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"Hit or Miss"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sears part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Co-workers were great. They made the day go by faster. It's retail, so it's always a hit or miss with customers. Even if you weren't working commission you could earn a little more by selling some POS merch

Cons

Biased management --- If they don't like you, they'll cut your hours.
Credit Applications --- As part of your job, you have to get people to sign up for sears credit cards. You have to ask everyone to sign up for it, it doesn't matter if they already have $5000 balance on another sears card or they can't speak english.

Advice to Management

Don't forget when you were on the front line. And if I call you, there's obviously a problem that requires your help or "expertise".

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good lower level management spoiled by corporate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales in Elyria, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with people and a chance to help people make tough decisions.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't have a solid long term plan that spoils things on the store level.


  2. "Sinking Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising and Customer Associate in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandising and Customer Associate in Coon Rapids, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are steady hours, the direct managers are usually pretty good and the people employed there are a lot of fun and easy to work with.

    Cons

    No chance of promotion or raise, very unlikely to receive meaningful praise or recognition, too focus on numbers and 1 out of 3 people are most likely to be fired for numbers. The chain seems to be shedding everything profitable to make a quick buck before the Sears "ship" goes under completely, hurting the employees in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Remove focus on sales and encourage customer service. There is too much focus on cheap sales and selling the credits cards and not enough on creating consistent customers.

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