OfficeMax

  www.officemax.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

OfficeMax Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 958 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

Roland Smith

(91 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance changed with the season(in 25 reviews)

  • Most of the associates that you work with are fun to work around(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Naperville HQ closing as position relocate to new Office Depot Office Max HR in Boca Raton(in 38 reviews)

  • During that period the number of upper management roles continued to grow(in 36 reviews)

958 Employee Reviews
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good Place To Work

    Electronics Department Manager (Current Employee) Buford, GA

    ProsManagement is flexible in scheduling and considers employee based needs in regards to hourly adjustment as necessity demands.

    ConsI have no complaints with store operations or management

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement or increase employee discount program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great working environment with potential for to expand knowledge

    Pricing Analyst I (Former Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsThe managers always had an open door policy, and were happy to talk with you about anything. All of my co-workers were always willing and eager to help me learn, whether it was about how to best approach a new project or steps you can take to make your current project easier and faster. Basically, the people were very friendly and always willing to help. Once I even had a co-worker realize my plate was getting too full so she offered to manage one of my projects until I finished up the harder ones. No, the manager was not involved at all. Although I told the manager when I recommended the employee for the monthly MVP contest.

    The department is huge and highly encouraged celebrating birthdays, so almost on a weekly basis, there would be treats for all the employees to enjoy and decorated cubicles. :)

    ConsI really can't complain about this job. I regret leaving and I honestly wish I stayed with the company. I resigned to pursue my life dream of attending Law School. I'm now done with law school, drowning in debt and no job to show for it. This was a great place to work, opportunity to move up if you wanted as long as you proved you can handle the responsibilities. Great Pay, Management always gave you a benefit of the doubt and were understanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to the Pricing Department managers: Continue to rock the Pricing department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Best Retail Experience I've Had

    Impress Associate (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsExcellent management, great training from store manager and direct supervisor, good time-off policy, positive attitude from all staff members, efficient problem solving.

    ConsSometimes, there are issues with scheduling my department; can't tell if it's because we just don't have the people to do the job or if they don't want to pay the payroll.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Great company

    Trainer (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity for advancement is great!

    ConsMerged with Office Depot and they are closing some locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't close locations simply because you merged

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Leadership team with high integrity

    Director of Business Development (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong leadership team on B2B side of the business, lead with passion and integrity. Culture of empowerment and teamwork.

    ConsMerger with Office Depot turned into takeover by Office Depot which led to the layoffs of many great employees. Sad to see a great company be absorbed by one more focused on short-term gain than long-term value creation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOfficeMax was far more successful in the B2B environment, OD leaders need to take lessons from the OMX team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee) Willmar, MN

    ProsIt's not hard work. most of the time fun

    ConsKnowledge of all the products

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people under them for advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    cashier

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun and exciting to take money and put in a machine

    Consnot as fun as you would think to take money and put into a mACHINE

    Advice to Senior ManagementGET SMARTER

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great company

    Supply Planner (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsGreat, supportive and flexible working environment.

    ConsMerge with Office Depot, headquarters consolidating in Florida.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Wonderful

    Sales Specialist (Key Holder) (Current Employee) Lewisville, TX

    ProsFlexible schedule, personal management, friendly staff

    ConsHoliday work-- but that's retail for you!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would say, the frequency of changing planograms and the direction of the company would be better if it were more consistent. Other than that, GO OMX!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Account Executive

    Account Executive (Former Employee) San Juan, PR

    ProsExperience, learning, technical experience, programs, flexibility, benefits

    ConsManagers, custumers, build new accounts, time is not enougth to the work that you have, trainings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Worked for OfficeMax? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.