Kmart Reviews

Updated August 1, 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. Customer Service

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

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

    Pros

    Good employees, fast paced, constantly working

    Cons

    Sometimes it would get so busy that you couldn't take breaks, or they didn't have anyone else qualified to work the front during breaks

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling, including breaks.


  2. some bad, some good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kmart part-time

    Pros

    The other cashiers were really helpful and were very open to the new cashiers.

    Cons

    For my training I had to call each day to figure out if I was working or not. It was I huge pain. The application process was also very log and tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Try stay more organized during the


  3. Great job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Lead
    Former Employee - Pricing Lead

    I worked at Kmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, great team

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises

    Advice to Management

    Try to find more incentives for your team, no raises really kills morale


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  5. Hardlines

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


  6. Receiving

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Company Pros and Cons

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cashier Trainer
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cashier Trainer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The crew I worked for was awesome! It was like family! We were hard working and willing to help the others out when need be.

    Cons

    While the company made the job bearable, there was a lot to be desired in how they treated their employees. There was little incentive to go above and beyond what the job asked for, and taking on extra responsibilities often came with no financial compensation. It also often felt like we were not being listened to when suggestions were made to try to make things better.

    Advice to Management

    Work to show your staff that you appreciate them!


  8. Assistant Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Softlines

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  10. It's fun

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Kmart is a good place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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