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    Don't.. Just don't.. Not since the "merger"

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    Great place to work, especially if you're a college student, needing some extra cash


    The "merger" with OfficeDepot has ruined this corporation and I would not recommend anyone apply here unless you seriously need some income coming in. Otherwise, RUN!!

OfficeMax Interviews

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    Distribution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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.

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    • They were more interested in how my time with the Armed Forces related to working in the warehouse.   1 Answer

OfficeMax Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,, 2012
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

Additional Info

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Headquarters Naperville, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Office Depot
Founded 2003
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Walmart, Staples

This company is taking the office supply business to the max. OfficeMax is the #3 office products retailer in North America (far behind Staples and Office Depot), with about 1,000 superstores across the US, and in Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The stores offer about 11,000 name-brand and OfficeMax-branded products, including paper, pens, forms, and organizers, as well as office furniture and a wide range of technology products. OfficeMax also provides printing and document services through its ImPress store-within-a-store. In addition to its retail outlets, the firm's contract... More

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