Sears Holdings Corporation

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"I've had an overall good experience here as a woman, but it's still a big corporation so there are strides that need to be made."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Merchandise manager, Retail
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"There have been a lot of women in pivotal positions, but not lately. Also given the climate of the company I wouldn't necessarily recommend starting here."
Anonymous Review Image
"This is an ok place for mid level management for women. If you want to rise up above that, you must be able to play extensively intense politics and give up all work life balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Some roles have good flexibility. Not all."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"If you want entry level experience, you will certainly get it here."
Anonymous Review Image
"Senior management in this company is growing for women. Sears is making big changes and women are being allowed to step up. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Team Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Laying proper expectations out for team management would be a great start. Knowing what our goals are would make it easier to plan for time off. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"There are a lot of opportunities to learn different job skills and even transfer to a different role outside of what you came in as. There is also a lot expectations that you will be available at anytime of the day. But also be aware there is still very much a “boys club” culture ingrained here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"There are a lot of opportunities to learn different job skills and even transfer to a different role outside of what you came in as. There is also a lot expectations that you will be available at anytime of the day."
Anonymous Review Image
"Don't be shy about advising your leaders about your accomplishments. Everyone is very time-crunched, so leaders are not always aware when their people score a big win. Be your own best advocate and you'll do well."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Be more transparent in communication. Don't hide the truth simply because you have a difficult message."
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The company complies with local laws, so your flexibility may depend on where you live. Best case is to have a manager who is willing to empower team members to set their own hours. I've seen this work successfully in a few different departments."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Flexibility for working mothers depends entirely on your department manager -- some are very understanding, others extremely deaf"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Everyone wants to be noticed and rewarded for their hard work but don't let it consume you. Leave work at work even though sometimes they make it hard. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Department Manager, Retail
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Good compensation. Very high health insurance costs. No 401K match. Negotiate your salary during your onboarding; raises are rare."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"The company is going through major difficulties. If you are looking for great experience for your resume, then consider the opportunity. If you are looking for stability, then consider another opportunity. "
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 6 Unpaid
"Maternity leave is between 6-8 weeks."
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Again, if you're not willing to fight (mostly bigoted customer, and the occasional technician) this isn't the job for you. You don't have to know alot about cars to start as SHC has a wonderful training program. It takes a certain skill in sales as well. There isn't a lot of communication between corporate and the store, so at times, it can be frustrating trying to explain things to customers that you don't fully understand yourself. I do really enjoy this job, but the company itself could be better."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Sears Holdings Corporation can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Position or Department
Associate, Automotive
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Working in the Automotive industry is as difficult as it is rewarding. It takes a strong woman that is willing to fight to be respected and believed. Sears does a good job of softening the hardships by having a decent hr support system. It takes a certain courage to be in this job."
Anonymous Review Image
"Women and Men are treated rather equally, however the head of department is extremely demanding"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I worked my way up in this company from a cashier to a store manager of a Kmart. I took maternity leave 2 years ago, with a C-section, so I received 8 weeks paid. If I hadn't had a C-section, I would have received 6 weeks. There are not a lot of other women in my position in this area, although I think there are throughout the country. However, another step up (district manager) there are hardly any women whatsoever, and when you take another step up (regional manager) there are none. Upper management just seems to be very male dominated and the culture is too. Women seem to be relegated to certain departments like apparel or human resources, and while these are wholly worthy places to be, we shouldn't be shut out of upper management and other powerful positions."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Store Manager, Field
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"i have worked for six years now at this sears store and we have been through seven managers . the company expects way to much and does not help us to succeed they set us up to fail. when we tell them we need help they say we have to many store we cant help you . and when my mom died three years ago the store manager asked me if i could fly to NY and come back in three days in other words can i do it in a weekend and be back on monday . told him no....."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked here for almost 7 years and have seen upper level management come and go. The ones that are currently in the role are women yet have no understanding for working mothers and family commitments. My maternity leave was majority paid but came back to chaos with no one to support my advisers."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
13 Paid | 7 Unpaid
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Love the people I work with but not the way in which we are treated."
Anonymous Review Image
"Whether male or female, all start at minimum wage"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"OneIf they want to be a sales woman they should exspect the guys to be favored over them. I have been working at Sears for more than a year now and many times have I been treated differently than the boys. One being that I am always the one to ask to clean the department other than any of the guys. Especially durran football season when all the guys are in the electronic department."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"It depends on what department. The MCAs and cashier girls are treated much better than the sales girls (at least in my store) that's how it is."
Anonymous Review Image
"the attendance policy sucks they care less about you and your family just come make money for sears and they mandate overtime when its not even needed"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"N/a"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Management at least at my location was mainly female led. The company as a whole focuses too much on credit and pushes the cashiers to nearly unattainable goals. I saw many good cashiers that went above and beyond for the customer get fired because they could not make the credit goal. Overall I feel they treat females equally but the companies mission is messed up. They want everyone to focus on the customers experience but also push a credit card so hard it is off putting for many people."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Cashier, N/A
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Its not a bad place to work but the company sucks in the common sense department."
Anonymous Review Image
"Its a great first job but it isn't a good one to stay in forever unless you actually love people. Most of the workers are women especially in the clothing areas but I absolutely hate the Men's department cause I get hit on repeatedly by creepy old enough to be my father type customers."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"n/a"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"In my store it is a predominately female management staff except for our General Store Manager. Where as some of the guys that are older and have been there for a few years seem to think they run the show, we on the management staff hold our own. I have used the Maternity before I was able to move up into a management position. I decided to only take 6 of the 12 weeks that was offered because that is all I could afford to take. Other than the few perverted customers that have come through overall the female staff is treated fairly and receive the same attention as the males. When the perverted customers come in the store manager and LP are the first ones to come running. Maybe I got lucky and have a great group of guys in our store, but I like working there. Otherwise I wouldn't have started three years ago and have grown with the company."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
FJ/CAC Lead, N/A
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"this is a boys club you can get ahead if you relocate repeatedly during your career here that is the only way to advance at all also men are hired at or above experienced females wages if you are female and not cut throat or willing to relocate repeatedly you will get "stuck" with zero advancement and lower raises than men just had a new hire male come in at what Im making after 16 yrs here which is typical"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
warehouse lead, logistics
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Pay is terrible, not enough training to do your job correctly,"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Receiving team member, Backroom
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I think it is a great company to work for! I've been here almost 4 months and my time here so far is very enjoyable. When I leave work I never leave having a bad day it's typically the same day every day, but I like it none the less."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"na"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"While the company itself is somewhat in shambles, they do treat women and men very equally. You see many women in leadership roles, and these are women of all races."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked for SHC for three years in both the Hoffman Estates and San Francisco offices. The culture is quite poor and is detrimental to one's ability to enjoy working there. Virtually the entire leadership team is comprised of men. Almost 100% of the female leaders have left in the last 18 months. In backfilling these positions, one woman was hired as compared to over a dozen men. Female mentorship is nearly impossible to find. In general, mentorship is not highly valued anyway (male or female)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Sears Holdings Corporation to other women?
"No"
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