Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
2,416 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Encouraging work life balance but this can depend on the team you are on (in 86 reviews)

  • The employee discount was nice but it didn't make up for anything else (in 188 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance as much as they would like you to believe there is (in 103 reviews)

  • Minimum wage is also not enough to be paid for what you deal with (in 120 reviews)

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  1.  

    Management Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Internship in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The jobs allowed for a great opportunity to learn all aspects of retail management. It was a well structured internship, and the company invests good money to ensure the program is beneficial.

    Cons

    The internship is a full time internship (could be a pro or con depending on your willingness to work). It is 40 hours per week and the schedule changes weekly. It requires some weekend work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its a good place to work. Management is great and approachable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to teach you what you do not know. The hours are flexible and management is always willing to accommodate your hours of availability.
    The associates discount is good too.

    Cons

    The pay is low- you are paid minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I genuinely think that you are doing a good job. But it would be nice if you reviewed the pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like the schedule flexibility.If you need time off they generally give it to you. It's a good place to work. It's retail so you deal with customers and coupons and stuff but the management is pretty cool. They like to promote from within so if you want to move up you can.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and getting a raise is a joke. There's always a lack of people so it makes it harder to get things done and if there's work for like 4 people and there's only one person to do it. It is a retail store so it's good for certain types of people. I'm currently in school so it works for me but if you really need a job to support yourself and others, you're not gonna get there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Really good company with great people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Loss Prevention Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - District Loss Prevention Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people in the company are great to work with and always take the time to help others out. The leadership in the company will always take the time to support their leaders working in the stores.

    Cons

    There really are no issues at the company that I am aware off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a conservative company that is all about placing things on reports. Know excel and know operations because if it happens at Kohl's it is on a report some place. Be ready to talk to your information and you will do great at this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constant cutbacks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every year resources are cut back to make up for the constant loss of sales in the company. Headcount is reduced every year, management team is reduced, payroll is reduced, expectations however always increase. This is standard operating procedures for most businesses, but Kohl's constantly tries to compare themselves to Macy's, Nordstrom etc instead of accepting their reputation comparable to Ross... Kohl's is Ross more than it's Macy's, stop denying it and expecting world class service for an average $$ per unit of $6. Insane delusional leadership...

    Cons

    Too many to list here.. see above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit you are Ross and a discounter and not a premium destination. You sell $6 shirts to people with incomes 20k-50k... Lower your expectations if you are going to constantly cutback resources. A 15 million dollar store has : 2 cashiers and 3 floor associates... really??!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company, lots of work but pays off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility is endless, benefits are great. Tons of support and training, lots of stores so thus plenty of places to advance.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, credit solicitation is brutal. Upper management can seem as if they are just there to whip the backs of store teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From the top down, apply a more realistic expectation or pay for the rescources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't work for this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back. All associates are really nice and easy company to work for.

    Cons

    They cut your hours a lot and very little pay. All they have you do is fold clothes and hang clothes from people in the dressing room. I worked on the floor and register and I couldn't ever get my area cleaned because I was always being called to the register for back up then they wouldn't let me leave until my area was cleaned up. Misses/woman's, toys, and kids worst areas to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your associates. Don't take advantage of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    BAD PLACE TO WORK!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The place is well organized, benefits is okay, some customers are extremely nice an friendly, coworkers are nice, well some of them. paid every week is great

    Cons

    When I was getting interviewed the interviewer pacifically said " I dont care if your grandmother die and you have to attend to her funeral, you have to be here" They expect you to put Kohls before your self. they want you to do sooo much but only pay 7.25

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RAISE PAY!!!!! we work like slaves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like any place there are goods and bads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a store manager for 2 years and for the most part really enjoyed working for my district manager(the 3 I had). I was allowed to make independent decisions and they were always there to support when needed. The team worked hard to do a good job.

    Cons

    Shoestring payroll budget with unrealistic expectations. The level of expected focus on aquiring credit cards was a constant nuisance. They got a new regional manager a year or two ago who was a total stiff and a liar. Corporate HR backs up the hourly team 100%, but if you need backing for improper treatment good luck. Highly limited advancement potential past store manager, unless you want to live in Wisconsin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your store's with the resources they need to keep a great looking store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's retail and I have been with the company for 6 years and that's way too long

    Current Employee - Jewelry, Cash Office and Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Jewelry, Cash Office and Customer Service in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has flexible hours and ok discounts

    Cons

    I have worked for two stores, and I have gone through 6 managers. If you are a college student, high school student or need extra cash this is the job for you. It is definitely not a place to make a career out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train, get management that is not lazy and hire from with in.

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