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"Poor company to work for"

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

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

Pros

Air conditioned store
Lots of parking space in the Sears parking lot
Discount is ok, but the stuff they sell a lot of times is crap

Cons

Manager has favorites
Managers talk about their associates during and off work
Numbers based
Customer service is not a priority

Advice to Management

Sinking ship. Swim.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. "Teenager Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses for every credit application, Time-off when requested
    The job is good if you're a teenager looking for some extra money. Even if you're in college it's a pretty decent job as long as you have no real bills to pay like car notes, rent, etc.

    Cons

    Schedule based off credit application performance, No raises for the past 6 pears, Favortism
    Your schedule is based off of how many credit applications you pull in. Your customer service skills basically don't matter at all. Some workers are rude to the customers, but as long as their credit app numbers are high, no one cares. They do not do raises...you will be stuck at $8.25 per hour and you only see the bonus for the credit apps on the first check of each month. The management was very unfair. They are very child-like in a way. It was like being in high school all over again. I got along with most of the managers so my schedule was nice, but other employees were treated like crap, which I didn't like too much. There's not much room for moving up. Most people worked there for years before being able to become apart of management.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "consultative sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sears prepares their employees to succeed by providing good sales training much like the military prepares soldiers for good jobs in civilian life.

    Cons

    Sears use to be a place where in employee could earn a living wage with good benefits. Regrettably this is no longer the case. The old-timers are the only employees working in the retail stores who earn decent wages with decent benefits. Newer hires don't earn a living wage or have a good benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Edward Lampert should stop managing his work force as if they were only cogs in an operation or numbers on a spread sheet. Instead they should be treated as people.

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