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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. Helpful (4)

    "It's all about the profits, not the employees or even customers."

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    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Kind, helpful, patient coworkers made it worthwhile. Even the customers are great.

    Cons

    Untimely move to partner w/ GoDaddy webhosting services after superbowl ads that objectify women.
    Self centered, arrogant and condescending managers who only care about selling Max Assurance so their numbers look good and they can kiss up to district managers.

    Delighting customers with excellent service is NOT a core value. It's about moving merchandise and customers through the line like cattle. You only get talked to if you do something wrong and never get thanked for delivering great service. I took pride in my work so I treated customers with respect and a positive, upbeat attitude. I didn't let on I was working in Office Pergatory.

    Advice to Management

    Performance, communication and leadership skills training for store managers and assistant store managers. The PIF program is sad. Employees nominate one another and 1 employee is chosen monthly and given a $5 Visa gift card. Spending $60/year per store on employee recognition for 20-25 employees is weak. Performance evaluations after 6 months along with some kind of salary increase, even 25 or 50 cents an hour.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Luck..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding customers and superior operations.

    Cons

    Need to improve sales processes and business approach.

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