General Manager (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 March 2017
I have always been a people person and having the privilege of working in Retail has allowed me to do that successfully. As a General Manager I have been able to help my team succeed on many different levels which included sales increases as well as producing million dollar sellers.
work seasonal over Christmas, enjoyed it very much. A good company to work for. Good pay, the management was vert supportive, I liked helping customers on the floor, with helping them fine want they needed. just making the customers happy with the best service I could givr
Forklift Operator/ Warehouse (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 March 2017
We would load and unload trailers every night. The work environment was fun and energetic. Management was good and always willing to help as we needed it. The hardest part was unloading trailers and the best part was the co-workers.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 November 2016
I worked for Sears 24 years as a sales associate mostly in appliances mattresses and Hardware. I always enjoyed the work and made a lot of friends along the way A typical starts with ensuring the department is clean and ready for store opening.
After the store opens the real work starts, helping customers by answering their questions and endeavoring to sell them the items that they are inquiring about.
mostly given lots of space to do the job expected of us.
could get a little tedious if things were slow. fortunately that didn't happen very often
Part Time. Various positions (Former Employee) – CA – 9 October 2016
We would start the day off by unloading the trailer pulling off the costumer orders and paring the resets, so that later on we could call and let them know there item had arrived. At 7:30 we would go out to do the morning meeting to discuses what was going on for the day, then we would head to our respected areas. In receiving we would unload the rest of the trailer and prep it to go to the floor. I learned well working for Sears better social skills and costumer serves skills. My managers where amazing and vary understanding, they helped me with my focus because I would get distracted with helping others co-worker or costumers out. My co-worker where fun and full of life. I enjoyed all parts of the jobs did and still wish I was doing them. If I could I would go back in a hart beat. I would also recommend it to any one looking.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 22 June 2016
A typical day consists of helping customers on the floor, cleaning the tables and making sure everything is hung accordingly as well as assisting customers in the fitting room. I learned about attention to detail from working at sears. There was an amicable comradery between managers and co-workers. The hardest part of the job was not being able to find what the customer wants in store whereas the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to brighten their day.
CASHIER (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 8 January 2017
The people were really supportive and encouraging which made me work more harder and with enthusiasm. Basically, Sears taught me a lot about customer services and improved my skills of handling them and providing them with the most satisfied service ever. The best part is that you get to meet so many people and learn so much from them. By far, Sears has helped me grow as a person by improving my communication and interpersonal skills.
Stock Person (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 January 2017
I really enjoyed my time working at Sears. Although it was career start work experience I enjoyed the other employees as well as the managers. The job was very exciting and would have loved to stay on further.
Merchandise Flow Associate (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 15 August 2016
To start of I am a little biased because in a about a month I will be on the street because of this company. I had been working there for over two years and it was generally okay considering Sears is slowly dying and the pay is low so they don't attract the best people that work there. But when I came into work and was told that my job was no more because o a "restructuring" I don't really know what goes through these corporate nuts heads but my job was merchandise flow and inventory so they have to replace me with someone else so how is that a restructuring? Thanks for nothing SEARS
Depending on which sears you work in the clientele is very different, meaning you will encounter all kinds of customers. Management and the job itself is alright, not bad not great. The customers are always the worst part.
Parts Specialist Lead (Current Employee) – 2200 Islington Ave., Etobicoke, Ontario – 12 July 2016
A typical day at Sears Parts and Service starts off quietly with a few customers. There are many duties the store itself requires. The staff members are allocated to their sections and the store display is maintained throughout their working day; signage is adjacent to the merchandise regular and sale prices; researching or returning part selections and point of sale entries.
The Sears culture of commitment, and customer loyalty takes priority as low or high volume of customers enter the store.
I learned a management position requires much studious dedication starting with customer concerns, store presentation, point if sale reports, scheduling, and most importantly employee coaching.
The biggest adjustment for work in progress. There are goals and future deadlines
The future deadlines I have trouble excepting, as a developed attitude of finishing what I started by not putting off until tomorrow ensues.
I don't sit stationary, I move around
swiping out, when a future dated project is incompleted
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – 290 Yonge Street – 3 January 2017
On a shift basis I was responsible for...
Managing men, women, and kids watches, jewelry, women’s clothing, cash, customer service in person and over the phone Administered bill payments for customers, as well as, responsible for taking accurate inventory of clothes and jewelry/watches Mark down prices for merchandise throughout the store on a weekly basis
The other Associates I worked with...they made it all worth it
Corporate Delivery Assistant- Problem Solver (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 20 March 2017
calls into call centre as complaints on delivery service from coast to coast. Most who complained were right in doing so, but some were not, good for developing a thick skin with verbal abusive language and impossible demands from customers on a daily, minute by minute basis. We had the authority to compensate problems.
Sales team lead. Merchandise team lead (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 26 October 2016
Receiving new merchandise and locating it onto the floor,putting merchandise out according to season. Asa a member of the management team I would work with the associates to make sure job was done right. The hardest part of my job was dealing with customer complaints and most enjoyable was working with the employees
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 February 2017
it is a good company to work for, however change and communication of changes could be better. Managers are open to hear improvements but the culture needs a fix, lots of old employees stuck in the old ways of doing things
Working for any retail store can be a task. We all know the deal with Sears closing stores out. But despite the economical difficulties this company faces, they still try to do their best. I was fortunate enough to work with great staff both in Calgary & Halifax. As far as I'm concerned, Sears is a great company nation-wide.