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"The worst company in the world is still better than OfficeMax"

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Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Naperville, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are no pros. This company is terrible.

Cons

This work environment is a hostile work environment.
There is no communications what so ever.
There is no accountability what so ever.
Innovation is discouraged.
The culture is twisted.
Every employee will be trying to stab you in the back.
The average time frame for promotion is 7 years.
If you qualify for a raise, it will be a 1% raise.
Less than 5% of the company gets a raise.
They pay 2/3s market wages.
There is no training or development of skills available.
You will never meet your senior leadership.
The open door policy at this company is fake.
HR will not help you or follow standard practices in disputes. They are a fake outlet to help support management.
They are extremely strict. I was written up for poor conduct for being 20 seconds later one day in a week that I had already logged 45 hours before the final day began.
Sales effectively controls the organization and gives money away left and right. I was actually verbatim called a "Slave" by a sales rep.
The processes are extremely inefficient.
You will spend more of your time documenting and logging what you do with your time than doing anything effective to make the company money.
This company is one of the most unethical companies of all time. They lie to customers routinely.
Everyday you spend at this company will be the worst day of your life.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice time off amount given to employees

    Cons

    If you cant sell, the company does not appreciate you.
    Make employees to push items that the customers don't necessarily need or want.
    Pay is not much about minimum wage, but expect a lot of their employees.
    Raises not frequent or meeting cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and celebrate wins instead of just focusing on meeting every matrix. Let employees take care of customers instead of making us focus on selling things to customers that they either do not need or are a good deal for our customers. Basically let us treat our customers treat customers like we would like to be treated.


  2. "Good first job to gain sales experience but only for so long."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for paid training from Microsoft with chances to get free stuff in addition to get "spiffs" or small bonuses for selling additional services/warranties. Fairly easy to advance in job titles if you have full time availability but if you can only work part time it is likely that you will stay as Sales Associate/Sales Consultant/Impress Associate. Overall a great way to gain sales experience.

    Cons

    There is a lot of responsibilities for the pay rate. Averages daily work force tends to be about 6 employees during a day shift but normally starts and ends with just 4 employees. This causes opportunities for employees to be overrun with customers or tasks very quickly. Pay wage could be a little higher considering the expectations, if you want employees to be sales people then you should pay them accordingly. Most Sales Associates start at minimum wage but are expected to perform highly in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanage less, and consider reviewing promotional signing methods. From week to week there is a lot of redundant signing that gets taken down just to be put up the next week.

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