Kohl's
3.0 of 5 1,738 reviews
www.kohlscorporation.com Menomonee Falls, WI 5000+ Employees

Kohl's Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.0 1,738 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

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

Kevin B. Mansell

(805 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
1,738 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Genuine focus on work life balance in the midst of normal retail requirements"
    in 54 reviews
  • "good employee discount, able to work around your schedule, flexible about call-ins"
    in 141 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work Life balance used to be good but that disappeared with managment change"
    in 63 reviews
  • "It's minimum wage pay which is basically slave labor for the amount of work they expect you to do"
    in 78 reviews
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High stress levels, but great staff

Senior-level Marketing Employee (Current Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I have been working at Kohl's full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe compensation packages are very competitive and the working environment is very casual and open-minded. I have not noticed much, if any, discrimination.

ConsStress levels can be very high due to the fast-paced working environment and long hours required for some positions. The opportunities to move up in the company are very few and far between.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'd recommend you stop taking advantage of freelance help and start adding more full time staff to offset the high workload. Create more advancement opportunities and promote from within.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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POS Associate (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

ProsGood first job! Flexible hours, easy tasks, and great coworkers

ConsLow pay without much possibility to move up in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kohl's part-time

ProsFriendly co-workers, caring company, easy work.

ConsDrama and flaky co-workers. Corporate management acted like they were celebrities when visiting the store.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to fire people when necessary.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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First job

Cashier (POS) (Current Employee)
Redondo Beach, CA

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

ProsGreat people that work there, welcoming associates

ConsA lot of favoritism and terrible pay

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter hours!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun experience, respectful people.

Store Management Intern (Former Employee)
Crystal Lake, IL

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

ProsThe store management internship was a very fun experience. Everyone there was lively and enthusiastic. I learned a great deal about Kohls stores after my internship there. Great pay, great learning experience.

ConsThe hours were rough but being a store manager would have me working the same hours as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the people working there. Listen more to he 2-6 cashier if they have issues.

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

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I loved how they answered any questions you had without making you feel you are bothering them

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kohl's

ProsFamily feel and willing to work with your scedule

ConsNot enough time spent with them

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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Great Leadership

Loss Prevention Supervisor (Current Employee)
Peru, IL

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

ProsManagers are invested in your success with the company. Flexible hours. I have a lot of fun.

ConsTraining is quick and incomplete. Learn as you go.

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

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Flexible Work Enviornment

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Hackettstown, NJ

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

ProsFlexible 90 day pay roll rule allows students to remain on payroll as long as they work at least once every 90 days. Super convenient for college students. Great opportunity to work many hours during the holiday season.

ConsAt times pressure from the E3's when in a crunch to meet the daily credit goal, sales goal, or do well on the online survey.

Advice to Senior ManagementExplain to part time employees in better depth how the credit sales goals impact the store as a whole and its position within the district, versus berating part time associates to get more credit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No complaints

Cashier (Former Employee)
Manahawkin, NJ

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

ProsFun and friendly coworkers, great managers, clean store, fast pace

ConsSchedules for the upcoming week came out late

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work For

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsAssisted with the opening of a new store, and it was a great experience. Great employee discount program too. Also, you get paid every Friday!

Cons"The customer is always right" is the motto. This is sometimes difficult to get by when you know the customer is clearly wrong. However, that's customer service!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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