Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 100 Public, Private and Nonprofit Employers in Philadelphia, Philly.com, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals, Hispanic Engineer, 2009
Top 100 Public, Private and Nonprofit Employers in Philadelphia, Philly.com, 2008
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
Number of Employees: 5000+
Headquarters: Hoffman Estates, IL
Sears, Roebuck and Co., most often referred to simply as Sears, is a chain of department stores located throughout the US. Founded in the latter part of the 19th century by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck, Sears and Roebuck started out as a mail order catalog catered to people who had moved west during the country's westward expnansion. In 1925, Sears began building retail storefronts, the first of which opened in Evansville, IN. By the middle of the 20th century, it was the largest retailer in the US. In 2005, Sears merged with Kmart to expand its market share, but by that time, it had already been overtaken in the rankings by larger retailers.
What to Expect When Interviewing
Most applicants that interview for a position at Sears report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face interview with a store manager, in which standard interview questions are posed. An example might include a question such as, "What is a goal you set for yourself in the past, and how did you achieve it?" Those applying for managerial positions may find a more rigorous interview process that may include a panel interview or a skills test. Potential employees can apply online or in person. Applicants who are offered positions may need to complete a drug test and submit to a background check.