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"Good way to work through school."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

flexible hours, works around school schedule

Cons

high sales demands, somewhat low pay for sales expectations

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Coworkers fun, company not so much."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moorestown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sears part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    low stress
    coworkers friendly (location depending)
    Somewhat decent discounts

    Cons

    Management can usually care less
    No raises
    horrible benefits
    Typical retail customers...sometimes crabby and unreasonable
    All stores need major improvement in appearance
    usually dirty

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and treat them a little better. We go through a lot to make the customer happy and we have very little to show for it. Also, the look of the store could really use a makeover, because it looks old and dingy, and not shoppable. If it isn't appealing to shop in, it certainly isn't suitable to WORK in.


  2. "Project Consultant - outside commission-only sales"

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    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you meet some nice people in the general public, and you get some fairly decent general sales training if you are new to sales; good job if you have no degree and will follow to the letter of what someone tells you to do. . . .

    Cons

    poor management, poor compensation scheme - if you like to be put down, this is the place for you - typical Sears Home Improvement customer is lower income and cannot afford overpriced purchases and more than often are complete credit rejects from Sears/Citi; you spend 3-4 hours on presentations scripted by company laptop to get nothing; you pay for your own cell phone and drive your own vehicle well over 800 miles per week; Sears reimburses $.20 per mile only an short change your reimbursement every week over actual miles driven (no reimbursement for twice weekly half-day sales meetings, very poor reimbursement with management giving leads to their favorite reps; sometimes you are not home until midnight from evening appointments; leads are unqualified and many times per week you will drive over 1-2 hours in ATL traffic to find that your customer is not even home!!!! Out of 18+ sales guys in ATL there are less than 4 making over $75K

    Advice to Management

    REIMBURSE straight commission sales team actual govt approved $.55 mileage rates - at $4.00 per gallon gas, reps are paying too much to work for your unqualified leads and waste time weekly driving to sales meetings when could be meeting with a qualified customer who actually wants and needs to buy exterior home improvement products.

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