Sears Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
4,011 Reviews
2.5
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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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772 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Time flexibility for some positions, which allows to have a good work-life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • Despite how difficult it was to work at Sears I am glad I met such great people (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero thought given to work-life balance by management from a district level on up (in 105 reviews)

  • Recognition & hours based almost entirely on pushing high interest credit cards (in 188 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    District Training facilitator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DTF
    Current Employee - DTF

    I have been working at Sears full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in schedule and love the team.

    Cons

    Not sure if they will be around in 1 yr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hutchinson, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hutchinson, KS

    I worked at Sears part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Super easy to sell. Everyone was pretty chill if you could sell a decent amount. And that was amount wasn't very much.

    Cons

    Working I'm hardware was easy. Most people already know what they want. Logistics could use some improvement however. I heard there pay is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to compete with home depot and lowes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved it, but the pay wasn't enough

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Sears full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great crew of guys, and I loved my job. I just wasn't being paid enough. I left when I was offered a job that paid me the market rate. Management was great.

    Cons

    The pay was not equal to the work put in. I loved the work, but wasn't fairly compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sweeten the pay and benefits and you can build a top-notch team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Its alright

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sears part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sales associate position was awsome . Base + comish

    Cons

    Pay, managment, hours but it wasnt too bad. my manager was nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    making a comeback

    Current Employee - General Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I have been working at Sears full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    some of the best assets in retail

    Cons

    need to leverage our assets better and communicate strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the turnaround

  7.  

    Interesting Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at Sears full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always busy, dealing with customer issues.

    Cons

    Doing things that are not in your job description.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Could be something truly great...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Gadsden, AL
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Gadsden, AL

    I have been working at Sears part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly coworkers, great local management team

    Cons

    Company is tanking, truly horrible employees keep their jobs and are never punished, store can be a ghost town, CEO would rather do stock buybacks than invest in the stores, stores look really dated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the garbage employees and advertise locally, get better products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great part time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cshier in West Dundee, IL
    Former Employee - Cshier in West Dundee, IL

    I worked at Sears part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great training

    Cons

    Had to work a lot of weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Teamwork

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardlinges MCA in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Hardlinges MCA in Harlingen, TX

    I have been working at Sears part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teamwork, supervisors know what needs to get done and associates deliver. There are always opportunities to transfer to different positions.

    Cons

    Most empolyees are part time,would be the only con.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Sears part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - They will work with your schedule
    - Coworkers were nice for the most part
    -Good experience for someone who hasn't had a job before

    Cons

    -There are many rude customers
    -Minimum wage with very little chance of advancement/raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't expect people to work in this harsh an environment for this low of pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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