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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

I worked at Sears part-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Good co-workers and nice to work with.

Cons

Poorly run company. Bad Management all around.

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    Prepare to starve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sears full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They provide leads so there is no cold calling. They have decent benefits and discounts. Other than that, not much else.

    Cons

    The lead flow is usually substantially less than they tell you during the interview. The "field sales managers" abuse their position and put themselves on your appointments, which pays them full commission on your sale and you half! You will drive 1,500 miles a week, if not more. The lead quality varies, but it's not uncommon to drive 2 hours one way for a single appointment and show up and they had no idea you were coming. Management is the most inept group of folks I've ever seen with zero pulse on the sales issues. Pricing is your biggest obstacle. Sears is THE most expensive product and, while the product quality is decent, it doesn't line up with your prices. Prepare to have some serious issues with sales cancelling. I closed a decent amount of business, but probably1/3 of those ended up cancelled due to pricing.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to understand that your field sales managers are running reps off with their behavior and that you are overpromising new reps with expectations of 2 to 3 appointments per day. I was lucky to average 1 per day.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Many layers of poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sears full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Had an office downtown, free soda and coffee, kitchen, worked with nice people, no dress code

    Cons

    Pager Duty (on call for emergencies), mediocre pay, poor leadership, many layers of management,

    Advice to Management

    Downsize management, hire more do'ers

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