OfficeMax Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Helpful (1)

    Don't.. Just don't.. Not since the "merger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, especially if you're a college student, needing some extra cash

    Cons

    The "merger" with OfficeDepot has ruined this corporation and I would not recommend anyone apply here unless you seriously need some income coming in. Otherwise, RUN!!


  2. Ops Manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boulder, CO

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with cool people. Busy and never bored. Bonus if store did well.

    Cons

    No payroll. Always understaffed. Unreal goals for technology for market. Terrible communication from everyone above store level.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what stores need to keep employees happy. Communicate more than just goals. Know every store and location is different.


  3. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and great team attitude.

    Cons

    Management has favorite employees they favor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employees opinions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    OfficeMax

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    Former Employee - Director in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Was a great company to work at.

    Cons

    Company merger required OMX corporate to relocation to FL


  6. If you need one

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Back to school season makes day go faster

    Cons

    Pushy sales. Can be slow.


  7. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    Good company but going through a lot of changes right now.

    Cons

    Pay has decreased in the last year.


  8. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

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

    Pros

    I had a really great manager and several co-workers who were actually fun to be around. For the first three months I actually felt like I was learning things.

    Cons

    Not a lot of motivation on the company side. Too many meaningless tasks that could be simplified or improved upon. Awful customer base overall. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    The number one thing I hated was putting out ad for the week. This process can definitely be simplified. It is also an incredible waste of paper when you consider the amount of stickers you're printing every single week just to put a second price on an item.


  9. ecommerce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    difficult to move around within the company


  10. okay starting out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    fun group of people to work with

    Cons

    decrease in hours
    pay
    hard to advance


  11. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great ideas for running store.

    Cons

    not enough key holders - impacts work life balance of managers

    Advice to Management

    add key holders to the store



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