Sears - Good work environment and opportunities to advance, but pay and benefits lagging behind industry standards | Glassdoor
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"Good work environment and opportunities to advance, but pay and benefits lagging behind industry standards"

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good work environment and family atmosphere. Lots of long tenured employees, so change is difficult to manage at times. Upper management provides plenty of flexibility in work-life balance. Opportunities for advancement are plenty, given you are open to relocation.

Cons

Pay and benefits are defnitely not competetive with industry standards. This is especially true to internal promotions. Hours can be long, but not unusual for logistics. Technology and equipment definitely needs to be modernized and brought up to current standards.

Advice to Management

In our quest to take care of hourly associates, senior leaders often forget about the management team that quietly labors away 60+ hours a week. They do so often with little or no tangible recognition, year after year. We are bleeding experienced talent at a steady rate and if nothing significant is done soon, the company will find it difficult to compete at the same level as our big box competitors.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work but with significant drawbacks."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hoffman Est, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hoffman Est, IL

    Pros

    --Fun and exciting projects to work on in an ever changing fast paced environment.
    --Exposed to cutting edge innovations within the retail industry
    --Coworkers across various business units cooperative and helpful to work with.
    --Nice campus with great amenities and special events.

    Cons

    --Minimal room for promotion and advancement.
    --Senior level management has been doing a poor job of running the company.
    --Overly restrictive corporate rules and regulations stifle productivity.
    --Divergent goals among the various business units often create friction.

    Advice to Management

    --Align the goals of the various business units and ease up on the micromanagement.
    --Provide more room for growth and advancement.


  2. "It's just a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Backroom Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Backroom Associate in Columbus, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Good management in the beginning. Flexible with hours and vacation time. Offers benefits that are reasonable if requested.

    Cons

    With any retail company at a low-level position, you often get the raw-end of the deal in terms of tasks and little respect.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pick on the little guy. Be more reasonable with the work you give. Stay friendly but also incorporate respect.

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