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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 (1)

    "Low Pay no growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy enough job. Anyone can do most of the jobs they have with no experience. Computer software and repair is on the up and up. Services are easy to sell.

    Cons

    Very very slow most of the time. In Texas they have already shut down 3 stores in 2 years with another 2 in the next year or so. Only busy time is back to school and maybe christmas. Since everyone is going paperless even that portion of the business is dropping.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of Computer Sales. To much money keeping Inventory up. Most customers want to touch and feel but then buy online almost everytime. Except for back to school customers that need it now. rest of the time inventory you know is going to go to clearance pricing.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

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