OfficeMax Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 7 Nov 2020

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OfficeMax Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith
Gerry Smith
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  1. "Not great, not awful"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Clean work environment, a step up from fast food

    Cons

    A lot going on for no reason. Head pieces unnecessary and unnecessarily strict.

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  2. "Nice First Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Management and nice work environment.

    Cons

    Inventory could be long hours and a lot of putting away.


  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes we would get out late

  4. "New beginning"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good work environment

    Cons

    Pay could be better, retail is a challenge

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  5. "Wish they would change their policies"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant Technology 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling Mostly fun work environment Generally fun co-workers

    Cons

    Poor company policies Toxic corporate Hot stores Bad sales goals

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  6. "Challenging at times"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at OfficeMax for less than a year

    Pros

    Working environment conducive for job satisfaction

    Cons

    Poor benefits and short term contracts

  7. "Great pay for new job seekers"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax

    Pros

    - great pay - great working environment - have a good time

    Cons

    - no specific end date - no clear training, you have to work and learn on the go (becomes easier throughout your time there) - constant amount of errors with pickers - lacks staff at times where orders are heavy

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  8. "Sales Associate"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OfficeMax full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment for a short term job

    Cons

    Not a particularly interesting place to work

  9. "Fine workplace, but demanding work"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Copy and Print Associate in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to help customers who genuinely appreciate your work Having like minded and dependable coworkers A mostly relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Constant pressure to get everything done now Feeling of being underpaid for work demands with Lack of opportunities for full-time employment Lack of employees means an inflexible and demanding schedule that means work feels like it has to come first Minimal training provided

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  10. "Office Depot policy"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OfficeMax part-time

    Pros

    Nice customers and co workers Pleasant work environment Easy work

    Cons

    Too many managers per store Do not care about good employees Not enough inventory to keep up with sales Stop pushing for impossible amounts of square trade to be sold

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