Supervisor (Current Employee), Kirkland, WA – December 15, 2014
Lead the technology department and strategizing how to increase revenue by 17% Conduct informational sessions with clients about their computing needs and options Coach sales associates about new technology services such as cloud storage
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Hickory, NC – December 13, 2014
Pros: great enviroment
Cons: would operate with a single manager on sundays, so the mod could not take any breaks.
Helping customers, handling freight, developing associates, cash and asset management. Always something to do or someone to help, which is what I love! One of the downsides to the job was time management as far as scheduling. The store manager insisted on doing all the scheduling, all though I was suppose to handle it, she never took the time to train – more... me in scheduling. There was a lot of "fixed schedules" when there needed to be more variance in the time certain associates worked. She as well as several associated had been there in excess of 10 years and worked the same schedule every week, whether the stores sales forecast was calling for certain coverage or not. This caused a lot of resentment between associates and management. – less
OFFICEMAX WAS A CHALLENGING JOB THAT I REALLY LIKED
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee), IL – December 13, 2014
Pros: we had pot lucks for special occations
Cons: we merged with depot
I SET UP DISPLAYS FOR EACH UPCOMING EVENT LIKE XMAS, AND SO ON. I TOOK CARE OF THE CLEARANCE MERCHANDISE IN THE STORE. I TOOK CARE OF THE BACK ROOM, KEEPING IT NEAT,CLEAN AND ORGANIZED . MY MANAGER MEL WAS A SUPER NICE PERSON, WHO HELPED ME GROW. I LEARNED A LOT FROM HER . WE (EMPLOYEES) WORKED AS A FAMILY, WE TOOK CARE OF EACH OTHER. WHEN SOMEBODY – more... WAS DOWN, SOMEBODY WAS ALWAYS THERE TO PICK YOU UP. I DECORATED THE LOUNGE FOR HOLIDAYS,BIRTHDAYS, AND SO ON, TO KEEP UP THE MORAL. THE BEST THING ABOUT MY JOB WAS GREETING AND TALKING WITH CUSTOMERS.THE CUSTOMERS LOVED IT WHEN WE KNEW THEM BY NAME AND ALWAYS GREETED THEM WITH A SMILE EVERY TIME THEY CAME IN. – less
Store Manager (Former Employee), Denver, CO – December 9, 2014
Perform daily duties such as working truck to fill the shelves making product available for customers, hiring and training employees as they came on board or new items came down, being a trusted advisor for our customers in order to build a true relationship with them. The upper management was very knowledgeable on store profitable and what was going – more... on in the different stores. – less
Impress Copy Center Supervisor (Former Employee), Miami, FL – December 3, 2014
Pros: great staff
Cons: not enough hours
Typical day at work included: supervising a team of eight employees Designing and Producing business marketing materials for customers Create staff schedules Manage money and deposits Assist customers Visual merchandising Create and revise financial reports, sales and budget Amazing staff including management. Most enjoyable part of the job was supervising – more... staff to ensure they are ensuring customer satisfaction to meet sales goals. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Springfield, OH – December 3, 2014
Every day, there was something new. The only things that were actually consistent included building planograms and running the cash register. Other than that, I had many other tasks to do when they weren't even mine to obtain - it was the manager's job. I also asked for more hours and they said I wouldn't get anymore than 30 hours a week, because only – more... MANAGERS could get 40 + hours. Which I didn't find to be fair at all, due to the fact that more than a few people were leaving due to college/high school. – less
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – December 3, 2014
Pros: learning about new products
A typical day would be greeting customers and selling. Also making sure store was clean and stocked while training employees. Learned a lot from my store manager. The enjoyable part of the job was meeting people and helping them get what they needed
Overall, a good retail working environment with limited opportunity for advancement .
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee), Dunwoody, GA – December 2, 2014
Pros: full benefits package for full-time employees
Cons: limeited opportunity for advancement
I was with Office Max for nearly 18 years and held numerous store management positions. I experienced the results of many changes in management styles and corporate ownership during my time with the company. The most recent merger with Office Depot was a good fit and will help ensure the continued existence of this big box store.
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NM – December 1, 2014
Good place to start gaining experience and advancing in retail or customer service. There is a strong focus on getting what the customer needs the first time so that there are minimal returns while upselling the print department and other services.