OfficeMax

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OfficeMax Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
1,053 Reviews
2.9
1,053 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance and time-off policies used to be pretty fair (in 32 reviews)

  • I worked at OfficeMax to get through college so the flexible schedule of retail worked for me (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Currently Office Depot merger has created a big loss of jobs for many OfficeMax employees (in 44 reviews)

  • During that period the number of upper management roles continued to grow (in 39 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You do everything in the store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Onalaska, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Onalaska, WI (US)

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, get to work the floor as a sales associate. Good part time job hours. Great store manager that actually cares.

    Cons

    Management can at times lack in training/oversight of new employees. Not much long-term growth opportunities working at the stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train new employees in every job area thoroughly. Offer more pay raises as incentives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Time While it Lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Under Sam Duncan as CEO and Bob Thacker as SVP Marketing the brand came to life and found meaningful ways to attract customer loyalty.
    Great energy.
    Strong passion for success.

    Cons

    Political culture. Lean operations. Retail performance hit and miss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great cast, okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Operations Supervisor in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Operations Supervisor in Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upward mobility and convenient schedules

    Cons

    Company micro-manages everything. Numbers are extremely important. Good work is quickly forgotten. Constantly changing the store around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be good at everything, rather than great at one thing. You will be asked to wear many hats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Started out as a great career but beware of the area you work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Bohemia, NY (US)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Bohemia, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and in the beginning I wasn't ever in fear of losing my job.

    Cons

    Dishonesty from upper management & HR. Segregation between department communication. Labor violations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All departments need to work together. Keep communication open and don't threaten employees with their job to perform better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Little growth opportunities, but a great part time job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Business Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    You work with people who are generally smart, artistic, and creative.
    There are a lot of things to learn about technology, different supplies, and business.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity to advance in the company. I earned three degrees while at OM and I was never considered for management because I was part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There isn't much to say because OfficeMax has been absorbed into the Office Depot brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Positive (pre merger)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and comp was fair, before the merger occurred. Everything has changed since the merger, for the worst.

    Cons

    Resources, training. new policies, gas reimbursement, cell phone bill, goggle email, you only get car reimbursement if your car is less than six years old?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resources and change all of your new policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall pretty good!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Garfield Heights, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Garfield Heights, OH (US)

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good hours, flexible, managers care

    Cons

    only a half hour lunch even if working 8+ hours, upper management is sometimes strict about dress code

    Recommends
  9.  

    Impress Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Impress Associate in Stow, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Impress Associate in Stow, OH (US)

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working it people always kept me on my toes. so there was never an average work day. usually if the manager is good, the staff is fun to work with. all in all I enjoyed my time.

    Cons

    It's a retail job, so small pay for a pretty basic job. company is always trying to squeeze to most out of every transaction, and it became difficult to talk to customers without constantly harassing them with what we were required to pitch to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review your strategy of trying to fleece customers for all they can. try to build a trusted relationship with the customers instead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Was a Good Place to work and make money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OfficeMax

    Pros

    great training, good people to work with. I loved working there and made a lot of money.

    Cons

    We merged with OfficeDepot and they closed out center.

  11.  

    Good employer for long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist - Key Holder in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist - Key Holder in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ability to move up in company after learning the basic tasks. Good pay, requires a drug test so you dont have to work with the lowest level type employees. generally a drama free work environment.

    Cons

    broad workload for all stores, even those with smaller or larger volume.The store level management knows the store best, while the regional management knows stores by their numbers. There is a disconnect between store and regional levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More customized plans for different size stores.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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