Kohl's Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
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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. They are continuously working to improve in any and all aspects that they can.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Very dedicated to what they do, really want to help people and prepare them in a safe working environment for everyone.

    Cons

    Haven't noticed any downsides at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really appreciated the availability of many that I got in contact with. Also, those who helped really took time to find an answer for me if they are the ones that didn't know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Lean company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Great people to work with and solid compensation

    Cons

    Higher level executives prioritize differently. #1 politics, #2 everything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invests at all levels. Eapecially with people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great environment

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    Former Employee - POS Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - POS Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Management is proffecional and kind.

    Cons

    Low pay for all they want you to do. Little to no promotions. Every one under managers and supivisors are part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be understanding..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great benefits including on site wellness center for associates and their families

    Cons

    the HQ is located in beautiful but boring and frigid Menominee falls wisconsin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Kohl's has given me great opportunities to do the things I love and be passionate for a company that I believe in.

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    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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company vision that all are striving for (To inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives). Not satisfied with just being ok...we want to be the best. Friendly Associate workforce. Wellness Center at Corporate is state of the art. Feel like I have autonomy to make decisions that help shape my job.

    Cons

    I feel like the office setting itself could be more exciting with colors, art, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening and be transparent. We all appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good entry level retail job.

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    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Bad people get weeded out quickly.
    Good environment to practice customer service if you are looking into going into a business that requires a certain amount of customer service time.

    Cons

    -Poor pay, Poor hours.
    -We receive too much merchandise and ends up being back-stocked in an already crowded stock room and it's a challenge to stock the excess merchandise.
    -Inconsistent management styles often using fear as a management tool. I.E. We will promote you to customer if you do this or don't do that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a small store I would recommend stocking as needed to trying to get as much merchandise in the store and sorting it out later, We end up with much of our merchandise ending up as clearance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. People working for people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Countless networking opportunities. Career advancement.

    Cons

    Outdated technology. Slowly advancing, but far behind the competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Great work-life balance, fun people.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Hours are reasonable, I love my employees, work is usually fun.

    Cons

    Intense pressure from corporate to solicit customers for credit cards. 25% of my review is based on the customer surveys that customers fill out, which is insane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores that cheat on measurables & have no integrity are rewarded. This is immensely unfair to non-cheating stores. Stores should be ranked on individual goals, instead of blanket corp goals which apply to every store - when not all stores have the same challenges. Give managers honest feedback on potential for advancement instead of blowing smoke.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Pros

    friendly Environment and great staff

    Cons

    Inconsistency of management, never followed through with disciplinary actions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. An okay job for a college student..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    -Employee Discount
    -Flexibility in scheduling

    Cons

    -Work-Life balance, especially around Christmas
    -KOHL'S CASH

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of an opportunity for employees to move up within the company. Also, your return policy is way too lenient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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