OfficeMax - Started out great, but after 5 years the store started going down hill | Glassdoor
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"Started out great, but after 5 years the store started going down hill"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The customers and associates. There's always something to do to keep productive and each day is different than the next.

Cons

The high pressure to sell services where management was rarely positive with coaching others on their performance. Training to succeed was almost non-existent (in my location). Management had unrealistic expectations of the time required to complete tasks and would never allow the time to train others to help. Customers always come first so you can't hold it against someone for not completing tasks because they were assisting customers. Overtime is not permitted without District Manager approval and the schedule rarely allowed time to get tasks done as the company had limited payroll dollars to go around.

Advice to Management

Support your seasoned staff especially when you're new to the company. Don't take them for granted and accuse them of making you look bad.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. "Not the best but it pays the bills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Impress Supervisor (Key)
    Current Employee - Impress Supervisor (Key)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you get the right group of co-workers everything will be fine.

    Cons

    Having the wrong people to work with will make it a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more than 7.50 an hour. They are worth much more.


  2. "Can not depend on others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay for job position and also store manager and assistant manager fun. Not hard and very flexible with school.

    Cons

    Other people do not work efficiently, they do not carried their weight.

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