OfficeMax Grand & Toy Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
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  1. great promotions if you stick with it

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -very large company.
    -everyone needs office supplies
    -hire within

    Cons

    -declining industry
    -slow to make decisions
    -not enough support from the USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leverage officemax

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Retail Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    offered a Competitive salary
    offered monthly bonuses
    great work life balance
    good discounts

    Cons

    retail chain suffered the past few years and eventually closed
    poor marketing, poor promotions, not competitive enough in the retail market

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. I liked that company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The software that we used was complicated. Sometimes customers complained about the duration of sales and refund.

    Cons

    High quality and good customer service. This is what I saw when I was working there. It was the only retailer that provided services for customer in downtown.

    Recommends
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  5. Accounts Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time

    Pros

    Reputable company, great middle management and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Out-dated technology & software, increasingly competitive market that is not congruent with current bonus structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in technology and capital. Put maximum effort into expansion categories.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at OfficeMax Grand & Toy

    Pros

    great peoplegreat peoplegreat peoplegreat people

    Cons

    slow promotion chartslow promotion chartslow promotion chartslow promotion chart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen the store associateslisten the store associateslisten the store associateslisten the store associateslisten the store associateslisten the store associateslisten the store associates

    Recommends
  7. average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy

    Pros

    good company but under resturection

    Cons

    need to better organize the segment for accounts territories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. company was a decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    worked with a bunch of knowledgable people

    Cons

    big ship, slow to move

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Not bad

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    Former Employee - Inside-Accounts Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside-Accounts Manager in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice culture and HR is good

    Cons

    New Management has to learn a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn marketing and current salary trend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Overall I was satisfied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with

    Cons

    Being owned by an American Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Full of potential but too slow at the top

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax Grand & Toy

    Pros

    Company client base is huge, great staff

    Cons

    Management is too slow to react, company is too process driven making it slow to react to client requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, some of them have 20+ years of industry experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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