Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
2,541 Reviews
3.1
2,541 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.  

    My Kohl's experience has helped me develop and improve my quality characteristics and skills.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kohls Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Kohls Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    I like the flexibility of my working hours which I can change for life events along to have a life-work balance. Having promotions that are available frequently is very beneficial, I simple love the opportunities that Kohl's has to offer. Having the ability to continuously work with co-workers and customers has improved my charisma as well as self confidence and even has helped me understand many qualities about other individuals in an amazing way.

    Cons

    The compensation is not what it should be along with the physical work that you do. Kohl's is a very popular and busy place that drives a high level of business, at least in my location, with that being said we are constantly playing catch-up with our duties which is very stressful at times. Another con would be the lack of quality training and the duration of training. Black Friday is a huge con, no one should have to be forced to work on that day let along on Thanksgiving!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training new and existing associates and ensure that they really do understand, meaning put them in practice scenario's so you get the right outcome. Customers are important which means you want the associates to be knowledgeable and helpful for our important customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I really love all of my co-workers and managers, the pay and hours just suck.

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

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    I love all of my co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    The customers are some of the worst to deal with in the retail world, and the first few months of the year you get no hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good new people, and have more opportunities for good old hires to move up in the company for more pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good!

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice,
    Managers are great
    Very flexible schedule

    Cons

    I was seasonal, so when I was laid off no manager informed me that I was at the end of my employment.
    Seasonal, so no benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Progressive Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, Receiving Associate, Overnight Pricing in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, Receiving Associate, Overnight Pricing in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    No micromanaging, can take the initiative, respects and appreciates employees, active in local communities/causes, encourages self improvement and development. Also, they are big on hiring veterans and older workers. I had a veteran coworker become an assistant manager in just a couple of months (his first day on the floor, customers thought he was the store manager!).

    Cons

    Low pay, hours changed for receiving on truck days from 6 am to 4 am. Some problems in management turnover that I was not accustomed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate, please raise the pay as the workers are so diligent and loyal, and with the increase in living expenses, it makes it so hard to keep people that want to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great pay, iffy equipment operators and supervisors.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The break room was huge with plenty of microwaves and refrigerators and vending machines along with a designated outdoor smoke area and plenty of eating space. The work is very simple and training is comprehensive.

    Cons

    During seasonal employment they hired a lot of people who lacked common sense and that had a propensity for accidents and fights. Also these same people spent more time on their phones than doing their jobs. The supervisors and problem solvers had attitudes consistently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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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

    Pros

    fun atmosphere and great work life balance

    Cons

    none to be complained about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Floor Associate

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

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Good people
    Varied activities during the day
    Good management
    Good part time job (second job), or college student job

    Cons

    Pay
    Benefits
    Advancement opportunities (there are some chances but it doesnt happen often)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mostly positive besides the pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Fun co-workers.
    Helpful Management.
    Character Building.
    Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Demanding work load.
    Wage and raises are terrible at best.
    Disrespectful Customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs some work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Loved it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and management was nice

    Cons

    Hours not consistent and no weekend life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good for college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in La Verne, CA

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great attitudes from management, you basically become like family there.

    Cons

    Too little pay for what they have you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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