Kohl's Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. Technology Analyst

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Socially responsible company, work life balance. Kohl's is trying hard to catch up to other companies. Flexible work hours. Onsite childcare. Cares about families.

    Cons

    Experience varies widely from manager to manager. Difficult to get additional employees hired. Lots of consultants instead of full time employees. Money never seems to go to the departments that need it. Pay is often much lower than competitors especially for IT positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the changes that need to be made. Get rid of those roadblock employees but remember the ones that work hard for you and reward them or they will leave.

  2. Sales Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

    Co workers are some of the best people I've ever worked for. Rotating weekends.

    Cons

    Lack of sales support. Extremely heavy workload. Lack of general staff.

    Advice to Management

    Recruitment is key.

  3. Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - POS Sales Associate in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - POS Sales Associate in Franklin, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Positive, quick paced environment. The job could be allot of fun when your working with people that you like.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work that you do. The company puts a almost unattainable goal for selling there in store credit card.

    Advice to Management

    Put less of an emphases on your associates to pitch the Kohls card, and put more of an emphases on providing an enjoyable conversation based transaction.

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  5. great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, benefits others places don't offer

    Cons

    13 call offs after 90 days

    Advice to Management

    Vacation time to part time employees

  6. Growing company focused on work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's

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

    Pros

    Increased focus on work/life balance, competitive opportunities, great teams working collaboratively, leadership team has their future visions open and accessible to the employees.

    Cons

    I had a great experience with no negative feedback.

  7. Seasonal employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's part-time

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

    Pros

    I liked how easy it was while working there. Pretty lad back.

    Cons

    Some of the management shouldnt be in the positions that they are in currently.

    Advice to Management

    Get some actual store managers that know what they are doing while on the job.

  8. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lansing, MI

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

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent. Vacation time is the best I've seen compared to other companies both in retail and outside of retail. The people I work with are amazing, but that obviously varies from store to store.

    Cons

    Upper management is very disconnected from what a typical day looks like, so that can lead to unrealistic expectations. This is something that will be experienced at any large company with a central headquarters and employees out in the field. Work/life balance can be hard at times, especially with late closes, working holidays. etc.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a member of upper management and you've never worked in a Kohl's store before, take time to do this before setting expectations.

  9. AA Area Supervisor

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    Current Employee - AA Area Supervisor in Oxford, AL
    Current Employee - AA Area Supervisor in Oxford, AL

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Wonderful leadership and teams. Associate empowered to make decisions to address issues involving customers to make everyone's job easier.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility due to restructuring of the executive positions. This makes any chance of moving up in the company extremely difficult if you're not able to move.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I would have to management would be to remember that as kohls associates our priority is the customer which may get in the way of our lists and tasks.

  10. Customer Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's part-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Work with a wide range of ages of people. Good part time job, decent pay for a second job or a student in college.

    Cons

    Wouldn't always get a break for 6 hours at a time. I would work in customer service alone and would have to call for backup. The store manager who used to work there was not the friendliest.

  11. Great first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, fun environment

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for advancement

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