Do you work at OfficeMax?
How did you find the job?
Online and online only. People ask to apply via form, but we tell them it is online only now.
How did you get that first interview?
The best I had. However, I read job reviews and thought Officemax was a bad place to work at, so i didn't care if I got it or not, which put me at ease, oddly enough, with that ease I felt, I nailed the interview.
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
I don't think they look for anything in particular. HOWEVER, OfficeMax is a great starter job, BUT nothing more. I'll touch on some key points
You won't get promoted, get benefits, vacation pay or even be promoted to full time. You are pretty much stuck at the position you apply.
If they need someone higher in rank than you, they tend to get someone else from another store, so if they need a manager, they ask another store if someone wants to transfer, rather than promote somebody.
Only full timers get benefits, which are pretty much, managers only. They watch the hours very carefully. Most of the time, you will work 39.50 hours, just shy of 40 (full time)if you are about to become fulltime, they will nuke your hours greatly. I went from 39.50 down to 15 some weeks. With that said, no benefits, because you are not fulltime.
As I said, it is a great starter job. Everybody is pretty much at ease. Only when the district mangers come over, then they force attachments down the customer's throats and the DMs stand over your shoulder watching and listening to what you do, very stressful time for everybody. But other than that, everybody is pretty chill and easy going.