Sears

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

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

I have been working at Sears

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

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  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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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I worked at Sears

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A broken model which only values the sale of the maintenance agreement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sears

    Pros

    Consider working there only if you can't get employed any where else. The entire system is broken. The point of sales system is cumbersome and the computers which are supposed to assist in sales are perpetually malfunctioning.

    Cons

    You are treated as chattle. Dogmatic directives are pronounced from on high from people who clearly have no idea what the trenches are like, and have never functioned in the job they are now telling you how to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best practices would suggest that people who are doing the job might know a little something about the way things really are. It might be good to listen to them from time to time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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