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Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "not to bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazleton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the work isnt bad and the staff is nice. if you are hired on then there are some okay benefits but i am just a temp

    Cons

    not always work is provided. theres usually alot of sowntime or alot of work that there is too mich to handle

    Advice to Management

    you should moniter the work that the temps are doing. i have been working there 5 months and i work harder then everyone else and have not gotten a job offer.


  2. "Worst place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    paycheck
    climate control
    how to become a jerk free training

    Cons

    you become a jerk
    you never feel secure about your job
    you know you are unfair with people, but you still do it for a "salary"

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling your soul for money, it is not worth it and you still will be on the unemployment line.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth minimum wage"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Associate in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -nice people
    -customer service experience
    -learn more about computers, printers and cameras

    Cons

    -very low pay rate
    -little to no training for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Offer more pay and you will get better quality employees.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible store #0196"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Hollywood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Meet alot of new people. Help out cutomers in need.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Long hours on feet. Scare tactics to sell insurances, and force to lie too customers about not having the product because they dont want the plans. Hard workers dont get there recognition and lazy ones get all the perks. Hours get cut the store doesnt sell enough Max Insurance!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to managers because they sit in the office and eat all day, talk on there cell phones, and get fustrated when we ask them for help and expect associates to know everything when they have not tought us in the first place. Also prevent the store manager from hire tons of knew people and giving them all the hours and leaving the vets with minimun hours who are the ones that really keep the stores afloat! Also keep track on how many associates quit within a years time and you all will really find out thats its the key carriers and senior manager who is creating all the trouble!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "When i worked there they had very disrespectful management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Apple Valley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start getting work experience.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Poor management. Hard to ever get time off. Good luck getting a raise it is impossible no matter how much money you make for the business.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more and maybe they will be more willing to respect you back. If you are going to abuse your power within the company it is going to make someone very angry.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "YOU don't want to work here, alot of pressure for very low pay, LOOK AWAY!"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Associate in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off when you need it
    Off on major holidays eg. Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter
    Close at 9 pm

    Cons

    Loads of work put on you always threatened about your job..OfficeMax pressures their team into selling warranties

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so spineless to the corporate and district mgrs & treat your employees with respect. Stop selling your soul to this job and realize you're employees that make you are being mistreated in poor work conditions.. unhappy employees =unhappy customers!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Retail Experience Ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company itself has some very neat and interesting products assortments which will make it very competitive in the future.

    Cons

    The Management was horrible. There was virtually no leadership or direction. The managers were tyrants and ruled through intimidation and fear. Would be a great place for unionization to come in and take over.

    Advice to Management

    District leadership needs to be more proactive in how associates are treated.

  8. "Work here as a last resort"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers where a nice bunch for the most part. It was a job. Store managers work very hard, but have very little discretion over how to treat their employees and customers due to upper management's directives. Entertaining moments from very strange/absurd customers.

    Cons

    Very low pay for doing the job of at least 2 people. Super pushy "desperate" sales strategy that often angered and offended customers. More managers than associates which means there are only a couple of people that do all the heavy lifting and grunt work. The long timers are survivors, they survive by doing nothing which is ironic, while new enthusiastic employees will be used up and replaced with the next naive person they hire, which is often.

    Advice to Management

    Need some outside help and consider the information gold mine you have with frontline workers to reframe the organization by training lower and middle tier management. Replacing the CEO will not do it, there is a built in power/knowledge gap at the top that will never be filled by outside hires at the top.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "One of the most politically driven awful company cultures ever created."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst II in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst II in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money is the only reason.

    Cons

    Every other reason you can imagine.
    1- Employees are yelled at constantly
    2- Employees are encouraged to backstab each other
    3- Employees are encouraged not to help each other to meet goals
    4- Training programs are non existent for new hires
    5- The command and control system here is archaic beyond belif
    6- Coffee breaks are forbidden
    7- STRICT hours. You may not leave a minute early or be a minute late.
    8-The company culture is obviously not friendly or productive for the reasons above.
    9- There are zero opportunities for advancements or side projects to prove your worth
    10- There are no intentions of developing your skills
    11- The wages are not competitive

    Advice to Management

    It is time to change your company culture. The executives are great but the middle management is some of the worst.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dont work here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Impress Associate in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours thats about all there is about this job

    Cons

    if you dont kiss their rear ends you get yelled at.
    they call you or text you to yell at you some more if you didnt leave good notes.
    I didnt think this was legal?
    All they care about is about the money they dont care about if the project is done right or how pissed off the customer is. they want the money plan and simple.
    Impress is a hard job as it is, i dont need the mangers on my case every second of every day. when its my day off i want to be left alone. i dont want the managers to be on my case.
    last thing all they care about is the stupid Maxassurance which is a joke by the way and the control center and again is a joke. no one ever comes to the store to have it done...its just a waste of money

    if i were you do this job as a last resort

    Advice to Management

    None. im just a pawn in a chess game


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