Kohl's Reviews in Menomonee Falls, WI

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
2,156 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a part timer they work well with work life balance in scheduling (in 69 reviews)

  • The only positive reason to work at Kohl's is the employee discount (in 163 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance as much as they would like you to believe there is (in 84 reviews)

  • Kohl's is essentially a credit card company which also happens to sell clothing (in 100 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategy Intern  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategy Intern in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    real life work load, worked on impact projects, contact with top level execs, group work with fellow interns

    Cons

    large company was hard to see fruits of your labour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one on one reviews with managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very satisfied for the time being

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Planner  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Planner in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Manager and a great team
    Encouraging work life balance but this can depend on the team you are on
    Vacation time is very competitive
    Great projects allowing travel, training and getting in the field - this can depend on department

    Cons

    No path of growth
    Lower pay with small bonuses
    Slow project cycle so company can't be as nimble

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work! Outstanding training program. Great people, work environment and benefits!

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, perks & salary. There are still some great people.

    Cons

    Job expectations, politics & staff cuts. If you do not know how to play or refuse to play the role of politian, you will be ID'd and worked out. All about job protection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lip service & prove yourself as people managers first. They will follow you if you inspire them. Process improvement is not the only way to "skin a cat".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start a career, if you went to the right school...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Specialist  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Merchandise Specialist in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    If you work in the corporate office, its a great place to learn about the retail business from the ground up. The company is great with helping out organizations like Susan G. Komen.

    Cons

    The buying offices consist of 80% women, under 30. Atmosphere could feel like the movie "Mean Girls" if you were more focused on work than fitting in or did not start there straight out of college. Also, they give you the understanding that you have a shot at moving up from your position, until you see that they only tend to promote and focus on those that went to the colleges of universities that they recruit from. In my nearly 4 years, I only remember a handful of specialists being promoted to an analyst position. The remainder either quit or switched departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make things more fair for Merchandise Specialists. They work hard and learn the buying offices from the ground up and are great to promote because of that, regardless of the school they attended.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits and perks offered to associates

    Cons

    Unfortunately, pay raises are not tied to the hard work put forth by an associate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager At Corporate  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Manager At Corporate in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits - especially the insurance, childcare and workout facilities. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Mid-to-high level management afraid to make decisions and stick with them, resulting in total chaos. All it takes is a few bad apples to ruin the pie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your mid-level management is letting you down. They're afraid to tell you that the resources don't exist, so they push people too hard. In addition, there's a back-stabbing culture happening as well. No one trusts anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good but slow to react

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Marketing Analyst  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Direct Marketing Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, office culture, Employee oriented perks

    Cons

    Management Loyalty, Difficult to advance. Too many days trying to satisfy the manager that was way out of line when it came to managing their employees. Many people when to HR regarding this manager (for more then 5 years) and it took me leaving for them to realize that the manager is not fit to manage people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees when they have a problem with a manager. I spent too many days trying to make the best of a bad situation with my manager. It's unfortunate that it took me leaving to get HR to properly address the poor manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't count on a promotion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Company going through an interesting reinvent.

    Cons

    Working hard and getting the job done well does not get you promoted. Too many hoops to jump through for any recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many obstacles for good workers to get promoted. Not good for employee retention.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a pretty good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time

    Pros

    Most of the time work hours are flexible and work like balance is good. Leadership encourages training and movement within the organization.

    Cons

    Emphasis seems to be on the careers associates just out of college. Organization seems to reorganize on a regular basis. Reorganizations and movement opportunity can lead to getting a new manager a fairly regular occurrence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on short term wins and more focus on future vision, although recently that seems to be swinging in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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