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"2 years experience in technology consulting and small business services"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Specialist
Current Employee - Sales Specialist
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Easy going atmosphere. Fairly young staff, primarily PT college students keep it lively. Diverse client base and loyal customers due to sincere desire to serve their needs.

Cons

Very little opportunity to advance. Those who express interest are routinely discouraged. No apparent effort to help staff members move up. And in an environment where wages are so poor, if you're not moving up you might as well move out.

Advice to Management

Help your staff to develop and move up. Advocate for those who are worthy of advancement into positions of greater responsibility. Many staff members are depressed at stagnation in wages, and real sense its a dead end.

Other Employee Reviews for OfficeMax

  1. "Nice, tiny store. Hopefully business improves after the merger."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a small store, so managers and employees socialize together and have somewhat of an informal relationship. Also, employees almost never have to work on holidays because the store will either be closed or close early.

    Cons

    Business can be very slow, and sometimes it seems like you have to count down the time until your shift ends. Additionally, impress associates seem to be constantly stressed, overwhelmed and under-paid.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of or improve Office Max brand ink, half the customers who purchase it end up returning it because it doesn't work. It only weakens customer loyalty. Also, it would be cool if the store closed early on superbowl sunday. (Nobody wants to buy ink or paper during the superbowl game anyways.)


  2. "Good company, short sighted middle management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    forward thinking decisions made to keep company in business during rough economic times.

    Cons

    DM needs to look past personal feelings and do what is best for the store and the company.

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