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"Worst company to work for be far"

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Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

If you can put up with the petty backstabbing by management, supervisors and employees, its sometimes tolerable to work here.

Cons

1. Dangerous place to work, corners of every isle will cut you, the price tags cut you, the pace they want you to operate at means you will get hurt more often.
2. Work expectations are horrid. Unload a truck, then put out the truck, while helping customers - you look dirty and smell bad after unloading the truck and moving the merchandise to its positions.
They expect you to complete planograms, while helping customers and cleaning, while answering the phones, and they throw you on registers at same time, then get upset when you cant complete the first job they put you on. They give you a list of tasks that you sometimes cannot possibly complete, and then blame you for not managing time well and hold it against you come review time. They use the annual review to keep the pay raises at $.25 or less making them one of the worst companies for raises on the planet.
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Advice to Management

Quit lying to employees, we are not stupid. Learn how to run a business, the management here are the most clueless I have seen. Dont tell a customer you dont have a product when you learn they wont buy the Maxassurance. Stop telling employees to do unethical things and then yell at them for doing exactly what you tell them to do. Know your own jobs before you try to tell others how to do theirs.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. Helpful (4)

    "An "OK" review of OMX"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling. Some great co-workers. Decent benefits with 401k. Great DM for DFW, he has a great motive to improve customer service across the area(however, not all of the SMs are on the same page).

    Cons

    SMs keeping unnecessary people(people with attendance and productivity issues) on staff. Payroll constantly being cut. Horrible executive decisions from Merchandising and Marketing teams. Constantly having to touch different tasks multiple times over and over again. Some Managers have been kept for to long, may be burnt out... Moving up from the Supervisor level will involve some politics, getting on a SMs' good side, and getting involved with events.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting retail store payroll and start cutting positions in the Corporate buildings, stores are already having a hard time with managing customers when there's a 3:10 customer:employee ratio in every store and you want us to do 10 times more with 10 times less payroll. Get a grip on decision making and stop dropping tons of task on the retail stores that are due during busy seasons like BTS, Holiday, BTB, etc...


  2. Helpful (3)

    "work 1 yr sucked operations supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marlborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay learning experience, great vacation

    Cons

    You have to track everything, your day is laid out for you and you have follow it t.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your store managers like a hawk some treat there lower mangers and supervisor like there very slaves its that bad. I got let go because i wasn't tracking stuff correctly come on.


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