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22 English questions out of 22

9 December 2019

What is health insurance like at OfficeMax?

Pros

relatively low-stress compared to other retail environments discount

Cons

relative to similar positions in my region of the united states, i'm being underpaid by at least 8k/year, even accounting for a lack of paid management experience and being an external hire. also, HSA instead of an actual health insurance program with a lot of fine print that essentially translates to me being better off private-paying. granted, i'm speaking from my experiences so far at a specific store in no particular order: my boss advised me to play mind games with an associate instead of interacting with them like a normal human being over an "incident" (strong word) i forgot immediately after it happened. just generally, has a huge thing for blaming other people when things go sour and kinda seems to be projecting his own insecurities and flaws onto others. possibly a bit misogynistic given his comments about my female coworkers, so i'm sure he's assigned a "female" stereotype to me by now (it'll come out eventually). a general lack of support and training after my two-week course in the district's training store - in fact, even though i have been with the company for a short amount of time i am under the impression that my boss is of the opinion that i should have learned everything by now, despite giving me very few tools to get up to speed short of me asking directly. being sold on the position by claiming that they were looking for "new ideas." so far, nothing meaningful is being changed, for all the talk of "working on it." i was also lied to about associates being cross-trained to all departments, given that only four people can actually flex between front-end and copy/print related to being misled about expectations, the goal posts are always shifting when it comes to task management. i have yet to see another manager or senior employee be pulled aside and lectured for any minor mistakes, even though one of my fellow managers has been bypassing tech service requirements because she doesn't like the current sop for work orders? hello? mostly i feel like a glorified associate. color me shocked upon learning that when my boss took over the store one of my predecessors lined up a job and quit, and then the one after was only here a few months before they also left for a different job. here's hoping i'll be out soon as well.

Advice to Management

if everyone else sucks at their job no matter who you hire for it, maybe it's time to rip the actual problem out by the roots

also, HSA instead of an actual health insurance program with a lot of fine print that essentially translates to me being better off private-paying.

9 December 2019

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10 September 2018

Does OfficeMax offer employee discounts?

Pros

Great team. Good products discount throughout year

Cons

Pay. Hours. Pressure sales. Inventory issues from warehouse caused customer issues

Advice to Management

Take care of your employees first and they will take care of your customers.

Good products discount throughout year

10 September 2018

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25 July 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at OfficeMax?

Pros

Good place to start working

Cons

Little hours; no pay; and average leadership

Little hours; no pay; and average leadership

25 July 2019

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27 October 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at OfficeMax?

Pros

Friendly co workers and store management (not applicable to everyone however)

Cons

Low Pay, poor corporate strategy and policies, bad attitude from copy/print management, bad upper management, low morale and advocacy/care for employees,

Advice to Management

Try to take into account the input of minimum wage employees and have a better corporate strategy. It is a mess. Rewards program sign ups are not a winning formula for keeping a business afloat.

Low Pay, poor corporate strategy and policies, bad attitude from copy/print management, bad upper management, low morale and advocacy/care for employees,

27 October 2020

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1 March 2020

How are the career development opportunities at OfficeMax?

Pros

Fellow employees were the best part about working here

Cons

They don’t care about their employees, there is no ventilation system so throughout summer everyone was swimming in their own sweat and if you can imagine being stuck in a warehouse during a Queensland summer.... it was awful. They have no union, it’s dusty and dirty, management and supervisors don’t supervise their workers. They ask for way too much form their employees but cannot provide fans lol. I have been here for over a year. It’s just going even more downhill now. There is no opportunity for growth here either.

Advice to Management

Put some NEW fans around the warehouse that ARENT old and rusty and actually supervise your employees!

There is no opportunity for growth here either.

1 March 2020

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22 English questions out of 22