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"Fast-paced retailer facing a period of change"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There is a lot of potential for the future, since the company is currently ranked third behind SPLS and ODP ...

Cons

... Whether OMX transforms its strategies into a position where it can beat out ODP for the number 2 spot is yet to be seen. Analysts have been speculating a merger between OMX and ODP for years, so that's always a possibility, too.

Advice to Management

Create clear, concise strategies that employees can get behind and take an ownership stake in.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. "Too many changes"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good flexibility on the B2B side

    Cons

    Too many changes in strategy


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place to work...PERIOD!"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Publisher
    Former Employee - Desktop Publisher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My fellow employees were fun to work with...

    Cons

    I was a Graphic Artist for the Impress (CopyMax) side. I was often called over to help retail on the Office Max side even though I had my own pile of work to deal with. The General Manager was a complete ass and pushed numbers on us constantly. He would breath over our shoulders and belittle us in front of the customers. He once asked me why my "retail sales" numbers weren't higher. I am usually in the back and wasn't hired on to sell so I told him that I was doing my best to balance both sides. He told me "My 5 year old daughter can try, and do a better job than you." Needless to say that was the last straw for me and I left shortly after that incident.

    On a side note I worked there for little over a year and I saw over 30 employees coming and going... that should be enough to raise a red flag for anyone!

    Advice to Management

    You dug your own grave... enjoy your merger and I hope they revamp the entire management.

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