Sears Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
3,993 Reviews
2.5
3,993 Reviews
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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
Edward S. Lampert
762 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Time flexibility for some positions, which allows to have a good work-life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • Despite how difficult it was to work at Sears I am glad I met such great people (in 134 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 188 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Training facilitator

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    Current Employee - DTF
    Current Employee - DTF

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in schedule and love the team.

    Cons

    Not sure if they will be around in 1 yr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Sears (less than an year)

    Pros

    Money was great. Hours were good.

    Cons

    Credit apps were a bit pushy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It was great, Bruce Cochran provided a great team atmosphere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jefferson Valley, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jefferson Valley, NY

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Sears as a Sales Associate are the benefits. Employee appreciation days, holiday pay and depending at which branch you work in, consistent sales.

    Cons

    There were no cons, they provided proper training every week about current and new products. There is a lot of growth within the company as long as you work hard and stay positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the pay rate the same and increase more sales advertisement through commercials or online ads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its alright

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sears part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sales associate position was awsome . Base + comish

    Cons

    Pay, managment, hours but it wasnt too bad. my manager was nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    they are good people. work hard.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears part-time

    Pros

    it is pretty good, they provide training

    Cons

    they can be too bossy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    its ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    decent, normal part time job.

    Cons

    They push you to do more than what you're getting paid.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Uncertain Future

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

    Pros

    Great career opportunities from within
    So much to learn!

    Cons

    Uncertain future
    No merit raises
    No 401K match

  9.  

    Loved it, but the pay wasn't enough

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Stockton, CA

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

    Pros

    Great crew of guys, and I loved my job. I just wasn't being paid enough. I left when I was offered a job that paid me the market rate. Management was great.

    Cons

    The pay was not equal to the work put in. I loved the work, but wasn't fairly compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sweeten the pay and benefits and you can build a top-notch team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodbridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Meet a variety of people.
    Create networks to other job opportunities.
    Depending on your supervisor flexibility with schedule.
    Depending on your supervisor, flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Again, depending on your supervisor, may not be flexible with hours.
    During the holiday season, the hours can get "intense", working until midnight or more.
    Lost the sense of "Holidays" like Thanksgiving, where most Sears stores are open.
    Pay can be "horrible" compared to cost of living in many places.
    Lost a lot of the American culture and values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Persons working for Sears, many for many-many years (some even as a career) work hard for the company. Take some consideration for what they do.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great part time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cshier in West Dundee, IL
    Former Employee - Cshier in West Dundee, IL

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great training

    Cons

    Had to work a lot of weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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