OfficeMax

  www.officemax.com
  www.officemax.com
There are newer employer reviews for OfficeMax

2 people found this helpful  

One of the most UNethical companies to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Impress Associate
Current Employee - Impress Associate

I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (more than an year)

Pros

hmmm, coworkers are genuinely hardworking, good people with actual souls.

Cons

The management expects you to do an insane amount of work while juggling all your basic tasks. Recently, we've been threatened with getting fired if TWO employees working Impress on a weekend didn't clean and reorganize the entire department. Not only do we have to deal with the high amount of walk-ins that we get, we have to finish all the jobs in the book, call customers with completed orders, and constantly answer the phone. Having only two people with the traffic that we have is already completely unethical (no lunches, no breaks, massive amount of stress), but now you're going to make us clean and reorganize the entire department? At $8 an hour??
Impress associates are treated the most poorly, trust me, I've worked on both sides. As a cashier/associate your tasks are very achievable and simple, but in impress they are the opposite. some people in our department make less than cashiers, for specialized print work.
There's a real disconnect between management and employees. Our new manager has drastically cut labor in order to get his yearly bonus (great ethical goal OfficeMax, that's exactly where your profits should go, to the manager, not the hardworking employees) and WE suffer the consequences. He sits in the office all day while we slave away.
If there's one thing that could come out of this, it would be the ability to reach more people. At this point, all I can hope for is that customers will realize how unethical officemax truly is, and spend their money elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There's nothing to be said, because this company obviously cares about nothing more than profit.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

1071 Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Another retailer trying to do too much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with and the customers made it worth while most of the time.

    Cons

    Too many pots on the stove, OfficeMax wanted to offer everything but nothing 100%, from less then perfect Control Center to cheap, horrible canvas wraps. Too many focuses and too much money spent on things other than really increasing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers hired and promoted before their time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cheesy, generic, and boring interview by untrained managers who tote company slogan word for word.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Selma, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Selma, TX

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy generic interview process that takes too long

    Cons

    Low salary,
    slow, boring, monotonous interviews.
    Management untrained on how to give a good interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAIN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for OfficeMax

Work at OfficeMax? Share Your Experiences

OfficeMax

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.