OfficeMax

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Good job while in school

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Former Employee - ImPress Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - ImPress Specialist in Schaumburg, IL

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

Pros

Most of the people are fun to work with. Simple work attire that is comfortable. Pretty flexible when it comes to accommodating your schedule. Paid higher than minimum wage. Gave me good experience in print production.

Cons

They are really focused on selling MaxAssurance plans, credit cards, and suggestive selling. Had to deal with some unusual or irate customers. Store tended to be understaffed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review promotional signing methods. From week to week there is a lot of redundant signing that gets taken down just to be put up the next week.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    More bad than good.

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    Current Employee - Impress Supervisor
    Current Employee - Impress Supervisor

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Company has the potential to be a lot of fun and does offer opportunity for those wanting to move up. They take care of the employees who make it to management and are always looking for new products and new ways to improve.

    Cons

    There is no payroll to give. You are overworked and understaffed. They tell you that if you hit sales goals you can get more staff. If you are understaffed however, you will never hit your sales goals. Base pay starts at minimum wage which is pathetic. Most retailers are giving $10 an hour. Office Max caters to professionals, but only has payroll to hi

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will never hit your comp numbers if you keep cutting payroll and saddling your people with too much work. .They will not perform and in many cases cannot perform under the conditions. (Walk a mile in their shoes)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    The worst company in the world is still better than OfficeMax

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company is terrible.

    Cons

    This work environment is a hostile work environment.
    There is no communications what so ever.
    There is no accountability what so ever.
    Innovation is discouraged.
    The culture is twisted.
    Every employee will be trying to stab you in the back.
    The average time frame for promotion is 7 years.
    If you qualify for a raise, it will be a 1% raise.
    Less than 5% of the company gets a raise.
    They pay 2/3s market wages.
    There is no training or development of skills available.
    You will never meet your senior leadership.
    The open door policy at this company is fake.
    HR will not help you or follow standard practices in disputes. They are a fake outlet to help support management.
    They are extremely strict. I was written up for poor conduct for being 20 seconds later one day in a week that I had already logged 45 hours before the final day began.
    Sales effectively controls the organization and gives money away left and right. I was actually verbatim called a "Slave" by a sales rep.
    The processes are extremely inefficient.
    You will spend more of your time documenting and logging what you do with your time than doing anything effective to make the company money.
    This company is one of the most unethical companies of all time. They lie to customers routinely.
    Everyday you spend at this company will be the worst day of your life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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