View Full Version : Is Sears a good company to work for
11-18-2006, 08:55 PM
I just finished my two year college course and have my G2 gas licence. I have been working with a one man opperation now for a few weeks. We do strictly residential installations. I am making $13/hour cash,no benefits , but I get a lot of experience, because the guy drops me off at the jobsite and leaves me there by myself.
Now I have interview as a service tech with Sears , they are paying at least $15 to start maybe more , befits , a truck and tools, and unifroms. I think I would prefer service over installs, but I am not sure if thsi is best for me.
With the guy I am with now I get a ton of experience and I could work for him for a year and then get a better job or go on my own. Or, I go with Sears and probally do nothing but furnace cleanings for a while.
What do you guys think?
11-19-2006, 12:36 AM
if the guy can keep you busy stay with the one man show and get experience, so long as he is doing some training with you. from what i hear sears throws you in a truck and go.
if you have trouble on a call they arent that eager to help.
staying and growing with a small shop can be more rewarding but it doesnt hurt to talk to other companies
11-19-2006, 08:15 AM
I'd stay with the one man shop and learn as much as you can until you are attractive to a larger HVAC shop. You might even be able to help him grow the business and negotiate a higher salary with bennies. I learned a lot about the business end from my first boss, especially what not to do and how to deal with customers when the job doesn't go as planned.
11-19-2006, 08:45 PM
i had Sears banging on my door after i got out of trade school.
i turned down Sears to go with a very large nation-wide AC company that supposidly was going to pay me $17 per hour minimum.
they sent me to another AC school which was good , but when i got out i found that a chimpanzee with a pencil in it's teeth could run a company better then that piece of crap i got hired at.
i was forced to quit when my paychecks started to dip below minimum wage.
now where i live Sears techs also do appliances.
i could be mistaken , but i don't think there is too much REAL AC involved. (unless they have told you otherwise)
the last job i worked at , the guy who hired me claimed that he was a former Sears HVAC manager, he told me that you only earn the wage they promise after you qualify for bonuses.
if you're earning $13 per hour now , maybe you're better off staying there with the sure thing while you get experience.
but another thing to think about is, i've tried to contact Sears several times to get a job but they only seem to be interested in techs who newly graduate school.
so ...to make a long story short....i don't know :)
self employed 1
11-21-2006, 12:04 AM
sears??????????? are you serious???????
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