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Updated September 20, 2018
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Edward S. Lampert
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  1. "On site training"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jamestown, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jamestown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People were awesome. Easy to get along with. Customer made it a great place to work

    Cons

    Pay was not indicative of tasks asked.Long hours and no bonuses were given for out performing.


  2. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kmart full-time

    Pros

    Field associates and managers are dedicated and have an "all in" attitude. They look out for the well being of each other.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is lost.
    Talks about streamlining and does just the opposite. Adds more and more to the already overflowing plate.
    Lost focus on what really matters.... the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the nonsense.... get your focus back on the customer. Work on relationships with vendors and stop closing stores that make money. You have a trust issue that you need to repair.

  3. "Pharmacy Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician Trainee/Pharmacy Service Associate in Wellsville, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician Trainee/Pharmacy Service Associate in Wellsville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers on the floor, knowledgeable Rx staff

    Cons

    Upper management not to be taken at face value.

    Advice to Management

    Hold true to your word, don't make promises you can't keep to your employees.


  4. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kmart (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, potential overtime, good first job

    Cons

    lots of work for little money

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on the cash registers, they would break down at least once per each shift


  5. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kmart full-time

    Pros

    - meet new people - decent starting pay -good people

    Cons

    - Lack of store communication - holiday hours


  6. "Great Place (The Bad ones have closed)"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, environment and flexible scheduling

    The environment at the store I work at is great with most people at the store being great to work with and fair. I float between hardlines and checkouts and it has been a great learning experience that will help me with other jobs in the future. If something comes up and I can't work on a day, they are able and willing to find a way around that works for both of us. Requesting time off is 2-3 weeks in advance, and if for some reason I am still scheduled on that day, I just have to let them know and it's changed.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage ($7.25)
    Benefits
    Chronically Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Pay and benefits are something I wish I could see be improved, but at the same time it is out of the local stores level. I think corporate management is trying so hard to turn the company around that it has forgotten the employees. The member experience starts on a store level. The better the associates are taken care of the better the members, and the store, will be.


  7. "Average to Below Average"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Rapid City, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, management was pretty good

    Cons

    Typically rude customers, horrible points system, not enough workers

  8. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kmart part-time

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great ppl that made the job suck a lot less

    Cons

    Old store with older systems that made my job a pain


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Farmingville, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Farmingville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance for all employees

    Cons

    Management was too strict to younger employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. They're generally very young, 16-21. They don't need to be pushed around, just given tasks and a time to complete them by.


  10. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Different shift hours that make it flexible for different hours to work.

    Cons

    Start you off at minimum wage and hardly any raises

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees better compensation for job responsibilities


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