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Sears Holdings Corporation Reviews
What is it like working at Sears Holdings Corporation?
Loss Prevention Associate:
Pros: Good teamwork.
Cons: Can't stop theft with current policies.
"Learning to be the best as a leader."
Assistant Store Manager:
Pros: Coaching, and developing to build a better team. Hiring the right people. Merchandising. People management and troubleshooting. Being open to learn as well as teach.
Cons: Administrative. Loaded down with emails monthly performance appraisals requirements. Time spent off floor to address problematic customer calls.
"Three teams managed by one person."
Department Manager, Retail Store:
Pros: I enjoy the interaction with shoppers. I get to help team meet their deadlines.
Cons: Lack of staff. Due to low pay in a college community, quality help is opting for less stressful jobs with better pay. This leaves me to do most of the work myself. 150 hours of work to do in 45 hours, is overwhelming.
Appliance Service Technician:
Pros: Not being in am office. Working with customers to fix their problems.
Cons: No raises. Poor management. Poor conditions. Stress levels very high.
"No matching 401K."
Inventory Manager in Hoffman Estates:
Not that great.
Sales Associate in West Palm Beach:
Pros: Sometimes the customer is the only joy I get from work.
Cons: The entire corporation is cheap 4.25 hr 1% commission on appliances which majority are under $1000. Not to mention they sell used scratch and dented appliances for just a few dollars less than buying brand new. They stress you to sale Protection Agreements, pitch leases and credit cards with no incentives except a free lunch. So for every $100 you close they give $1. Not much to live in when your competitors selling brand new appliances for $20-$4 more or $50 or more less than it cost at an outlet full of scratched and dented as well as used refurbished appliances.
Good local staff and management, horrible corporate business practices. Paid days off or sick leave are only granted to full time employees, and no benefits outside of stock buy in and 401k. Company is unable to adhere to schedules, and is always moving the bar. Company just got bought out of bankruptcy by the former CEO, with no other bids; so if it goes back into it, no one will be safe. Good job for learning skills and most local staff feel like family, but don't expect.Her to feel the same.