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(based on 122 OfficeMax Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.4
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.8
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"Office Max is a very good company to work with. The managers are excellent and open communication culture is very good."
Posted 6 years ago in Naperville, IL
Customer Service Representative
in Tyler, TX

"Wonderful place to work and gets team to work for."

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Provide customer service, show off my skills and knowledge that I have a for computers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make yourself a positive for this company and make them feel that they will be moving on a good direction if they hire you."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Just was not enough hours for me, was not a bad place for a part time job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep the team strong and make sure that they go over and beyond with customer service."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Impress Associate
in Green Bay, WI

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Flexible hours, opportunity for advancement, similar to my career skills."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"if you need the job, take it, but don't expect a whole lot."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Expected to perform mindless and inefficient tasks for the sake of it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would work to differentiate OfficeMax from its competitors more."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Store Manager
in Janesville, WI

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Although i'm not working with any company right now but when I did I liked the people I work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"None for now. But I always say if you are yourself at all times, nothing ever goes wrong."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Advertised product not being at the stores,they never inspected what they expect."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen what outfield managers have to say. The best comes within."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Account Executive
in Menlo Park, CA

"Great till Boise purchased OMAX in 2002, culture changed, layoffs, etc."

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"The trust that you would and could do your job and the feeling of being rewarded for it. Received all the support: cell phone, laptop, etc."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They have gone thru 2 sales business execs since I was let go, so they need to look deeper into why this is happening."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"When Boise purchased OMAX, culture changed and layoffs were every year for the last 4 years, uncertainty on jobs and promotions...not a good feeling..."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat veterans with some respect especially when they are exceeding their quotas and some DSM's do not do that."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Sales Associate
in Decatur, IL

"I enjoyed this experience and learned a lot about retail."

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"I loved having my own department to maintain. Each week I would check price points and rebuild displays as needed."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are going to interview, make sure you have a good understanding of office supplies and customer service."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"I didn't like the fact that our store manager wasn't very focused on customer service."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"When seeking any kind of management there needs to be a great emphasis on customer service."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
IT Specialist
in Naperville, IL

"OfficeMax is an extremely toxic environment."

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"There are some nice peers to work with at this company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!! RUN! There are many unhappy employees working at this company."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Some in IT management exercise extremely poor leadership and do not treat all employees with respect and dignity. They do not follow the core values, they set double standards, and create a toxic environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Take leadership and social skill classes to set a good example as a leader and a visionary for subordinates to follow. Learn to treat employees with respect and dignity. You are giving the company a bad reputation."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Business Development Executive
in Charlotte, NC

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Gaining a larger portion of the market share, working with many different customers, in multiple different market segments and providing them with a service that assists them, presentations, bids and more."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be forthcoming with your needs and desires as they are very interested in each individual, their strengths and weaknesses and the improvement of the individual skill set."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Their reputation in the marketplace at the time and the corporate direction being on hold at the time with no true CEO."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None, this company has strong field management and good company values, was just experiencing growing pains and environmental market changes at the time."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mentor
in Bristol, VA

"Great helping advocates acheive their goals."

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"People and he hours during the day. My boss was the best."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Tips for interviewing with the company. Always be honest, if you have to go to school you may want to look else where."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Management, not listening and giving support as they should with the advocates."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Clean house and start fresh. With center managers and supervisors."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Impress Supervisor
in Prescott, AZ

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"I loved my customers, I loved the work I did, I loved my co-workers...the management is the problem. Both at the Corporate level and at the store level, that company is horribly run, takes advantage of its employees and is very suspect ethically. After seeing nearly every co-worker during the time I was there set up and mistreated, I wouldn't recommend that company to anyone."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Look elsewhere for a different job. You will, honestly, get better pay at McDonalds."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"The problem with OfficeMax is the Corporate structure and the direct management. They treat the employees as wage slaves...I've never encountered it that bad before. I've seen co-workers fired on pretense days before Christmas just because they had been there for 5-6 years and earning more than minimum wage. I have seen management encourage employees to fudge sales (taking inappropriate discounts for customers) and then, when Loss Prevention comes in, the management throws the employees on the fire. In Prescott, they hire a lot of addiction recovery patients and use that against them. In other words, who are you going to believe The manager or some ex-heroin addict This company needs to be investigated by an honest outside source and the findings broadly published."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop treating employees like slaves on a plantation, threatening them with termination if they ASK for a day off."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Receiving Associate
in Houston, TX

"A pretty average experience. Didn't hate the work or love it."

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"Nothing. The manager was a genuinely good person but the work was non-skilled labor."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Approach it as you would approach any basic retail interview."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"The labor was unskilled and didn't require much thinking at all."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There was nothing management could really do as this was just a run of the mill retail job."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Shipping and Receiving Clerk
in Hollywood, FL

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"The company was new to the area and offered ways of advancement."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"I didn't like the fact I had to work alone in the stock room"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There was nothing I could suggest to management. It was a positive environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Associate

"A good learing opportunity"

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"The ability to work the sales floor and talk to the customers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Use your sales experience if you have any when interviewing with the manager."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"After the holiday season the store was dead. I couldnt apply my degree at OfficeMax becasue I am an art major."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I dont have any suggestion for the managment because the store was one of the best in the US."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Associate
in Eugene, OR
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Impress Associate
in Windcrest, TX

What do you like about working at OfficeMax?

"The location of this business is very close to where I reside; so there is not much gas used."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be honest and communicate with the management and they will work with you."

What don't you like about working at OfficeMax?

"There is no opportunity for me to advance here. Maybe there is but I can't see my self working here for several years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to hire more people, but the store is doing ok for now."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Electronics Sales Associate
in Mansfield, OH
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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