OfficeMax Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2015
57 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

51%
30%
18%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

83%
8%
6%

Interview Difficulty

2.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

57 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax (Campbell, CA) in May 2015.

Interview

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.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for OfficeMax

  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview

    I applied online and went into the store to talk to the manager. I then had a interview a few days later. He asked easy questions. This was my first job.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I had trouble finding the online application at first as officemax and office depot recently joined and it kept telling me to go to the Office Depot web site. I finally found the application and applied online and was contacted within two weeks for an interview. I interviewed with the hiring managers together.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview

    Basically they just ask you questions about yourself, and why you feel qualified to work for Officemax. They'll ask you a series of questions and ask you how you would handle the situation, or how you have handled situations dealing with decision making etc. in the past

    Interview Questions

    • They'll ask you to sell them something around you   1 Answer
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied online. I got called back in a few days to do a 1-on-1 interview. The guy was pretty chill, we talked a bit about video games and computer stuff.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me typical interview questions. Asked about the specs on my laptop.   Answer Question
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at OfficeMax (Sterling Heights, MI) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Applied the day prior, was called next day, in for an interview the day leading. Hired on the spot. Very easy questions Manager describes what the business is about Asks what you expect out of the company Asks about your future.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at OfficeMax in March 2014.

    Interview

    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!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

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

  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied online. Fairly standard corporate retail application with a long set of questions. About three weeks after I applied I got a phone call from one of the associates and I set up an interview. My first Interview was with the store manager in her office and it was very standard. After that interview she called me later in the day and set up an interview with the operations supervisor I would be working with.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time that you had to keep a secret.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation at all

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.