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Fun work place and productive, great people in the office
Senior Business Development Manager (Former Employee), Norman, OKSeptember 12, 2014
Pros: great atmoshphere
Cons: my position as bond assistant was discontinued.
Typing, filing, mail, bond assistant to the Bond CSR, phones.
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Fun Environment
Graphic Designer (Former Employee), Tempe, AZSeptember 12, 2014
Pros: fun job
Cons: low pay
This was a great place to work. I had a lot of fun designing logo's and helping customers with there print products.
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Voted one of the most Ethical companies to work for in 2013.
Retail Merchandising Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Naperville, ILSeptember 12, 2014
Met some people that became friends and company was full of good buyers and merchandising assistants.
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nice people but low low pay
Impress Associate (Former Employee), Waterbury, CTSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: staff
Cons: pay
pay and hours were so low really low can not live off of wages like that.
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productive and fun workplace to be in
Sales Consultant/Impress Associate (Current Employee), Oxford, ALSeptember 9, 2014
very busy but very eventful and my co-workers are very friendly. the hardest part of this job would be that in the department i work in no customer can get what they want at that very moment and i cant take too many orders because i will be backed up for weeks.
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Hmmm.....where do I start
Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVSeptember 9, 2014
Cons: everything....
Now I know everyone has different feelings about this company in particular but my experience was much worse than the average retail workers. Management were so wrapped up in the company it made you feel uncomfortable, management that believe in something is always a good thing but this was to the point that it was borderline creepy like you think they – more... go to bed at night in OfficeMax PJ's drinking milk out of their OfficeMax mug kind of creepy. The worst of it is that they believed you should be that gunghoe to. I guess to give their lives some meaning. – less
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Great place to work
Impress Department Manager (Former Employee), Burlington, NCSeptember 9, 2014
Pros: excellent company
Cons: poor upper management follow ups
Exciting full work day with constant learning. There was lots of goals which made the job interesting.
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Stable office supply company with strong operational structure
District Manager, Oregon and Washington (Former Employee), Itasca, ILSeptember 9, 2014
Pros: progressive and approachable leadership
Cons: not much growth potential
OfficeMax was a company driven by operational excellence to ensure profitability. As the District Manager for Oregon and Southern Washington, I led store management teams with a hands-on approach. I enjoyed getting to know the strengths of my team so as to best channel their efforts and steer them toward realistic career goals.

Leadership at OfficeMax – more... was progressive in terms of investing in the development of its leadership. We were often brought together for seminars on skill set development for ourselves.

I was recruited from OfficeMax to open the Pacific Northwest for ULTA. – less
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great job
Furniture Sales/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Dallas, TXSeptember 8, 2014
Good company customer and employee based. Many positive examples of company growth
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Lack of management skills
Store Consultant (Former Employee), Danville, VASeptember 8, 2014
The business is poorly managed. The store could possibly be more successful if the managers and employees were held to a certain standard and were more responsible for their actions.
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From good to bad
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Ottawa, IllinoisSeptember 6, 2014
OfficeMax used to be a good place to work. They took care of their employees and thought "Company & Customer First". When "the merger" took place, it was all about the company and cutting costs... and the OfficeMax jobs!
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Good people just don't enjoy retail
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Round Rock, TXSeptember 4, 2014
Felt as if i had taken a step back from my previous employment. Don't like retail and much prefer an admin position.
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Fun workplace and making customers happy
Manager on Duty (Former Employee), Vernon Hills, ILSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: everyone was very nice
Cons: very repetitve
I would either open the store or close the store. I learned money management and also people management. Very fun job always moving around and making people happy. The hardest part was selling to the customer but i got used to that pretty quick. and making the customers happy was the most enjoyable.
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Merger hurt company
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: commission
Cons: no advancement
All advancement opportunities went away with merger. All policies from Depot were adhered to in a short notice making it difficult to make customers accustomed to new standards and policies.
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Productive work place
Customer Service (Former Employee), Sanford, NCSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: understanding and patient managment
A typical day at work would be customer service, running the cash register, and making sure work area was neat and clean.

The management staff were kind and patient and easy to get along with on a daily basis as well as the other co-workers.

The hardest part of the job or mine in particular was the printing department and only being one person back – more... there at the time. It was a department that was very busy and needed at least two associates back there at a time so that customers were getting timely, and efficient service.

The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people(customers and co-workers) and getting to know them on a more personal level. – less
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Great retail store
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Steubenville, OHSeptember 2, 2014
Dealing with customers and helping them make the best decision for their needs and replenishing inventory as needed.
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Average Work place
Store Associate (Former Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 2, 2014
Management was okay. Co-workers were fun. It was a decent working experience for me.
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A great temporary job
Store Associate (Former Employee), Greeley, COSeptember 1, 2014
It's a great retail job like any retail job, but not a great career choice.
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very fun
Store Associate (Former Employee), Horn Lake, MSAugust 28, 2014
good job during college give you the enhancement of working with people
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average.
Sales and Services Manager (Current Employee), Liberty, MOAugust 27, 2014
Pros: people, customers, experience with management, benefits.
Cons: the human resource side of things. management behavior.
The benefits at OfficeMax were average and things as far as overtime pay and vacations were great. The only thing I would change is that some teams of management would seem to bring the associates down. Being the lower end manager in the store I would witness this a lot.

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