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Sears Reviews in Charlottesville, VA

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
4,297 Reviews
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4,297 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Time flexibility for some positions, which allows to have a good work-life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • Despite how difficult it was to work at Sears I am glad I met such great people (in 145 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero thought given to work-life balance by management from a district level on up (in 108 reviews)

  • Recognition & hours based almost entirely on pushing high interest credit cards (in 204 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Sears, in Hardware, Lawn and Garden, and then Appliances. It was fun, and most of the employees are friendly and fun. I always got along great with the management team as well.

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest, but not the worst either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put less sales people on the floor. That made it really hard to make any money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not the best experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at Sears part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the people you meet and get to work with, make the place more bearable.

    Cons

    The constant hour cuts, the pay sucked, to many "managers" not enough employees, and management seemed lost in all of it as well. They also never had enough people to cover shifts and registers. I was supposed to be cashier in the children and men's departments. How the hell did I wind up in hardware and automotive.. Really!?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your stuff together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth the trouble

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at Sears

    Pros

    - There's room for advancement and moving around in the company most of the time.
    - Nice co-workers for the most part.
    - I was praised often for signing customers up for credit cards and rewards programs.
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    Cons

    Management doesn't have their act together. I've been an employee at Sears for a month and, while my employee ID number was assigned, I've never been able to use it to punch in/out for shifts. This meant I had to use punch correction slips every week, which became very frustrating. After bringing this to the attention of my managers, I was repeatedly answered with, "I'll look into that." The issue was never resolved.

    On top of that, despite my time with the company, I am still not included on weekly schedules when posted. I have to run to the back and ask for a schedule to be made. One week, I was given 3 different schedules by 3 different managers because I "still wasn't in the system". After a month! This lead to enormous confusion and tongue lashings that I did not deserve.

    Furthermore, while I was trained well enough to operate a register, 90% of the job I had to teach myself or learn from trial and error. When I asked for advice on how to do a certain command on the computer, like a discount or a return or whatever, I was met with rolled eyes and exasperated sighs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say you'll look into an employee's troubles/issues, follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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