Sears Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
3,877 Reviews
2.4
3,877 Reviews
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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
Edward S. Lampert
705 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Time flexibility for some positions, which allows to have a good work-life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Despite how difficult it was to work at Sears I am glad I met such great people (in 123 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance; No consideration for anything employee related (in 96 reviews)

  • Recognition & hours based almost entirely on pushing high interest credit cards (in 163 reviews)

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173 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kaneohe, HI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kaneohe, HI

    I have been working at Sears part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working in the home fashions area

    Cons

    some nights are slow and there are no people to help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great first job!

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chula Vista, CA

    I worked at Sears part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always received positive feedback and recognition. I got along with all employees and managers. Training was effective and working with customers taught you to improvise in a faced paced environment when a manager wasn't available right away. Time off accumulated quickly and managers were lenient with schedule switching.

    Cons

    Only con is some managers got their promotions due to favoritism.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sears full-time

    Pros

    the best company to work with

    Cons

    the push you really hard on selling protection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

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  5.  

    Very decent pay for the level of work done.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sears part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The easy going and laid back atmosphere was nice. The pay was decent for the amount of work done and due to the low level of customer flow, there was a very very relaxed pace

    Cons

    This was a company that was going downhill fast. Not a very good place to work as far as future aspirations. Uninspiring environment that led to a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company mindset

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sears part-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere at sears and very driven toward results

    Cons

    Some management needs to lighten up a little

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Sears full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    BENIFITS ARE GREAT, MANAGERS ARE FANTASTIC

    Cons

    Customers are never happy, Training is very strict, Human Resourses with 88sears is out soursed and they are very rude

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging work environment with great and talented individuals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sears full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of learning opportunities and dedication to developing your career. Work hard and you will be appreciated and rewarded.

    Cons

    Management strategies change often to try to maintain position in retail industry. Sometimes strategies seem like late solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company, Great People

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Sears full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay. Wonderful people

    Cons

    Rough as any other retail company in regard to work/life balance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from here.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Sears part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The break room, and the day I quit.

    Cons

    This company is a joke! Most managers don't have a clue. Most workers can't speak English, including management. They train you to trick customers to open credit cards. I

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wasted 9 month of my life in this place. Thank god I finish scoop and got out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience amazing culture and believe.

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    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Promotions, personal Growth there is a lot of opportunity to grow with this company.

    Cons

    Benefits are the only cons that have an effect on peoples with a career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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