Kohl's
3.0 of 5 1,763 reviews
www.kohlscorporation.com Menomonee Falls, WI 5000+ Employees

Kohl's Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.0 1,763 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell

Kevin B. Mansell

(812 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "As a part timer they work well with work life balance in scheduling"
    in 58 reviews
  • "The only positive reason to work at Kohl's is the employee discount"
    in 147 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work Life balance used to be good but that disappeared with managment change"
    in 71 reviews
  • "The pay sucks, you make just above minimum wage when you honestly do a lot of work each shift"
    in 86 reviews
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Friendly and Caring

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

ProsThey care about you and work well with your schedule and want you to do your best.

ConsSometimes the hours of the store are crazy but it all works out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unloading and loading trucks with freight.

General Labor (Former Employee)
Independence, MO

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

ProsFun atmosphere to work in and good bosses.

Consworking at a fast pace which didn't bother me at all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management Intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat access to store manager and assistant mangers that help you learn the retail business. Great work environment, and good work-life balance. Interns were treated like part of the team.

ConsThere is nothing that comes to mind here. Maybe a few more chances to network with other store management interns.

Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent work with the intern program!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place but not great pay

POS Associate (Former Employee)

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

ProsKohl's was very flexible and willing to work around my school schedule. Good coworkers made work enjoyable. Great part time job.Hectic and frustrating during busy days, especially the holidays, but that's no different than working retail anywhere else.

ConsPay could be higher and larger raises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kohl's

ProsIts a fast paced environment with plenty of options to move up in individual stores if you show you have a good work ethic and motivation

ConsGetting a full time position requires someone in your store leaves and the training is seriously lacking

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Changes come entirely too slowly and the payroll limitations make things difficult for everyone to keep up when the whole team isn't on the same page

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I loved working for Heathar Meineke

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Grand Forks, ND

I worked at Kohl's full-time for less than a year

ProsIt was always busy which made the days fly by.

ConsBeing understaffed was a challenge

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have someone monitering the fitting rooms full time to keep theft down and cleanliness and organization up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great co-workers and managers, low pay and unpredictable hours

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsCo-workers and flexible hours. Management treats their employees pretty well.

ConsPay isn't great, but it's what you would expect from retail. Hours can be unpredictable at times, in which one week you could be working more than 30 hours and others you'll work less than twelve.

Advice to Senior ManagementKohl's should offer more opportunities for advancement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly place to work

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

ProsHours are flexible. Management is respectful and appreciative. Opportunities to learn different departments and functions are abundant. If you work hard, it is recognized.

ConsHourly rates are a bit low compared to other, comparable stores in this area. As an associate, it can be hard to get enough hours to make it worthwhile.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, really. The business model seems very sound.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid Job for Student

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

Pros- Flexible scheduling
- Friendly Co-workers
- Easy job

Cons- Minimum wage
- Rude/"entitled"customers
- Left in the dark about a lot of things

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent Seasonal Position

Department Associate (Former Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I worked at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

ProsI worked over the holidays this past year. The management at my store was very friendly. Our store manager always made us feel appreciated. Co-workers were always willing to help out if you needed assistance. Very good customer service philosophy, very clear expectations.

ConsOften there was not enough coverage in departments, we were expected to perform multiple jobs around the store, minimum wage pay, very long store hours around the holidays, hours were very unpredictable, too much emphasis placed on getting credit cards.

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise pay and there will be less problems with retention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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