Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
2,417 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Unloader

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    Former Employee - Unloader in Pitts, PA
    Former Employee - Unloader in Pitts, PA

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Nothing really heavy, and pretty laid back

    Cons

    Usually started at 4 a.m.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Independent micromanagement

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    Current Employee - Point of Sale Associate in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Point of Sale Associate in Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

    Most managers and supervisors are friendly and seem to care about the satisfaction and development of the associates. Customers come first over all other responsibilities.

    Cons

    Some managers micromanage and can be overbearingly annoying. At times,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on developing, supporting, and enabling associates to be the best workers they can become.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This company was very pleasant to work for but made it hard to move up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    This company is always doing business so there are definitely no shortage of hours, which was always helpful with any payments or bills that were coming up. If you wanted the hours, all you had to do was ask!

    Cons

    Some challenges of working here were working your butt off and not getting recognized enough for it. Really wares on your morale after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should definitely spend a shift in their associate's shoes so that they know just how difficult it is to get all of their demands done in the short periods of time they give us.

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

    I really like working here, it's pretty fun and it is a great work environment.

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    Current Employee - Kohls Department Associate
    Current Employee - Kohls Department Associate

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

    Pros

    Very nice and helpful managers and associates. Some associates who've worked there a while are a little rude and don't appreciate the job they have but a lot of them are helpful and informative. I work as a seasonal associate and I get put on a variety of tasks which I enjoy. Sometimes I get put in the home section, toys or even ship from store(finding items in the store to ship out for online purchases).

    Cons

    Not many hours given each week. This is a good part time job or a job for someone who needs extra money who is busy with school. On your feet all day.

    Recommends
  6.  

    An all right experience with much left to be desired

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Really great management, at least at my location they always worked with me on anything they could possibly control and were very flexible about my needs when I was a part-time employee. I was really upwardly mobile and learned a lot in my time there; was promoted twice in 3 years, and crosstrained around the entire store. I had my first fine jewelry sales and cash office experience here, things I probably could not have expected to learn elsewhere. If you are a hard worker and fast learner, you will be rewarded at Kohl's. And they hire absolutely wonderful people - some of my best friends I met through working there.

    Cons

    My store was not very good with training new hires or continued development. You were expected to know many policies that were never handed down to you; there are a lot of unnecessarily complicated procedures that no company would reasonably expect someone to know if you don't spend a ton of time with management developing those very specific skillsets. They terminate based on violations of these rules, too, so it's kind of a crapshoot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training definitely needs to be more focused and generalised across all store locations, and rules and policies need to be better enforced.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jewelry Associate in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Jewelry Associate in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Management is great and the company culture is really visible

    Cons

    Hours aren't always the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very great company!

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    - awesome associates
    - great managers
    - good company
    - fun atmosphere

    Cons

    - hours
    - customers were sometimes a little bit mean

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time

    Pros

    goood company to work for - nice management

    Cons

    hours are crazy sometimes and chaotic

  10.  

    Fast and Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Kohls is great because the other employees are so friendly and really helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers are a little ride, but it's rare

  11.  

    Great place to work if your a college student or still in high school

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Clifton, NJ

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

    Pros

    really nice environment to work. managers are respectful and don't expect too much out of you. you get $1 for every credit application you open. They really value their customers. They are very flexible when it comes to school, priorities, or if you catch a bus they let you leave early or wont schedule you as late.

    Cons

    When your the sales floor you have to constantly keep folding clothes that customers continue to mess up and run to customer service every 20 mins or so just so the returns wont pile up. the starting wage is pretty low, $8.05, you only get a $.20 raise every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start off with a higher wage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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