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"It was an okay job, kinda fast paced at times."

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Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you want to work retail than this is the place.

Cons

They're Strict on dress policy

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sears has brand recognition in the retail sector.

    Cons

    The company is very unorganized and forces its management to be reactive to ongoing communication from upper management as part of a constant fire drill. The company is trying to become a leader in technology by utilizing digital equipment to service its customer but as a customer you are unable to buy the very gadgets that the company pushes its employees to use. It is an oxymoron to pull out equipment to impress a customer but that same customer can not purchase anything similar to that equipment in the store. As a matter of fact, associates are informed to drag a customer to a computer workstation and attempt to sell the absent merchandise in order to hit a metric. It does not invest in stores to make them inviting and visual appealing to the customer and most associates are constantly threatened by upper management to hit metrics at all costs even if the tactics used can be considered unethical.

    Complete disarray and chaos rules the land at Sears and instead of opening locations like a healthy major retailer it continues its trend of store evaluations and subsequent closings. Sears has become a shell of itself and will eventually be wiped clean from the face of the retail landscape. I would like to offer a moment of silence for a once GREAT American company......

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your stores, invest in your employees, get a sense of direction and commit to it. Also someone please tell the current CEO to stop using Sears as an investment vehicle to maintain his hedge fund portfolio.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An overall good experience for a part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Most of the employees are really nice
    -Products you sell are relevant, for the most part
    -Flexible hours
    -Pay can be pretty decent/ can also be terrible

    Cons

    -Micromanagement
    -Some employees steal sales
    -If you work on commission then chances are you are going to have some bad paychecks
    -All managers care about are credit apps and PAs

    Advice to Management

    Actually hold open discussion on how to better sales practices rather than just using "the Sears way" that someone in an office typed up and put in a book. Engage and praise associates for things they do well, and not dwell on getting protection agreements and credit applications.


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