Working For Office Max

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6 reviews so far

"It was pretty good for my first job"
posted March, 2015

COMPANY RATING

4
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POSITION

Sales associates

WORK DATES

Oct, 2014 - Dec, 2014

LOCATION

Woodlands , TX

SALARY RATING

4
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

casual

Working at Office Max:

My freind helped me with this job she said you get 8 an hour and the discounts are pretty cool and so are our bosses the pace of the store was moderate the highest points of customer entery was around 3 pm and ussually customers were parents ,seinor citizens , teachers , business men , and employees of other company employees doing task errands (I one time had a district maneger for a pertroleum company buy 1000 dollars worth of gift cards to raffle off) my managers were pretty cool (now just because they all work for the same company Dosesnt mean the manegers act the same) my store manager and assistaby store manger were very smart when it came to tech sometimes they even had contest to see who knows the most about a certain printer BLINDFOLDED just by touching it and my coworkers were all funny and nice and were so diverse my manger told me this story of how the previous guy who had my spot treat everyone like shit but he was so nice to the customers and since I said old people come in if you treat them nice they will go overboard for you as for instance this one guy I had really nice chat about pens with I didn't even mean to kiss up to him and goes out of his way to buy me a 30 dollar pen and gives me the most substantial employe reveiw (best day ever) and my pay was pretty good it was a lil hectic but I was able to get a 30 cent raise also I got paid 5 percent commission (which means that I get a percent of what I sell) and my commission came from selling protection plans for chairs printers and other office stuff that breaks and needs fixing I sold around 50 dollars of protection plan value but I olny got 3.25 out of it but who cares everyone needs a change bonus now my bosses did take note that if I didn't meet my max goal they'd reveiw my sales men skills but Its not like if you don't sell enough they'll Fire you they'll just help you become a better salesmen which for me it did now there were sometimes where my schedule wasn't flexible even for my coworkers we struggled trying to collaborate on who would take which day and if someone took your day while you were out then you have to take one of theres I did also have to do some heavy lifting because office max dose sell fruniture but it wasn't all bad because my managers were supper buff (I mean the guys that are between the cashiers(me) and the store managers(my main boss)those manergers) also rookies and newbies clean the bathrooms until there are newbies and rookies underneath them but moving on OfficeMax dosent do employee of the month but my boss did print out my I.d. Photo and wrote employee of the month underneath so it was pretty cool but I'd say tottally go for it reader but rember if you're getting payed decently then you'll be fine my grandad worked in a steel mill at my age (I was 17 when they hired me) he was paid 20 cents an hour and never complained even when he lost his ️️pinky so be grateful you even get hired also they have this 90 day no call no show rule were of you just get hired and you miss a day of work you get automatic termination (i was around day 71) and that inflexible schedule kind of screwed me up because it was christmas break but yeah it was just an amazing first job experience and here's something's to
Help you get hired and also not fire

Hire:
Learn about your interveiwer
Learn about some pens,printers,chairs as start out inventory knowledge
Dress nice go all out if you want
Have a car to be more flexible
Ask questions about how to get promoted and why your manager hasn't quit yet
Do good on the (sell me this pen test) so they can see if you can sell protection plans (I recommend using the I still go to school aliby which ussually works for me that's how I convinced people to get a lot of pens papers and school stuff)
Be nice act nice smell nice
Smile and have eye contact and be you (after the interview ended my boss and I talked about clash of clans for a hour)

As not to get fired
Don't do drugs
Don't curse
Don't be to clumsy
Have common sense
Be nice look nice smell nice
Read the store discount magazines and have them on hand (the old loved
getting the best deals)
And be a good salesman/ woman
And how to do that:
Look like you know what your talking about
Give the customers a reason why they should buy it
And always after the 2nd time they say no just accept it don't be that one guy that keeps annoying the poor old lady for a protection plan for a computer mouse because you look annoying and dumb and you got plenty of other sales on the floor
Also have plenty of uniform because im a clumsy dude and I made printer ink explode on me I've had soda bottles drop and burst open I've had a printer and a desk ACCIDEANTLY fall on my shoes and scuff them super bad (my fault) and the uniforms black collard shirt ,black or brown shoes , black or brown belt and kackys
And lastly if you always do what your boss needs with out him telling you you'll become the store favorite in a week


Hope this helped :D

Officemax Salary and Benefits:

8-8.50 when I was terminated
Scheduling was kind of hectic
I got store discounts ,commission, and high fives from coworkers and customers alike and sometimes work outs lifting stuff and getting carts out of the parking lot and my boss said he'll always have a spot open for me


"Overworked & underpaid!!"
posted August, 2012

COMPANY RATING

1
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POSITION

store associate

WORK DATES

- Present

LOCATION

, MI

SALARY RATING

1
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

disorganized, unprofessional

Working at OfficeMax:

A complete disappointing and unrewarding experience. You are expected to do everything under the sun and keep sales up by selling Maxassurance plans.

Officemax Salary and Benefits:

$8/hr no benefits or perks except 10% discount on limited items


"A total JOKE"
posted April, 2012

COMPANY RATING

2
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POSITION

Cashier, Floor Sales Associate

WORK DATES

Jun, 2011 - Sep, 2011

LOCATION

Dewitt, NY

SALARY RATING

3
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

casual, disorganized, unprofessional

Working at OfficeMax:

A job that could easily be related to “The Boys Club” at your local rec center...in other words, this job was a joke. Part of the new “tech 2.0” (the shift to new electronics...ipads, tablets, phones, ect) was a desperate attempt to compete with other stores that actually sell electronics...I’m sorry guys, but OfficeMax sells office supplies, not blackberry tablets...I’ll just go to Best Buy for that one.

Officemax Salary and Benefits:

The ONLY pro, is that OfficeMax pays slightly over minimum wage. In New York, minimum is currently $7.25, however OMax starts you out at $7.75. Another small perk is the ability to make commission on extended warranties. Sadly though, you need to stretch the truth in order to sell one of these...because nobody wants to pay extra on a printer that’s going to break in 3 years anyways...but if you lie and make it seem worth it, they will throw an extra dollar your way. Hooray for dishonesty???


"Treated fine but too much work"
posted June, 2009

COMPANY RATING

2
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POSITION

associate

WORK DATES

- Present

LOCATION

, NV

SALARY RATING

1
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

disorganized

Working at OfficeMax:

I'm treated fine at office max that's not really the trouble. The problem is that their are far to few associates in the store to do what is expected. Everyone is loaded up with work while expected to deliver high sales and customer service.

Officemax Salary and Benefits:

10.20 an hour after two years of full time work.


"Get worked to death"
posted May, 2009

COMPANY RATING

1
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POSITION

Sales Associate

WORK DATES

- Present

LOCATION

Rockwall, TX

SALARY RATING

1
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

fast-paced, high-pressure

Working at OfficeMax:

One of the big problems with office max is that they don't staff enough people. There usually isn't more than 4 associates in the store at any given time and everyone is busy running the store which leaves no time for customer service/sales.

Because the stores are so understaffed, you work extremely hared at every moment. I'm talking working freight, stocking, tons of tag printing, cleaning, the list goes on and on. You do everything here unlike other retailers and on top of that you have tons of pressure to SELL!

Officemax Salary and Benefits:

$8.00 an hour and no benefits. We get a measly 10% discount.


"Okay"
posted April, 2008

COMPANY RATING

3
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POSITION

sales associate

WORK DATES

Oct, 2007 - Present

LOCATION

Nashville, TN

SALARY RATING

3
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

casual

Working at OfficeMax:

Okay place to work. Casual dress. Not much diversity in management. If you can drink the kool-aid you'll be fine.

Officemax Salary and Benefits:

9.00 an hour