OfficeMax

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Good Job, Horrible Pay

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

The best advancement rate and amazingly strong Leadership at store level. The company is stable and was not affected by the economy. The business model breeds a hybrid of tech knowledge and enhanced customer service.

Cons

The staff are under paid for the amount of work and knowledge the bring to the table. Each store seems to have a considerable problem staying staff due to the employees not receiving proper composition for their amazing sales and technical abilities. Management above the store level seems to have become disconnected from us (management) at store level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fix the pay scale... I am a Sales Specialist (key carrying MOD) and make less then a cashier at Costco... This is the reason I will be departing from the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

1076 Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax (View Most Recent)

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    Ok company, depends on local Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    Lots of down time.
    Easy Shifts

    Cons

    Lots of down time
    Managers don't understand employees
    Push to sell products and services that are not needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix local management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Another retailer on it's way out of business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    I work at a nice location with friendly associates

    Cons

    Too much stuff to do and too much "car salesman" mentality when it comes to peeling back the layers of each customer to sell them a service or warranty plans. Many customers don't want to be hassled or asked a ton of questions about themselves. They find it rude and invasive. There is a high emphasis on all the recent "computer/online" services and warranties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate at least 40% of the unprofitable stuff that we sell and buy better merchandise to resell. Customers don't come to OfficeMax to buy junky computers, printers and other crappy supplies. Also stop buying the stuff that EVERYONE knows will go clearance. Voodoo dolls? Crappy $1 merch?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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