Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
2,367 Reviews
3.1
2,367 Reviews
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
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1,025 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Encouraging work life balance but this can depend on the team you are on (in 84 reviews)

  • The employee discount was nice but it didn't make up for anything else (in 179 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance as much as they would like you to believe there is (in 101 reviews)

  • Kohl's is essentially a credit card company which also happens to sell clothing (in 114 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager

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

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for full-time employees.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Expect to work more than 45 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, helpful associates and great management!

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    Current Employee - POS Associate
    Current Employee - POS Associate

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've worked at Kohl's for two Christmas seasons and have loved every minute of it. The managers at my location will not ask anyone to do anything that they aren't willing to pitch in and help with (even the store manager). The associates are all extremely friendly and helpful, which makes training new associates easy and fun (and less stressful for them). Even working over Black Friday/Thanksgiving, we are asked to volunteer for shifts so that there is no complaints about scheduling over the holidays. It's a great situation.

    Cons

    The starting pay is not great, but you do get periodic reviews and possible increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees some on-the-clock training to improve their knowledge instead of making them do the computer training on breaks and lunch hours. Maybe even a 3 or 4-hour shift per month just for this purpose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Your supervisor has significant impact on your career

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people. Great overall business strategy and merchandise line.

    Cons

    If your supervisor doesn't like you, your career will end before it begins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't set expectations on customer service feedback to high to obtain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

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    Former Employee - Store Management Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Store Management Intern in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good management, good company, job secutity, good training for managers

    Cons

    A lot of people who work there dont really care...they are just collecting a paycheck. Its hard to work with people like that everyday. Overall it was not a deal breaker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good benefits. I like where the company is headed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Great training, good benefits, satisfied

    Cons

    Very hectic at times but that is to be expected in Retail. Other than that, no problems.

  7.  

    Awesome place to work! Great Environment!

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    Current Employee - POS Sales Associate in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - POS Sales Associate in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Environment
    Management is awesome
    inside promotions

    Cons

    compensation seems a bit low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loyal and supportive company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good intentions, supportive environment, nice interactions, stable.

    Cons

    Decisions are difficult to make because there are many layers of approval. My growth opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more trust in your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Kohl's

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    This company is a great company to get into. Associates work as a team to help bring Kohl's values to the floor. A very family oriented store!

    Cons

    This is retail, so the most issues that will arise will be dealing with the customers. From angry to messy, you will have all types of customers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sale Associate
    Current Employee - Sale Associate

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great and fun coworkers!
    - Associate discounts that can be combined with other coupons
    - Work is not that difficult
    - Able to move up in the company
    - Most of the managers and supervisors are nice
    - Didn't really have to deal with angry customers that often
    - Decent work/life balance. Can request days you want off and its given to you most of the time.

    Cons

    - Hours are cut when payroll is low
    - Sometimes there is a lack of associates working, with only one sale floor associate at times to cover the whole store (especially for fitting rooms), which can get overwhelming on super busy days.
    - Constant push for selling their store credit card
    - Employee reviews are mostly based on how much credit or emails/rewards you've gotten.
    - Inconsistent hours and times worked
    - Lack of training

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great coworkers and most customers, crap minimum wage and raises.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    fun, fast paced for the most part, good people, lots of different experience if you put yourself out there

    Cons

    minimum wage, insanely low raises, no room to grow, and some rude costumers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise your wages and care about your employees more! Every employee has left sense i started because the crap pay and wages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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