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An above-average retail company to begin career with.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Kohl's full-time for more than a year

Pros

Competitive pay
Above-average vacation time
Caring upper-level management (from my experience)
Great exposure opportunities for college grads

Develop your management style/techniques while working for a retailer with national notoriety. Great people with great skills reside within the organization; these people are accessible and willing to help you grow. Lots of networking opportunities, which is key in moving up in the company.

Cons

Business is profitable due to low facilities/associate payroll and high profit margins
Heavy workload
Ambiguous merchandising direction
Long, long hours

It takes a lot of extra face time to get noticed. Bad visits could really set you back, depending on how you take the criticism. There are not enough hours in a week to get everything done, which can be frustrating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More payroll, please! Stores will look better, service will be better, sales will increase, consumer/brand perception will improve. Update your technology to today's standards.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Expect horrible things if you work at corporate.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice cafeterias
    Decent employee discount in stores
    Benefits (but nothing special)
    High salary - to hook you in, beware the signing bonuses!
    Incredibly silo-ed. Do NOT perform a task outside your jurisdiction.

    Cons

    Incredibly bad management, and a ton of layers
    Long hours
    Treat employees like slaves
    If you're not in upper management, expect a 4'x4' cell for a cubicle, if you're lucky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slaves in 3rd world countries are treated better
    Do away with 3-4 layers of middle management.
    Do away with silos, get teams working TOGETHER.
    Fund a support group for ex employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I would love to go back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier and Unloading Truck  in  Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier and Unloading Truck in Flower Mound, TX

    I worked at Kohl's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible hours
    great ppl to work with
    and understanding managers

    Cons

    they pay minimum pay
    some times a little pushy to get credit
    your only part time unless you become supervisor or manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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