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OfficeMax Chicago Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity within the organization if you are wiling to change departments

    Cons

    Lack of Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more of a work / life balance enforcement by executives


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, managers are great on training one on one with you, and commission on certain items that are sold.

    Cons

    Computer systems don't always work i.e. the system will say a certain product is stocked in aisle 13 and we have 3 of them left when we are actually out of stock.

  3. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    customers made the job enjoyable

    Cons

    sr.management clueless of what its like in the stores


  4. "Was a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Decent benefits. Was part of a great team that was encouraging.

    Cons

    The merge between Depot and Max obviously caused a lot of RIF's from the Max side. Sad to see how all the hard effort to make OfficeMax a great company go down the drain after the merge.


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    "Retail Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool, down-to-earth coworkers; nice retail environment to work in.

    Cons

    Management constantly tries to get employees to sell customers all sorts of accessories and damage protection packages.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the vast majority of customers are just trying to buy basic office supplies and hitting target sales goals is not always easy.


  6. "A lot of bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many good people, confused direction as CEOs came and went

    Cons

    A fair amount of office politics

    Advice to Management

    Should have bought Office Depot, not the other way around. OMX was in a good financial position and had strong management (except at the top)


  7. "Complete waste of time"

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    Current Employee - Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great if you are looking for something part time at the end of your career

    Cons

    Terrible compensation. Does not offer growth for true sales professionals

    Advice to Management

    Retire

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good pay, good environment

    Cons

    Merger with Office Depot eliminated many OfficeMax jobs

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Print center"

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    Former Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going environment and great people.

    Cons

    Working in the print center it was hard to juggle people's orders and new customers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow 2 people to at a time to work at the print center so one can work on one project while the other


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Business 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

    Involved leadership and opportunity for growth initially.

    Cons

    Being bought out by Office Depot


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