Kmart Reviews

Updated July 4, 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. Helpful (1)

    Decent at best.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. kmart cashier

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Great people, ridiculous policy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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).


  6. It's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Kmart

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Hardlines Merchandiser

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    • 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.


  10. Great company

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    • 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


  11. 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!



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