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OfficeMax Reviews

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

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    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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Best experience"

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    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Guaynabo, PR
    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Guaynabo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities
    Learning Tools
     Teamwork

    Cons

    Low pay rate for my experience


  6. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the discounts, people and supplies!

    Cons

    the hours and sometimes the management


  7. "A decent company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers and relatively friendly and easy to get along with. Hours are also pretty flexible which is nice when dealing with my varying schedule.

    Cons

    Some of the stores are valued significantly more than others by corporate (based on how much money they bring in) and it can be difficult to work in a store that coprorate doesn't care about. Also it takes a while to learn everything involved with the job when you're first hired on.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time working on the sales floor. Quite often management asks us to achieve goals that can be difficult to achieve. If management spent some time on the floor they would understand how difficult their goals for us can be sometimes.

  8. "Director"

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

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, leadership was transient towards the end, Including CEO change and C level changes.

    Cons

    With leadership changing and company on the market, a lot of strategies were shifted around it made it hard to focus on a direction and make progress.


  9. "Great until they sold"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Great company before they sold

    Cons

    Once they sold to Office Depot the company went down the tubes.


  10. "Lead"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Lead/Clerical in Hazleton, PA
    Former Employee - Shipping Lead/Clerical in Hazleton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there. company was fair.

    Cons

    Distributions Center Close. Moved to another state.

    Advice to Management

    None


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