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OfficeMax Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Nashville, TN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at OfficeMax in April 2010.

Interview Details – Know your numbers, be prepared. Be able to speak to driving Sales and producing results as well as training others. Be a leader of change. Expect up to three interviews, sometimes with Store Managers as well as with District Manager.

Interview Question – Questions are not difficult unless you cannot speak to driving a selling culture.   Answer Question

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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at OfficeMax in October 2013.

Interview Details – Normal interview for position, with detailed questions about P&L and metrics. Big focus on people development. Requirement of full compliment of skills and balance of qualifications.

Interview Question – I expected at this level for the questions to be detailed and commensurate with the job level.   Answer Question

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Cashier Interview

Anonymous Employee
Aurora, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at OfficeMax in July 2012.

Interview Details – It was very simple. Went in with a positive attitude with a drive for success. Got an offer on the spot

Interview Question – Making sure that I was the choice at that precise time   Answer Question

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Operations Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person - interviewed at OfficeMax in May 2012.

Interview Details – I started as a Sales Specialist which the hiring process was you have to go onto website and apply there taking and taking assessment test. After you pass that step you have to do a 1 on 1 interview and if they like what they see you will get an offer letter. For Operations Supervisor had to interview with District Manager and a Manager then if you are selected you get another offer letter.

Interview Question – Really there weren't any difficult or unexpected questions.   View Answer

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Brand Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Naperville, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at OfficeMax in May 2011.

Interview Details – I was called in by the OfficeMax recruiter. I was a suggestion from current employees. I interviewed once and presented an offer. Very casual interview.

Interview Question – When can you start?   Answer Question

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Naperville, IL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at OfficeMax in July 2012.

Interview Details – The interview process was streamlined and efficient. I was able to meet with the executive team all in one day to maximize my time and theirs.

Interview Question – Tell me about how you deal with difficult personalities.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

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Interviewed at OfficeMax

Interview Details – Simply had an in person interview with the store manager and got in.

Interview Question – Describe your sales personality   Answer Question

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Impress Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sparks, NV

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at OfficeMax in April 2011.

Interview Details – Group interview, something of a competition. Was thoroughly obvious who was getting hired and who wasn't before the end. Calls were made by the end of the same day, we were asked to demonstrate how we would sell a random item (of our selection) to a customer.

Interview Question – How do you see yourself contributing to the team, and what role do you see yourself fulfilling in the store?   View Answer

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at OfficeMax in March 2014.

Interview Details – Saw job online applied, got a phone call about three days later. Had first interview went really great! I was asked simple questions about situations at previous job/ jobs. Just answer to the best of your ability. Make sure to be outgoing (smile,be friendly, and happy). Then got scheduled that day for second interview. The second interview was even easier than the first interview, the questions asked during second interview were pretty much the same as the first in my circumstance. Except when I was asked about how I feel about reward programs, and MaxAssurance. My first interview i would say lasted about fifteen minutes, and my second interview was about 5-10 minutes. I got a phone call that same day after second interview that I got the job!

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Negotiation Details – if you are a good negotiator i recommend trying to raise your pay, if possible.

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Impress Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at OfficeMax in March 2014.

Interview Details – They asked a bunch of questions on how I would handle a multitude of situations; teamwork, stress, independance.

Interview Question – The interviewer asked me to sell a random object in the room to him.   Answer Question

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