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OfficeMax Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,071 Reviews
2.9
1,071 Reviews
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Roland Smith
135 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance and time-off policies used to be pretty fair (in 33 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Currently Office Depot merger has created a big loss of jobs for many OfficeMax employees (in 47 reviews)

  • During that period the number of upper management roles continued to grow (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    fefwrewer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    very relaxed, focused, easy, hard, ok

    Cons

    goood, fun easy relaxing helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pay and sickleave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent for a first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are willing to move stores you can move up easily.

    Cons

    In two years of working at here I went through 2 different stores and 6 different store mangers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very relaxing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Developer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Developer in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Nice corporation atmosphere, relaxing, and very well structured process.

    Cons

    Too many last minute changes on projects that would deploy the next day or on the current day. The communication and approval for certain projects needs faster response times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the approval process to a minimal amount of people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    "OK"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Good work lif balance and good team collaboration and communication.

    Cons

    Low ball salary's and resource support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workforce better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyed my job overall

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule, able to move up if you wanted and applied yourself.

    Cons

    Trying to get anything done with HR took absurdly long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Overall good company but needs to treat employees that have been there for a long time better.

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    Current Employee - Impress Associate
    Current Employee - Impress Associate

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

    Pros

    Overall good company, I enjoy working there.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement or increase in pay. I've made an 80 cent raise in over four years.
    Employee discounts are awful. I wont buy anything in the store because it's all over priced and our discounts are not impressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your current and long term eployees with respect. Give us the raises and promotions we deserve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It was alright.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Some stores can have the right group of employees.

    Cons

    Not many will get ft hours, I was lucky to, but don't count on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are good, but some are just awful. There really needs to be a better training class for employees, it's sincerely lacking. This can cause a higher turn over when some don't have enough previous experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Rotational Delivery Specialist

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    Current Employee - Distribution Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Distribution Specialist in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Steady work, benefits, company's core values.

    Cons

    Very heavy lifting on a regular basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible management at the store I worked at, very accommodating with a student's schedule. Co-workers were on and off, but were mainly friendly and enjoyable to work with. Job usually stayed interesting and kept me engaged. Employee discount was a nice perk.

    Cons

    Very little ability to improve upon skills or navigate to other positions. Moments where work became very repetitive. Point of Sale computers were a pain to work with as they are severely dated and frequently lock up causing awkwardness when checking out a customer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall positive experience. Excellent first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Placerville, CA
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Placerville, CA

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Fantastic management at my particular store and district.
    Friendly coworkers and good team spirit.

    Cons

    Low wage for the duties expected.
    High tolerance for laziness/inadequate work ethic and skill.
    Promotion seems to be based more off of seniority than skill or work ethic. (my store specifically)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a higher salary to your excellent part time associates to give then an incentive to stay and be productive. Instead of turning over excellent employees and struggling to fill their shoes, retain your skilled and passionate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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