OfficeMax Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Roland Smith
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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. Cashier

    Former Employee - Cashier in Tupelo, MS
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tupelo, MS
    Recommends

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Usually not very busy, easy job for the most part. A lot of work on the floor, such as stocking and set up is also required. Can get commission for printer sales.

    Cons

    Having to stock the ink while running the cash register got annoying, since they were so far away from each other.

    Advice to Management

    Company seems to work well, I havent been there since the combing with office depot. Great products and great atmosphere.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, wonderful team.

    Cons

    The merger in 2014 was hell, and with another possible merger in 2016 ...


  3. Helpful (1)

    Lead consultant customer services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You meet different peoples to work with and meet customers.

    Cons

    Not very organization, needs more meeting so everybody is on the same pages and the managers need to listen to there other managers and associates to fix any issues.

    Advice to Management

    Been open mind and listen because the answer is right there to fix the issues.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Area Sales Manager/Cust Service Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Area Sales Manager/Cust Service Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working Atmosphere, a lot of training specially in techology products. Great people to work and good district manager always around to help and support

    Cons

    Schedule in early morning when products were to be replenished the sales floor salary was ok.

    Advice to Management

    Always be in touch with the sales associates. And every store is a difference market.


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    Store manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great retail hours/ Good pay

    Cons

    Company is having a difficult time with Office Depot merger and now Staples is trying acquire both companies

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about ways to save your jobs and pay attention what is happening in the field.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Office Max

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Ability to stand out if you are a smart and hard working individual.

    Cons

    Culture has become kind of complacent due to acquisitions over the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a culture that rewards and implements best practices in other areas to improve business performance.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Technology Specialist Key Carrier

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    Former Employee - Technology Specialist - Key Holder in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist - Key Holder in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always a job that needs to be completed allowing each day to go by quickly. Training always available when needed.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, very demanding in KPI, Never days off together

    Advice to Management

    Managers do a lot but seem to be so focused on profit that employees lose a sense of value for the company and leave for something better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great until Office Depot took over

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Office max cared about their employees. Best. store manager i have ever had

    Cons

    Office Depot does care about employees at all


  10. Not too bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, flexible schedule, cool management.

    Cons

    Low pay, number of hours worked depends on flow of customers.


  11. Senior Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to learn systems and procedures. Upwards mobility from within the company. Open-door policy. Minimal office politics compared to many other top companies at the retail level.

    Cons

    Scheduling time-off two weeks in advance might not be easy for people who do not live by their calendar. Managements inability to duplicate respectable "Time-Management" skills within their subordinates can make for a very long day/week.

    Advice to Management

    Time-Management is the most essential skill to obtain/duplicate in a retail environment. Acquiring and then teaching this skill to your subordinates, or hiring individuals who already have it, ultimately becomes the game changer for stores.



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