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Sears Reviews

Updated October 20, 2018
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Sears Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Lampert
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  • "Poor work/life balance (a good chance that you'll be required to work on Sundays)" (in 239 reviews)

  • "You have to get people to sign up for credit cards to keep your job" (in 532 reviews)

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  1. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - District Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sears full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement, plethora of jobs to choose from and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company is struggling and is receiving unfair share of bad press.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember how important the people are (associates).


  2. "Store support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling, not during holidays.

    Cons

    Management does what they want even if it does not benefit you.

  3. "MCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sears part-time

    Pros

    Supervisors provide extensive support, really positive environment to work at. I loved how busy I was kept as an MCA on the sales floor.

    Cons

    A lot of schedule changes, you need to be pretty flexible in changing shifts and covering for certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great supportiveness!


  4. "Soft lines Zone supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    CEO Eddie Lampert is ruining this company


  5. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule and hours of work flexibility. Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Benefits continue to be cut, medical out of pocket costs continues to increase.


  6. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL

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

    Pros

    Some customers have an amazing long term loyalty to the store and it reflects warmly towards employees

    Cons

    Management at my branch was unstructured and played favourites.


  7. "Customer and Store Support"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Softlines in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Softlines in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated to our members and employees. We take great pride in our household name brands.

    Cons

    I have no cons to inform.

  8. "Promises promises"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In Home Sales Consultant in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - In Home Sales Consultant in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for commission if you put in thw time and have the skills needed.

    Cons

    6 days per week to make the money they promise. Lots of poor leads to filter through. Poor training. If you don't have closing skills already you will starve.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring greenhorns. Without proper closing skills they only use up resources for the closers.


  9. "Great People, No Future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Leadership has a lack of understanding of the processes required to get things done.


  10. "Software Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sears full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team, lot of talented people and good for growth

    Cons

    Company itself is in financial trouble, retail environment is very tough


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