Commission Salesman (Former Employee), New Castle, Pennsylvania – September 29, 2014
Pros: customer service experience, sales experience
Cons: very short breaks, little customer traffic, and poor advertisement.
Sears was a good job when I started there. Business was good and considering I was on "the draw" which is basically commission- good business meant good paychecks for me. It was good for a while but once the store started to lose business and fewer and fewer customers were coming in. I was one of the top salesmen on the sales floor and saw my numbers – more... plummeting due to the small customer concentration. I switched departments due to this and went from commission to hourly rate pay. I was at the hardware department for a while and was eventually "let go" due to the small numbers of customers. Corporate sent the message to my store to cut people from the staff that weren't a high necessity (basically people that were there for a year or less.) I was one out of about 9 or 10 employees cut. – less
Support the Assistant Store Manager in developing a high performance team by assisting in scheduling and supervision of Merchandise & Pricing Associates, as well as training and coaching on product knowledge, merchandise presentation skills, inventory and price integrity skills, and customer service tactics to enhance sales.Participate in interviews – more... with job applicants and provide input to the Assistant Store Manager during the selection process. Lead by example to provide superior customer service (i.e., locate merchandise, assist customers, answer phones, partner with store cashier when assistance is required to ring register) Act as a role model and personally contribute to attainment of department goals. – less
Money motivated, friendly but proffesional work environment.
Team Manager (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – September 29, 2014
Pros: bonus potential based on performance, great hours and bennifits, management team
Cons: center closing down
I have had the pleasure of working with all differnent types of people at Sears. I have grown not oly proffesionally but I have also matured and have grown as a person as well. I have gained many personal and proffesional relationships during my tenure. The most enjoyable part of my job has been the results that the advisors get because of the guidence – more... and help that they recieved from me. I enjoy coming up with contests to rewrard great performance. – less
project manager (Current Employee), Boston, MA – September 29, 2014
The home improvement divison is managed by screamers who demand more more more...offer zero in the way of support and you are held responsible for everything...If you are applying to be a project coordinator you will not like the job...they will pile everything on you...expect to drive your vehicle hundreds of miles per week, but only let you file a – more... mileage expense once a month...NOT a positive working environment...its corp dribble at its very finest – less
CSA Lead (Former Employee), Cumberland, MD – September 28, 2014
I was a CSA. You are required to be off the sales floor 30% of the time. I was to do scheduling for the sales floor, inventory, planograms, stocking, and act as stand-in manager when the store manager was not there (which was more often than not). His whole philosophy was "There should be no reason why any reason should ever get to me". My 70% of time – more... on the sales floor was for the most part enjoyable. It was commission based so you definitely had to have the salesman mentality. – less
Pros: great benefits! great vision for their company and gift of sight!
Cons: can't think of any!
I was w/ Sears Optical/Luxottica Retail North America for over 17 years. Very professional, great products and service for their customers. Was very proud of the company I worked for and the true vision it has in helping people see better.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – September 26, 2014
Well I started working out in the warehouse. My coworkers were great. I didn't like my mangers there. My Manager used to use foul language all the time. Once I left and worked at the department store things were much better. I was treated with respect and my coworker were great. Even the HR staff was great and security,
shipping and receiving accociate (Former Employee), waterford michigan – September 26, 2014
Pros: nice hours, great work enviornment
Cons: low pay
Its really nothing to the day in the stock room when our day starts at 5 am we open the truck and the fastest person will get in the truck and load the merchandise onto the conveyer belt once everything is off the truck then we will start to unpack the items and put them in there proper place to go to the departments they needed to and then everything – more... that has to get put in the stock room we will put those items on there shelf so they can be found when the time comes – less