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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 447 Sears Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.6
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"It was a good experience at Sears. I was able to learn how to handle customer interactions and work with a large staff of diverse individuals."
Posted 11 years ago
Security Architect
in Hoffman Estates, IL

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like the location, and as with every company, there are some good people/talent."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Benefits are sparse. Medical is twice the cost of previous employers with worse value. There is no 401k match. The yearly bonus is literally double-digit after taxes. Company discount is being removed in lieu of Shop Your Way Points, which are a joke, and significant limits are placed on what you can use them for. The CEO appears only interested in selling off the assets of the company. Probably a year or two more until the shoe drops."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I don't like uncertainty about the future. low morale, and lack of any clear direction."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"CEO just resigned and is being replaced by the Chairman of the Board - not really an improvement."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Cashier

What do you like about working at Sears?

"The general atmosphere of the workplace is warming. All of my peers worked together quite well."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be calm and collected during the interview at Sears, and keep the conversation flowing."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"The lack of work to get done left me sitting at the cash register for the majority of my shift."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If prices were lowered more, customers would have known where the store was, thus, the store wouldn't have shut down."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Store Manager
in Laredo, TX

"I love what I do... if I were able to advance, I would never leave."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like the fact that, to a point, Sears is a meritocracy, and that, to a point, you can create your own career path."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Sears is an excellent company in many ways. Like all companies, it has good parts and bad parts."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I have reached that point - see above note. I now have been asked to sit and wait for 3-5 years to advance.."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Sideline the accountants from operational roles, and go with fewer middle managers."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Associate
in Canyon Country, CA

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I enjoy interacting with some of my fellow associates who are quite interesting and cool people. I also enjoy selling (I work on commission), but only in the fact that I'm making more money, and I feel like I'm earning that money with hard work and smarts. I kind of feel like my own boss some days, and I enjoy that."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You're there to get a job where they could care less about you and your future. Just know what they need to fill that role and be that."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I do not enjoy low pay. I feel like I put a lot of work into what I do at Sears, and there is not a ton of reward sometimes. I also feel like I am not moving anywhere (which I am not), so that is depressing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would promote a more long-term employee kind of thing. Currently, Sears seems to be extremely self-serving, and selfish. My interests don't seem to be their problem in the slightest."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Sears Employee
in Hoffman Estates, IL
Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5
Sales Representative

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like the sales and working closely with the customers on making their dream come true."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You must love to drive. There is a lot of wear and tear on your car with no compensation for it."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I didn't like that I drove 300-400 miles a day, and the time it took to complete a job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay attention to the salesmen and their behavior. Keep them fresh and hungry."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Optician
in Staten Island, NY

"Good words to describe working at Sears: loyal, enjoyable, innovative, and rewarding."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"Working at Sears Optical is a rewarding job. They are loyal to employees. I like the convenient location. It is an efficient store - clean, organized, and accommodating. I like the proximity and the dynamic."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be flexible in hours and be willing to work. Show dedication and proficiency."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I don't like the pay and benefits, unfair workloads, outdated store front, equipment, and displays. There is no permanent doctor."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Invest in the store front, technology, and new unique displays. Change the location of the store to a more visible location."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Outside Sales Representative
in San Diego, CA

"Sears is very flexible with time off."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like the range of products that can be learned, and the flexibility to choose when to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Expect support the first few months, and then afterwards youre on your own."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I don't like competing with management for sales leads, meaning, managers pick the choice leads."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Alternate the days that sales people can choose their leads."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Inventory Stocker
in Duboistown, PA

"The job at Sears teaches time management."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"It teaches time management skills, because we had to get the merchandise to the customer before 5 minutes."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a very good job to start out at."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I feel it was a very good job and taught life lessons."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They did very good jobs and I wouldn't suggest they change anything."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
QA Test Validation Analyst
in Hoffman Estates, IL

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like the technology, the people and location. However, I did not like the length of the projects - short."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I do not tell people to go for Sears because their project is short-term."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"Projects are usually short-term over at Sears. I do not enjoy short projects."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should understand that employees look for long-term assignments."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Marketing Manager
in Mill Valley, CA

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like managing and developing staff, and running the day-to-day functions of a business."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"The company politics of a very large corporation such as Sears are frustrating."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Merchandise Control Associate
in Chicago, IL

"Sears is a great company to work for."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"Sears is a great place to work, with great co-workers. I love the location."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself. Just be honest at all times, and give them your all."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"Nothing, as the company is doing some improvement on their own. I believe they are doing just fine."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The management is excellent at my location."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cashier
in Victorville, CA

"Nice and fun."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"My boss, Carrie, makes things easy for her employees."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself when you have your interview with the managers, because you have three interviews."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"There is nothing I can say about Sears that is bad."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have nothing for management at Sears. My manager helps people with her schedule."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Manager
in Midland, TX

"Horrible company to work for."

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I loved working with the children and being a photographer."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't do it. You can work for other national chain studios and make more money."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"I disliked no annual raise incentive for employees, being expected to work 12-hour days without a break, and lack of good leadership from higher-up managers. They never provided us with new props or backgrounds and never upgraded the camera or lighting system. The studio is outdated. There is only one person on each shift, so you're stuck photographing, selling, answering phones, and delivering pictures by yourself."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Care for the employees more by offering incentives to stay."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Customer Service Associate
in Tucson, AZ

What do you like about working at Sears?

"I like helping the customers online and over the phone. I like building a rapport with the customer at Sears."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's a really good job at Sears, and the environment is very businesslike."

What don't you like about working at Sears?

"They did not show appreciation for the work that we did."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay more attention to the employees as well as the customers."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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