OfficeMax Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
236 interviews

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  1.  

    Import Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at OfficeMax in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Employee referral and then I got a call for 1 on 1 interview back in Oct 2001. The hiring manager was professional and my interview was normal. you need to explain your previous job, background , about the company, and processes and system you used.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glen Allen, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at OfficeMax in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Upon walking into the store everyone was friendly and helping making your mind wonder about having a great future staff to work with. Within ten minutes the store manager walked out and introduced himself and asked to go to an exclusive location to conduct the interview. We conducted the interview on the sales floor instead of in an office which seemed odd, but it was a tad bit more relaxing that way. Then he gave me ALL the information about the position to give me the option of considering going through with the job and the interviewing process itself. I then considered all the information and wanted to take the position. Then he asked him series of questions about work experience and a couple examples of times when I used team work, customer service, problem with employees and management, and accountability. Within around thirty minutes we were done and I was told I would be called in for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked, "Can you give me an example of a time you had to put trust in a fellow employee and why did you choose to trust that individual?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was no negotiation, all information about the position was given before the interview so that you wouldn't waste anyone's time by taking the actual interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Impress Supervisor (Key) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Easy process and it went fairly quickly. Questions were pretty basic and popular. There were 2 interviews that I had to go through one with a supervisor and one with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at OfficeMax in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview and was scheduled for a face to face interview. Once I was offered and accepted the position a background check and drug test were completed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate for an additional $2 per hour and it was accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    I filled out the application online and within a few days a got a call for an interview. The interview itself was very easy and straightforward. The manager interviewing me was very friendly and actually responded to my answers. Other interviews I've had the person just wrote down my answer and continued to the next question.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked why I thought I'd be good for the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    She went to file some paperwork, came back and said she'd like to extend an offer. She said that since I was in college my started wage would be $8/hr.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Print Center Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    Can be slow going, requires sales and technology background or aptitude. If you can sell and it's not reflected in your resume, then put it in a cover letter so you don't get passed up. You only get one interview, so make it good. Show up dressed well and don't be late.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Business Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at OfficeMax.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was rather laid back and comfortable, I never felt like I was under any pressure to give a "corporate" answer or the answer that the manager wanted to hear. I was asked about my employment background and history with retail before engaging in conversation about what OfficeMax does as a company and what my objectives as an employee was. It was a great company to work for and I'm sad that they had to close all of their stores in my area, my store being one of them.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real difficult or unexpected questions during the hiring process. It was questions from customers that could prove difficult or unexpected at times.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation process. The rate was set by corporate and I could accept it or refuse it. I accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process was simple and the mangers are very nice. The questions were not too difficult. You only interview with one manager in the office. It does not take very long.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult situation you have faced while on the job and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to discuss my hourly pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Impress Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Dimas, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Dimas, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at OfficeMax in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my interview online. I called to follow-up about my application within a week. The store manager spoke with me and asked me to come into the store for an interview. The manager was very kind. He walked me into the furniture department and asked about my past work, etc. He quickly jumped into the salary question, and I was a bit taken aback. Before leaving, he introduced me to the department manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy and straight-forward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Copy and Print Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at OfficeMax in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apply online then come in to store of choice to speak with hiring manager so they can pull your app and set up an interview. Once those steps are complete there are 2 interviews, first with the Assistant Manager and then with the General Manager. Negotiations with pay happen with the GM.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about pay and after negotiation with the manager he did not allow me time to get back to him. This put me on the spot and made it so I took lower pay then had intended.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They got me to accept by insisting that I would promote very quickly and the manager of the print shop was quitting. I took the lower pay due to that promise. I did not get that position even though I was doing the job after that manager was shortly fired after I was hired. They hired a replacement manager after 4 months promising to promote me else where.

    Do not hire on with promises of promotion they only can pay 20 percent wage increase for internal hires no base. Hire in to the position you want!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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