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Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation, United States on Aug 28th, 2019
"All the women are supportive and want you to succeed. They help you, not judge you. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Oct 3rd, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Jul 9th, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Jun 18th, 2018
"Senior management in this company is growing for women. Sears is making big changes and women are being allowed to step up. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Nov 16th, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Jul 6th, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Jun 10th, 2017
"Flexibility for working mothers depends entirely on your department manager -- some are very understanding, others extremely deaf"
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on May 30th, 2017
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on May 3rd, 2016
"Good compensation. Very high health insurance costs. No 401K match. Negotiate your salary during your onboarding; raises are rare."
Anonymous shared this review of Sears Holdings Corporation on Mar 31st, 2016
"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."
"Women and Men are treated rather equally, however the head of department is extremely demanding"
"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."
"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."
"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....."
"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."
"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."
"Whether male or female, all start at minimum wage"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Pay is terrible, not enough training to do your job correctly,"