Contracts Manager, IT (Current Employee) – Naperville, IL – December 7, 2013
OfficeMax is an excellent place to work for the culture. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, integrity and customer service. There are several Associate Resource Groups in which one with like interests can interact. I have the chance to work with all levels of management; Managers,Directors, Senior Directors, VP's, Senior VP's, and Executive VP's. The greatest challenge I have faced is bringing the different departments together on contract negotiations. My greatest satisfaction from working atOfficeMax is producing a product (a contract) that meets the needs of the business and providing the least risk to OfficeMax
The ability to interact with all levels of assoicates
Graphics (Former Employee) – Various Locations – May 25, 2017
This was a good job, though it's hard to get time off! I worked at many different locations while supporting myself through college, so I would highly recommend the Officemaxes on Lake Street, in Burnsville, and at The Quarry. These places all demand a lot, but they have a great workplace culture and the customers are very sweet! You get to learn a lot about adobe programs and bindery, but sometimes you get stuck doing cash register or stocking.
Overall, I'd avoid places like Savage or Apple Valley, which had really weird workplace cultures and expected me to be an expert in adobe programs while also paying employees bottom-of-the-barrel wages and trying to avoid giving out benefits.
The best places to work ImPress are the places that are fast paced and serve many different kind of customers!
Always get lunch, corporate hierarchy, job security