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Pretty good company as far as retail goes.

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at OfficeMax full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The benefits are very good. Between 401k, medical and a generous vacation allotment the company take care of you.

Cons

Constant change. In search of better processes the company is constantly changing how we do things and unfortunately most time is for the worst.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop micro-managing. Empower your people to make decisions. Listen to what the people in the field are actually saying.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not my first choice

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate-cashier  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate-cashier in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    never got yelled at for not working, but sitting and texting instead
    nothing

    Cons

    told i was being promoted from cashier to sales floor for 7 months. never happened before i quit.
    boring
    expected to sell when there are no customers
    manager are push overs
    co workers suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mostly friendly staff, cool products, good employee discounts.

    Cons

    They micro-manage. I had only been at the store for a couple of days and still was new to the MaxAssurance details and my manager yelled at me for not knowing everything about it. I was told to do tasks i had never done before with no explanation or guidance and got into trouble if I made a mistake.
    I was hired for impress, but learned the cash register first which was fine, until they just stopped training me on anything and still expected me to know all the aspects of every position.
    Four days before my 90 day probation period ended, which I was not given prior documentation as to the policy, I was terminated for too many absences.
    This store, in particular, has a high employee turn over.
    OfficemMax does not appreciate their employees, nor do they train them very well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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