Sears

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The people tend to forget what it takes to develop a business and what it takes to rebuild a large corporation

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

I worked at Sears as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

customer should be number one priority. Easy mamagement jobs have relaxed the importance of building people up as impodrtant and value and worth to there stable growth andstability

Cons

forget about who created the growth of this business years ago. Now living on history is not nearly as productive and continued growth and striving for the better....prosperity....I would rather hearr talking about the new and improved store images being developed and not what's wrong.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

personal selling and customer recognition first and products set on the self

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    I would not recommend if you really love to merchandise especially if you are a lead. You are too busy playing manager.

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Lead in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Merchandise Lead in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Sears full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Day hours if you like early hours

    Cons

    You must work nights and then again early mornings, and the leadership isn't good at teaching you anything but they expect you to know everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redesign your crew. The way it is set up is a joke. You can't do your job because you are too busy doing management jobs. If I'm suppose to merchandise then let me. And they have people doing steps that are not necessary. They waste a huge amount of money in the way they run things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This is not the future of retail

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I worked at Sears full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you're under 30, from Asia, and want to get a couple of years of large company experience to leveraget on your resume at well below market rates before they figure out you don't know what you're doing, its great. If you're older and like to work for 20-somethings from Asia who don't know large-scale retail but can spout business school platitudes and want you to do their jobs for them, you'll be very happy. If you don't like getting prescriptions from anyone Sears considers a competitor - Walgreen's, Target, Wal-Mart, etc., and woud go miles out of your way to get to a Kmart pharmacy, you'll be excited beyond belief.

    Cons

    No unified vision and strategy driven by top management. They talk transformation but have no clue on hopw business transformations are done (Hint - it starts with a clearly articulated strategic vision being a driver for all processes and all business decisions). They talk disruptive innovation but don't understand Christenson's theories on innovation. Lots of silos reinventing the wheel instead of using a business analysis and business architecture center of excellence models. The place leaks money like a sieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring people in their 20s for senior and middle management roles. And quit hiring people who never saw the inside of a Sears store before taking the job. Those business school diplomas only enable these "geniuses" to recite business school platitudes. And their financial discipline is such that they'll do 12 months of spending in 8 months. You can't afford to develop people. Hire people who know retail and can deliver immediate results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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