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"Good first job to gain sales experience but only for so long."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Opportunities for paid training from Microsoft with chances to get free stuff in addition to get "spiffs" or small bonuses for selling additional services/warranties. Fairly easy to advance in job titles if you have full time availability but if you can only work part time it is likely that you will stay as Sales Associate/Sales Consultant/Impress Associate. Overall a great way to gain sales experience.

Cons

There is a lot of responsibilities for the pay rate. Averages daily work force tends to be about 6 employees during a day shift but normally starts and ends with just 4 employees. This causes opportunities for employees to be overrun with customers or tasks very quickly. Pay wage could be a little higher considering the expectations, if you want employees to be sales people then you should pay them accordingly. Most Sales Associates start at minimum wage but are expected to perform highly in sales.

Advice to Management

Micromanage less, and consider reviewing promotional signing methods. From week to week there is a lot of redundant signing that gets taken down just to be put up the next week.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent People Horrendous Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Lower Management was fair and encouraging

    Cons

    Lowest pay for amount of work at retail especially with the amount of expertise expected.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for being knowledgeable and not just for selling your warranty schemes.


  2. "Decent company, but going through lots of changes."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility with flexible work schedules. Decent career opportunities with a lot of options. Company is starting to be more innovative.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is kind of stressful. Work life balance is really hard to find as employees are just expected to work all of the time.

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