Our promise to our customers is “expect great things.” Every day we set out to deliver on that promise, but how we do it is what differentiates us from our competition and defines who we are as a company. We live by a set of values that ensure we get the job done effectively, efficiently and ethically, while taking care of each other and having fun.
We are idealistic but realistic; we are driven by the greater good rather than personal gain; we like to solve problems rather than talk about them; and we believe in heroes who make above and beyond part of their everyday work. Most of all, we believe that good enough never is. We’re going for great.
We thrive as a team because we know we can deliver greatness better together than alone. Through collaboration and strong partnerships, we can better fulfill our promise to serve our customers, communities and Associates.
We are driven by great success and results — it’s what has taken us from a small-town store to one of the nation’s largest retailers. We expect greatness and reach it by making ethical decisions and working in an environment of loyalty, trust and integrity.
We take a lot of pride in our core values because they help define who we are and how we work — as individual Associates and as a team. Our values guide every decision we make, helping us to deliver great things day after day.
We accomplish great things at Kohl’s every day. We appreciate and recognize our Associates for their contributions, both big and small — it drives us to work harder and make an even greater impact in our jobs and in our communities.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- Communicate openly and embrace diverse perspectives.
- Actively promote the empowerment, engagement, and continous development of all Associates.
- Recognize and celebrate greatness.
- 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.
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
These rewards are intended to motivate and recognize strong individual and team performance.
- Compensation Increases
- Incentives & Bonus Programs
These rewards make Kohl’s unique and reflect the company’s culture and values.
- Work/Life Programs
- Educational & Social Programs
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Kohl'sPros
Nothing really heavy, and pretty laid backCons
Usually started at 4 a.m.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Kohl's.Interview Details
I went on my interview literally the day after I handed in my application and was in and out in 10 minutes. The questions were very simple and mainly consisted on where i'd like to work within the store - an indicator that I had already gotten the job regardless of the questions.Interview Questions
No OfferEasy Interview
- The most difficult question asked was what would I do in the situation of not having an item that a customer was looking for. Answer Question
Kohl's wants to be easy on shoppers and tough on competition. It operates some 1,090 discount department stores in 49 states. More than a quarter of its stores are in the Midwest, where Kohl's continues to grow while rapidly expanding into other markets. Moderately priced name-brand and private-label apparel, shoes, accessories, and housewares are sold through centrally located cash registers, designed to expedite checkout and keep staff costs down. Kohl's competes with discount and mid-level department stores. Merchandising relationships allow Kohl's to carry top brands...