriented, very customer focused. I enjoyed working there. Would still be there if I hadn't had to transfer

    Cons

    too many buyouts. After the Officedepot merger, things were never the same. Now they say Staples is taking over

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers do their job. They earned the position they are in. Trust them to do whats best for the store. Stop MIcro managing


  7. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Good company but going through a lot of changes right now.

    Cons

    Pay has decreased in the last year.


  8. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Moreno Valley, CA

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great room for promotions, Very relaxed work enviorment, sometimes

    Cons

    Slow days some times under staffed


  9. I enjoy my job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Helpful managers
    I enjoy my daily duties
    Cross trained so it's been easy to advance

    Cons

    There are no cons so far


  10. Asst Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discounts, flexible work schedule, lots of training available and the ability to learn a great deal about products with online web training.

    Cons

    Short staffed, merger with Office Depot has been a disaster as far as getting products and special order system. Little time to actually use the ample training available. They want employees to be drones, not thinking, creative managers

    Advice to Management

    Expect a LOT of busy work and little use of your creativity and talent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good work place to get you started

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The managers here are great as well as the co-workers. But only if you carry you're own weight and make sales. If you're lazy, don't approach and help customers, then this place is not for you.

    Cons

    Store tends to be slow at times and consequently very boring. Although the managers can be great to get along with, they can also be very tough and strict. Follow all instructions and always be busy.



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