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Hoffman Estates, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SHLD)
$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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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Tempe, AZ
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    I worked at Sears full-time (Less than a year)


    Excellent training. You knew exactly what to do once training was over. Work was usually fun and it went by fast.


    You don't get your own desk and since most desks are taken it's stressful to find one not occupied and also with working equipment. If you start really early in the morning you can avoid this. Truly that was the only problem, but it was a big one for me, and they wouldn't change my schedule.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Sears.


    I initially applied over and was given a call back within a few days. When I arrived, I was taken into a small back-room in a hallway behind their breakroom with the hiring manager. She sat me down and asked me about my availability and experience with power tools. Once we got past those questions, she led me outside onto the sales floor to give me a tour and showed me the different types of power tools that I would be selling. Part of the interview was that I had to pretend to sell a power drill to her using some key sales points she'd instructed me to use earlier. I felt it was a bit forced considering I was applying for a sales position at the mall. In any case, I understood it was necessary to see if I could sell power tools (I'm a 5'2" girl). Unbeknownst to her, I'd worked in manufacturing for several years and was able to comfortably handle the "faux sales pitch". Afterwards when I successfully finished that portion of the interview, she led me back into the hallway room and offered me the position at minimum wage. I told her that with my prior manufacturing and managerial experience, I was expecting to negotiate at a higher rate but she was utterly firm and took on a tone that suggested she didn't believe I was telling the truth.

    All in all, I felt like the interview process was incredibly extensive and over-drawn for a position that only firmly offers minimum wage with zero benefits and with the expectation to work overtime. I ended up turning down the job offer and went to work elsewhere.

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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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