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OfficeMax Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Graphic Designer/Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    Learning from my peers and being able to apply my graphic design knowledge

    Cons

    The ability to climb the corporate ladder

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that will be inviting to customers and that will practice excellent customer service


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Friends"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've met my greatest of friends with this job, and the work prepares you in everything retail as well as tech and print services. The leadership was great at my store in cedar park and my store was always at the top in district sales.

    Cons

    Corporate does stiff that makes people on the internet complain and make fun of them about it. Also, some customers will make you want to re-evaluate your life.

    plus business is dead in the summer

    Advice to Management

    At my store? Keep it up. At other stores? Treat your employees better.

  3. "Good for the most part."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, most of the time. Management was good, off and on, depending on the personality and abilities of the management in question. Customers were mostly awesome, at least at the locations I worked for.

    Cons

    Working the holidays was the hardest. Setting up store in the middle of the night on thanksgiving for black Friday. Especially, when it used to be going in at 5 a.m. on Friday. As well as, no holiday pay for black Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the forcing people to work overnights on thanksgiving and early a.m at regular pay on black Friday. The lost family time really hurts morale at what I perceive to be minimal financial gain for company.


  4. "Stock Sales Merchandise Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    very easy, a great starting job.

    Cons

    not many people shop here year-round, so I do not think OfficeMax will keep employing as many people.

    Advice to Management

    Loved the Management at the Harwood Heights store.


  5. "Provided plenty of opportunity"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Senior Analyst

    I worked at OfficeMax (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work overall, I was with the company for 16 years and held multiple positions. The opportunity to grow was always present and I found management to be accommodating and fair.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company can be little "Old School" in it's way of doing things. In same cases holding on to processes and or mentalities simply because that's the way it's always been.

    Many people lost their jobs due to a merger with OfficeDepot.


  6. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off was one of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Cut payroll all the time at the last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Quite cutting payroll at the last minute and stay consistent with how to measure key categories.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commision for Protection Plans and tech services

    Cons

    Managment is lazy. Corporate overcomplicates processes. Way too little payroll to allow you to actually do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Add more payroll

  8. "O-Max"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Good Experience to build skills

    Cons

    Always walking so very tiring

    Advice to Management

    Innovate


  9. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    Good company that has a lot of great products at the best prices you can find around town

    Cons

    There were pretty bad hours and breaks were a rarity to be honest and that's bad for a corporate company

    Advice to Management

    None really to be honest they were all fine just a lot of angry people


  10. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Monroeville, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    loved it ..great people
    nice break shifts in monroeville
    great staff.

    Cons

    wasnt able to find decent way to move out of company
    and how to punch in holidays was difficult
    and how to have good shift was nice.

    Advice to Management

    proper guiding in holiday
    make them wear more jeans..
    better scheduling


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