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Sears Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
4,443 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Cashier Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Lead in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great location, great place to work

    Cons

    no room for advancement, bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Get out while you can

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They'll overpay because they can't attract real talent and everyone there is looking for a new job.

    Cons

    The business is folding, terrible systems, worse employee morale

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

    The most unorganized and badly managed company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You get experience into the field.

    Cons

    The systems are very manual and slow, multiple reworks, no oversight, lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be unity and one set goal for the company to strive for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sears

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Best part about working at Sears are the people.

    Cons

    Constant chaos! Lack of clear direction.

  6.  

    Less than ideal work place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team members who really support each other.

    Cons

    Do not value their employees. Do not offer raises, realistic bonus structure or 401K contributing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and value employees more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Mostly good people, too much politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    most people are down to earth, the pay is good compared to many other retail companies, a lot of talent in house, good central location in downtown SF

    Cons

    moving up can be a political game making some managers not qualified to manage others, there is not much training provided, no yearly raise, bonuses are very little and happen once in a blue moon, holiday parties are not on par with the size of the company, don't match 401k contribution

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great people to work with. absolutely amazing

    Cons

    no growth and promotions are tough to get. systems dont work properly like they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please promote from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    frustrating

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    mass retailer with hige volume

    Cons

    product quality & presentation compromised to hit numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Too many "promotions" of the people who just happen to be in the right place at the right time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting allows you to work from home once per week
    summer hours give nice break on Friday afternoons

    Cons

    # It seems that positions keep being created to "promote" people even though they are doing the same job. This is unfair to others who are more competent and harder working.

    # Also, Senior Management keeps saying we are "revamping" the company for a big comeback......but we are seeing cotinual declines in store traffic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find money to retain your top performers.
    Stop promoting people just because they whine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful, best job ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sears

    Pros

    opportunity for growth and flexibility with schedule. benefits are excellent and the work enviorment is great. It's a very collaborative environment

    Cons

    I truly have not had a bad experience working here and most of the people I'm working with have been here for over 10 years. There is very little turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly don't have feedback for the management at sears. They engage with their workers all the time there really isn't anything I have to say on this matter. Thank you

    Approves of CEO

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