- Sears Roebuck and Co06.Feb 2019
Some employees were helpful while others were either rude or cliquey. Management wasn't always the best either. I never truly felt valued there.
Support from management
As a cashier, I didn't need much support, but to have them come by to clear a code for me or get me change. Sometimes I had to call over the speaker more than once to get a manager to come by, even when more than one manager was on duty.
Most of the time, each department was left to their own devices and didn't interact much. It wasn't needed. There were only two departments that had some sort of relationship (cashiers and floor/merchandise employees) and most of the time we got along fin
Freedom to work independently
As a cashier, it was very independent. Most of the time, I was left by myself.
We had a "team meeting" every morning but not much was talked about other than things that were most important in bringing in more money for the company.
Most of the employees were women, and in a department such as appliances, where society doesn't normally place women employees, there was a woman working in that department in our store.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Many of the people in management were that age, and a person who was a cashier, not sure her age but over 40, she only stayed a cashier because she preferred it.
There were possibilities to move into management but those positions don't become available very often and you don't get paid very much more for all that you have to do .
Overall compensation for your work
I got minimum wage, which for a retail job, is the usual. However, I was so much older than a lot of the other cashiers, had a longer work history and I felt I deserved a tiny bit more.
Office / Work Environment
There computer/register system was so old and when they tried to integrate a newer one, it was worse than the original. Plus, even though there were support mats on top of the carpet for us to stand on, they didn't provide much relief, especially after 2+
There wasn't much said about this, so I figured it wasn't too important.
If you needed a day off, most of the time they would be able to give it to you, IF no one other person requested it. And they wanted 2 weeks notice if possible. However, I had gotten a couple of days off where those things didn't happen within my time wor
It was a former employer, and no, I wasn't proud to have worked there. It was just a job to provide me some income. I felt that I was a lot more qualified for a lot better jobs.
Being a cashier, you're job is pretty secure, unless you start working less than 8 hours a week.
Had a separate handicap bathroom, although sometimes it was very dirty. And everything was on one level, with automatic doors.
The only training on these things were done via computer and maybe one short class with a projector
Since I was a cashier, I was on my feet for an entire shift, which hurts. The ringing wasn't too difficult, but dealing with some of the public was extremely challenging. During times of high customer volume, it got very hectic and overwhelming.
Inclusive / Diverse
There were many people of different backgrounds and religions. One even was pardoned to have extra breaks during the day in order to pray.
Suggestions for improvement
- Try not to play favorites, treat every one and every department equally. No more credit card application quotas.
What I like about the company
Some of my co-workers were absolutely the reason why I stayed as long as I did. We got somewhat free reign as long as we did our jobs. I generally work better by myself and this was the ideal job for me since most of the time, I wasn't asked to share a st
What I dislike about the company
Some people were a favorite of management and were allowed to get away with more than what others would be able to. Even though I was a cashier, they didn't have to kind of treat me like I was the bottom of the totem pole. In order for people to buy thing
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