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Kmart Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,587 Reviews
2.4
1,587 Reviews
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Edward S. Lampert
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Review Highlights

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.  

    okay

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    short shifts, and great co worker

    Cons

    upper management unorganized, they didnt know what they were doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not to bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kmart Cashier in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Kmart Cashier in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Kmart

    Pros

    Good management;great co workers;felt valued

    Cons

    Their were a lot of long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Marine City, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Marine City, MI

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

    Pros

    In my opinion, it's a relatively easy job. Depending on location, slow business and not typically that many customers. Great experience, especially for a first job.

    Cons

    Very outdated and slow registers. Shop Your Way reward points have many issues and when a customer has to call to resolve those issues, SYW does very little to help them.
    Being just 16 working with mostly adults, it's easy to feel disrespected and belittled no matter how nice and friendly you are with your coworkers.
    Very sexist with the jobs they assign.
    Working as a cashier and having to do online training before it's due date – very frustrating, you can only do it while on the clock but customers always go in and out of your line making the training almost impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Online training should be allowed to be completed off the clock, especially for cashiers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good for a first job.

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    Current Employee - Softlines Merchandiser in Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Softlines Merchandiser in Twin Falls, ID

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

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Too much work for minimum wage. Not much room to move up, rarely give out raises, you get some real weird customers that are high or on drugs. Lack of communication between managers, not enough cashiers, almost ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation for your employees, give more feedback, improve communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's just ok.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    location and friendly coworkers for the most part

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Short shifts 4-5 hour days. The company wants cashier's arrows to be green at 75% for reward customers - which is almost not possible. It gets annoying asking customers every time if they'd like to sign up for the rewards. Plus alot of the customers are mexicans and can't speak english.

  7.  

    It was really good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    It's easy good start for your carrer. And you get good customers and easy work environment. You need to do a background check. Like that you know you're working with good clean people everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    rude customers always understaffed ways. A lot of cleaning. Get paid minimum but you can get a raise later on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to employ more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working for Kmart was actually a fun experience, I was able to grow as a person there and work at a comfortable pace.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, OH

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

    Pros

    Team members were all great people to work with. Atmosphere in the store made it hard to be upset even if you wanted to be so it was impossible to not be upbeat and positive.

    Cons

    We were pretty much short staffed every day in the front end, long lines with only 4 to 5 registers open out of 19. Keep in mind this was a Super Kmart so it was relatively always busy for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It wasn't that bad of a company to work for. It's good for kids in high school.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Dickson City, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Dickson City, PA

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great customers, nice employees and managers

    Cons

    minimum wage pay , don't give you room to grow with the company, no raises

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    A great location to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart

    Pros

    great environment, understanding management, fast paced, nice customers

    Cons

    part time, not a lot of hours

  11.  

    Mediocre

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    easy
    good management
    not long
    i dont know what else
    pretty easy though

    Cons

    pay
    location of place
    5 words
    not a bad job
    easy to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

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