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  1. "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.


  2. "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)

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at OfficeMax (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a good work environment & atmosphere. Good benefits & profit sharing.

    Cons

    Salaries were not on par with other companies & the market for similar positions held at Office Max.


  6. "Laid off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent people to work with until the merger

    Cons

    the merger and we all got let go nice severance for the CEO

    Advice to Management

    Whatever


  7. "Excellent people let down by poor decisions by leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started there, the CEO was a visionary who had turned the business around and had hired excellent people with great ideas. Because the business touched so many markets, it was an excellent learning experience.

    Cons

    After the economic downturn of 2008, everything that distinguished OfficeMax from the competition was abandoned, and marketing focused almost entirely on DEALS DEALS DEALS. At least from a designer/advertising perspective, it got boring.

    Advice to Management

    What advice? You're pretty much nonexistent at this point, aren't you?

  8. "Great Leaders. Good exposure."

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant II in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant II in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leaders who genuinely cares to develop those who were willing to learn and work hard. It was nice that people who were proven were able to have a flexible schedule

    Cons

    HR didn't partner with the business well but management did their best to make everyone happy. Compensation and benefits were oaky but definitely not great.

    Advice to Management

    Executives need to spend time in stores and with entry level associates to understand the day to day activity


  9. "National and Local Marketing"

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

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Good mentors.

    Cons

    Management was all over the place. Lots of change.

    Advice to Management

    Breathe


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    salary was good . location was good. there were good bonuses initially

    Cons

    too much politics; leadership had no clear cut direction. people got promoted without proper evaluation


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