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First job, long time employee, politics and favoritism need to stop

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Former Employee - Department Supervisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV

I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Associate/ Employee discount, discount can make clearance merchandise a more wonderful deal to purchase
Massive learning potential, knowledge growth
Great sales, deals, even better for a kohl's charge customer who is an also an employee
Small commission for signing up customers for a Kohl's Charged card - approved or not
Structure, Daily goals for credit, email and sales can be motivational and inspiring
Culture and values when utilized, A team events (Events for charirty, volunteer work with the company)
Room for career advancement to climb the hierachy if you can suck up to management
Advancement through Manager in Training program with your bachelor's degree if you don't mind relocating in the U.S.,If approved ability to transfer to any of over 1000 stores in the U.S
Benefits for full and part time associates, Tuition reimbursement for full time employee students after 1 year, Yearly employee survey, Yearly inventory, Montly clearance markdowns, Merchandising directives, planograms, and maps that guide you in placing product, StoreNet internal to the company

Cons

Politics and favoritism - don't promote your employees based on who you like or know but on how hard they work, dedicated, loyal, detail oriented they are
Neglected fitting room 5 item limit, Fitting room best practice carts (corporate enforced but impractical and annoying to push and utilize)
No commission for any other type of sales, Low recognition for employees, No structured training program for supervisors to use in training new associates
No salaried positions aside from 3-4 store managers
Attendance policy is unfair
Half hour lunch is too short
No business cards for supervisors and full time employees, employees with seniority in the company
Low pay for supervisors, Micro management on the wrong people
Slim to none recognition, Denied transfer ability in the U.S for certain managers in the district
-I was the only one in my store with a college degree and I even told my district manager to her face and she did not care or seem to want to help me establish my career in a managerial postion. As a long time employee and someone who grand opened one of the three stores I made my 2nd home for a massive amount of time nearly a decade, I had a lot of love in my heart and as my first job the attachment was definitely made. However, career growth stops at a certain point and favoritism is obvious and ridicuoulous. My Bachelor's degrees appear unimportant to the company even though they have a manager in training program and store management intern program for graduating and graduated students.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Add or create more salaried positions for full time/supervisor positions and/or for those people with seniority after 3-5 years. The time clock should not be a deciding factor for termination. Emphasis on education. Exterminate favoritism and politics. If retention is so important, why would you get rid of your best person? Create a time limit on the return policy, customers highly abuse it. Too much yes you can for customers, not enough yes you can for Employees, where the YES YOU CAN for employees, the backbone of your company?!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Definitely a work hard not smart environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Technology Analyst  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    There is a nice cafeteria, and you get nice discounts on clothing, there is nothing about the job that is a pro.

    Cons

    At the corporate headquarters the management is not on the same incentive structure as the IT programmers. This causes a lot of problems in that quality is not part of the equation only if the deadline is met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove some of the layers of middle management and listen to your IT professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's retail!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount
    Awesome team
    Great Store Manager
    Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Crazy hours
    Credit card goals are crazy!
    Workload is outrageous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working so hard and take a day off! It's obvious they are constantly being pushed to get sales, customer service, and credit that they look worried everyday. Our store manager has to call on her days off because she is worried about the numbers! Someone needs to give them a break.
    For a large store like our we need more payroll and full time positions.
    Go back to decent hours during the holidays!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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