Sears Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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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. Vendor Support Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

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

    Pros

    Offers a great work/life balance, work on a great team. Stays ahead of the curve in technology. Opportunity to move between departments.

    Cons

    No raises unless you change positions. Benefits are minimal

    Advice to Management

    To keep quality employees, a yearly wage increase would be beneficial.

  2. Sears is one of the best place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People at Sears are very good. Coworkers are there to help and work as a team to get the collective goals achieved.

    Cons

    Sears is a struggling company and is working hard to grow and be profitable

    Advice to Management

    We need to work smart

  3. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Sears full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Location. I really only went to work here because this Sears was located in a mall. The pay is decent for being a cashier job. I also received compensation for medical insurance and paid time off.

    Cons

    Scheduling. The schedule changes every week, so you can't ever make any plans. Poor management is the cause of this. He never knew when his part timers could work or when the students we have on staff had class. He isn't organized.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your people. Get to know who works for you and learn when they're available.

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  5. technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Sears (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The hours and the experience

    Cons

    Management,did not listen to technicians

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to your technicians

  6. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

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

    Pros

    work/life balance and you have a job at least

    Cons

    everything in sears is almost negative. some days are justtoo worse!!!!

    Advice to Management

    know the employees work hard and are loyal. you need to value them

  7. Consultative Sales

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    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Meriden, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers...always looking out for each other

    Cons

    pay scale not exactly the greatest

    Advice to Management

    communicate with each other more

  8. IT Professional

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    Former Employee - Architect in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Architect in Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at Sears full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    flexibility in time and work from home option, provides good opportunities for people who want to advance and willing to take risk

    Cons

    benefits are not so great, pay is not great too

  9. Enginner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary part is not good

  10. Full time Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Sears full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, Easy to move up if you work hard, Flexible for school, Closes early and even earlier on Holidays

    Cons

    Management issues, No communication, Hardly any recognition, Not much pride within store employees, Needs to train employees better

    Advice to Management

    Needs to train associates and recognize them. Also should not expect one to know everything ..it is ok to ask questions. Be friendly to everyone

  11. Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    leadership turnover creates a need for constant agility and re-prioritization

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core

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