Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 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.  

    They'll work you to the bone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Room to move around / move up
    Coworkers are generally kind and have an "in it together" attitude

    Cons

    Starting pay is awful.
    They dump a ton of work on way too few associates.
    Management puts a lot of pressure on associates to get things done without providing appropriate staff or tool to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your employees seriously. Treat them more like human beings and less like clothes robots.

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

    An in between jobs retail job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Team, Overnight Remodel, Floor Associate in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Truck Team, Overnight Remodel, Floor Associate in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible and easy work. Training. Coworkers are friendly. They do have holiday events. Pretty much impossible to get fired. They reward harder workers with more hours. 1.5x pay during holidays. Discounts can stack giving a good percent off prices.

    Cons

    A lot of the co-workers weren't too smart, no advancement, pay was terrible, too much middle management, drama sometimes between each manager, boring at times, during black friday through christmas it's a zoo. Called me in alot during my off days when I already had another job. Its retail though. The peopl at POS (checkout) where pressured for credit card sales too much lol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits, better pay and compenesation (min wage to 8 an hour wasnt worth my time anymore), Pay employees better and have less rather than have more lazier employees, better hours during slow time of the year, and hire more intellgent people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Development - Drama and Little Respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to be a real part of the process of designing/producing

    Cons

    Getting promoted is a popularity contest. Grown adults crying after meetings. You're not allowed to sit in on meetings that you set up and prepared all of the work for, and if you get to sit in, you have to sit far away from the executives, like a caste system.
    You need to do your direct supervisor's job for over 1 year in order to get promoted.

    TERRIBLE WORK LIFE BALANCE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Supervisor

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good, Managers terrible!!!

    Cons

    You will always be overwhelming

  6.  

    I can describe it in one word: irritating.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Customer Service, MJM, Jewelry, POS) in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Customer Service, MJM, Jewelry, POS) in Hickory, NC

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

    Pros

    You get great discounts, you get the chance to change someone's day (for the better), and though you won't like everyone, you'll like most people. Other employees are very good about helping out and switching shifts as needed.

    Cons

    Managers have their VERY obvious favorites. People are not treated equally. They expect a single person to do more than they're capable of doing in such a short time period. People are not trained properly. They play favorites when scheduling and basically "punish" you when you ask for time off by giving you minimum hours the next week. Depending on the season, they aren't too flexible with hours, no matter what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The advice I would have to give would be to train the new employees properly, not just stick them by themselves and say "good luck"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay, not much work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, supportive co workers

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, hard to keep store looking customer ready. Never enough people to get the dtore where it needs to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support workload with proper payroll

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kind of miserable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MMJ Sales Associate in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - MMJ Sales Associate in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -mostly friendly co-workers
    ...
    I don't know what else...

    Cons

    -under paid
    -dealing with really snobby customers, kinda upsetting.
    -too many hours for a university student
    -hate having to ask 3+ times if the customer has a charge account then have them get p****** off at me
    -no pay raises really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe you should do some work with us instead of continually yelling at us to get credit...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kohls does not live up to it's image

    • 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

    Pros

    Having a job. Being employmend

    Cons

    Management is not on the same page with each other. One manager will tell you to do one thing on an assignment and another will tell you something different, if you are given any training or direction. Management also allows employees to bully other employees, even when they know it is happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new employees proper training. Stop letting employees bully other employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hated it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - POS in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - POS in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Discounts were a really nice perk

    Cons

    Management sucks and can use improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees have to say. Not every employee is as dumb as you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Don't recommend this job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is available for part time associates. Good part time job for younger people looking for extra spending money. Also excellent for learning what hard work and low pay is. Teaches character.

    Cons

    little advancement opportunities for most, except if you are willing to suck up to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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