Kmart Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Edward S. Lampert
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Pros
  • Flexible scheduling if needed or they are willing to put you on a fixed schedule (in 69 reviews)

  • 10 percent employee discount on non sale items (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • They expect everyone to do everything for minimum wage (in 134 reviews)

  • No raises even if you get a good evaluation (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Pricing Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Lead in Aston, PA
    Former Employee - Pricing Lead in Aston, PA

    I worked at Kmart (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent job advancement opportunities. Co-workers are like family. Everyone does their part if working in a big project.

    Cons

    Company more worried about bottom line then employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Decent at best.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jewelry Associate
    Current Employee - Jewelry Associate

    I have been working at Kmart

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Jewelry is one of the better places in the store to work. And they are sometimes willing to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    This may just be specific to my location but we went through turmoil having a manager out for nearly a year, being without a store manager for a time, being understaffed, and run under poor business practices.


  3. Kmart Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Whiteville, NC
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Whiteville, NC

    I have been working at Kmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people there are great to work with.

    Cons

    Doing multiple people's job and hardly ever to do your own. No ac in the store. No raises unless promoted to another position.


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  5. Busy!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a diverse group of coworkers and customers is great. We have fun and get to know so many people.

    Cons

    The company has big expectations for what we can accomplish. Workload is heavy, and disorganization from regional and corporate levels creates additional challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other to help streamline the processes and improve productivity.


  6. Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've worked at Kmart for over 10 years and you get out of it what you put into it.

    Is it easy? No. Challenging? Yes. Fun? Absolutely!

    Great Pay!
    Great Benefits!
    Good Vacation Time!

    Cons

    It's what you make of it.

    Budgets are reasonable, workload is heavy many weeks of the year. If you plan the work, you will succeed. If you fail to plan, you will fail.

    Advice to Management

    Please find a better way to balance the workload. Some weeks are excessive and many weeks are low. A balance will improve execution on all levels and really provide the WOW MEMBER EXPERIENCE.


  7. Softlines merchandiser

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart part-time

    Pros

    it was ok, superiors and co workers are really good to each other. they were really supportive of new workers.

    Cons

    schedule and management didnt really understood each other. got deployed to work from the time i asked not to be working. receits are just a bit too much.


  8. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Hiring is a challange to get the right person.

    Advice to Management

    There are many tenured Associates. They are a wealth of knowledge and a great support.


  9. Kmart

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Softlines
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Softlines

    I worked at Kmart

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

    Pros

    Works around other life commitments.
    Always something to do- if you like a fast paced work environment.
    Associates become family.

    Cons

    Financial compensation not there for those who step up in hourly leadership positions.
    Difficult to advance if not willing to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Update the basic computer systems that keep the business operational. Those poor registers need a makeover.


  10. kmart cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

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

    Pros

    Great people work there and its really diverse where i live.

    Cons

    Pay is crap. rude customers and over confident supervisors


  11. Great people, ridiculous policy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work at in that the general audience is older than other retail stores. As such, customers are (generally) very kind. Extremely flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Ridiculous policies; co-worker was fired without warning for taking a $5 tip from a secret shopper against policy.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if management loosened up a bit as far as certain policies go (i.e. tipping), but took some more seriously (i.e. EMPLOYEE shoplifting).



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