Sears - Good work environment and opportunities for advancement, but pay not competetive to other big box retailers. | Glassdoor
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"Good work environment and opportunities for advancement, but pay not competetive to other big box retailers."

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
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Pros

Good work life balance. Good and diverse work environment. Benefits are comparable to other Fortune 500 companies. Opportunities for advancement readily available if you have the ability.

Cons

Compensation is not competetive to other big box retailers, partly as a result of higher number of internal hires, who often lack a competetive level of education. Culture can be insular due to high employee tenure and resistance to change.

Advice to Management

Close the gap in pay between Sears and Kmart logistics management teams. Think long term and start paying for individual performance and bring back the 401(k) match. Otherwise, there will be a significant brain drain in the logistics network as soon as the economy improves. Lastly, consider other options for 401(k) administrators, instead of ING, who is ripping us off with high fees. Vanguard would be a very good choice.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. "Applications depend on experts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Regular challenges, remote desktop connectivity, great campus

    Cons

    Always busy, very reactive culture as opposed to planning based

    Advice to Management

    too many layoffs and reorgs to sustain momentum


  2. "Revolving door"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of positions and opportunities to work in different areas of the business. Company with a long, solid history.

    Cons

    Low pay across the board. Difficult to hire good support team when the payroll plan dictates only minimum wage. Turnover is high with hourly staff as well as management. Change management skills are a must as the company seems to change course every year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth, they will stay, and you will have a stronger team that can help to build a stronger company. Recognize long term associates for their experience and utilize that experience to train the "new blood".

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