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"You will not develop your skills"

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Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

People are good, very knowledgeable
Work is repetitive; will be the same on monday as it is on fri.
Pressure-Non existent, if you meet your deadlines

Cons

Work is repetitive; will be the same on monday as it is on fri.

Advice to Management

Challenge your employees, dont just spit out the work rules. know them

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

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    "Run away as fast as you can- NOW!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Merchandiser/E-Commerce Merchandiser in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Online Merchandiser/E-Commerce Merchandiser in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most departments let you work from home one day a week and you can wear jeans to work every day company wide. You can also "buy" extra vacation days. However, you will be made to feel guilty every time you work from home or use your extra vacation days so I am not sure how much of a "pro" those "benefits" really are.

    Cons

    Once they get you in the door, don't plan on EVER getting a decent raise, even if you get a promotion. They are notorious for hiring external candidates and paying them lots of money as opposed to simply promoting deserving individuals from within.

    The attitude is EXTREMELY negative, especially in the online business unit, as everyone is overworked and underpaid. Upper management is rude to say the least and does not care one iota about their employees. Unhappiness hangs in the air like a suffocating fog and you feel a small bit of yourself dying every time you go to work.

    They lay off people every February and September and you have to pick up the slack for everyone who gets the sack. There are absolutely NO defined career paths at all and you can spend literally years toiling away in the same monotonous job. Even if you are lucky enough to get a promotion, your raise will be RIDICULOUSLY small, I'm talking less than 5% for a so called PROMOTION.

    HR is useless, don't bother going to them, just do yourself a favor and QUIT, immediately!

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your internal talent, hire more competent managers with better attitudes. Stop living in the 70's.


  2. "Stay clear of Sears Logistics - and Sears Holdings Corporation in General"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are a few good people - mostly on-site contractors.

    Cons

    No upper management support
    Upper management was put in place based on Kmart friendships, not merit
    Associates are held back from advancement
    No educational opportunities
    An extreme "good old boy" environment
    Limited technology
    No inclusion of operational associates in decision-making or planning
    Poor compensation

    Advice to Management

    You better start thinking and acting on behalf of the company rather than yourselves before you lose anyone left that has any talent.

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