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Crappy all around

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Toledo, OH
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toledo, OH

I worked at OfficeMax part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The coworkers can be good people, and there are times the job can just be fun.

Cons

The pay is horrific, the hours are crappy, management is pushy, and if a member of the management just does not like you, get ready to be fired. Oh. And the shipping company likes to rig the trucks, so get ready to have a pallet of crazy heavy crap fall on you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I can not even list it all. You know what you need to do, so man up and do it.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Beware of the max monster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some cool co workers and some cool customers

    Cons

    Be prepare to read this long message. If your a cashier you have to sell the stupid paper that is always and i mean ALWAYS on sale. if you dont sell it or if you forget to, the customer gets a coke for free. you also have to ask for maxperks, and max assurances. if you dont get either of those they will be on you like white on rice and they will glare at you with a death look.

    If your salesperson again sell, sell, sell and more selling. you have to bug the living snot out of customers when they are near printers, computers and even when they walk in the door. and if they say no i am fine, you still have to walk up to them and bug them.This is why officemax is going down because you annoy the customers so much with all what i just listed above.

    Impress- Oh my.....now this one is a treat. its stressful, it sucks and overall the people you get back there are like dealing with Satan himself. if you dont get the project right or do is perfectly the supervisor will be calling you the next day and asking why then they will yell at you. is that even legal? It happens when your at home

    So to those who want or even thinking about working here i suggest you go work for someone else who will treat you with respect, kindness and compassion0 the management is bad the co workers you get can be ok at times but save yourself go work for someone better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more respectful, stop yelling at us and maybe us employes will stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like most retailers, most changes make things more difficult.............

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Of the Big 3 office suppy chains, still visually the best.
    Strong focus on the customer
    Good Product Protection program (MaxAssurance)
    A Day Made Better program

    Cons

    Payroll hours make it tough to get things done.
    Associate discount program is weak
    Too many conference calls
    Reports, reports, reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Military discounts are asked about daily. I think its disrespectful in these times not to offer it.
    Lets get out of the Ink Refill market.
    To maintain a professional appearance, you've got to provide more shirts, or offer replcements more than once per year.
    PIF program is good, but, $5????? I mean, it beats the candy and soft drink, but, $5??????

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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