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OfficeMax Interview Questions in Naperville, IL

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    Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL).

    Interview

    I had an panel interview that spand about 6 hours. The interview started at 8am and anded at 3pm. I met with Mangersfrom four different areas of the business. The facilitatior was nice and accomodating.

    Interview Questions

    • Not difficult questions really. Lots of process questions.   Answer Question

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    Digital Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Traditional interview with one on one conversations. Four interviews and a tour of the office. Total length of interview roughly 3 hours. Slight break between interviews, I assume a short discussion was had during hand off to next interviewer

    Interview Questions

    • What are you looking for in your next role?   1 Answer
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    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL).

    Interview

    The recruiters did a good job asking the standard questions and obtaining the expected initial personal information. The interview process included 5 separate interviews occurring on 3 separate days (excessive). The questions were not based on behavioral methodology and seemed to be more investigative in the respect that if I wasn't hired, the ideas and procedural accomplishments I provided would be used to improve their organization.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was over the phone with the HR contact. I declined the initial offer and counter-offered immediately. The HR contact was obviously given parameters on what would be accepted as we quickly came to an agreement.


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    Assistant Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process was fairly smooth, 2 calls with the recuirter, interview with Hiring Director, Direct Manager and 2 long standing co-workers. Offer was made within a 1 week timeframe, we went back and forth for about 2 days exchanging proposals and was hired within a 1.5 week timeframe from intial offer.


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    Manager, Assistant Category Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in January 2013.

    Interview

    OM contacted me to set up an interview on the phone. The first time the did not call me, so I contacted OM again asking to have a time set up. The second time they did not call either. Finally on the third time OM called me as planned. After that I came into the HQ in Illinois to interview with a handful of differnet people in 20-30 minute increments. After that a manager called me again for another interview, as well as a HR represenative. Then was given an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Too much uncertainty with the merger of OfficeMax & Office Depot at the time.


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    Pricing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was a one step process after a phone screen. It was relaxed & easy going. I spoke with the hiring manager who asked me a few questions regarding my background after the initial round of assessment questions & ended with casual conversation about general everyday stuff.

    Interview Questions


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    Merchandising Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I had a screening interview with one of the HR Recruiters. I then had a phone interview with a buyer. Finally I came into the office and interviewed with 3 different buyers.

    Interview Questions

    • The unexpected part of this interview was how many questions I had to ask. My interviewers would ask me a question and then ask if I had any questions. I felt like I was doing the interviewing!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was fairly easy - they offered me the highest pay range I was asking for.

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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online & was contacted by HR about a week later to discuss my experience. Was then set up with an in person interview a week later with 4 different people - 30 minutes each. First was the hiring manager. The rest were people that work with the team (though one person had only been there 4 days). About a week later was contacted to set up a final interview with one more person. That in person interview turned to a phone interview bc of schedule issues and was only about 20 minutes long. About a week later HR called with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really unexpected at all. Mostly going over my experiences and explaining how my skills could be a good fit for the new job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate the salary an extra $2k. Not able to negotiate vacation time.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was streamlined and efficient. I was able to meet with the executive team all in one day to maximize my time and theirs.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about how you deal with difficult personalities.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    ECommerce J2EE Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Naperville, IL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I met up with OfficeMax at a career fair at my college. After about a week or so, I received a call from one of the recruitors asking me some pre-interview questions. I waited about two or three days until I heard back from her again. After those two or three days, she called again about scheduling an interview time and where it was. I received the interview information through email with the itinerary. I went into the interview about 15 minutes early and had to have a badge made. After waiting about 20 minutes, I was escorted to a conference room. I interviewed with 3 developers and 1 HR person. They all asked a variety of questions pertaining to my knowledge about the material and asked about my resume and work. One person in particular asked a couple of difficult questions. She was a very aggressive interviewer. When I didn't know the answer she helped out and tried to push me through. I kept notes of what I didn't know so I could look them up later.

    You speak with each person for about 20 minutes each. It's almost like a rotation. Once they are done, they leave and the next person comes up. When talking to the HR person at the end, she explained all the benefits and then asked one question. "Does OfficeMax have a capital or lower case M?"

    After that, I was escorted outside. I took about 5 or 6 weeks until they got back in contact with me again. I sent out about 4 emails within that time span with no answer. I gave up and figured I didn't get the job. However, I received a call saying they were having HR issues and they apologize for any inconvienence. I ended up accepting the job after going back and forth between another offer at the time.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    When coming to negoiating, make you sure you push them hard. If they want you they will give you the money. However, don't come up with a ridiculous ampunt of money. They help you through the process and actaully advice you to come up with a counter offer if you don't like it.


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