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"I'd rather be a slave."

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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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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Expectations are way too high"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company hires the right people. Marketing and promotional have gotten better in the last year.

    Cons

    Even though the company hires the right people, they tend to treat their employees like they are meaningless and fail to see the value of these employees. You will be exposed to corporate "fluff" and demanded to produce unrealistic goals. This company has been rated as one of the top companies you shouldn't work for.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to treat their associates with respect and value their employees more.


  2. "Amazing, very helpful managers and a great working experience"

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    Current Intern - Inern in Naperville, IL
    Current Intern - Inern in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is very proactive in improving operations now due to the tough economic conditions. So they are open to new ideas and suggestions.

    Cons

    I have heard it is still pretty bureaucratic in the way it does it stuff.

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