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"great environment, frustrating changes"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Contract in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Contract in Naperville, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The people and culture are great. I love the laid back environment and the people are generally really good to work with. At headquarters, not unusual to see the CEO and EVPs walking around and being, well, normal people. I think the company has a lot to offer its employees.

Cons

Some disconnect between some departments makes it difficult to get the information we need.

Advice to Management

trust that your employees are trying their hardest in a fragmented market and a bad economy.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. "Zero conception of training its employees to do the job they are hired for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overnight shifts are somewhat less frustrating.

    Cons

    Pay is a joke; no benefits; NO training, yet there are strong expectations to perform. How can one be expected to sell merchandise when no training has been given to give even the faintest inkling of how electronic products work or how they compare to others in similar market? HR occasionally tries to cheat you out of vacation and PTO hours, then takes forever to correct their "errors".

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay; offer REAL (or even some!) training for selling electronic merchandise; offer some incentive for the good employess to continue working hard instead of treating all workers like faceless drones; focus less on ruthlessly pushing warranty sales and more on the actual products.


  2. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions. Stable company

    Cons

    Too much political game playing

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