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perfect if you don't want or need a work life balance

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

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

Pros

Good people to work with in stores

Cons

Work life balance, culture from district leadership lacks

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat people better

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Poor place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Swansea, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Swansea, MA

    I worked at Sears full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management is so horrible at their jobs you really don't have to worry about much.

    Cons

    Management is biased. If they don't like you for a personal reason you should probably just leave. The rules are changing constantly and commission rates are steadily dropping. The sales team is poor so if you're a decent salesmen they will pressure you heavily. They force you to work over 40 hours and thank you for nothing. The foot traffic is to low and you can never make your numbers meaning that your paychecks are always horrible because it is a 100% commission job. Try to brain wash you with some crazy techniques because they think it will increase sales. I do not expect the Sears brand to last much longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No Pay raises, Management not properly trained, Unrealistic view of the world

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    Former Employee - Backroom Assotiate
    Former Employee - Backroom Assotiate

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

    Pros

    Lower Level Employees are real people, Nice, and care about each other,
    Customers are friendly when kept informed of the current situation (see cons),
    Catching open box merchandise can get you a good deal :)

    Cons

    Opportunities are limited, Hourly Employees are "Expendable" and are told they are the problem with the company.
    Policy is to not talk with customers about problems with their orders, this can lead to confusion and anger from the the customer.
    Commission sales can lead some sales people to not care about low rollers.
    Upper management must be under a lot of pressure from corporate because they like to take it out on lower level employees, This can be seen in smirks as they assign tasks that are known to be stressful.
    All employees are dissatisfied with their job, but they stay with it because once you learn the job it is easy and repetitive.
    You cannot file complaints about improper procedures or employees violating policy, Management will just ignore it and it will never even hit the paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The american dream is a symbol seen in sears advertising, but they are killing the american dream with low wages and lower quality goods, Craftsmen should be a luxury brand made in america, Employee's should be given fair wages and they should do it now before your forced to, it is better for your public image. Employees with long term experience should be celebrated not demeaned and belittled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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