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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Former manager

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

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong customer service oriented environment. Company gives the employees the freedom to take care of the customers. Company is constantly evolving and using new technologies to innovate and evolve to stay competitive.

    Cons

    Payroll to run the stores is extremely underfunded and store management spends most of the time trying be creative to solve issues created by lack of resources. High pressure to get customers to open charge card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The disconnect between corporate and the stores has grown considerably over the years. Corporate does not know how high the tension is in the stores created by their lack of understanding of what actually takes place in the stores, and how grossly understaffed the stores actually are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get comfortable

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The benefits of working here are the discounts and schedule flexibilty.

    Cons

    It's a typical retail environment with worsening conditions for part-timers. Unless, you work full-time hours, you get no health, dental, etc. You can only contribute money toward stocks or 401k (and that's if you can afford to do so with the low wage and few hours they give you). It's also hard to advance unless you are someone's favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap with hours and pay. Value the employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Discount, Co-workers, Work at your own pace

    Cons

    No help, exhausting hours, understaffed, not a career job

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  5.  

    It's not great, but certainly not the worst job I've had in comparison.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    You can be pretty flexible with your schedule. This was perfect for me when I was attending college. Also, other employees (at least in my time there) were pretty welcoming to new faces and show you the ropes.

    Cons

    While I was there they paid the absolute baseline minimum wage. There was barely any training before they throw you out onto the floor. The 30 minute lunch break was just too short–45 mins would have been much better.

    They're very picky about your clock-in time. You had to clock in EXACTLY at 9AM, for example. Not even 8:59AM was acceptable. Waiting in a line at the clock almost guarantees that you'll be late and if you're just a minute late, you get written up.

    And as this was my first job in retail, I soon learned that the clientele can be very disrespectful, especially during the holidays. Personally, the pay is just not worth he stress and frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train your employees better. The only way I survived is because someone took me under their wing and showed me how to do things around there. Your employees deserve much more respect than is given to them as retail positions are extremely stressful.

  6.  

    Benefits are great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AA Assistant Store Manager in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - AA Assistant Store Manager in Norman, OK

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

    Pros

    The pay and the vacation time

    Cons

    Hours, Stress of job, communication, senior leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    crazy hours and high expectations for poor pay

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    Former Employee - Jewelry Specialist in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Jewelry Specialist in Olathe, KS

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts....fun co-workers although they came and went so fast sometimes

    Cons

    Management who expects you to do the work of 3 people in spite of poor pay . Perhaps it isn't like this at every Kohls but the one I worked for it seemed that management didn't want to do anything. We could be struggling to keep up with customers along with our other duties while a group of e3s and upper management stood around joking and laughing. Many times I called for addition help in the jewelry dept ...which of course they ignored. I can't even begin to say how many customer's looked at me and asked.. "are THOSE your managers? So nice of them to come and help out. "
    Then there were the OVERNIGHTS.. to which when I first started with the company was optional..... new store manager would set me up with them even thought I told her I didn't mind doing them occasionally but not Every one. After I refused to do any more overnights her attitude towards me grew most hateful.

    I was with Kohs almost 5 years. I can honestly say that depending on management the company can be a awesome place to work... sadly the location I was at went quickly downhill due to a "mean girl" attitude with the new store manager and her BFF assistant. So sad.......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful who you promote........ some people get crazy with a littler power.

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

    Not for everyone

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

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Professional employer. Easy atmosphere to work in. Training program is very good. You can do hands on training if you learn by actually doing it to learn it.

    Cons

    If being a cashier it is very stressful on your body. Its hard to get someone to watch your register and fill in for a lunchbreak. Its even hard to get someone to relieve you just to use the restroom. Once i started register i was always put on the register I never could do anything else even though i was hired to be a floor attendant basically cleaning up and making it look presentalble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and if they need a break relieve them yourself.

  9.  

    The worst policy ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fuquay-Varina, NC

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

    Pros

    Pros? Flexible hours, that's about it.

    Cons

    Terrible policy that makes associates look like jerks, managers don't care about a thing, UGH

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you should consider giving your associates more leeway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Long hours.....always a sale

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jackson, TN

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

    Pros

    Every other weekend off.
    Good training for managers

    Cons

    Will be asked to work 60 to 70 hours a week....even during non-peak

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

    Bleh

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Associate in Crestwood, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Freight Associate in Crestwood, Cook, IL

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

    Pros

    You always get hours. There are opportunities to advance in the company. It's easy to get certain concerns through to the manager or HR.

    Cons

    You either get a ton of hours or barely any. They constantly ask you to do what you don't want. They are never in a hurry to raise your pay but will not hesitate to ask you to pull in a 12 hour day or 40 hour work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try letting employees do what they want and don't coerce to do tons of things within the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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