Sears Reviews in Minneapolis, MN

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
4,020 Reviews
2.5
4,020 Reviews
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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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776 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Time flexibility for some positions, which allows to have a good work-life balance (in 96 reviews)

  • Despite how difficult it was to work at Sears I am glad I met such great people (in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero thought given to work-life balance by management from a district level on up (in 105 reviews)

  • Recognition & hours based almost entirely on pushing high interest credit cards (in 190 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Learning Experience

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay your leads and coordinators what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good sales experience, bad employee experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard work, but a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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