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1 person found this helpful  

typical corporation, no one wants to make a decision for fear that it doesn't work.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Appliance Technician  in  Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Appliance Technician in Philadelphia, PA

Pros

the money... period. you also are left alone to do what you have to do, which i like

Cons

totally mismanaged... one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

take the advice of your roundtable sessions and ACT on it.

Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Sears

  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    After 100 years of being a solid name in the retail business, Sears fails on all levels.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL

    Pros

    When Sears was "Sears" it was a great place to work because of the leadership and the name behind the company. Sears is not a bad place to start a career for a college graduate but don't expect to become successful and place Sears on your resume and receive good feedback.

    Cons

    Once Sears merged with Kmart, everything changed. There is constant bickering amidst whether or not you are a "Sears" person or a "Kmart" person. Although they list hundreds of jobs on their career site, Sears is tremendously bad at promoting people from within and recognizing or taking care of associates who have been dedicated and true to the organization. The management style is "manage by intimidation" and they leave very little room for personal growth. They are extrememly behind technologically and unfortunately fail to retain top talent because of their lack of opportunities. Management does not trust the work force and they treat the majority of associates like they were rebellious teenagers who need constant micro managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it or get lost. Seriously. This is 2009 and you manage the company, your teams, and your people like it was 1950.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you're okay with 13 bucks an hour for 10-15 hours a week, Sears'll work for ya!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Novi, MI

    Pros

    If you like customer service, a good place to work, can make decent money in peak seasons, not a physical job.

    Cons

    No recognition for a job well done. If you don't sell a high percentage of protection agreements, installs, and credit apps, you are dirt to them....and you will not get hours, and will eventually be let go...some employees are cut throat, especially the old timers, they will steal your sales in a heartbeat. Management definitely needs team building skills. Out of about 10 managers there, only about 3 are competent enough to command respect from employees. The Store Manager is above reproach, but it goes downhill from there. Finally, there is absolutely no room for advancement, even from part time to full time....forget about it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teamwork, better training for employees on product knowledge and the constantly changing policies. Recognize employees for their HARD work. Some of the Protection Agreements are outlandishly overpriced, and assembly on fitness equipment such as a stationary bike...50% of the price of the product?....come on guys.

    Disapproves of CEO
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