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Good Temporary Job

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)

I worked at Sears part-time (less than an year)

Pros

I worked as a shoe salesman and I liked the commission structure. It was not as good as other department stores but it was still an incentive to work harder.

Cons

There is no incentive to advance to a managerial position because of the constant turnover. I worked at Sears for 8 months and had 4 different managers. I would never want to be a manager because the work load is ridiculous for the amount of pay. The security of the job is also terrible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out a better way to retain good management.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The company is getting better but there is still work to be done

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sears

    Pros

    Good family friend store that prefers to promote within and grow from within the Sears team

    Cons

    Long crazy hours and no appreciation for worklife balance, no formal onboarding training that is clearly followed for anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there was an official onboard process particularly for salaried managers. I was promoted from within and I would have love to learned more with an experienced manager in my position. Most of what I know I have learned along the way.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Too many metrics

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carson, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carson, CA (US)

    I have been working at Sears part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay could be worse, base rate plus commission. People working there were great and most customers were friendly.

    Cons

    Too many metrics. As a salesman I was graded on my sales per hour, my add on sales, the two different types of warranties, my credit card applications, my rewards program sign ups, my installation rate, my customer surveys and my online order totals. Weirdly, my sales per hour was never talked about much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on metrics and more on customer service. The only advantage we have over Walmart and Target is customer service, not prices. Focus on employing the best at customer service and sales per hour (if sales) and the company may have more business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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