OfficeMax

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An "OK" review of OMX

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Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX

I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Flexible Scheduling. Some great co-workers. Decent benefits with 401k. Great DM for DFW, he has a great motive to improve customer service across the area(however, not all of the SMs are on the same page).

Cons

SMs keeping unnecessary people(people with attendance and productivity issues) on staff. Payroll constantly being cut. Horrible executive decisions from Merchandising and Marketing teams. Constantly having to touch different tasks multiple times over and over again. Some Managers have been kept for to long, may be burnt out... Moving up from the Supervisor level will involve some politics, getting on a SMs' good side, and getting involved with events.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop cutting retail store payroll and start cutting positions in the Corporate buildings, stores are already having a hard time with managing customers when there's a 3:10 customer:employee ratio in every store and you want us to do 10 times more with 10 times less payroll. Get a grip on decision making and stop dropping tons of task on the retail stores that are due during busy seasons like BTS, Holiday, BTB, etc...

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    limited opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice facility, great work/life balance

    Cons

    glass ceiling with little room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for be far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can put up with the petty backstabbing by management, supervisors and employees, its sometimes tolerable to work here.

    Cons

    1. Dangerous place to work, corners of every isle will cut you, the price tags cut you, the pace they want you to operate at means you will get hurt more often.
    2. Work expectations are horrid. Unload a truck, then put out the truck, while helping customers - you look dirty and smell bad after unloading the truck and moving the merchandise to its positions.
    They expect you to complete planograms, while helping customers and cleaning, while answering the phones, and they throw you on registers at same time, then get upset when you cant complete the first job they put you on. They give you a list of tasks that you sometimes cannot possibly complete, and then blame you for not managing time well and hold it against you come review time. They use the annual review to keep the pay raises at $.25 or less making them one of the worst companies for raises on the planet.
    3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit lying to employees, we are not stupid. Learn how to run a business, the management here are the most clueless I have seen. Dont tell a customer you dont have a product when you learn they wont buy the Maxassurance. Stop telling employees to do unethical things and then yell at them for doing exactly what you tell them to do. Know your own jobs before you try to tell others how to do theirs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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