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"Odd Place"

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Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sears full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It's a big place and in theory lots of opportunities. Sears is always hiring in some role and you probably will get the opportunity to sharpen your teeth and skills. A lot of good people work there. My favorite thing about SHC was my co-workers.

Cons

Top management. The top-down directives take over your life and most times make no sense. Also that "matrix" environment can be challenging. Lastly, the way the businesses are set up is a recipe for failure. Everyone fighting against each other for their own unit vs working together for the greater good. Each may win a battle, but the war is dreadfully lost in all cases.

Advice to Management

Re-think how the businesses are run. The current format does not work in the best interest of the company at whole and it shows. Also, please reconsider how top management works within the corporation. It is a terrible thing when ANYone who has to work directly with top management feels like they need prescription drugs to get through the project.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. "Pays the bills till I graduate not a digruntle employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Route Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays my bills
    Works with my school schedule
    Simple task oriented work
    If you're friends with leadership you'll do great (prepare to kiss a**)
    If you do no let the pressure get to you, your life will be easier
    Some opportunity for growth because there's so much movement in management.
    I am a neutral employee

    Cons

    The whole org. is very unorganized and is in need of a technological update. My department in particular is very wasteful and not green at all. Everything is old including the warehouse my office is located in. A lot of disgruntle coworkers who bring down the moral of the department. I couldn't imagine staying with this company longer than I have to. Also the medical benefits are a joke!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Learn your products, resources, programs, and job before rolling out new job functions. Listen to your employees. Go green!!!


  2. "Tolerable temporary source of income"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Backroom Associate in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Backroom Associate in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent work life balance, horizontal promoting, great tools department

    Cons

    Unsensible and impractical upper management decisions hurt progress more than anything, Department managers are hired through social connections rather than merit and competence, communication and leadership is skills. Store has an atmosphere of selfishness, departments look out for themselves rather than work together. The flawed online order system makes it difficult to fulfill orders when the majority of orders are for merchandise of less than 3 in stock. Customer solutions and store communication is poor and frustrating for the customer due to misinformation and overall lack of training and knowledge from associates.

    Advice to Management

    Abandon ship.

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