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"A company that has mastered the cluster."

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

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

Pros

Great employee discount. Strong brands as long as they do not dilute. Internal social network called Pebble is very powerful and useful tool to cross internal bureaucratic stigma (witch abounds in this company). Assistant and store managers have home access to many internal systems(can also be a con)

Cons

They want their eggs cooked "sunny side down but don't turn them over". (3 stooges ism). Crony Good ol boy still exists in this company. Use negative motivators to beat results out of location managers. Business unit structure forces the stores to serve the central organization. Unrealistic expectations lead to frustrating the front line and extinguishing morale and talent. The threat of closing your store if it is successful or not makes talent run from the company. Some of the best motivational leaders I have ever worked for were sent home with weak reasoning.

Advice to Management

Lots of leadership changes and soul searching with no results. The business model used is doomed even before it started.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No challenges given, no incentive to progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MCA
    Current Employee - MCA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers and staff are friendly.

    Cons

    There is no incentive to better oneself or learn more about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Offer those who display an interest more to do and make an effort to hone their talents.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "eh..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cafeteria in Hoffman was good for a time. State Street location has a lot of entertainment in front of the building.

    Cons

    Too many lifers unwilling to change for fear of being out of a job. Little do they know that they will be out of a job anyway.

    Advice to Management

    I would give advice but it would be lost on them...

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