OfficeMax Employee Reviews about "office depot"

Updated 29 Oct 2020

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OfficeMax Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith
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  • "Periodically firing all old officemax managers when office depot took over(in 115 reviews)

  • "Upper Management did not stand behind store management(in 63 reviews)

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  1. "OfficeMax"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Store Manager 

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    OfficeMax is an office supply store

    Cons

    OfficeMax was merged with Office Depot

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  2. "Just okay"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in White Lake, MI

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    There was a good deal of schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Periodically firing all old officemax managers when office depot took over


  3. "Loved working for OfficeMax"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers who helped each other when needed and the culture made it feel like one big family working towards the same goal. Unusual for a corporate setting. Relaxed dress code and management was very good about PTO for personal/family matters.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Merger with Office Depot changed everything. Two very different philosophies.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Print supervisor"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Hopkinsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at office max is because their company is built on integrity and they care about their employees.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides was that they merged with Office Depot in 2013 and it is has almost been 5 years and the company is still recovering and trying to gain momentum.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Accounts Receivable Representative"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Ar Representative in Ottawa, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great, friendly place to work. Very family-oriented. Also, very employee- oriented as far as acknowledging employee accomplishments or team accomplishments via special days and/or treats, e-mails, cards, birthdays, holidays, etc. Always an open-door policy and I have always been comfortable going to my supervisor, general manager or human resource manager. They have always been reasonable when it comes to emergencies, family situations that always come up and assorted problems along the way. All in all, it was my favorite place to work as far as the family-friendly attitude and general feeling of belonging from day one.

    Cons

    As things were being down-sized during the recession, the work load was gradually doubled, and then tripled. Our 401K match was discontinued for a year and our annual raises were stopped at that point. Yet, some in the company did not feel the strain of our recession! Then came the so-called "merger" between OfficeMax and Office Depot. I think the worst was when we knew we were being replaced by people that could barely speak English. We were asked to train them and turn over our accounts, that most of us would say were not just our customers, but our friends. The whole transition was very painful and life-changing for all of us.

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    "Good Career"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bradley, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always good people at store level and even couple tiers up.

    Cons

    2018 will put a lot of stress on services and tech. Difference in work methods with Officemax vs Office Depot employees.

  7. "Fair company to work for, but pretty much the definition of a dead end job."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Part Time in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers and supervisors were fun to work with. Scheduling was fairly flexible. Pays slightly above minimum wage. Employee discounts if you're into office products.

    Cons

    Always felt I was working for a failing company. This was pre office depot merge, so it may be better now.

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  8. "Great until they sold"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Great company before they sold

    Cons

    Once they sold to Office Depot the company went down the tubes.

  9. "Account Manager Review of OfficeMax"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time for 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.

  10. "Dying company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Technology and Furniture Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time for 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.

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