Kmart Reviews

1,277 Reviews
2.4
1,277 Reviews
Rating Trends

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Edward S. Lampert
233 Ratings
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    Stockman/cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stockman/Cashier
    Current Employee - Stockman/Cashier

    I have been working at Kmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people ,interact with a lot of people

    Cons

    You meet a lot of rude people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are real nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Kmart Interviews

Updated Sep 27, 2014
Updated Sep 27, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

60%
27%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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2%

Interview Difficulty

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kmart.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call to come in for an interview about a week later. I came to the interview and talked to the HR. She was very nice, laid back, and asked me a minimal amount of questions cause this would be my first job. She asked about clubs I was in in high school and what I liked to do on my free time. She then said she really liked me and wanted me to come in for a second interview a few days later. I came in for the second interview and it was the front end cashier manager. She was also very nice and laid back and asked me more behavioral questions and things I had learned from my experience. She also asked me if I had to be a car what car would I be and why. She really liked my answer and we bonded a lot. She then went and talked to the HR in the hall. The HR came back in and said they both loved me and would love for me to come back a third time to talk to the store manager. I was ecstatic. They were so kind. So I came back about 5 days later and talked to the store manager. And WOW they are the nicest company I've come across thus far. The manager said this interview was more a stamp of approval and getting to know my personality. We talked for probably 2 hours. We bonded and had great conversation. He kept saying how impressed he was with my resume and what I've done and that I'm exactly what Kmart is looking for. It was so refreshing and nice. Midway through the interview he said he would put my mind at ease and that he was going to hire me. I was so happy. He then told me more about the job and what will be expected of me. I was so happy and impressed with how nicely they all went about the hiring process. I then went back with the HR where she scheduled my drug screening and background check. I took the drug screening, waited 2 days and she called saying I had gotten an email to start the onboard process (signing documents,etc) she said she'd call in about a week in a half to come in. I'm so happy and thrilled I will get to work for such nice, genuine people!! :-)

    Interview Questions
    • If you had to be a car, what car would you be and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None, minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.kmartcorp.com
Headquarters Hoffman Estates, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1899
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Target, Kohl's, Walmart

Attention Kmart shoppers: Kmart is the #3 discount retailer in the US, behind Wal-Mart and Target. It sells name-brand and private-label goods (including its Joe Boxer and Jaclyn Smith labels), mostly to low- and mid-income families. It runs about 1,300 off-mall stores (including 30 Supercenters) in 49 US states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. About 270 Kmart stores sell home appliances (including Sears' Kenmore brand) and some 980 locations house in-store pharmacies. Poor sales have forced its parent, Sears Holdings Corp., to close 100 to 120 Kmart and... More

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