OfficeMax Reviews

Updated July 30, 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. OfficeMax

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ottawa, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ottawa, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work at my own pace

    Cons

    No negative comments to share

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Good job, fun coworkers, horrid customers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Your coworkers make up 50% of your experience at work. My coworkers were the best. Always joke around with each other and always complain about bad customers to each other.

    Cons

    Customers feel they are entitled to everything. Sometimes tedious work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what your doing. I loved my boss. Even though she could be a stickler sometimes, she was great to work with.


  3. Ok Job not great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, easy work load, paydates, general manager was a woman

    Cons

    Very low spiffs, managers like to micromanage, little hours, no place for advancement,

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more hours to employees. Managers made overtime every week and associates got very few hours, need better training.


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  5. 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.


  6. Sales associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small group of employees makes for a very close and friendly environment. Slow pace traffic not stressful

    Cons

    During my time there, there was no raises. Company had huge emphasis on small things like getting zip codes on every transaction.


  7. Not OfficeMax anymore

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    It is more of a weekday business vs. weekend. relatively consistent business throughout the year spikes only for Back to school.

    Cons

    Was a great company to work for when it was OfficeMax. Office Depot merger was not good for the employees. Company doesn't respect its employees like OfficeMax does.


  8. Not a Bad Summer Gig

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bohemia, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bohemia, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They were pretty flexible with my hours and my school schedule. Back to school week shifts flew.

    Cons

    Schedules were handed out the Friday before the upcoming week which made making even a dentist appointment near impossible without switching shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Monthly schedules!


  9. 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.


  10. Racist homophobic liars

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impress Associate
    Former Employee - Impress Associate

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn about tech, good customers, fun to help people find the best solution.

    Cons

    You basically have to be best friends with management to get anywhere, be prepared to have HR blame you if you ever get harassed, get threatened with termination if you need medical leave but watch the guy who called you a racial slur all the time get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, no more lying to employees about promotion opportunities, stop blaming sick people for being sick, enforce a zero tolerance policy on racism.


  11. Corporate Account Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Co-workers and Management.

    Cons

    Entered during a tough period. The merger and consolidation phase between Office Depot and OfficeMax has made it difficult for us to complete our task and grow business.

    Advice to Management

    There is little management can do to improve the current situation. It's the nature of the beast.



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