Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at OfficeMax
- Sales Associate (57)
- Impress Associate (24)
- Store Associate (19)
- Sales Associate - Office Max (17)
- Store Manager (15)
- Assistant Store Manager (15)
- Sales Consultant (11)
- Retail Sales Associate (9)
- Operations Supervisor (8)
- Cashier (8)
- ImPress Specialist (5)
- Associate (4)
- Sales Associate-cashier (4)
- Customer Service Representative (3)
- Store Team Leader (3)
- Technology Specialist (3)
- Impress Supervisor (Key) (3)
- Administrative Assistant (2)
- Furniture Specialist - Key Holder (2)
- Marketing Specialist (2)
- Business Sales Associate (2)
- Impress Supervisor (2)
- District Sales Manager (2)
- Merchandising Assistant (2)
- Customer Service/Cashier (2)
- Sales Representative (2)
- Sales Specialist (2)
- Business Development Manager (2)
- Business Development Representative (2)
- Manager (2)
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at OfficeMax (Des Moines, IA) in June 2010.
OfficeMax has any potential applicant apply online through their website. The online application doesn't take more than an hour to fill out, so its nothing out o the ordinary. It mostly asks for prior experience, current job status/education status, and the like. After they receive your application, a store in the area you applied for will call you in about a week. Depending on the store, it may help to call them as well, just in case they've been busy. From here, the store manager interviews you, which consists of a variety of questions determining how you work with others, your overall flexibility, trustworthiness, etc. If the manager decides to hire you, you'll be subjected to a background check and drug test, which takes about 72 hours for the results to come in. At this point, you'll also be given final terms to agree to (salary, hours you'd be available to work, and so on). The whole process is fairly relaxed, although it is obvious that you should take it seriously, as it is a job application, after all.
- When was a time that even though you tried to be a team player, you had a team member that simply wouldn't cooperate? What did you do to try and get them to do their share of the work? What was the outcome? Answer Question
I didn't get much chance to negotiate salary-wise, as I was applying for a part-time position. However, they were extremely flexible on hours I could work. Just go in to the interview with realistic expectations, and you should be fine.
Other Interview Reviews for OfficeMax
Associate InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4 days – interviewed at OfficeMax (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2009.
I really did not get the opportunity to talk. It was like I was a doctor in a session.
- You walk to the floor and sale them a product 1 Answer
There was no room for one they called me with the offer
Associate InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at OfficeMax in July 2011.
It was very simple. I applied online for a part time associate position. I got phoned the next day by another associate to schedule an appointment during the manager's shift. I showed up on time, and the manager briefly issued a few simple questions about my job experience. He seemed to grasp that I was probably overqualified for the job, but offered the job pending a drug test and background check. Ten days later, he called and offered me the job. The end.
- Why do you want to work at office max? Answer Question
Associate InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at OfficeMax in October 2009.
I walked in to see if they were hiring. I hit it off with the assistant store manager. He told me I had to apply online. I took the personality test that tests to see if you have trustworthy tendencies. I got a call back ASAP. The one on one interview was friendly. He wanted to see if I was a friendly, outgoing person. He asked me to "sell" something to him. There was a nice pen and a generic pen. They want you to ask qualifying questions to find the customers needs. I ended up selling him a pack of generic for everyday use and a set of nice pens for functions. Make sure to ask for the sale. "I recommend you buy today". " Are you ready to check out?"
- I want you to sell me a pen in two minutes....Go. 1 Answer
Negotiate your salary. You probably wont get much out of it, but it can't hurt.