Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
It was a shortened version of their standard process since they were looking to fill several positions from one of the other centers closing down. I had three interviews in a day with a job offer at the end of them.
- Why did you want the job? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at OfficeMax (Modesto, CA) in July 2015.
They have you wait in furniture till you're call up to be interview in a small back room behind the tech counter. The interview manager was very intimidating and after all they question he asked you during the interview. His exact words if you don't get a call by tomorrow means someone out shine you.
- Tell me bout yourself? Have done any merchandising? Have you ever sold any insurance? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days – interviewed at OfficeMax (Maple Grove, MN) in July 2015.
This interview must've been a joke because it was pretty funny. Arrived to interview on time, wasn't interviews until 10 minutes later. Interview was in furniture section of the store- that is so weird. Interviewer was coloring little symbols on paper when I answered questions, not sure what they meant. I was told I'd get a call for interview #2. To be honest I walked out of the store thinking I hope they don't call me. The people that worked there are weird and the environment is dark and dreary. I had bad feelings from the moment I walked in. Low and behold I was never called again for a second interview as I was told. The pay isn't good either. Hours were limited.
- Tell me about yourself? Are you good with computers/video games? Previous experience? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at OfficeMax (Maplewood, MN) in July 2015.
I applied on the 13th of June and got no response back after a week. I called in a week later and the manager I spoke to on the phone said the hiring manager was on vacation and said he'd leave a note to check my application. I waited for a week or 2 and go no response back so I called back and spoke to the hiring manager. She had told me that any applications from the 15th and up got deleted. She told me to reapply for the same position and she'd give me a call the following day. Not to mention, the guy who said he'd leave a note did NOT leave a note for the hiring manager. She didn't find any notes waiting for her. The next day, she'd called me and set up an interview date for the next day around noon. I go to my interview and I ask an employee about the hiring manager and for my interview. She told me to wait by the furniture area and the manager would be with me. I waited approximately 5 - 10 minutes and a regular employee shows up. She pulls up a chair and uses a desk that was on the floor and interviews out into the public. Apparently, there was no office to privately interview me. She asks me the basic questions and writes everything down. She goes to the manager and the manager told her to tell me that there was another candidate in line to interview and they'd get back to me. I'm grateful to have known that I wasn't hired because of the experience I've had; waiting for 3 weeks just to find out my application was deleted, got interviewed by a regular employee, and getting interviewed out on the floor rather than an office. I will never apply to another store that connects with this or Office Depot.
- What were 3 of your strengths/weaknesses? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at OfficeMax (Columbus, OH).
Had to do two interviews for what turned out to be a basic warehouse sorting job. Waited one month for first interview, then called back a week later for second interview. I was referred to OfficeMax by a current employee. The pay sounded good for an entry level warehouse job. The outbound hours were odd 3PM-no end time, but it seemed like a job worth applying for. I was called back within a week and was told that they were awaiting the results from my background check. After two weeks I was called in for a face to face interview with one of the shift supervisors. A week later I was called in for a second face to face interview with the Distribution Center Supervisor. I was offered a job on the spot after the second interview. I was sent to submit to a drug test the following morning and would find out my start date pending the results. I was called a few days later and started work a week after. All in all this was a 30-40 day process. The interviews/background check/drug test were fine. It was waiting over a month to actually start working and waiting by the phone that was terrible.
- They were more interested in how my time with the Armed Forces related to working in the warehouse. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at OfficeMax (Portland, OR).
It was extremely short, with a plethora of complications with their outdated online application, took a full 2 weeks to get an interview, got called in multiple times and my time wasted.
- Do you know anything about computers?*hired* Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at OfficeMax.
Very easy interview. It was very short. I think that I had leniency, because I met the store manager and she already loved me. But I still got a formal interview with the printing dept manager. It was very easy process and got hired that same day.
- Basic interview questions. Asked about graphic design or software experience, although isn't really required based on the job requirements and description. Asked to sell something in the room/office. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at OfficeMax in June 2015.
I applied online and was called the next day by manager for an interview the following week. I came 20 minutes early just to leave a good impression, and the manager there was old and seemed irritated. So I waited for a few minutes and he had the assistant manager interview me. The interview questions were very basic, but the interviewer himself seemed very uninterested and lazy, saying he just came from a 5 day vacation and didn't even look over my resume or information prior to. In my head, I already didn't want to work with these people. Overall, of the 8 or so computer randomized, general questions he gave me, I answered most of them after only 2 responses. So he tried to get the manager but apparently, he was doing a "project" at the time we initially scheduled the interview, and I'm thinking "yeah... no. I'm way over this kind of job." He claimed that he will call, and the next morning I see a computer generated email stating "the decision has been made not to proceed with your candidacy." I'm really okay with not working there, but the fact that they declined me is outrageous since they were the ones that were not prepared and unprofessional. But then again, it's just OfficeMax. I shouldn't expect any better for a $9/hour salary haha.
- Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at OfficeMax (Campbell, CA) in May 2015.
There was an online screening to determine whether or not you would be a good fit for the store before an in person interview. After that, there was an in person interview. The process took roughly one week. The hiring manager asked pretty general questions and a couple days later I was offered a job. I declined because I had another job offering.
- Why should we hire you? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days – interviewed at OfficeMax (Milwaukie, OR) in April 2015.
I was in the store and saw a hiring sign. I asked the guy at the door about the hours they were looking for. He commented the application is online. Due to the OfficeMax/Office Depot merger, the online portion is a pain. Make sure to check your email and do the personality assessment. After I did so, I went back to the store to speak with the store manager. He had already printed out my resume and was doing interviews the following week. I got a call on Wednesday. Interviewed Friday morning. He is waiting on the results of my background check (3-5 business days), after which he told me he will call with an offer of employment. We were talking about training schedules before I left.
- So, tell me about your last job. (He did this for each job on my resume). What does customer service mean to you? Do you have previous retail experience, preferably cashiering? Answer Question
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