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"Good job while in school"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - ImPress Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - ImPress Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Most of the people are fun to work with. Simple work attire that is comfortable. Pretty flexible when it comes to accommodating your schedule. Paid higher than minimum wage. Gave me good experience in print production.

Cons

They are really focused on selling MaxAssurance plans, credit cards, and suggestive selling. Had to deal with some unusual or irate customers. Store tended to be understaffed.

Advice to Management

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
    Recommends
    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.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "The worst company in the world is still better than OfficeMax"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company is terrible.

    Cons

    This work environment is a hostile work environment.
    There is no communications what so ever.
    There is no accountability what so ever.
    Innovation is discouraged.
    The culture is twisted.
    Every employee will be trying to stab you in the back.
    The average time frame for promotion is 7 years.
    If you qualify for a raise, it will be a 1% raise.
    Less than 5% of the company gets a raise.
    They pay 2/3s market wages.
    There is no training or development of skills available.
    You will never meet your senior leadership.
    The open door policy at this company is fake.
    HR will not help you or follow standard practices in disputes. They are a fake outlet to help support management.
    They are extremely strict. I was written up for poor conduct for being 20 seconds later one day in a week that I had already logged 45 hours before the final day began.
    Sales effectively controls the organization and gives money away left and right. I was actually verbatim called a "Slave" by a sales rep.
    The processes are extremely inefficient.
    You will spend more of your time documenting and logging what you do with your time than doing anything effective to make the company money.
    This company is one of the most unethical companies of all time. They lie to customers routinely.
    Everyday you spend at this company will be the worst day of your life.

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