When I started working at Sears, it was a fun place to work but then they changed management and it became hell. Salaries were frozen, position responsibilities were changed, people were not given options of what they wanted and so there were frustrations all around. Then stores were closed and although jobs were guaranteed when trasfers were initiated people were sent to stores the management kne would be losing and after two months of trasfer we were out in the cold again this time no guaranteed jobs. Packages won't be satisfactory considering that salaries have been frozen for seven years. In all this I will miss some of my co-workers & leads who were nice and made work tolerable. I enjoyed what the MPT position entailed and it was fun but then we were relegated under the new name of MFT and although I didn't mind doing what had to be done yet still it was too routine for me & I became bored. I have learned that corporate workers are not really protected under the labor laws and so corporations like Sears can do what they like to their staff with no one to complain to. I guess if I don't like whats's going on I could have found another job. But I don't like jumping from one job to the next. I am a loyal worker and will stay so till February 9th, 2014 when the doors will be slammed in our faces.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 24 May 2017
This company has become a high stress place to be employed. Long term associates are just waiting for a package to be offered. Management no longer is willing to work with associates to provide a challenging and satisfying place to work.
Sears Warehouse (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 22 May 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Sears. the work was fairly easy and fast paced so days went by quickly. the atmosphere was very fun and the work was fun as well to do. the management was excellent and easy to work for. being pregnant at the time of working there, there were some parts that were hard being I was short and unable to reach but had a wonderful team who would help out if I needed them. also I loved the hours and the fact it was seasonal work.
very enjoyable workplace to work in
machines were too high and I was too short to really operate them fully
Sales Floor Associate (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 21 May 2017
I worked at Sears for over two years. It started out alright, and I liked the people I worked with, but the place went downhill fast. By the time I left, the store was a mess and morale among employees was at an all-time low. Thngs were constantly changing, resulting in confused and angry customers. The management is awful and the people above them are even worse. Non-commission employees were paid minimum wage with no raises, ever. Hours were constantly cut back -- to the point where we had to close our department before the store even closed! Customers were never happy about that either. After that they started cutting back staff and combining departments. As far as I can tell, they are still scrambling. In short, I hated the place and couldn't wait to get out!
Vendeur (commission) (Former Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 21 May 2017
Nice to work for full time. Less stable hours as part time with next to no work at times. Clear and easy to follow policies and expectations. Overall, a good experience. easy to transfer between cities if needed
Great Management, great team of people, good scheduling
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 21 May 2017
Sears Canada is a wonderful employer to work for. They ask that you do your due diligence but don't look over your shoulder. Their expectation is that you will be responsible and ethical. For this reason is why their staff is simply the best!!! Further, Sears treat their customers they way they treat their staff; with respect and care. No wonder they are still going strong as an organization after all these decades. It is a pleasure working for Sears Canada!!!! Bravo Sears!!!!
Cashier/ Sales associate (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 19 May 2017
Decent place to work besides having to call a switchboard and leave a message when you need to get a hold of a manager eg. calling in sick, or in general needing to speak to the person above you. Makes it feel very in direct.
Ridiculously hard to operate till compared to other companies
Retail Associate (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 14 May 2017
Working at Sears has been an awful experience so far. The management is friendly but disorganized and unprofessional, and the other employees are generally rude, unhelpful, and unprofessional. They make no attempt to make a customer feel welcome or comfortable.
Sears was a great place to work starting out. I was able to acquire a plethora of hours early in my stay due to illnesses, vacations and departures from the working environment. Towards the end things were less desirable due to the store going out of business and coworkers having to search for new jobs.