Kmart Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. It's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Farmington, NM
    Current Employee - Cashier in Farmington, NM

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, willing to work with you, great people

    Cons

    misleading signs, underpaid, no promotion, no pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    pay raises.


  2. Kmart

    Current Employee - Checkout Service Associate in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Checkout Service Associate in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and management work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Nothing really about the staff but the customers can get out of hand.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the computers,they're severely slow.


  3. Hardlines Merchandiser

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers care about education first, that's great for students, or recent grads. Great coworkers. Love seeing them everytime I go in to work. Managers arent too brutal if you get your job done right.

    Cons

    Corporate never gives us enough supplies, customers always complaining that we don't have the 'big' bags anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Turn up the AC. If the customers are complaining, you're doing your job wrong. Update the machinery/equipment. We're running IBM's and the checkout procedure and loading screen takes way too long.


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Kmart (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    As long as you have a great manager, it's fun to work. Very motivating and result oriented

    Cons

    It's is hard to get recognition for the effort and not much growth despite performing well


  6. Kmart

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Stocker in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Kmart part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Time and a half was great for working overnight. The pay was pretty good for an entry level job. The people there are friendly. Work is simple.

    Cons

    The stores can get a little messy.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  7. Sales floor, Softlines

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    I loved working at Kmart. It was my first job and they were totally awesome. We all worked as a team. We all genuinely felt like a huge night crew family. I loved my managers/supervisors. One more than others but in general they were great! They were super flexible with my hours and understood school and things like that. The work in Softlines wasn't hell, I mean at times it was difficult but I didn't dread going to work. The system Kmart has is great.

    Cons

    Store manager might make you feel like crap .. If you ever meet or see him. But if you work at night it's not a thing to worry about. At first they work you like a dog with only 1 day off. A bit of a gossip fest. First couple days I started it was stressful because of not proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your head management for the store isn't a jerk, and get better training


  8. Loss Prevention Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention in Ontario, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The positives on the company is the supervision aspects in which you are fully trusted with minimal supervision on your job responsibilities.

    Cons

    The negative aspect of working for the company is the job securment, low pay, and an insufficient process in job development.

    Advice to Management

    The team management with store and loss prevention was great. Worked with one another to focus on minimizing waste costs.


  9. Kmart

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Fletcher, NC
    Former Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Fletcher, NC

    I worked at Kmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, fun environment to work.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great


  10. Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Kmart

    Pros

    Easily obtainable job for high schooler

    Cons

    Boring, pay not high enough

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  11. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy, good for first job, okay hours, not much to do, if you like talking to customers then you'll love it

    Cons

    Boring, they always want you to up-sell their plans and credit cards and nobody wants to hear that every time they shop.

    Advice to Management

    Give your cashiers more things to do



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