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"Meh"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lewiston, ME
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lewiston, ME
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sears part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Positions in sales can earn up to $20/hr

Cons

Very few options for full time.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Working at Sears Holdings Corporation is like running on a treadmill to nowhere."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sears full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ratings and promotions are very capricious so you may get lucky. Change is constant, so you will learn to adapt quickly. Sales and transaction counts are down every year, so you will become a maven of spin with numbers and words. Headcount reductions are frequent, so you will have opportunities master scavenging empty cubes for better office furniture and supplies.

    Cons

    Senior management changes so frequently that no one ever knows what's going on and nothing meaningful is ever accomplished. All the consultants make far more money than the associates they are supposedly there to help, while their very presence makes everyone fearful for their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer first and foremost, and develop your people from within.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Directionless, fragmented retail company has no real understanding of Web strategy"

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So long as you're not caught in the slipstream of an "Eddie project" (one that has the CEO's personal attention) or working to shore up the always-crumbling edifice of a terribly coded website, this can be a flexible, low-key (sometimes excessively low-key) place to work. There's room for niche work, and in spite of all sorts of unnecessary technical constraints nobody (unless they're in Engineering) will actively keep you from doing the best work you can manage to do.

    Cons

    There is no real Web strategy and no real technical leadership to speak of at Sears. The Web business is structured essentially as an internal agency and is powerless to set its own agenda; as a result we're whipsawed by retail units that don't understand Web work and don't care to learn, and that want things when they want them, quality or maintainability or any other long-range concern be damned. The company is a collection of competing fiefdoms, and everything runs from the top down; Eddie Lambert's arbitrariness and impatience infect all the executive layers below him. The result is organizational ADD.

    Advice to Management

    Give the Web business ownership of the Web business. Allow it to chart a consistent course, and fund it so that it can say no to stupid demands. Stop considering the website as basically just a marketing effort, and stop putting marketing execs in charge of it.

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