Kohl's Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
2,134 Reviews
3.1
2,134 Reviews
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a part timer they work well with work life balance in scheduling (in 69 reviews)

  • The only positive reason to work at Kohl's is the employee discount (in 163 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance as much as they would like you to believe there is (in 84 reviews)

  • Kohl's is essentially a credit card company which also happens to sell clothing (in 100 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Supervisor  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Visual Supervisor in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Very flexible on scheduling, work around school or other jobs. Best to be full time, but you get decent hours if you prove you are capable, reliable, and a hard worker. If all of those apply you can advance when the opportunity presents itself, but it is important to share your ambitions with management. If you build a relationship with the managers, they are likely to help you out when needed, provided you do your job of course.

    Cons

    Irregular hours, occasionally rude and demanding customers who year you like scum of the earth, but these people are rare. Little training given on even the most basic of tasks. A lot of people that her hired don't care about the job and can make it more difficult for the ones that do care. There is always a shortage of payroll, except at Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add full time positions to foster a sense of responsibility. Allocate more payroll, enough to have one person per department from open to close.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working at Kohl's

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Yulee, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Yulee, FL

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at Kohl's is that they promote from within. Within the first year of me working there I was promoted to a sales specialist. Another good thing is that they really recognize you for the hard work that you do.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great, but it is just a part-time retail job. You do get a raise each year based on an evaluation of your performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you love to be busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    - Great coworkers.
    - Nice customers (for the most part).
    - Lots of Associate Shop Days and a decent employee discount.
    - Always new things to learn and do!
    - Plenty of room for advancement and cross-training.

    Cons

    - Burnout can happen very quickly, especially if you work POS a lot.
    - Customers can be nasty.
    - Managers breathing down your neck about selling credit and emails.
    - The pay is horrible.
    - Overworked and understaffed at times.
    - Unrealistic expectations.
    - Sporadic hours. One week you can work 30 hours and the next you'll work 4. Sometimes you'll be scheduled to close the store one day and open the store the very next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people better! A couple of videos, a walk around the store, and 30 minutes of register training is really insufficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very flexible and accommodating.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kohls Sales Associate  in  Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Kohls Sales Associate in Alhambra, CA

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

    Pros

    They are extremely flexible with your schedule and very understanding, which is great if you're going to school simultaneously.

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of is closing shift, especially during Christmas season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing, I Love my job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate, Cashier  in  Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate, Cashier in Alhambra, CA

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

    Pros

    The whole idea of Kohl's amazes me everyday I walk into the work place. I worked at a different location and transferred. Either way I have worked at two locations so far and I still Love my job. Yes, they push you to get credit. Yes they push you to try harder and the expectations are high. But who wants low expectations? If they notice you can do something they will push you. Many people find that annoying but I think it's great to work in a work place that pushes you to strive to your fullest. Every day I go in, I work hard. And I like that. I don't want easy money. I want to work for it. The environment is awesome, your working in a nice store I don't see how it could get worse.

    Cons

    The hours are rough, but once again. It is kind of demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to make sure people follow policies and protocol.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have enjoyed my 2 years at Kohl's.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good discount, good team morale.

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of nights and weekends (any retail job is that way though), long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you would pay your employees more, there would be a lower turnover rate. Less money spent training new people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Lenient, stress-free, positive, holiday parties

    Cons

    Very low pay raises—only a few cents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue what you're doing!

  9.  

    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 for less than a 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
  10.  

    Very satisfied for the time being

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than a 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
  11.  

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal POS Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal POS Associate

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, clean, and green. Everyone receives the same training.

    Cons

    Part- Time. No Insurance. Not a lot of hrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Condense The Petite Dept. and add a Tall Dept. Most Petite clothes go on clearance and Tall people could use more opts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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