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Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
265 Interview Reviews

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    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • The interviewer asked me to sell a random object in the room to him.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    changes inside the company from one position to another are encouraged but, should be based more on performance and work ethic than what questions you can answer.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I completed an application found on officemax website, one day later I got a call from their recruiting department. I had a 30 minute phone interview and was immediately scheduled for a second phone interview with HR. the questions are the same typical questions all managers should be accustomed to; they want to know about your experience dealing with operations, staffing and and sales. I was scheduled for a third interview with the district manager at the location I would be running. My third interview was pretty much the same as the second interview. I had a fourth interview which was much more relaxed; after that interview i was told i had the job within 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • .What do you look for when You hire people? this is a hard question because of my experience of interviewing people that i though was a grate first that turned out to be disasters and vice versa. It is hard to truly tell how a candidate will perform during an interview and I dont want to say that during my interview so I usually give the normal corporate BS answer. I really look at the past experience of the candidate and grill them on how they handle different situations, how good are they with coaching and following up on commitments.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Happy Valley, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Happy Valley, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Process took about 90+ days . I was referred by a close previous friend/store manager

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Put in an application with the in-store kiosk, got a call about 2 weeks later over the phone and set up an interview for Thursday (the next day) did a drug screen that same day and was called in for training on Sunday.

    Interview Questions
    • What would be your idea of good customer service?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The recruiters did a good job asking the standard questions and obtaining the expected initial personal information. The interview process included 5 separate interviews occurring on 3 separate days (excessive). The questions were not based on behavioral methodology and seemed to be more investigative in the respect that if I wasn't hired, the ideas and procedural accomplishments I provided would be used to improve their organization.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was over the phone with the HR contact. I declined the initial offer and counter-offered immediately. The HR contact was obviously given parameters on what would be accepted as we quickly came to an agreement.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Strategic Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an OfficeMax recruiter for a telephone interview. After the initial screening, I had an interview with the District Sales Manager. Immediately following that interview, I had an interview with the Ops District Manager. I had an offer the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Online application. I got a call from the store team leader a couple of weeks later. The interview was pretty run of the mill. I had my first interview with the store team leader and had the second interview with the STL and district manager.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were ones that I had heard from other interviews so nothing about it took me by surprise.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Low pay, lack of training, management doesn't care and you have to clean the bathrooms

    Interview Questions
    • Can you print this now because I was lazy and waited until the last minute   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OfficeMax in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview and was scheduled for a face to face interview. Once I was offered and accepted the position a background check and drug test were completed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate for an additional $2 per hour and it was accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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