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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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Pros
  • Better than most retailers when it comes to work life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • Great people to work with on a daily basis (in 145 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely poor work life balance (in 108 reviews)

  • I hate selling credit cards to customers (in 204 reviews)

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  1. Very unique experience, a good starting place for a sales career, fantastic for high school and college students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Sears part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sears overall is a fairly good company to work for. Commissioned sales allow one to grow as ones skills as a salesman improve, but a base pay assures the pay isn't too volatile throughout the various slow and fast seasons. Also there are various support networks built to help maximize an employee's potential, which in turn maximizes their paycheck.

    Cons

    Now there are some downsides to Sears. Since the company views that ones commissions should grow as ones skill increases, the base pay is fixed. This encourages employees to only put an emphasis towards sales, because helping keep the department clean, helping cashiers ring when needed, does nothing to contribute to pay. Also needless to say is the never ending push to sell credit and Protection Agreements, but these can be justified seeing as that is the point of our position as Sales Associates. Finally, you are going to want to work the weekends because they are your money makers, versus other retail jobs where weekdays will net you the same pay.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the way products are displayed and put more emphasis on company policies to make the stores more modular and uniform.


  2. Meg

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Sears

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

    Pros

    Good co workers easy to get along with

    Cons

    Credit push is annoying, 30 min meal

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  3. Do not work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work here. The company is going bankrupt soon.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. No holiday pay. No training. It's a joke and a waste of your time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good sales experience, bad employee experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultive Sales Associate- Home Improvement in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultive Sales Associate- Home Improvement in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Sears part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you are able to work the right hours and get lucky you can make decent money (for a college student). You learn valuable selling strategies and how to read people.

    Cons

    The bulk of corporate's attention is being diverted to online sales, which significantly cut into commission. Online sales are almost always better than store sales, which also cuts your pay. If you price match online sales your pay is docked. They'll try to take your money any chance they can get.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your salespeople with respect or put them on base pay. The current atmosphere of the company breeds a lot of resentment from salespeople, which is hurting sales figures in stores.


  6. Good Learning Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Sears full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with and generally great teamwork. Opportunities to move up within the company if your a hard worker.

    Cons

    Never enough time or staff to get done what needs to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your leads and coordinators what they are worth.


  7. Hard work, but a great experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Working with a variety of people. -Ability to see how your direct impact can influence a business or the store as a whole. -Creating a difference in each employees' performance and career growth.

    Cons

    -Scheduling. No work/life balance. -Lack of availability to take vacation or time off.



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