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Overworked

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Kohl's full-time

Pros

made a lot of friends
4 weeks of vacation is nice for retail
MIT go to HQ

Cons

averaged 60+ hours
Did 35+ days straight once at about 14 hours a day
Worked 108 hours in 8 days once
Pay wasn't that great
DM makes or breaks store
Store Managers tend to throw you under the bus to stay on good terms with DM's

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. It is what it is

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Was able to strengthen skills in order to move to a better future. Pay, benefits was okay.

    Cons

    Management and high up people tend to think they run everything and look and talk down to workers. Too much finger pointing and throwing people under the bus. No on takes responsibility for their actions unless it is something good. Promotions are made not by experience or hard work but who you go to lunch with and kiss up too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, start at the top. VP's, Directors, Managers. Too many chiefs making decisions and fighting to have their way (OSA big finger pointer). No one is concerned about the money spent by late and wrong decisions during development. Last minute changes in the past years has caused thousands of lost dollars and the problem dept is usually the one that doesnt get blamed or take ownership. (OSA, MP, Fixture Development, Planning and Innovation).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Place, but would not stay forever.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There was always an opportunity to get assistance from managment. Also, you could get the chance to move from the floor to the register, which is more ideal, especially in a department store. Overall, people are friendly and it is what you make it.

    Cons

    Ther were not too many downsides; however, the one thing that had extensive ramifications was scheduling. There were a lot of issues with work schedules and somehow, every week , it never improved. This was very troubling, given that there are only 30-45 employees at the store, which should not be hard to construct schedules for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organized and read the book, "Seven Habits of Highly Successful Managers"

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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