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"It's an ok place to work if you have little or no experience"

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Former Employee - Cashier in El Cajon, CA
Former Employee - Cashier in El Cajon, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Teamwork is good, Pay is ok, flexibility in scheduling, good way to gain sales experience, good benefits if you are full-time

Cons

Management, not enough hours, credit is pushed too much on you and you have to meet a certain quota or they cut your hours.

Advice to Management

I just think management should care more about their employees and create a better environment for them to work in.

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    "If you have the inside lane you get to move up..."

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    Former Employee - National Management Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Management Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I started with Sears as a National Management Trainee. It's a terrific opportunity for graduating college seniors to earn a good salary no matter what major they had as an undergrad. If you're an English, Psychology, Liberal Arts, etc major this may be one of the few opportunities you have to earn over $45k straight out of school. Working with Sears is flexible at first because you can pick a geographic region to work in anywhere in the country. (I should have picked Hawaii). The discounts are ok but not great compared to other retailers. You do get a lot of experience leading teams and this position is a great resume builder.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance essentially stinks. They love college students because they are used to studying/going to class all day. It's fine at first but after a year it burns you out. Although management trainees are highly regarded on a corporate level they are not on the store level. Most employees won't respect your title and it's up to the Trainee (and the Store Manager to back them up) in asserting their authority. Training is rather poor for trainees. If you do not have prior retail experience expect there to be a steep learning curve. The programs says "6 months" for a typical management trainee to complete the program but in reality it's more like a year plus (especially in Metropolitan areas).

    Once you are a National Trainee it is EXTREMELY difficult to get a job at corporate or anything outside of working the field. You are paid more than a typical Assistant Store Manager and they expect you to stay in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Quit with the "flavors of the week" programs every year. Every one at corporate wants to push a new thing out to the stores. Keep in mind outside of maybe 5 managers at a store everyone is hourly. They are having enough of a hard time completing their normal tasks within 40 hours a week it is nearly impossible to do all the extracurricular stuff.


  2. "satisfactory job & mgmt."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible timings ,can work only weekends too
    cooperative manager and mgmt.

    Cons

    minimum wages paid,growth rate in terms of salary is also low
    lots of training to be done after or before work..
    information sharing should be more.

    Advice to Management

    need to publicise more about the store

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