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Better than most big box retailers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Operations Area Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY
Former Employee - Operations Area Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Kohl's full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Commitment to local communities Access to company investment opportunities Health insurance available for part time employees, before federal mandate Employee scholarship and education opportunities

Cons

Just like any big box retailer: Weekends Holidays Limited control of hours per week for part time employees Limited work schedule consistency for part time employees

Advice to Management

Remember what sets you apart (or at least used to set you apart) from stores like Walmart and Target. Do you really want to continue pursuing their model? When I started at Kohl's in 2005, we opened at 5:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving. Now you open at midnight. Next year, will you open at 7 PM Thanksgiving Day? Your success has been built on taking care of your community: good customer service, well-above average employee benefit options, Kohl's Cares, and financial investment in local schools and volunteer organizations. It appears that in policy and operations decisions you have lost sight of the importance of taking care of your employees - which means far more than mere financial incentives. If this continues, you'll continue to see a decrease in employee morale that will lead to diminished customer service (which leads to diminished sales), higher employee turnover (which leads to higher costs), and diminished employee involvement in local community give-back programs (which leads to decreased differentiation by customers and investors between Kohl's and the other big box retailers). In your attempt to increase your competitive stance with stores like Target, don't sacrifice the company ethos that allowed you to become competitive with national big box retailers in the first place. The heart and soul of Kohl's is what created Kohl's brand loyalty within me, a current customer and former employee, but my loyalty is waning because every year it becomes more difficult to differentiate between Kohl's and Walmart - and if we're just talking prices, I am always better-off shopping at Walmart.

Other Employee Reviews for Kohl's

  1. bad company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fright in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Fright in Springfield, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nothing to say good about this company

    Cons

    when you as for more hours they well not give them to you lol they ONLY work me only one day a week and you are in need to feed your family and when you start you go and they tell you how good the company it is lolol that is all wrong so if you need to feed your family this is not the job for you good luck

    Advice to Management

    give people more hours if it is doing shoes etc


  2. Not a good experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Chillicothe, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Chillicothe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pro was that it was a good first job to be able to find out that retail was not for me.

    Cons

    I had a really awful time at kohl's as did my coworkers who didn't mind letting me know how awful a time they were having on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just throw your new employees out on the sales floor. I was told I would be training with someone for a week, but no one ever came so I had to figure out everything on my own.


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