Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,428 Reviews
3.0
2,428 Reviews
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Encouraging work life balance but this can depend on the team you are on (in 86 reviews)

  • The employee discount was nice but it didn't make up for anything else (in 188 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance as much as they would like you to believe there is (in 103 reviews)

  • Minimum wage is also not enough to be paid for what you deal with (in 120 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great discount, horrible hours!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - POS Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - POS Associate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    You can use your employee discount in conjunction with any coupon,kohls cash, or yes to you rewards.
    Very prompt about giving employees their breaks.
    Chance to pick up more hours if you choose to help out in other departments and cross train.

    Cons

    Training is done from a 4 hour video then they just throw you onto a register and hope you can survive.
    Horrible holiday hours (open 24 hours close to christmas).
    Big turnover rate, as in any retail store usually.
    They hound you to get credit. If you don't get credit apps, they lower your hours you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with employees on their hours. It's not their fault that the store cannot keep employees. Working them more than their hours they put as their availability lies solely as management's problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Glad it's over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    paid my bills for a while, easy to change your work days if needed (ex, going to school, family etc.)

    Cons

    stressful, management expects a lot out of you, no work life balance, will ask you to change your schedule if you say you can't work nights/weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to get the job done

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    never enough payroll

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Great discount, flexible schedules, nice work environment

    Cons

    Low payroll so some weeks you will only get 4 to 10 hours. always asking for credit, customer service survey, full time nearly impossible to get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up to corporate

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good company, the pay was average but the company did care about you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Mamakating Park, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Mamakating Park, NY

    I worked at Kohl's as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff was very nice and treated interns very well. They genuinely wanted you to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Pay was poor and not many people want to work in a warehouse supervising uneducated individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay and also make it more stimulating for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Seasonal Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Blaine, MN

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good scheduling, good discounts during the holidays

    Cons

    Terrible pay, sucky hours (overnights)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimum wage is not enough to get by.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Point of Sale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits in terms of discounts for employees (up to 35% off!) and the people you interact with and meet helps social skills.

    Cons

    Management only cares about one thing: CREDIT. They act like they care about you but in reality, they want you to get credit when they are working on their shift because THEY don't get in trouble. The raises are poor as well. We accept coupons if they are expired even if it's 5+ months back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you would want to be treated. Bribing college age students to older adults with candy or snacks in order to get credit isn't going to get you anywhere. Also if corporate is reading this, please try to utilize scheduling online in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Many hours available, specially during Christmas. Knowing when discounts are coming. Genuinely long term employees care and will guide you to learn as much as possible. If you want a career there, there are many opportunities.

    Cons

    Never feel like you accomplish anything. Finish a project, then next week your moving same product to another location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, no work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Manager
    Former Employee - Training Manager

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Training is great as well as experience with working on customer service.
    Sometimes find great term mates to work with

    Cons

    No organized schedules
    no time of during blackout times
    little respect for employees, customer is always right no matter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Friendly and fun people. Busy work environment, always something to do.

    Cons

    Difficulty learning an area because merchandise is constantly being moved.

  11.  

    Typical retail job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in City of Industry, CA

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Honestly there aren't many pros to working here. The great thing is if they like you they will work with your availability and you won't get in too much trouble for calling out. They hire great people that make you want to stay so you can work with them.

    Cons

    The challenges about working here is for one, if the managers don't like you then you will get hardly any hours. Two, for what you get paid an hour it isn't worth unless you are desperate because you run around with your head chopped off trying to get the floor to look as clean as you can and if you're at the register then you better get a lot of customers to open credit cards or they will put you on the floor. It's always messy because they only have 4 people working during the day every day so they can save pay roll so you just become stressed with all the high expectations the managers put on the team to make it look nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be on the floor helping their employees or overseeing the customers at the front for help but most stay in the office doing other stuff but the most respected managers are the ones trying to help the associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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