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"It pays more than some cashiering jobs"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (More than a year)

Pros

- easy job, once you've got the swing of things it's hard to mess up
- easy to take days off
- company improving
- commissions

Cons

- Officemax has high prices. Customer likes to let you know this.
- OfficeMax has very few advantages over its competitors, if any.
- Upward mobility is stagnant (they hire managment externally often from what I've seen), introducing new positions that don't get paid more so there is the *appearance* of mobility
- often hard to get hours
- they really push the warranties, warranties, warranties and need employees to push them like mad and push the employees to push WARRANTIES. If you can't sell warranties or don't want to, this company isn't for you.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. Helpful (1)

    "You're on your own"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a cafeteria on site as well as a gym and a credit union for those who wish to utilize them.

    Cons

    I started at OfficeMax with the intention and desire to move up and stay with the company. I made it known to my manager that I wanted to stay with the company and grow with them. In spite of asking for additional training opportunites and expressing interest in growing with the company I was inundated with ridiculous amounts of mundane work (along with others in my position) with no time to, "come up for air." Management was extremely difficult to talk to because they were NEVER available.

    Advice to Management

    Look at those around you with positive attitudes and valuable skills-especially when they are trying the best they can to reach out to you for growth and opportunity. It makes more sense financially and practically to hire from within in those cases instead of hiring from outside and making your own workers feel trapped and undervalued.


  2. "A respectful, collabrative work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -collaborative environment
    -devoid of ego
    -A visionary, engaging and friendly CEO – a true thought leader with contagious enthusiasm
    -Voted to be a 2012 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” winner

    Cons

    -unnecessary processes
    -pay could be slightly more competitive

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