Kohl's Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's.

Interview Details

Group meeting. Group Q&A Session. Managers just did 99% of the talking. Were broken into teams to "find" items in the store. Very informal and unprofessional. Everyone was hired. Most didn't work out. I took it because I just needed a job, any job.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
There was none. You are paid minimum wage, not a dime more.
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oakland, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Typically, the interview is a group interview, so there is no need to freak out. They hire seasonally and keep those who their job done effectively while providing good customer service. Multi-tasking is also a major part of this job. Overall, if asked, the customers satisfaction is most important, and if you have something you want to talk about with a supervisor/manager, don't be afraid to ask! communication is important in every job/relationship/ etc.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Monument, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monument, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Clear process. They prepare you fairly, they interview you fairly..., they give you an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Straight-forward interview process. If you know who you are, it's not a tough interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They don't negotiate. It's simple hire for a basic job based on lawful minimums.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and had group interview. Received a call with offer

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you provided great customer service   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oceanside, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oceanside, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Kohl's.

    Interview Details

    Written application and brief interview. No experience required.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Murrieta, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murrieta, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at snagajob.com. I got a evening phone call, it was pretty last minute, for a group interview the next day. I accepted and went in with about 12-15 people. We started off introducing ourselves and what we did, we were also told the current positions open and which positions we were most interested in applying for. There was only one person interviewing us, though there was supposed to be two. The HR manager also told us it did not matter if the answers we gave were all ready said, she wanted to hear each one of us say at least something. At first I fumbled, because I was the last one to answer a few of the questions, but I tried to use my own experience in the past as well to make my answers more precise. Out of all of us, only one person was not hired and that was because he did not speak much. I tried to answer all the questions to the best of my abilities even if they didn't come out all that original.

    Interview Questions
    • Show me, by acting it out or roleplaying or tell me how you would sell a Kohl's card.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They give you your pay rate at orientation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redlands, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redlands, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at snagajob and got a call a few days later. It was a group interview with around 10 other people. It was with one manager, and she would ask a question and everyone got a chance to answer. When you were one of the last ones it was kind of hard to come up with something to make you stand out. Whatever you do, DON'T just copy someone before you! Try your hardest to come up with something new to say. There were lots of people with more experience with me, but I got the job and they didn't because I presented myself better. Make eye contact with everyone, not just the manager, smile, speak clearly -not too fast, and try to make yourself sound like the best employee EVER! By the end of the interview, I was pretty confident. She went outside the room "to check our online applications" and came back and said she had questions for the following people- she named about 5 of us and everyone left. Then she offered the 5 of us a job. So we all filled out the paperwork and I have orientation in a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about one time you went above and beyond.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate, it's a seasonal job with opportunity to stay on after based on performance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hooksett, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hooksett, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Kohl's in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview is generally a group interview. At the end of this interview they may ask you to come back for a second interview, or they will offer you a position and want you to take a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They tell you what your hourly rate will be based on your experience and the position you have been hired for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    A complete joke. It was a group interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How available are you to work strange hours?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You're hired at the base rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pasadena, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    You apply on snagajob.com only. The people were pretty good and they are all fairly nice. My only problem was that they were fairly busy when they scheduled my interviews so I ended up sitting for a while waiting.

    Interview Questions
    • They were your typical questions during any customer service position interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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