OfficeMax

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5 people found this helpful  

If I could give a Negative rating I would

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Former Employee - Impress Associate in Brookfield, WI
Former Employee - Impress Associate in Brookfield, WI

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

Pros

My former Impress Team, the three of us ran the department like a well oiled machine for 4 years. We had each others back. A particular set of retail colleagues made the hours fly by, I always said If we ever had the chatter on the headsets broadcasted we would be a popular radio station. We managed to be one of the top performing stores while being able to have fun working there.

Cons

The people are the only reason it was even tolerable.
- Company is so cheap it makes your job harder and less worth it
- They impose unecessary problems and unrealistic goals and expect you to solve them
- They micromanage you to the point of stressing you out
- They tell you how to do your job, even when you've been doing it without error longer than they've worked for the company
- 4 years working fulltime hours on part-time status with no accrued/earned time off.
- More work, no yearly raises or the slap-in-the-face after 2 years working, the 1/2 cent raise ($9.7375). I did say they were cheap right?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Impress Associate: Boost department sales while sellin MA's and attachments to floor products, Sell CTRLCenter, clean bathroom/breakroom, recover store, set planograms, cross train floor associates who know it's a crap deal, do truck, Don't you dare ask for help when you get swamped or you get an underperformance meeting.
Supervisors don't get it better. They still have to do these things while never being in the department because they are now MOD's who never get back to their department.
Confused already? This is why I DON'T WORK HERE ANYMORE.
I got overlooked for Impress Sup promotions 4 times and then was called up to TRAIN the external hires who got picked over me. This company suck when considering internal employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    work 1 yr sucked operations supervisor

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at OfficeMax (more than an year)

    Pros

    decent pay learning experience, great vacation

    Cons

    You have to track everything, your day is laid out for you and you have follow it t.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your store managers like a hawk some treat there lower mangers and supervisor like there very slaves its that bad. I got let go because i wasn't tracking stuff correctly come on.

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

    Great way to start a retail career

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    Current Employee - Impress Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Impress Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong senior leadership that is constantly looking to improve processes and new opportunities to innovate.

    Cons

    Compensation is less than average for part timers and hourly supervisors. VERY limited opportunities to move up in the company on the retail side of things. Easier to be hired in from an external company than get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your leaders in the stores and foster a positive environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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