OfficeMax

www.officemax.com
Employer Engaged

OfficeMax Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
643 Reviews
2.9
643 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Roland Smith
643 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance and time-off policies used to be pretty fair (in 33 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Currently Office Depot merger has created a big loss of jobs for many OfficeMax employees (in 47 reviews)

  • During that period the number of upper management roles continued to grow (in 40 reviews)

More Highlights

643 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Print Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Print Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    I actually really enjoy working with customers and finding solutions to their problems each day. There is always something new!

    Cons

    Customers can be very VERY angry and rude. Also there are certain managers that are hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping things better organized would be better for everyone and people would be a lot less angry with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Company! -- Especially if you're not lazy!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at OfficeMax (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, employee appreciation, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    It all feels like it's changing now that they company was purchased over a year ago. Loss prevention is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-create a loss prevention program which actually prevents loss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Great vacation, Great peers.

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding, only salaried member of the team, lack of recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees, corrective management versus positive reinforcement is not productive or motivating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Many opportunities to move up, travel, raises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Sales development programs, training summits, commission, flexible hours, networking opportunities, cross-training, ease of transfer, over all belief that if the employee is happy, the business aspect will work itself out, excellent HR program

    Cons

    Managers tend to be able to manipulate processes that are more universal, going from store to store you tend to have to adapt and figure things out upon transfer, new hire training for lower positions wasn't beneficial, very much hands on training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Fun working environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Customers can be a little over demanding when they want to barter a price

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the pay cap is a little low, little challenging during changes with communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    After merging with Office Depot, OMX has changed quite a bit. A lot of things have been standardized for the company.

    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts for anything that you buy as an employee are 10% across the board. Not too bad. No comments on benefits since I'm not at the rank for them yet.

    Cons

    The company hasn't had a dedicated sales training program since I signed on in 2013. You kinda have to figure this out on your own, and this makes it difficult to get the commissions you need to raise your own earnings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear what has to be done to advance in rank. The numbers one has to hit, the actions one has to take. It'd be a lot easier to push forward once that happens.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not a hard job, management isn't the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Williamsville, NY

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

    Pros

    This job has taught me a lot, and being a copy and print associate allows me to network with our business clients.

    Easy job to do, but can get difficult.

    Cons

    Management at our store isnt exactly the best, they don't listen to their associates opinions much, and don't treat them with respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates.

    Treat them with respect!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The ecommerce team at OfficeMax was a fabulous, collaborative group of dedicated professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    The people and the work environment.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement for internal candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    manger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    great benefits and you can bonus if your making sales

    Cons

    no set schedule sometimes long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Classic Retail Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Easy work schedule. Not a very demanding job.

    Cons

    Low pay across the board, even management gets low balled on wages. They stress that the commissions will up your wages but even with them it hardly gets you enough for an extra trip to subway or the movies. It's a complete joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with 2 mergers in 12 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

Work at OfficeMax? Share Your Experiences

OfficeMax

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.