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Kohl's Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Houston, TX

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in January 2010.

Interview Details – Interviews are initiated by HR and recruiting departments. Once you're pre-qualified here you are sent to the DM for another interview usually done one on one. Sometimes the DM will include other SM's to assist in group interviewing process. Standard behavioral interviewing process is used and same questions referred to. As long as you can provide specific examples that relate to team building, soliciting credit and servicing customers to drive results, you're in. They eat that junk up...

Interview Question – Most impactful - Tell me about your most significant accomplishment .....   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations, offers are thought out and managed through DM/RM and HR to be as fair and as competitive as possible.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online - interviewed at Kohl's in September 2010.

Interview Details – Questions are all about People, Service, Credit and driving sales.

Interview Question – Lot's questions about people and driving credit.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Kohl's.

Interview Details – Limited questions about me more interested in my prior employer

Negotiation Details – Stated desired salary and got it


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in May 2009.

Interview Details – What would your Present boss say about you? They questioned all about financials like volume of previous stores, number of employees, number of assistant managers, sales numbers for day after Thanksgiving. Also wanted to know if you can handle non-performance problems with associates and managers. They asked mostly situational questions like what would you do if you ran out of an advertised item.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you made a bad decision and what happened.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – When I was job offered I expressed disappointment in salary and the recruiter called me an hour later with an additional $4000 and I accepted at that point.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Nashua, NH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Kohl's in May 2010.

Interview Details – great process...they got back to me quickly...very happy i chose to work for this company

Interview Question – they wanted to know specific numbers that i drove at previous company   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – normal


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Athens, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in February 2012.

Interview Details – I received the opportunity to interview with Kohl's by attending an on-campus career fair. I spoke with one of the recruiters and she offered me an interview. I thought the interview went ok considering it was my first real interview. It was very laid back and conversational. I could have answered a few questions more thoroughly, but overall, I think the interviewer was pleased with my responses. Afterward, it took about two weeks for them to send a response. i did not get another interview, but it was a good experience.

Interview Questions

  • Tell be one of the biggest mistakes you have ever made and how did you overcome it.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty in order to complete a task.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Palmdale, CA

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Kohl's in July 2011.

Interview Details – I was contacted by an assistant recruiter of the company and she conducted a telephone interview.
After this initial interview ,I was passed on to the regional HR manager and the interview took one hour.
Specific questions about leadership, promoting associates, difficult customer and employee problem
solving, what methods were used to drive sales and merchandising were asked.

Interview Question – As I am a retail management professional for over 20 years, the question about where I see personal improvement possibilities.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in January 2010.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the recruiter to set up an interview. It was a three step interview process that included two phone interviews with HR recruiters and one DM interview with general behavioral based questions. I knew going in to the interview that they didn't have immediate openings available but I have heard great things about the company from employees so I wanted to get the experience to meet with them. Everyone that I have dealt with was pleasant and it seems like a great place to work. Growth however is minimal until they expand further in our area.

Interview Question – Why did you leave your current job without a job in this economy?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Miami, FL

The process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in April 2008.

Interview Details – I was first contacted and screened via telephone. Once that was completed I was set up for a one on noe intervirew with an HR rep that was doing interviews in my area at a local hotel. The interviewer was over one hour late. He seemed bored and not very personal. He suggested that I apply at other retailers. a total turn off due to how unprofessional the interview went. a total waste of time

Interview Question – why are you looking for a positon with Kohl's?   View Answers (4)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in October 2011.

Interview Details – After i spoke the the recruiter Kohl's contacted me about the management position. The interview was fairly easy, i was in a room with two recruiters asking me fairly simple questions.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Kohl's?   Answer Question

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