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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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    Former Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Austin, TX

    I worked at Sears

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    Great benefits and schedule. Friendly environment. There is a chance to move up into the first tier of management if you work hard and don't screw up.


    They like to micro manage a lot of the time, like your not smart enough. The break room needs to be cleaned more on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    After your employed to can sign for a management training program. The higher ups select the candidates that best fill the qualifications

Sears Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at Sears.


    Long online application and survey. Then after about a month, got a call to come in. First meeting was with the Head Cashier for a group interview. Lasted about 15 minutes. Basic Questions and asked for examples of how to handle situations. Then immediately called up for the second part the the assistant manager. Same thing, similar questions, done in pairs with another interviewee. Was immediately given an appointment for a final interview. Final interview was a large group interview with the GM. Very open feel, more casual. She wanted to see how social we were and how we would handle speaking to customers. Was called the next day and offered a position pending drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you had an upset customer and how did you resolve the situation.
      Tell us a time you went above and beyond in the name of customer service.
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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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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 a... More

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