OfficeMax
2.7 of 5 824 reviews
www.officemax.com Naperville, IL 5000+ Employees

OfficeMax Reviews in Norman, OK

Updated Jan 17, 2014
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2.5 4 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

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Roland Smith

(50 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Overall a good company

Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
Norman, OK

I worked at OfficeMax

ProsGreat culture, good benefits, fair to employees, open communication to management, decent salaries, good bonuses.

Conslack of coherence among departments, frequent policy changes

Advice to Senior ManagementTop down communication seemed to lack and communications lacked pertinent details pertaining to customer relations.

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Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
Norman, OK

I worked at OfficeMax full-time for less than a year

ProsIf you are a good salesman you will love this job. There is a lot of money to be made. They get a lot of supply goodies that you can keep, and training is fun. They try to keep people positive by having parties and such.

ConsThey have a very high quota to keep and a huge turnover. This is a cold calling position. You have to make 50 calls a day and that is very difficult when you also have to be customer service and return calls and emails. It is a very demanding job.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou know the turnover at the call center in Norman is very high. There are reasons for that. You may want to look into it!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting, but largely dissatisfying due to a loosely applied commission structure.

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Norman, OK

I have been working at OfficeMax

ProsInteresting clients, particularly in the B2B side of the business, in which you're able to work with everything from government offices to stock brokers. Reasonably lax guidelines for dress and socializing within the workplace.

ConsCorporate appears quite content to adjust commission structure loosely, making it hard to determine an average amount of compensation for any period of time.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide either a higher salary or establish a uniform method for commission payouts on the low-end, with varying scales for higher levels . Consistency is vital when in a commission-driven job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A place place that wants you to invest all of your time and energy however does not want to invest in you.

Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
Norman, OK

I have been working at OfficeMax

Pros8-5 mf so a pretty structured week

ConsIts all about the Numbers we had a lady who had been here for 8 years and they consistantly raised her goal and never was given a platu. He goal was almost half a million dollars. The day she was fired she placed a 100k order and they didnt even take that into considerations

Advice to Senior ManagementGet real managers that actually know how to sell and are not just hired by their moms..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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