OfficeMax Interview Questions

Updated Mar 8, 2015
Updated Mar 8, 2015
268 Interview Reviews

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    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by shift Supervisor first as a one-on-one interview, then came back the following day for a second interview with the Store Manager and Supervisor together, with the Store Manager asking most of the questions. The interview with the Supervisor was more in depth and took longer. Both interviews were average and I wasn't made to feel nervous or intimidated. They want to make sure you have retail experience working with customers and are comfortable in a fast paced work environment with many customers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    non-behavior based questions. Worked there on contract through an agency. Stayed with OM over a year. A great place to work before it was merged with Office Depot. I pass the building daily and it sits empty.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cranston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cranston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at OfficeMax in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    The Manager asked me about previous work history, availability and if I went to school. Then he asked some questions about how I would handle customers, working with technology, going from cashier to the floor, cleaning, what I would do if I saw someone stealing. Then after the interview he had me sign papers for a background check and once those goes through I will get a call for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • How To Handle An Irate Customer?   View Answer
    • If you see an employee take a drink from the fridge to the locker room without paying, what would you do?   View Answer
    • Would you move something around without being told?   View Answer
    • Are you good with technology?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, a week later got a call to come to interview at the store. Interview with the store manager and the assistant manager with another candidates at the same time. They ask general interview questions and situation questions. Toke about 45 mins for the whole thing. It was harder than other people I have read online

    Interview Questions
    • Why you want to work at OfficeMax?
      Tell me about yourself?
      How would you sell items in the store?
      How to build trust with other employees?
      How to handle angry customers?
      How to deal with irresponsible employees?
      Did you ever take initiative in a situation?
      How did you over a problem?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Humble, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Humble, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    About a week after applying online I received a call requesting that I come in for an interview, on that very same day. I showed up, had no difficulty or confusion about figuring out who to talk to or what I needed to do. The hiring manager was very friendly. He basically said I was hired so long as my background check clears. Very positive exoerience all-around.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement or upset a customer, and how you resolved it.   Answer Question
    • Why do you think you'd be a good fit for Office Max?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    First interviewed with a Store Manager that contacted me by phone. Then interviewed with 3 Assistant Managers at a Job Fair 2 days later. Filled out consent for Background check & was advised that I would be hearing from them soon to let me know what location I would be working at.

    Interview Questions
    • Sell me this desk...
      Position expectations / explained requirements
      Asked many questions about previous employment / work experiences
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    General Interview process and question first phone interview and then a one on one interview with manger and store manager. Questions around flexible schedule working on weekends, holidays and big season for them is "back-to-school" sale in August.

    Reasons for Declining

    low pay

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate - Office Max Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I completed the online. It took about an hour. A few days later, I received a phone call from a manager. He asked me a few questions about my retail experience. He asked me to come to the store for an interview. I interviewed 1:1 with one of the manager. The interview took about 20 minutes. A few days later, he called to offer me a job.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't too difficult, but you might be asked to demonstrate how you would sell one of their products.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I filled put the application online after seeing a job posted on a job listing website. I was called into an interview about a week later and was offered the job the following day. The interview was just basic question about past work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What was something you had to do that you disagreed with and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was called & asked if I was still interested in the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Print Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Before being offered an interview, there is a 50-100 question survey that you must take. It's fairly easy, it is just time consuming. Then you are called by the store manager and asked to come in for an interview. Dress business casual to business professional. They should have a copy of your resumé already printed out before you get there, but it wouldn't hurt to bring one yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever dealt with an unhappy customer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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