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OfficeMax Norman Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Norman, OK

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  • Being bought out by Office Depot (in 104 reviews)

  • Current merger with Office Depot has been rough (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "High turnover"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The facility was nice.

    Cons

    Turnover was high. My position had an inflated title. Interview process was too lengthy. Four interviews total for a fairly entry-level position.


  2. "Team Driven Experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International opportunities, good work-life balance, strong leadership team at corporate level, opportunities for growth into different positions, good succession program in place to help with internal promotion

    Cons

    The bulk of your personal experience relies on your local team. Some teams are great to work with and the district managers have good expectations and understand work-life balance. Other teams are not as balanced and the manager does a lot to set the tone.

    Advice to Management

    Give managers more supporting information on consistency between teams regarding enforcement of policies to encourage work-life balance.


  3. "Great environment."

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The employees were quick to help one another. This is rare in a sales environment.

    Cons

    The new employee training was the worst I've ever encountered. I've been a trainer and was totally underwhelmed. The training team I a part of hit the floor having no idea what we were supposed to do.


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  5. "Call center position"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a good salesman you will love this job. There is a lot of money to be made. They get a lot of supply goodies that you can keep, and training is fun. They try to keep people positive by having parties and such.

    Cons

    They have a very high quota to keep and a huge turnover. This is a cold calling position. You have to make 50 calls a day and that is very difficult when you also have to be customer service and return calls and emails. It is a very demanding job.

    Advice to Management

    You know the turnover at the call center in Norman is very high. There are reasons for that. You may want to look into it!


  6. "Interesting, but largely dissatisfying due to a loosely applied commission structure."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting clients, particularly in the B2B side of the business, in which you're able to work with everything from government offices to stock brokers. Reasonably lax guidelines for dress and socializing within the workplace.

    Cons

    Corporate appears quite content to adjust commission structure loosely, making it hard to determine an average amount of compensation for any period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide either a higher salary or establish a uniform method for commission payouts on the low-end, with varying scales for higher levels . Consistency is vital when in a commission-driven job.


  7. "A place place that wants you to invest all of your time and energy however does not want to invest in you."

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    8-5 mf so a pretty structured week

    Cons

    Its all about the Numbers we had a lady who had been here for 8 years and they consistantly raised her goal and never was given a platu. He goal was almost half a million dollars. The day she was fired she placed a 100k order and they didnt even take that into considerations

    Advice to Management

    Get real managers that actually know how to sell and are not just hired by their moms..


  8. "Overall a good company"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Norman, OK
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, fair to employees, open communication to management, decent salaries, good bonuses.

    Cons

    lack of coherence among departments, frequent policy changes

    Advice to Management

    Top down communication seemed to lack and communications lacked pertinent details pertaining to customer relations.


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