Kohl's Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
2,131 Reviews
3.1
2,131 Reviews
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
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955 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a part timer they work well with work life balance in scheduling (in 69 reviews)

  • The only positive reason to work at Kohl's is the employee discount (in 163 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance as much as they would like you to believe there is (in 84 reviews)

  • Kohl's is essentially a credit card company which also happens to sell clothing (in 100 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for a student, parent, or anyone who needs flexibility.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    They schedule you the way you like only if you are part time. The discounts are good.

    Cons

    Management won't have your back if you are trying to enforce policies with customers. Their "Yes We Can" policy is the devil. Pay isn't good and don't expect to make good raises. Your salary is not a reflection of your work, don't work too hard it will get you no where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own policies and stop giving customers they what they want just because they act like monsters. Your customers can get away with murder.

  2.  

    Simple job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The other associates and managers are great here.

    Flexible schedule is great too since many hires are still going to school.

    Cons

    Benefits are non existent here. Aside from discounts on the actual products here at the store.

    The yearly raise is pointless, after two years still wasn't even passed 8 dollars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wages

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - POS Associate
    Current Employee - POS Associate

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice discount, flexible hours, friendly place to work.

    Cons

    Low hourly wage, part time, hours fluctuate to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time POS, higher wages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent for a short term part time, but no room to grow!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible schedules and friendly coworkers make this a fun easy going work place.

    Cons

    there is very little opportunity to grow within the company, and the annual raises are really laughable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Intern in Warwick, RI

    I worked at Kohl's as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to senior level management and operations in a retail environment

    Cons

    There are two many opinions on which way you should be your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Credits and Emails

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - POS Associate
    Former Employee - POS Associate

    I worked at Kohl's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee discount is great because you can stack percentages and get great discounts. I had some good managers that took time to get to know me. They are very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    In the beginning they make it seem like they really care about you and making sure you get a lot of hours, but then after your first week they only care about how many credits or email you got. I understand that its important to get credits and emails but its kind of ridiculous what they make you do. I had a manager stand at a register in front of me, call me on the phone and tell me to "make sure I ask the customer for their email", while the customer was in front of me. Every conversation I had with associates and managers was how many credits I got today or how many emails and that if I keep asking I'll get some.
    It's an easy job, but you're standing on your feet all day and when its not holiday season hours are horrible if you don't get credits. One week I was scheduled for 8 hours for the whole week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forcing credits and emails down your customers throats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly coworkers...horrible hours

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    Former Employee - MMJ Sales Associate  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - MMJ Sales Associate in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, decent work environment.

    Cons

    Hours sucked, long commute, customers left store a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule people who can actually work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Kolhs is all right

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent customer, somewhat flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, credit goal, rude people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable company, good salaried benefits, has opportunities like every other company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, bonus opportunities for management level staff, good core principals, many self-learning training opportunities and challenging developmental opportunities.

    Cons

    For distribution management, work-life balance is extremely difficult. Key leadership tends to be micro-managers at the very top levels which can discourage innovation and sacrifice key performance. Unfortunately, this can also result in low morale and high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an inclusive, innovative environment. Minimize micro-management. Allow employees to make mistakes and learn from them. Become less critical and intimidating. Remember to invest in your team's development. Promote people outside of your general "circle" to demonstrate that promotion opportunities actually exist. Listen and act upon your team's feedback or you will continue to turn over employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Lame

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MMJ Sales Associate  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - MMJ Sales Associate in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being in retail, Schedule flexibility, Hours

    Cons

    Everything, 15% discount, $7.35 hrly wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pick favorites and stay consistent

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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