OfficeMax Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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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. Decent job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Steady work. Worked with nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Worked late hours. Bought out by OfficeDepot.


  2. Good job, fun coworkers, horrid customers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your coworkers make up 50% of your experience at work. My coworkers were the best. Always joke around with each other and always complain about bad customers to each other.

    Cons

    Customers feel they are entitled to everything. Sometimes tedious work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what your doing. I loved my boss. Even though she could be a stickler sometimes, she was great to work with.


  3. Corporate Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Co-workers and Management.

    Cons

    Entered during a tough period. The merger and consolidation phase between Office Depot and OfficeMax has made it difficult for us to complete our task and grow business.

    Advice to Management

    There is little management can do to improve the current situation. It's the nature of the beast.


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  5. Good Starting Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in North Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good hours, PTO is pretty nice. Building relationships with customers that come back to you from time to time.

    Cons

    The pay isn't really fair for the stress level and sales goals the job comes with but if you have a strong work ethic and need the experience, it could be worth it to build up a good resume.

    Advice to Management

    Handle mergers between corporations better, local management is great though, keep that up.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Don't.. Just don't.. Not since the "merger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, especially if you're a college student, needing some extra cash

    Cons

    The "merger" with OfficeDepot has ruined this corporation and I would not recommend anyone apply here unless you seriously need some income coming in. Otherwise, RUN!!


  7. 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


  8. Good Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

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

    Pros

    -Fun, productive associates -Pay for amount of work

    Cons

    -Poor Management at times -Repetitive tasks

    Advice to Management

    Kick out poor management, and promote from within


  9. Helpful (1)

    Store manager

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Not Bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People to work with Not a stressful job

    Cons

    low pay Other PC techs were not knowedgable

    Advice to Management

    Pay your IT guys better and you may be able to attract better qualified employees


  11. Officemax

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    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



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