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OfficeMax Overview

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Boca Raton, FL
10000+ employees
Office Depot
2003
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Walmart, Staples
This company is taking the office supply business to the max. OfficeMax is the #3 office products retailer in North America (far behind Staples and Office Depot), with about 1,000 superstores across the US, and in Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The stores offer about 11,000 name-brand ... Read more

OfficeMax Reviews

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    Former Employee - Lead Technology Sales in Elmwood, LA
    Former Employee - Lead Technology Sales in Elmwood, LA
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    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    OfficeMax, now a part of Office Depot, is a great retailer of office supplies and business related items. The combined purchasing power of this new mega-retailer is both a blessing and a curse. As with other major consolidations of retailers this merger has cut down on the variety and selection available in many areas. However, the quality of in-store brands like Tul (the in-store office store brand of pens and merchandise) does offer customers a quality product at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Product selection has been cut down upon. Customers are distressed at the loss of their favorite products. Also the change in the personalized attention given to printing center clients suffered.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better transition emphasis to staff and customers. In the NOLA area there is little other competition - except from independent office supply retailers - and both staff and customers felt neglected.

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OfficeMax Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shakopee, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at OfficeMax (Shakopee, MN) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Overall, it was a relatively simple interview. It took about 20 minutes to complete the interview. The manager was friendly and asked a few basic questions most other businesses would ask potential employers.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a disgruntled customer/co-worker?   Answer Question
    • What are your future intentions with the company?   Answer Question
    • How would you go about handling a decision made by the manager that you disagree with?   Answer Question
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OfficeMax Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities, DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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