Kmart

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Kmart Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,520 Reviews
2.4
1,520 Reviews
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Edward S. Lampert
349 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    the management was fine, but the store was run down, im pretty sure it was never cleaned.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    money, close distance, flexible hours

    Cons

    gross, minumum wage, didnt tell me to my face i was fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You learn how to work in a customer service retail based environment.

    Cons

    Could be expected to complete impossible tasks by management
    Most managers in my experience believed they were above everyone else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to relate to the associates in order to keep a good work vibe, should feel like a family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun work, good first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsburg, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsburg, IN

    I have been working at Kmart

    Pros

    great working environment, made many good friends through work

    Cons

    minimum pay and no pay raise for working 2 years

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work with, needs more organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Loved my employees and assistant manager, flexible with scheduling, store manager very understanding of personal issues.

    Cons

    supervisor is very over bearing and controlling, doesn't give associates enough tim to finish their work before critiquing them. registers very old and slow tend to freeze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Dont' Completely Dismiss K-Mart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very willing to work around other schedules. Good start for retail/customer service skills.

    Cons

    Risky due to store closings. Pay not great; raises not heard of. Store procedures can be very cumbersome and time consuming, which irritates customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Awesome Place to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM Hardlines in Dickson, TN
    Current Employee - ASM Hardlines in Dickson, TN

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers
    Friendly atmosphere
    Location was in a good neighborhood free of thugs and gangbangers
    great vacation time
    nice customers and corporate

    Cons

    Pay was a little low
    Benefits were lacking to say the least
    Mandatory overtime during peak seasons could wear you out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work-life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, NY

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

    Pros

    I had a great group of co-workers. They are usually so desperate for employees that they are willing to give you a chance when other companies will not.

    Cons

    Lack of personal life. The management didn't communicate with each other let alone with the regular employees. Low pay ,expensive and horrible benefits. Either no hours available or way too many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to get and keep quality employees pay them what they are worth and stop making excuses for not giving raises ( wage freezes, and store metrics )

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    There are no pros, sorry.

    Cons

    Working there is chaotic. You can only clock in at the register but on a busy day you'll get stopped ten times before you get to the register and now you're late.... and they dont care.

  10.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kmart

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly staff, shifts aren't that long, they don't call on your days off.

    Cons

    Poor hours, doing tasks that aren't in your job description

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the pay from minimum wage, and try to treat your employees a little better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't do it please

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Kmart

    Pros

    There really are no pros. If you have a good manager your life is good otherwise be careful not to trust

    Cons

    Antiquated computer system. Management talks behind employees backs. Racism runs through the company.as well as sexisim . So don't be of color or gay life will be miserable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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