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Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, 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

It's a big place and in theory lots of opportunities. Sears is always hiring in some role and you probably will get the opportunity to sharpen your teeth and skills. A lot of good people work there. My favorite thing about SHC was my co-workers.

Cons

Top management. The top-down directives take over your life and most times make no sense. Also that "matrix" environment can be challenging. Lastly, the way the businesses are set up is a recipe for failure. Everyone fighting against each other for their own unit vs working together for the greater good. Each may win a battle, but the war is dreadfully lost in all cases.

Advice to Management

Re-think how the businesses are run. The current format does not work in the best interest of the company at whole and it shows. Also, please reconsider how top management works within the corporation. It is a terrible thing when ANYone who has to work directly with top management feels like they need prescription drugs to get through the project.

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  1. A way of reaching out to others and developing their own.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the better large companies out there with a good track record.

    Cons

    Poor salary to those who do not have a good degree/any degree.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in hiring the right people and develop them as well.

  2. Great starting job I've been here for 6 years and it was a great experience. Pay could be better.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sears full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They did work around my school schedule which was really nice. And the work environment is stressful but rewarding. As long as you get trained properly you will have a good work experience here.

    Cons

    I've gotten promotions in the past but as far as getting a promotion past department lead it's really tuff to get promoted. The company could find better management to run there stores.

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