OfficeMax Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
995 Reviews

2.8
995 Reviews
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Roland Smith
105 Ratings

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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    New Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant-Store Operations
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant-Store Operations

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, work life balance, jod opportunities.

    Cons

    It is retail. No retail job is perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take care of employees at the store level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Department Manager  in  Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Electronics Department Manager in Buford, GA

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I have no complaints with store operations or management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement or increase employee discount program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great working environment with potential for to expand knowledge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst I  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst I in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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. :)

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Retail Experience I've Had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impress Associate  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes, 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainer
    Current Employee - Trainer

    I have been working at OfficeMax for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is great!

    Cons

    Merged with Office Depot and they are closing some locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't close locations simply because you merged

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Leadership team with high integrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Merger 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Willmar, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Willmar, MN

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Knowledge of all the products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people under them for advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    fun and exciting to take money and put in a machine

    Cons

    not as fun as you would think to take money and put into a mACHINE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET SMARTER

  10.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Planner  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, supportive and flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Merge with Office Depot, headquarters consolidating in Florida.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist (Key Holder)  in  Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist (Key Holder) in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, personal management, friendly staff

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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