Sears

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A company that has mastered the cluster.

Store Manager (Former Employee)

ProsGreat employee discount. Strong brands as long as they do not dilute. Internal social network called Pebble is very powerful and useful tool to cross internal bureaucratic stigma (witch abounds in this company). Assistant and store managers have home access to many internal systems(can also be a con)

ConsThey want their eggs cooked "sunny side down but don't turn them over". (3 stooges ism). Crony Good ol boy still exists in this company. Use negative motivators to beat results out of location managers. Business unit structure forces the stores to serve the central organization. Unrealistic expectations lead to frustrating the front line and extinguishing morale and talent. The threat of closing your store if it is successful or not makes talent run from the company. Some of the best motivational leaders I have ever worked for were sent home with weak reasoning.

Advice to Senior ManagementLots of leadership changes and soul searching with no results. The business model used is doomed even before it started.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's all take, and no give at the Triangle Town Center Location

    Loss Prevention Associate (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

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


    Pros: The jobs are easy enough; anyone of any background can work at Sears without any… Cons: Everything else. - The pay is abysmal. It's minimum wage, period. You're not getting raises, you're not getting more money, there's zero incentive to work hard… Advice to Senior Management: Clean house, overhaul your policies, get with this decade. It's 2013; why are we using computers with windows ME? Why… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Toxic environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

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


    Pros: If you like retail. The actual duties of my job… Cons: +Physical environment: hot, always hot and customers also always complaining. Corporate would not turn the air on till we opened and one hr before we… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your employees for their jobs. They obviously dont value employees,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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