OfficeMax Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • They activity promote a work life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Had a reasonably flexible schedule if you knew what you were doing (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • merger with Office Depot moved company HQ (in 47 reviews)

  • Upper management is slow to react to solve problems (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Good Starting Job

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good hours, PTO is pretty nice. Building relationships with customers that come back to you from time to time.

    Cons

    The pay isn't really fair for the stress level and sales goals the job comes with but if you have a strong work ethic and need the experience, it could be worth it to build up a good resume.

    Advice to Management

    Handle mergers between corporations better, local management is great though, keep that up.


  2. Wonderful company and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours enabling a wonderful work environment.

    Cons

    Pay wages could be a little higher.


  3. Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It really doesn't matter anymore.

    Cons

    Job no longer in Illinois.


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    OfficeMax

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Was a great company to work at.

    Cons

    Company merger required OMX corporate to relocation to FL


  6. Terrible to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Not much. The pay and benefits were ok but not worth the way management treats you.

    Cons

    This company is one of the worst I have ever worked for. Being a buyer for this company is a thankless job.

    Advice to Management

    Management can start by clearing out the old long term managers that think they know everything.


  7. Slightly underpaid, but team is good

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

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the team is friendly, easy to get along and work with, and they are very helpful in situations when you don't always know what to do.

    Cons

    Pay is less than what I think we should make based on what we do (at least in my store, which is in fact understaffed at the moment)

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to be more thorough in training while also acknowledging more when an associate achieves more than that which is expected.


  8. Lead SAP CRM Business Analyst

    Former Employee - SAP CRM Functional Lead in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - SAP CRM Functional Lead in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company to work with. We can grow with the company. Great benefits and bonus. Great team members

    Cons

    Company moved to Texas.


  9. Pre-Merger better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great work life balance. Sorry to see them chose Boca for HQ.

    Cons

    Salary below industry average and poor merger decisions with training new Boca associates

    Advice to Management

    Should have never merged


  10. Past Employee of OfficeMax

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked at OfficeMax for several years. It had a great work life balance environment. Management was great. Got to work on many things while I was there.

    Cons

    Career advancement is a struggle.


  11. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small time feel at a large company

    Cons

    Merger to Office Depot, hq went to FL.



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