Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – April 27, 2013
Ok company to work for have plenty of resources available for learning and training associates.Traveling 75% of time spent away home. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the new store site go from a building empty and under construction to a finished product that the customers are excited about shopping at.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – July 22, 2016
Some of the managers are not helpful and do not listen to associates . Hardest part of the job is trying to express your problem of the task to the managers. Most enjoyable part of the job are the associates and being able to sell goods.
Cashier/Stocker (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 21, 2016
For my first job this place was alright, taught me the basics of working in a service and retail industry. The management was my only complaint, because no matter what I did to tell them I had school on certain days they somehow always and consistently screwed up and magically forgot I went to school.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Eagan, MN – July 19, 2016
As a cashier I helped ring people of their purchases, I also helped them find their products. If they had questions on anything, I helped to explain the product. I answered the phone periodically. Co-workers were great to work with.
Freight/Associate (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – July 18, 2016
It is a great workplace, but the management has some things to work on. The store manager does not know how to apply work hours across the associates. You are able to tell that the managers do not communicate, meaning that they were a lot of things unorganized and I was to blame even when the schedule proved me to be absent.
Impress Supervisor (Former Employee) – Lockport, NY – July 18, 2016
I have spent a long time with OfficeMax and I speak highly of them for employment. I was offered knowledge on a daily basis to better my job productivity and I also moved up with in the company. I enjoyed working with my fellow employees as we were like a family unit.
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Buford, GA – July 18, 2016
Worst job I've ever had. Constantly changing schedules, no communication between employees and management. I started coming in at 7:30 then changed to 8 then to 9. Now it may change to 10. All within 3 months of working here. When it's busy they expect you to work 12+ hours everyday and when it's not they try and keep you under 40 hours a week off a minimum salary! No matter you're experience they will start you with bottom pay. When I had my interview they told me the starting pay was 12.50 hr for equipment operators. I asked for 13.50 and never heard anything else about it. Turnover rate is high and nobody is ever happy to come to work. It's a lot of people who are itching to find another job do to the treatment of employees. I always wonders why they called me within 5 mins of me putting in my application. The only real positive I can say about this job is the people you meet but even that's not worth your sanity.
Order Selector (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – July 16, 2016
A typical work day , inspecting the pallet jack before use, picking up the scanning equipment, and looking out for other drivers.The job is fast paced, the other employees were friendly, and management was always their.
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – July 15, 2016
Office Depot is another typical micromanaged business.The upper management will only converse with the Store manager and unless the place is really burning down or you make a mistake, You will never be addressed.
10% employee discount.
limited breaks, and stifling managerial practices.
Good Learning and Work Experience in the Print Center
Print Specialist (Current Employee) – Katy, TX and Topeka, KS – July 14, 2016
Overall, I enjoy working for Office Depot/OfficeMax. I've learned how to communicate with customers better about what they're wanting, and I've learned how to prioritize jobs in the fast-paced environment that is the Print Center. On a personal level, I've also gained invaluable knowledge of different production processes, as well as knowledge on how to set up and send digital files to a printer correctly.
Working in the Print Center will often be very hectic, but you have to stay calm and learn how to manage your time. You'll be bouncing back and forth between working on a project to assisting a customer at the counter to answering phone calls and emails, all in a timely manner and (hopefully) without making anyone upset.
My co-workers make it easier though, especially when our shifts overlap and there are 2-3 of us working and assisting customers. We also try to divide responsibilities so one of us isn't more overwhelmed than the others.
Most of the managers I've worked with have also contributed to my overall good experience with this company. A manager can either be a help or a hindrance, depending on their knowledge of the Print Center.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the look on a customer's face when they receive their completed project and it looks exactly like (or better than) they expected. I've had adult customers actually jump up and down because they were so excited.
The hardest part of the job is probably time management, as mentioned. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day, and you'll have to stay a bit late so that themore... next person on shift isn't overwhelmed with orders.
I can't comment on the quality of any benefits that Office Depot/OfficeMax has, since I've only ever been part-time. But overall I have and do enjoy working at 2 of their stores.less
Very flexible hours; will work with your school schedule