Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews in Menomonee Falls, WI

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 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.  

    Good corporate environment; very political, though.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Merchandising in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Vice President Merchandising in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere, great benefits, day care on site.

    Cons

    Too political at higher levels which makes some relationships toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management spends a fortune recruiting people to WI from New York and LA. Should spend more time developing and maintaining executives rather than replacing at boss's convenience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company if you are looking for a career in retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees, promote from within, a lot of office excursions

    Cons

    If you get stuck in a bad office you can have a lot of down time and not get much experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Promising Future

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

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

    Pros

    Company is headed in the right direction. Strong management that has outlined achievable goals for the future that will allow the company to succeed. Management is open to hearing new ideas and trying new things.

    Cons

    Disconnect between B&M and e-commerce. Need stronger communication between teams. Currently, each side doesn't understand the other's workload and this has led to frustration and feeling that associates aren't appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Development - Drama and Little Respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    You get to be a real part of the process of designing/producing

    Cons

    Getting promoted is a popularity contest. Grown adults crying after meetings. You're not allowed to sit in on meetings that you set up and prepared all of the work for, and if you get to sit in, you have to sit far away from the executives, like a caste system.
    You need to do your direct supervisor's job for over 1 year in order to get promoted.

    TERRIBLE WORK LIFE BALANCE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, Fast-paced, and Rewarding

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

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time

    Pros

    Kohl's does a good job of making sure their employees are engaged. They request feedback on the work environment through surveys of their employees at least twice per year. I enjoy working in the marketing department as we have a lot of freedom to try new approaches and ideas.
    Everything you need is on-site. Two gourmet cafes, a bank, dry-cleaning, wellness center which includes a gym, doctors office, and pharmacy, concierge services, and on-site day care.

    Cons

    In certain areas, employees may not be recognized for their hard work. I've noticed that your experience at Kohl's is really dependent upon if you have a good manager. We see frequent re-organizing of the team structures. Communcation is a challenge due to the size of the company. Certain teams work harder than others. Some areas are very high pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back-fill positions quicker. When someone leaves, the position is rarely filled in a timely manner. This causes a lot of stress to the employees who have to pick up additional work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked in a few departments within IT at Kohl's and have always had the benefit of having a knowledgeable and understanding boss. I work from home two times a week and the work is always interesting. Plenty of opportunity for training and career growth.

    Cons

    Insurance is more expensive and less inclusive than in the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Very satisfied for the time being

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kohl's new mission statement of being a company that helps people live fulfilled lives is not supported at all levels.

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good as a Manager and excessive above Mgr level. Need fair pay structure below mgr level.

    Cons

    Current Worksmart process caused more work on fewer people. PD Leadership broken and unaware of their end consumer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer Sr Managers and more people to do the work. PD Leadership needs to develop relationships with Merchants instead of living in a PD/Design vacuum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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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