Kohl's – Why Work For Us?


Kohl’s is proud to be a member of the community. And being a part of a community means we have responsibilities to fulfill. We think it’s important to give time, energy and money through our many Kohl’s Cares programs. We also protect the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term stability. Responsibility to our investors, communities and environment — it’s all a part of what makes us Kohl’s.

Investor Relations

At Kohl’s, we have a responsibility to our investment community to provide accurate, timely and helpful information about our company. Whether you’re a prospective investor or long-time shareholder, we’re sure you’ll find these pages valuable. 

Kohl’s Cares

We believe in giving back to the communities we serve, not just with money and resources but also with talent and time. Through our community giving and volunteer program, we support kids’ health and education, environmental initiatives nationwide and women’s health in Wisconsin, specifically the fight against breast cancer. Because the way we see it, giving back also means looking ahead. 


Kohl’s is committed to protecting and conserving the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term sustainability. From large-scale initiatives, like constructing environmentally friendly buildings, to everyday practices, like recycling hangers, we’re taking big steps to ensure we leave a smaller footprint. 


Our Purpose

To inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives.

Employee Value Proposition

At Kohl’s, our mission is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. And there’s no more rewarding job than that. Because it’s not just about selling things. It’s about letting customers know that the things that make their lives better are within their reach. We build great brands, launch new technologies to make shopping easier, contribute our time and dollars to improve the world we live in and dream up ways to empower our customers and Associates to create a life they love. Our Associates make a difference in the lives of our customers. Let us make a difference in yours. Welcome to Kohl’s.

Put Customers First

Putting customers first means we…
  • See customers as a constant source of inspiration and guidance.
  • Take a “yes we can” approach to everything we do.
  • Support the communities and causes our customers and Associates care about.

Act with Integrity

Acting with integrity means we…
  • Earn trust by living up to our commitments.
  • Treat others with respect and fairness.
  • Make decisions that support the reputation of the organization.

Build Great Teams

Building great teams means we…
  • Communicate openly and embrace diverse perspectives.
  • Actively promote the empowerment, engagement, and continous development of all Associates.
  • Recognize and celebrate greatness.

Drive Results

Driving results means we…
  • Work with a sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Seek out information to make smart decisions.
  • Offer up new ideas and solutions beyond the status quo.


Working at Kohl’s is a unique experience — one that supports your individual career and life goals, and empowers you to seize new opportunities. At Kohl’s, we know how personal your work and life are to you — your individual and family situation, your role and career path and your impact on our results. Kohl’s provides Total Rewards as well as the support and resources to help you at each stage in your life and your career.

With Kohl’s Total Rewards, so much is possible — you have the opportunity to be set by making the most of your core pay and benefit programs, to be great by getting rewarded for high performance, and to be you by choosing what’s best for you from among many unique programs.

With Kohl’s Total Rewards, it’s Personal Made Possible.

Be Set

This is the foundation for your Total Rewards and includes the core pay and benefit programs offered by all large employers.

  • Base Compensation
  • Health & Insurance Benefits
  • Time Off & Flexibility
  • Retirement & Financial Benefits

Be Great

These rewards are intended to motivate and recognize strong individual and team performance.

  • Compensation Increases
  • Incentives & Bonus Programs
  • Recognition

Be You

These rewards make Kohl’s unique and reflect the company’s culture and values.

  • Work/Life Programs
  • Educational & Social Programs
  • Wellness

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    Great Company to work for, especially for a young adult.

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    Worked around my school schedule while still giving me plenty of hours.


    Minimum Wage. Customers have been spoiled by return policy.

Kohl's Interviews

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    I applied online – interviewed at Kohl's.


    I applied for the jobs on online. Part (2) was the personality test. A few days later I called in for a interview. I was advised they had other applicants and I would hear from the Hiring Manager at a later time. Two days later I was called with a job offer.

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Kohl's Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies for Women (Ranked #3), Daily Worth, 2014
National Top 50 Green Companies (#2), Green Power Partnership, 2012
National Top 50 Green Companies (#2), Green Power Partnership, 2010
Best Place to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek, 2009
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Recent Updates
  • Kohl's update
    30+ days ago

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    The 2015 CRM Service Elite: Oracle Service Cloud Catalyzes Multichannel Support Strategy

    At Kohl's, customer service calls come in by the millions-six million per year, to be exact. Customer service has always been a priority for the retail giant, says Vice President of Digital Commerce Customer Care Becky Ploeger, but between the massive volume of calls and the influx of inquiries through newer channels such as email and chat, Kohl's agents were becoming overwhelmed.

  • Kohl's update
    30+ days ago

    Our customers love us (and we love them right back!) http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfUN

    Kohl's ranks third nationally in customer satisfaction

    Kohl's Corp. ranks third in customer satisfaction out of more than a dozen of the country's largest department and discount stores, the latest edition of an annual benchmarking study shows. Kohl's, which has its headquarters in Menomonee Falls and employs some 7,000 people in the area, outperformed the industry average on the American Customer Satisfaction Index, as it has since it first was ranked in 2002.


Additional Info

Website www.kohlscorporation.com
Headquarters Menomonee Falls, WI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1962
Type Company - Public (KSS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,162 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, we offer amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to our communities, Kohl’s has raised more... More

Mission: To inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives.

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