OfficeMax

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4 people found this helpful  

I used to enjoy the job...

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Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Flexible hours, small tight nit crew. Fun environment when you aren't running around trying to get things done. Good work experience for first time job.

Cons

I've been with OMX for 4 and a half years, and all I know is that after all this time I still don't understand why the company does half the things it does. They are so pointless and waste payroll that is already limited, resulting in serious under-staffing. I do the job 3 people would at another company. It's exhausting, and I always feel under appreciated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a plan and stick with it. Make sure policies and actions make sense. Don't just throw something out there and hope that it will work. Appreciate the employees you have, and don't run them off by letting SMs and ASMs treat them like garbage.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Insane Focus Goals with long hours and no thanks.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    You always know how bad you are and that no matter what it is your fault.

    Cons

    Focus on goals set by someone in corporate who is trying to justify their job, resulting in many small focuses that do not really contribute to the profitability of the store. There is a insane focus on "protection" and service plans that has resulted in many good workers quitting and being let go simply for not excelling in this not-so-profitable focus. The company as a whole needs to focus on driving profit per store instead of focusing on many inconsequential goals that are usually not achievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to focus on and drive profit per store. Stop with the insane micro-focus culture and respect your managers' abilities to do their own jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expectations are way too high

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company hires the right people. Marketing and promotional have gotten better in the last year.

    Cons

    Even though the company hires the right people, they tend to treat their employees like they are meaningless and fail to see the value of these employees. You will be exposed to corporate "fluff" and demanded to produce unrealistic goals. This company has been rated as one of the top companies you shouldn't work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to treat their associates with respect and value their employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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