Kmart Reviews

Updated March 27, 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)

  • 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. It was a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Coworkers were great to work with
    -Flexible scheduling
    -They made me feel that i was a valuable worker
    -Recognized my hard work

    Cons

    -Usually understaffed
    -Low pay
    -occasional rude customers
    -I really cant think of anything else. I enjoyed working there for the most part.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. It's OK.

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, most people got a long with one another. Lots of great after-work stories and even helped catch thieves! My favorite memory was catching a teenage boy stealing alcohol. I tackled him and nearly got myself fired but with high fives from the managers lol. I also talked a guy down from suicide and he gave me 100 dollars in a random visit at Christmas. Life is full of little surprises.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, even for being a college student or teenager. Too much work for what you were given. Sore feet at the end of the day all the time. A few managers were jerks and favored women over men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen your managers better and offer people better pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great. Fun and interesting. Days go fast.

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier

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

    Pros

    work with your schedule. easy going and they make sure you take your breaks and lunch.

    Cons

    pay . upper management tends to look down on store employees and does not listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You seriously need to give some nice fat raises to your employees. Been far too long. Feed the hand that minds the store first...

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great experience with limited opportunity for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Planner in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Planner in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The people there are very talented at all levels.

    Cons

    Systems are very complex with a huge learning curve. Understaffed in planning. Workload unmanageable with too many expectations from management. No career path for planners. Limited opportunities For advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to empower its people more. Very talented people throughout the organization. Need to promote from within more. Need to create additional layers in planning. Planning managers, directors. Many of the planners could be Managers or Directors for other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Okay place if you never had a job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indio, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indio, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy job, Management easy to deal with, Decent hours 20-30.

    Cons

    No raises, no advancement, 10% discount, minimum wage, basically as low as it gets in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not the management, its the company. They need a new attack when it comes to marketing, and the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. layaway

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart

    Pros

    good for first job. great coworkers

    Cons

    not a real chance of advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Decent retail job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    Easy work. Good first job.

    Cons

    Low pay. Crazy coworkers. Bad appeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great first job

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, management was nice

    Cons

    Retail is not fun to work in for long periods of time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. It was very fast-paced, and not a lot of training.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    It was an easy, if harried, job and the supervisors were easy-going.

    Cons

    No training whatsoever. I saw other floor people engage customers with a poor demeanor, as if it was a hassle they had to help the consumers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit more training for newcomers and supervisors as well. Barking at someone because they do not smile enough is not a good way to foster a superior working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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