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Hectice during holidays but ultimately a great experience
Retail Sales/Backroom Member (Former Employee), Memphis, TNJuly 19, 2014
Pros: holiday pay
Cons: poor management
A typical day was unpredictable and interesting. Sears is a world renounced establishment and well known for their hard to beat offers on certain products. So this makes theft and other related crimes well sought after and occurred very often. Overall I learned a great deal of things such as; how to work a kiosk, how to engage customers that may have – more... an issue with something, and how to sell customers on products using basic/advanced information about the company.

Management was extremely poor and made my time there a little more difficult then I expected. They had a very bad habit of showing favoritism and was rarely understanding with personal issues and situations.

I wouldn't say that there was anything hard about this particular job because help was granted if need and it was a pretty much work at your own pace type of setting. – less
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Friendly, hard work and self motivated
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Mobile, ALJuly 19, 2014
A typical day at work is assisting customers with their needs fast and accurately. The management is dependable and helpful. The co-workers are helpful as well.
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First Job Ever
Cashier (Former Employee), Fresno, CAJuly 19, 2014
Pros: long breaks and discounts
Cons: english barrier
I was in high school when i was privileged to work at Sears. It was very scary for me but the family and management at Sears welcomed me with open arms and guided me along the way. As a cashier I would ring up customers and their merchandise. As well as doing lay way, exchanges and returns. The hardest part was working holidays. And the most enjoyable – more... part was my co workers. – less
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Why i love sears.
Auto Service advisor (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CAJuly 19, 2014
Pros: solid great well respected company
Cons: not enough sears stores
I arrived always early so i can help others than i clock in and start helping all customers in my area find what the are looking for,If a co worker needs help i teach all aspects of job to them.The hardest part of job is when its not busy i love being super busy the more customers the more i feel i have done my job and the time goes by faster.Management – more... has always help me with solving problems and they are very helpful.I learn daily from other associates and custo mers who sometimes know more than me.The most enjoyable part of the job is the reward of helping others. – less
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people get burned out quickly
Product Designer/ Developer - Soft Home (Former Employee), Hoffman Estates, ILJuly 18, 2014
There is no typical day at work. It seems like most of the time it's fire drill after fire drill.
the departments do not work together. It is finger pointing game all the time.
Management is under lots of pressure and it shows. Tere are unrealistic expectations.
The best thing about this job is people. Everybody was nice and friendly even thous we all – more... were miserable. – less
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Purgatory
Cashier (Current Employee), Lafayette, INJuly 18, 2014
Cons: short breaks, short meals, long hours, 7.25/hr
This job was exactly like being on an airplane held on the Tarmac for hours. You can get up and you can't use the bathroom because it's an active runway. This job is just like that. You just sit there. Looking outside the doors as the clouds and cars go by. You make minimum wage. Helping a bunch of Mexicans that don't deserve the service probably because – more... of their annoying whining kids. The worst most boring job in the world. – less
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Fun Place to work
MCA (Current Employee), Mayagüez, PRJuly 18, 2014
Enjoy my job, helpful co workers, learned so many things but very few hours.
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very fun enviornment and contests weekly
Customer Service Specialist/ Claims (Former Employee), West Des Moines, IAJuly 18, 2014
Pros: games, advancements
Cons: none really...
A typical day at work was me logging on to all systems and doing customer service for Sears.com. I learned that even some of the simplest things can be sometimes challenging. Management was very organized and I had great co-workers. The hardest part of my job was trying to beat everyone in competitions. I enjoyed prizes and helping customers over the – more... phone. – less
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Fun and enjoyable
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJuly 18, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: pay rate
At Sears I was able to perform many different task. I managed the vault which consist of all the money for the entire store. This procedure usually would take about 4 hours each day to complete. Once im done with that, I wold file, check the background status of potential employees, issue out payroll,
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Fun, competitive
Telemarketer (Current Employee), West Hills, CAJuly 18, 2014
Pros: contest, monthly prizes
Cons: sale requirements
Fun place to work at, Co-workers are awesome, managers work with you, there to help you better yourself.
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customer service, budget truck rental, test product, installation
Sales Representative/Customer Service (Former Employee), San Leandro, CAJuly 17, 2014
Cons: management, no benifits, low pay
 Worked as a sales representative selling appliances, provided pleasant, patient and courteous customer service. Assured all customers were properly and promptly served. Shared my knowledge on appliances, making sure the product meets the customer’s needs & the price was affordable for them.
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Its an okay job
Retail Support Advisor (Current Employee), Mobile, ALJuly 17, 2014
Productive comfortable working environment, But the job is not for everyone.
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Fast Paced Work Enviorment
Photographer/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Bloomingdale, ILJuly 17, 2014
The day consisted of scheduling appointments and assisting customers with their every need.
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Fun With different things to do
Shoe Sales (Former Employee), Memphis tnJuly 17, 2014
Pros: i worked in a huge mall
Cons: pay
A typical day at work was laid back sometimes.
I learned to broaden my horizon.
Management was very friendly
My co- workers were friendly
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I didn't really get to experience this job
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Hattiesburg, MSJuly 17, 2014
I got hired at this job while being pregnant. They mainly had us on the computer doing orientation for weeks. To me we didn't learn much of anything by sitting there answering questions everyday. When i started getting sick from the pregnancy and ended up in the hospital for two weeks straight, the manager decided to fire me. I would like to experience – more... a job as a sales associate, but didn't get that opportunity at that particular store. – less
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Retail
Cashier (Former Employee), Altoona, PAJuly 17, 2014
Co-workers were very helpful and nice. Retail is not the easiest job. Overall, good experience.
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Great working environment.
Apparel Manager (Current Employee), Fox Valley Mall, Aurora, ILJuly 17, 2014
Pros: leading a large group of team members.
Cons: benefits
The typical work day would be to analyze department sales efforts as well as associate performance reports (metric requirements), determine where our areas of opportunity are within my department. Coach and train associates performances that are not at company standards. Oversees that all process are completed on time and efficiently.
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Helpful place that will teach you what you need to help customers
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Bristol, CTJuly 17, 2014
Training in every position in store so that you could fully help customers, along with everyday jobs that needed to be done.
Learn how to mix paint help a customer how to find the right garden equipment they need.
Fun to work with.
Not having the supply when needed.
Coming in each day and learning something new that will help you help your customers.
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bonding with custumers
Merchandising (Former Employee), Oakland, CAJuly 17, 2014
Pros: good amount of hours
Cons: short breaks
As a MCA Soft lines making sure all the pricing signs are correct with the sales paper and updated discounts i learned that working in all different areas of the store getting a feel of different interactions with customers from women, men , kids, kitchen appliances,shoes,fragrance,fine jewelry and bedding is a very exciting and interesting. The hardest – more... part is dealing with complicated customers that causes unnecessary problems on small issues. The most enjoyable part is helping someone get something that they wanted and they walk out happy leaving a good consumers report that i have gotten a few times and gotten recognition from the store manager – less
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Yikes!
Merchandising/Customer Assistance Team Member (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COJuly 16, 2014
Working for Sears as a sales associate is a great first job. If one wants to move up in the company or make more than minimum wage this is not the job for you. The co-workers make the job workable. There is not much room to advance in the company nor is there room to learn other tasks in the company.

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