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"Good first job"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Cashier in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Cashier in San Jose, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They are really flexible when it comes to asking for time off. Although, your pay is minimum wage you can get more by selling Sear's credit. You can also easily move up to a higher position if you show you are hardworking and dedicated.

Cons

The pay is minimum wage and you have to sell credit to all customers. You also have managers on your case if you don't reach your sale goal.

Advice to Management

I think they should help train new employees. On my first day, a new employee who had only worked there for a month trained me.

Other Employee Reviews for Sears

  1. "It doesn't matter what you do as long as you get credit card applications"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel Associate At Sears Outlet in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Apparel Associate At Sears Outlet in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They don't seem to be in a hurry to fire anyone where i work so it's nice to have the security. Pretty laidback environment, people like to joke around and have fun.

    Cons

    Low pay, ($8, and i've been working there a year) Management barely even acknowledges you, all they do is boss people around and complain about how terrible the store is doing instead. There's no communication between people; if you're doing something that's pissing someone else off, you'll hear about it through others instead of from that person, especially with management, they make leads do all the dirty work instead of just talking directly to the associates. Rules make no sense, and some of their selling techniques are crooked.

    Also it doesn't matter if you're not doing your job and other people have to pick up the slack as long as they're getting credit card applications which is unfair. I think there is a lack of professionalism, when people break rules they don't get reprimanded so they just keep doing it. Which is cool when you're the employee, but there's no point in having rules if you're not going to abide by them.

    Advice to Management

    You need to start praising your employees for their individual efforts instead of just looking at the numbers.


  2. "Potential...but"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules for part time employees.

    Cons

    Too much "number crunching" and not enough customer service. Not enough hours to schedule employees to assist customers. Lots of wasted paper.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people on at more than minimum wage. Stop the pay freeze. Make sure management is on the floor assisting customers and not in the office behind a computer the entire day. Numbers don't lie, but they will only improve if you are on the floor with your people and if you yourself are assisting customers and leading by example.

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