Office Max Complaint - Employment
As someone who works at officemax as an associate I can tell you they are a horrible company. I was told that since I have a very high knowlege of computers and technology in general, I'd be on the sales floor to assist people and help them figure out what would best meet their needs. Well its been quite a long time that I've worked there and I have never left the register as promised. The people I work with don't answer when you need help or need an item to be pulled so I am left to tell the customer I can't help them until someone answers. I was declined the position of tech specialist because I lacked experience. So instead of hiring myself or someone with comparable technology knowledge; they hire a woman who previously worked at a pet store and has no knowledge at all of any technology. It's pathetic. Would you rather have someone who is younger but knows what he's talking about when it comes to selling a product? Or a woman who knows absolutely nothing about tech and will call for help literally every time a customer approaches her. The company hates their employees. We get a whopping 5% discount. Big deal. Customers come in everyday with coupons that save more than we can save for working there. They also will sell you a "MaxAssurance" on anything electronic. We are told to sell them at all costs. If I don't meet the quota I am brought in an disciplined. Something about being disciplined by a 45 year old deadbeat high school dropout manager annoys me. It is not my fault a customer doesn't want a crappy service in the first place.
All in all stay away from Office Max and never, ever work there. They're a horrible company who hates they're employees and customers alike.