Kohl's Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
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Pros
  • I had a great SM who really valued work/life balance (in 86 reviews)

  • Employee discount is a great benefit (in 188 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is none existence (in 103 reviews)

  • s a good thing that the minimum wage for my State is (in 120 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    Customer Service

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

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work in many different areas, they bring or make food, everyone is friendly and it just feels like family.

    Cons

    There are days when you will have the rudest customers and they will try to ruin your mood and bring you down with them. Don't let them, just kill them with kindness, it really makes them mad then but you feel awesome because you done your job.

    Advice to Management

    I have the best manager ever and she actually talks to all of her employees like we're all family


  2. Excellent company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler, Inventory Control, and Order Consolidator in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Material Handler, Inventory Control, and Order Consolidator in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Kohl's (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to work for a company that rewards it's employees, kohls is it. Great pay, great hours, and great associates.

    Cons

    Consistency with the amount of hours you work each week


  3. Levi Docker Recovery Specialist

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

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (More than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule,. Love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Lost 5 weeks vacation time and 3 personal days. Replaced with 36 wellness hours! I have worked for the company for 23 years and have nothing in return.

    Advice to Management

    Value your loyal employees!


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  5. Good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Huntington, NY

    I worked at Kohl's (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great customers, better coworkers, good atmosphere.

    Cons

    The clean up after closing time took sometimes hours.


  6. Loss Prevention Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kohl's has good benefits. Working in loss prevention allows you to have a flexible schedule and work in a team environment. If you want to succeed you must show passion and willing to develop others.

    Cons

    This is not directly regarding Kohl's and is toward retail in general. Retail hours are not bank hours and you will be forced to work holidays and Thanksgiving/Black Friday.


  7. Shoe supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    i loved the store and what i did.

    Cons

    under staffed was hard to keep up the demand with a huge store and little help.


  8. Part-time to full-time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Kohl's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family orientated business. Flexible shifts

    Cons

    Started as part-time. Took one year to get to full-time


  9. Assistant Store Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are going to work in Retail Management, Kohl's is the place. The company has made some exciting changes recently that make it a fun place to work. Upper management is respectful and there is a strong sense of teamwork. Great vacation time and pay is decent.

    Cons

    Its retail. Don't expect work-life balance, although the company tries its best to deliver. Working holidays/weekends is more difficult for some than others. For me personally, that is the worst part.

    Advice to Management

    Related to pay raises- Your top store management who gets placed into the poor-performing stores to turn the store around and make improvements have no financial incentive to take on these challenges. With the current pay raise system, in many situations the front-running management will receive a 0% annual raise, while watching those who were not capable of handling the challenges receive a large raise because of the high-performing store they were placed in. While lack of performance should never be rewarded, in certain situations like this it may be worth addressing or you are going to lose your top talent.


  10. Easy

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great associate discount. Friendly people. Kohl's really does care about its employees. Flexible schedule and easy to get time off for vacations.

    Cons

    Soliciting credit constantly. You can only work up to 26 hours if you are part time. And only 36 if you are full time. You have many goals for each day to reach.

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to part time associates so they can work more hours and get the help and care they need. Increase base pay. 7.75 is not enough when you can only work up to 26 hours.


  11. Freight

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, wonderful staffing, and a chance to prove yourself when you're working are great signs that the company is doing something right to make their employees happy.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, you only have a very select amount of hours that you can work, and it can sometimes be frustrating that you'd want more work, even if there isn't much available.



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