Kmart Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible scheduling if needed or they are willing to put you on a fixed schedule (in 69 reviews)

  • Well there's an employee discount and its expieriance for a resume (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • I guess they figure they can pay a teenager minimum wage to do the same job (in 134 reviews)

  • No raises (even though I can do twice the workload of most new employees) (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Legal/Personal Assistant in Colton, CA
    Former Employee - Legal/Personal Assistant in Colton, CA

    I worked at Kmart (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Discounts. Ability to advance

    Cons

    Lots of long hours. Poor work life balance

  2. Coworkers are very friendly and like family

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Kmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, slow pace during most of the year, donuts every week, turkey dinner on thanksgiving, very flexible with schedule, commission on smart plans

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours, checkout process is too long, no recycling, machines are slow, goals too high, no raises

    Advice to Management

    Move more cashiers out to the floor that have been there for long enough

  3. It was a great first job to get my foot in the door.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart part-time

    Pros

    -people are great
    -manager cooperative with schedule+hours

    Cons

    -pay
    -over-complicated system
    -bad discount
    -not great prices

    Advice to Management

    Management is good. Corporate is the one who has problems.

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  5. Stocker

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    Current Employee - Stocker in Chesterton, IN
    Current Employee - Stocker in Chesterton, IN

    I have been working at Kmart part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with pretty relaxed, work great with schedules for college or high school

    Cons

    The CEO, and incentive are the main concerns

    Advice to Management

    Try to give incentive towards employees

  6. the time of my life loved walking into that place such a fun environment

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    Former Employee - Kmart Cashier in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Kmart Cashier in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Kmart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a relaxed environment

    Cons

    low hours sometimes sometimes i would only get 10 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    I dont have any

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    ASM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance with right store team.

    Cons

    Lack of raises and keeping good help.

    Advice to Management

    To keep good people you must give more incentive with pay raises.

  8. cashier/sales representative

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    Current Employee - Deli/Meat Cutter in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Deli/Meat Cutter in Pawtucket, RI

    I have been working at Kmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good customer service skills,oriental,bilingual,very energetic,very opened to try and do new things,

    Cons

    Stock shelves as needed/cut meats for steaks,beef stew,hamburger,etc...,and prepare customers. Orders,

  9. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fall River, MA

    I have been working at Kmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company offers managers an opportunity to prove time management skills

    Cons

    Growth opportunity limited unless relocatable.

  10. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kmart has a great team, working there is laid back and not usually very stressful, unless its the holiday season

    Cons

    Management, taking time off, they do not hold your job if you go away to college you must reapply

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with hours, do not yell at employees for your company doing badly... that was probably one of the worst parts.

  11. The experience was not unbearable.

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    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate in Macon, GA

    I worked at Kmart part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Advanced quickly, coworkers were nice, hours were met most of the time. Benefits given to part time associates as well as full time

    Cons

    Although you advance to an office position, pay stayed the same (minimum wage), even though the job you do is of a higher level of security.

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