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.
Print Services Supervisor (Current Employee) – Littleton, CO – September 25, 2015
I learned effective customer service methods and skills while working at Office Depot/ OfficeMax. Management was always extremely helpful and professional. Management did an excellent job helping me growmore... and develop as a person as well as improve my interpersonal communication and customer service skills. This company also provided me with a variety of opportunities to move up in the company throughout my time there. The best part about this job was having the opportunity to work with the public and assist people with their projects. less
Anonymous (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 25, 2015
Lots of freedom and independence to act as the owner of your business, but there are few and undefined growth opportunities outside of HQ. A declining industry, increased competition, and uncertainty surroundingmore... industry consolidation may not make this an attractive long-term career path. But the position does provide plenty of opportunity to gain experience while working with all types of companies across any industry. less
working at office max almost always put a smile on my face. I worked amongst some amazing, caring, loving and hard working people. I learned so much from my managers down to my co-workers. I can honestly say they had a big impact on my life. the made you feel like we are all a big happy family. they celebrate your birthday, and recognize and congratulates you on every thing that you do.
Impress Associate (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 24, 2015
Office Max is great at working with your schedule. Customers can be a handful at times but nothing unmanageable. The co-workers are easy to get along with and customers are friendly for the most part. It was a great way to learn about document control.
Main Cashier (Former Employee) – Douglasville, GA – September 24, 2015
I worked as a live-in senior care giver. I prepared meals, clean up after, and gave companionship to the lovely elderly woman that I cared for. It was a joy doing my job because the family was very caringmore... and just overall great to be around. The hardest part was separating my personal life from work because it was such a demanding job. I would go to doctors appointments, if needed. I really enjoyed her company as she did mine. less
Customer Service Team Lead (Former Employee) – ottawa, IL – September 24, 2015
maintaining 2 location portfolios over a total of a millions dollars. Contacting necessary departments to procure payment on past due invoices. Processing credit card payments. Researching discrepancies on accounts to resolve customer issues.
opportunities to advance within the company.
As the company grew employees became less important to management.
Stress, Stress, and more Stress, Other than that, good job
Operation Supervisor (Former Employee) – Round Rock, TX – September 24, 2015
Only negative was the continuous pressure to make the daily numbers ( as with any sales / retail job).
I make the daily numbers (sales quota) and the corporate office would set higher goals, then pressure,more... threaten you to achieve those higher goals. Customers would come in to buy printing paper and I would get asked why I didn't try and sell them a printer.
Lets face it customers can get basically the same product at Wal Mart with out the pressure of a sales person trying to get you to buy stuff you don't need and at less cost. less
Office Depot is a good place to earn experience since there are numerous positions that entail different skills. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping people find the best product for them and teachingmore... them how that particular item works. I really enjoy teaching and helping others it makes me feel as though I am making a difference. There is a lot to do each day from setting planograms to working/fixing infected computers and sometimes designing invitations for someone. What I do is a wide range of things, which I enjoy because multitasking is something I am really good at. However work would not be enjoyable without my fabulous coworkers, they are literally my best friends and we work so well together! They make even the hardest parts of the job, like assessing and creating a solution for a difficult customer a breeze. Along with the management team; the assistant manager at my store was the glue that held the store together. I have never met someone so reliable. less
Fun and outgoing environment making it easier to help customers!
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Auburn, ME – September 23, 2015
Was very different each day on the job. Went from cashiering, to freight, to fill and out reports, to being on the sales floor. I learned like said above, good closing sale skills and how to operate amore... register at a good pace. Management was great, really nice manager's who care about their employees but are stern so the job gets done. The being rushed to do certain things constantly was the hardest part of the job, but I loved the out going and positive atmosphere which was the most enjoyable part. less
Associate Manger (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – September 23, 2015
With any job in sales the effectiveness of the store depends on the staff of each location. Most stores in Kalamazoo have awesome managers, compassionate and helpful in the training and development ofmore... their employees. Corporate is revamping training techniques since the merger of office max and office depot to reduce the fluctuations from store to store.
Of the managers and staff I worked with I would have no hesitance to work for them again. less
Flexible hours, opportunity to advance within the store