Sears Reviews

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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
Edward S. Lampert
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    Senior Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sears full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good people within the company

    Cons

    The company is grasping for straws trying to survive financially. While they do nothing to improve the appearance of the Sears and Kmart stores they continue to make changes, downsizes, plant and store closures to increase their cash flow. They make job security look very favorable to newcomers but force long term dedicated team members out with their continuous restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Do not leave current employment for a position with this company, it is not stable. They portray a very high bonus structure for management but there has been no substantial payout in over 16 years. Management benefit cost are outrageous but yet they pay benefit costs for hourly.


Sears Interviews

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    Industrial Engineer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Sears.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, one with HR and another with a hiring manager. Then a in person interview with another hiring manager (typical behavioral questions). Finally a webcam interview with the director of engineering (short, "get to know you" to see if you're a good fit)

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Sears Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality , Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies , Forbes, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.searshc.com
Headquarters Hoffman Estates, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1886
Type Company - Public (SHLD)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

I say retail, you say real estate giant. Time will tell for Sears Holdings, the corporation created by the acquisition of troubled department store operator Sears, Roebuck and Co. by Kmart Holding Corp. The megamerger created one of the nation's largest retailers with about 4,000 stores in North America. Though it has since lost ground, the holding company steers the varied retail operations of Sears (about 840 US department stores) and Kmart (about 1,300 discount outlets), which continue to operate separately under their familiar brand names. Sears Holdings also owns ... More

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