Sears Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
4,001 Reviews
2.5
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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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767 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's Amazing They are still Afloat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent people scattered throughout organization.

    Cons

    There are some not so decent ones scattered throughout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like this place is going to be just fine, it's not. The only alternative is to turn it into something completely different, change the name and start from scratch. and stop selling sub-par products and services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people 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
  3.  

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

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    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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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    It was great

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    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
  8.  

    Great part time job

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    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
  9.  

    making a comeback

    Current Employee - General Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL

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

    Pros

    some of the best assets in retail

    Cons

    need to leverage our assets better and communicate strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the turnaround

  10.  

    Interesting Job

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    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

    Always busy, dealing with customer issues.

    Cons

    Doing things that are not in your job description.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Could be something truly great...

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    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Gadsden, AL
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Gadsden, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly coworkers, great local management team

    Cons

    Company is tanking, truly horrible employees keep their jobs and are never punished, store can be a ghost town, CEO would rather do stock buybacks than invest in the stores, stores look really dated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the garbage employees and advertise locally, get better products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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