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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a challenging experience and have learned some new skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    There are opportunities to do multiple tasks at any one time, which can sometime make time go by.

    Cons

    The opportunities to move up are challenging, communication needs major improvement and compensation should definitely be improved. Customers seem to mutually agree prices on some products are too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees and better scheduling would improve over performance for each employee. Also, consistency among leadership would be a good thing to have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion 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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