Kmart Reviews

Updated July 28, 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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2,040 Employee Reviews

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  1. Hardlines

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser

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

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

    Pros

    The work you do is decent and easy enough just have some muscle on you if you're hardlines and do what you're told. Co-workers are what makes the job good though I made some pretty good friends in the short time I was working there.

    Cons

    Weird hours, You can have 30 one week and 10 the next. Outdated slow registers Rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Make the checkout process faster and have training be more physical than computer based


  2. Receiving

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Reading, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.No one seems to be Rushed to get something done.

    Cons

    Cashiers seem to need more training, seem to work kind of Slow.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your newer employees.


  3. Assistant Manager

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

    I worked at Kmart

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

    Pros

    great retail experience for a new graduate

    Cons

    Work life balance not existing


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  5. Softlines

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Softlines Team Member in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Softlines Team Member in Breinigsville, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Great for a first job.

    Cons

    Hours are always being cut. Never get a raise.


  6. It's fun

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Kmart

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

    Pros

    Pay work hours it's fun and always busy with customers

    Cons

    Management is mean and rude


  7. Kmart is a good place to work!

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, open door policy.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt not all on same page.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page.


  8. A fun place to work!

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone displayed a very positive attitude! Working for Kmart was my home away from home

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about them, I truly enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for making Kmart such an amazing place to work.


  9. Kmart

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

    I have been working at Kmart part-time

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

    Pros

    Good job for the young.

    Cons

    Managers need to act more professional

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to act more professioal


  10. Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good part time work, good for anyone trying to get an easy job

    Cons

    Not much in job security


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Place To Work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent employee discount; the store I work at is quite laid back and everyone gets along and talks to each other. There's lots of communication and most customers are fairly decent. There doesn't seem to be a line between management and employees below that sector. For being a retail store, it is a fairly nice place to work at. Other workers are always open to help as much as they can with any questions you may have, along with management. They never make you feel bad for not knowing something.

    Cons

    The registers are quite outdated (more of a corporate issue) which can cause problems. If one register goes down, it impacts EVERYONE. Customers can be rude at times, especially with Rewards Card issues; hours bounce back and fourth; training is decent but not the greatest. There's still things I'm learning and things 'senior' employees are still learning as well. Don't expect a raise working here. It doesn't matter whether you received a good review or not, the company as a whole can't really afford it; Rewards Cards/Sears Cards/Smart Plan's are sometimes pushed onto Sales Associate because of the store's District Manager. You receive some change for whatever Smart plan you sell.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too pushy regarding Rewards Cards/Sears credit cards. It just adds too much unneeded stress; perhaps a little more in depth training, with options to cross train Sales Associates in different areas of the store, depending on their interests. Associates should also be trained to be knowledge in different areas of the store. Pin down on those few rude associates in your stores.



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