Pros: employee appreciation lunches, co-workers
Cons: insurance, freeze on raises, not enough room to grow in the company itself
I would greet customers and assist them with items they may be seeking in store or online. I'd clean fitting rooms, setup/take down the sales ad, straighten the merchandise on the floor, as well as restock what needed to be on the floor. If there was a long line at the cash register and I wasn't busy, I'd help out on the registers. Occasionally, I would – more... set up visual displays. Also, I was responsible for training new employees.
I learned how to market customers through visual displays of color and the merchandise depending on the season and current trends. I also learned how organization, sizing of clothing, and space can make a difference for customers shopping experience.
Some members on management were very effective in their line of duties. When communication and team work was needed to tackle a task, management was good with assisting with that. However, there were some members of management who cared more about saving themselves and didn't care too much about the employees' concerns or best interests.
I can honestly say that I while I was working at Sears, I worked with some pretty amazing people. My co-workers were great individuals; I loved them all!
The hardest part of the job was trying to work with the managers who didn't want to be there. It created a very frustrating environment for the employees as well as the customers. Overall, the hardest part of probably any job, is keeping your personal frustrations to yourself and not let them affect your work ethic.
The most enjoyable part was being able to help customers, meet new people or customers, and establish relationships with regular customers. – less