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Poisonous manager in IT

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Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Naperville, IL
Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Naperville, IL

I worked at OfficeMax

Pros

Summer hours and work from home 1 day a week.
Domestic Partner benefits.

Cons

Manager with terrible leadership skills and poisonous style is allowed to continue in same role.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

How many employees have to quit or ask to be transferred out of the same department before a director is removed? Apparently more than half a dozen is not the threshold. Ridiculous.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Better be able to handle STRESS

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Edwardsville, KS
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Edwardsville, KS

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Highly name recognition
    Sold products that everybody needs
    OK benefits, decent time off

    Cons

    Managers showed favoritism and limited growth of those individuals they did not like
    Changed direction of company every few years
    When on vacation, still had to respond to email and other activities, no 'escaping'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't show favoritism, ask employees where they would like to grow with company and then work to make it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hypocritical

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Eau Claire, WI

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Decent promotion process if you contribute.

    Pay is slightly above average.

    Great people to work with and the enjoyment of seeing them develop.

    Cons

    Hourly employees are underpaid.

    Back and forth decisions on company policies.

    No communication from corporate.

    Not enough positive reinforcement.

    Poor work/life ratio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more money in the part time associates and you would see much less turnover. Hiring and training new associates every two weeks does not let the management focus on other issues.

    Disapproves of CEO
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