Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Homewood, IL – December 4, 2012
A day at OfficeMax is a busy adjusting to different situations a day. I've to be diverse with different customers that walk through the door everyday for the most part I learned from the customer. My co-workers are some of the best but every job has good ones and not so many good that's just work. The most enjoyable part about my job is when customers say that I've done a great job and that I should be considered for a manager position.
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
TIBCO SOA Designer/Developer (Former Employee) – Naperville, IL – September 22, 2015
Officemax is a wonderful place to work. My typical day is very productive. I work hard and am constantly learning how to do my job better and more efficiently. Management is great! Co-workers are very helpful and trustworthy.
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
Printing Department Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – August 12, 2012
Everyday is busy, customers are always coming in with business documents that need to be prepared, cut or printed. I've learned to be patient when it comes to big workloads. Best co-workers that anyone could ask for, everyone got along. Hardest part of the job is delivering items to customers that worked in hospitals.
Certified Impress Print Specialist (Former Employee) – Suffolk, VA – June 15, 2012
A typical day at OfficeMax would be relieving the current employee and working on print jobs and assisting customers as they arrive. I learned a lot about working independently and keeping a level head when work begins to pile up. I also learned that a smile and friendly tone of voice typically goes a long way when it comes to upset customers. My co-workers were very friendly and open individuals, and greatly enhanced my experience. It was sad to see some move on, and fun to welcome new-comers. The management needs some improvement. As a company OfficeMax needs to appreciate their employees more than they do, because the "little guy" is the foundation and without us the company will not succeed. The hardest part of my job was learning to trust that I can handle any situation that arises. What I enjoyed the most was joking around with co-workers and learning how to do new things.
fun, easy, challenging, relaxed, forgiving
company management needs some work, inconsistent schedules