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"Like most retailers, most changes make things more difficult............."

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Of the Big 3 office suppy chains, still visually the best.
Strong focus on the customer
Good Product Protection program (MaxAssurance)
A Day Made Better program

Cons

Payroll hours make it tough to get things done.
Associate discount program is weak
Too many conference calls
Reports, reports, reports

Advice to Management

Military discounts are asked about daily. I think its disrespectful in these times not to offer it.
Lets get out of the Ink Refill market.
To maintain a professional appearance, you've got to provide more shirts, or offer replcements more than once per year.
PIF program is good, but, $5????? I mean, it beats the candy and soft drink, but, $5??????

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. "Great Place to Work!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked working here. I worked here part time as an Impress Associate and Sales Associate. Friendly Management, Fun work environment. Enjoyed the discount and pay. Great training courses.

    Cons

    No part time benefits except for discount and commission on Max Assurance.


  2. "I hated walking into work everyday"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oviedo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of hours, slow during most of the day.

    Cons

    Pay: After working very hard for a year I got a 22 cent raise. And they didn't adjust that for minimum wage increase, so I was making 4 cents over minimum and started 25 cents over minimum.
    Sales: They push you to sell more and more, and the compensation that you receive for selling is minuscule at best.
    Management: They were alright. It's a stressful job for them so they can get a little grouchy.
    Shift length: You get 30 minute breaks, and there's a break room. Depending on your schedule they might work you at 5 am in the morning. I usually got 8 or 10 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more incentive to sell!

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