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OfficeMax Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "great people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Forest, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Forest, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with.
    Customer service experience.
    Sales experience.
    Opportunities for bonuses.

    Cons

    The store needs to be redone and invested in.

    Advice to Management

    great management


  2. "Working in Printing Department"

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

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

    Pros

    -Not too much micromanagement
    -Get to know the regular customers

    Cons

    -Not enough help when swamped with customers
    -Expected to help customers all over the store in addition to own tasks

  3. "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


  4. "WE ARE THE ROBOTS"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    days off. free pizza.

    Cons

    back 2 school. Most annoying customers.

    Advice to Management

    get out of the office, and stop 'pretending' you are doing work while eating constantly...


  5. "Manager"

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

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    It's a job. Some if the co-workers were nice.

    Cons

    Low pay. High quotas. Too many pens.


  6. "Account Manager Review of OfficeMax"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great advancement opportunities and flexibility. Cares about their employees.

    Cons

    OfficeMax merged with Office Depot and headquarters moved to Boca Raton, FL.


  7. "Dying company"

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    Former Employee - Technology and Furniture Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Technology and Furniture Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with availability to some degree.

    Cons

    Repeatedly lays off workers who have gotten merit raises in large groups to replace with minimum wage part time workers. The Office Depot management shows no loyalty to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to sell to Amazon who can use the stores as showroom and pick up locations.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They hired me with limited experience, I worked hard and was rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Training was more hands on sink or swim. There is a large lack of accountability in the work area. Other workers don't put things away, including some management, and it piles up until they make one of the newer workers do it, all the while complaining that there is a mess (even though they made it).

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, if you make a rule to do something, follow it yourself. If you warn an employee to not do something or they will be fired, and they do it.... fire them. Both create a toxic environment that the workers do not like.


  9. "Don't Do it if you can Avoid It"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Awesome Coworkers for the most part. That's really about it.

    Cons

    -Terrible pay for experience/loyalty.
    -Terrible commissions.
    -Electronics are normally old and laptops/desktops are purposely filled with junk to get you to sell add-on products.
    -Truck pallets are poorly constructed and have to take a ton of time to deconstruct so they don't fall over or fit through the door.
    -Signed me up for a bank account I didn't ask for or knew about, threw paychecks in there, and fails to take any blame.
    -Any internal software/hardware are generations behind and are constantly breaking.
    -Employee "discount" is trash. 30% off of pop and candy. Any electronics are either 0-5%. Other products are 10%.

    Advice to Management

    -Get better technology.
    -Treat your employees like people.
    -Don't sign people up for banking accounts without their permission. Better yet, don't do it at all.
    -Better discounts.
    -Better pay.


  10. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    Incentives and Great Team Atmosphere

    Cons

    Crazy Hours, not very flexible

    Advice to Management

    Give people the hours they want


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