OfficeMax

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Tedious tasks, forced to push "MaxAssurance" that was a waste of money for consumers.

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at OfficeMax

Pros

Gain inside knowledge of technology and software used across multiple industries. It also allowed for relatively easy advancement within the company.

Cons

Minimal pay, forced to push insurance plans on products that it wasn't really worth in the first place. Expected to meet unrealistic goals for sales of the indurance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more entry-level employee friendly. The decisions/actions you have taken in the past were not in the employee's best interest.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Work here as a last resort

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Co-workers where a nice bunch for the most part. It was a job. Store managers work very hard, but have very little discretion over how to treat their employees and customers due to upper management's directives. Entertaining moments from very strange/absurd customers.

    Cons

    Very low pay for doing the job of at least 2 people. Super pushy "desperate" sales strategy that often angered and offended customers. More managers than associates which means there are only a couple of people that do all the heavy lifting and grunt work. The long timers are survivors, they survive by doing nothing which is ironic, while new enthusiastic employees will be used up and replaced with the next naive person they hire, which is often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some outside help and consider the information gold mine you have with frontline workers to reframe the organization by training lower and middle tier management. Replacing the CEO will not do it, there is a built in power/knowledge gap at the top that will never be filled by outside hires at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lack of direction and integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    The job was fairly easy and the people you're working with are often very down to earth people

    Cons

    The Managers are hits and misses. The good ones never seem to make it too far because they are picked up by other companies. The bad ones are a dime a dozen. They lack integrity, pushy when it comes to sells and don't mind telling you to lie to customers to get the sale, esp. when it comes to their store warranties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OfficeMax is not a giant like Staples or Office Depot. Head to head you cannot beat out the other two giants, find your strength and play to your strength.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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