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"Bruce is supportive of change."

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Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Hoffman Estates, IL
Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Hoffman Estates, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

right now, it is a very transformational place to work...nothing about the status quo is accepted; reward people well for changing, taking risks, doing things fast; don't have to spend a certain amount of time at each level. great brands (die hard, kenmore, craftsman) that can be great again. A splleping giant. Landsend is a strong brand that can be extended to a wider audience. They are very supportive of the online business an will use the stores and the web sites in connection with one another. The services business provides more in hoime cal than anyone in the U S A,

Cons

retail is not a great place in this economy...especially if you sell some deferrable bg ticket items like appliance and tractors. n retail, you have limited places you can cut costs ina bad economy. it takes a minimum amout of inventory, store labor and utilities to keep a store open. So you must cut marketing, IT and home office (people) costs to keep things going. Fortunately the owner really wants to transforme things and funds this. The old way of thinking gets weeded out. Just cut 401k contributions which i think is a mistake, but they are not alone and promise to renstate whenthe company makes more $.

Advice to Management

don't settle...keep pushing

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. "Proceed with caution"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Lewisville, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the only reason to work here is the pay. For a part time job making over $20 per hour is as good as it gets. You are able to call in to an answering machine and work hours are reasonable. This is the best part time job I have ever had. You have to be able to deal with horrible management, moral, and company policies. But when you think about the fact that you are making over $20 per hour to do very little work as a part time job, are able to call in whenever you feel like it, and as long as you are someone motivated to succeed, it is a decent job for 6 months to a year. After that it will beat you down.

    Cons

    You must deal with totally incompetent retail management. Corporate policies never match with in-store policies of management. Management also has a real issue with the fact that successful sales consultants make more money than them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better in-store managers. You must also give your employees a better chance of success by not raising prices 15%-20% higher than competitors.


  2. "great benefits but pay is poor"

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    Former Employee - Autocenter in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Autocenter in Gainesville, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun environment, flexible, great benefits, vaction pay and 401k and all very nice

    Cons

    pay could be better, scheduling is an issue lots of times, long hours especially during the holiday season, staying open until 11 or midnite before christmas is asking a lot of your employees. Inernal theft is an issue and i believe is at all stores. They need to get a handle on that. Training is organized by people who have never worked the job before so that isnt very good. Customers main reason for coming in is because they can "charge it", it has nothing to do with customer service...which it should.

    Advice to Management

    pay your people what they are worth

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