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"Insane Focus Goals with long hours and no thanks."

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You always know how bad you are and that no matter what it is your fault.

Cons

Focus on goals set by someone in corporate who is trying to justify their job, resulting in many small focuses that do not really contribute to the profitability of the store. There is a insane focus on "protection" and service plans that has resulted in many good workers quitting and being let go simply for not excelling in this not-so-profitable focus. The company as a whole needs to focus on driving profit per store instead of focusing on many inconsequential goals that are usually not achievable.

Advice to Management

Figure out what you want to focus on and drive profit per store. Stop with the insane micro-focus culture and respect your managers' abilities to do their own jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. Helpful (4)

    "I used to enjoy the job..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, small tight nit crew. Fun environment when you aren't running around trying to get things done. Good work experience for first time job.

    Cons

    I've been with OMX for 4 and a half years, and all I know is that after all this time I still don't understand why the company does half the things it does. They are so pointless and waste payroll that is already limited, resulting in serious under-staffing. I do the job 3 people would at another company. It's exhausting, and I always feel under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan and stick with it. Make sure policies and actions make sense. Don't just throw something out there and hope that it will work. Appreciate the employees you have, and don't run them off by letting SMs and ASMs treat them like garbage.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I'd rather be a slave."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Austell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a 20 word minimum? Let's see... None, none, none. Nope, still can't think of anything good.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, mediocre pay, horrible management on store and corporate levels, constantly driving numbers in your face, impatient customers, and an uncanny ability to teach their sales associates and consultants to annoy everyone that walks through the door.

    Advice to Management

    Incentives go a long way for part-timers, and full-timers if you want to keep someone working for the company. Start with something better than a 10 cent raise every year.

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