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Hoffman Estates, IL
10000+ employees
1886
Company - Public (SHLD)
Retail
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Macy's, The Home Depot, Best Buy
I say retail, you say real estate giant. Time will tell for Sears Holdings, the corporation created by the acquisition of troubled department store operator Sears, Roebuck and Co. by Kmart Holding Corp. The megamerger created one of the nation's largest ... Read more

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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sears part-time

    Pros

    All of the staff was extremely friendly

    Cons

    Wish I could've stayed longer

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Sears Interviews

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    Director Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoffman Estates, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sears (Hoffman Estates, IL).

    Interview

    Apologies in advance for my vague responses. I genuinely like the people I interviewed with on a personal level and do not want to embarrass them. The process was a series of back-to-back individual interviews. This was probably the oddest interview experience I've ever encountered. The interviewers had very little interest in discussing my skills, experience or accomplishments. None of the trendy behavioral interview questions were posed. Questions to evaluate my strategic philosophies were also shelved. The vast majority of questions were word problems and inane brain teasers that had nothing to do with the role. The interview itself was not difficult in the traditional sense, as they were hung up on the intricacies of the brain teasers.

    The forward-looking philosophical direction shared with me will not work, thought it was not clear that the interviewers realized it. The direction is being pursued with great vigor since it came down from the top. I was looking for the fire alarm half-way through the second interview. I did not receive an offer and would have declined it if I had.

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Sears Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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