Kohl's Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
2765 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.1
2,765 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
Kevin B. Mansell
1,169 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Kohl's has given me great opportunities to do the things I love and be passionate for a company that I believe in.

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

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

    Pros

    Great company vision that all are striving for (To inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives). Not satisfied with just being ok...we want to be the best. Friendly Associate workforce. Wellness Center at Corporate is state of the art. Feel like I have autonomy to make decisions that help shape my job.

    Cons

    I feel like the office setting itself could be more exciting with colors, art, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening and be transparent. We all appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good entry level retail job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Bad people get weeded out quickly.
    Good environment to practice customer service if you are looking into going into a business that requires a certain amount of customer service time.

    Cons

    -Poor pay, Poor hours.
    -We receive too much merchandise and ends up being back-stocked in an already crowded stock room and it's a challenge to stock the excess merchandise.
    -Inconsistent management styles often using fear as a management tool. I.E. We will promote you to customer if you do this or don't do that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a small store I would recommend stocking as needed to trying to get as much merchandise in the store and sorting it out later, We end up with much of our merchandise ending up as clearance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. People working for people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Countless networking opportunities. Career advancement.

    Cons

    Outdated technology. Slowly advancing, but far behind the competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great work-life balance, fun people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Hours are reasonable, I love my employees, work is usually fun.

    Cons

    Intense pressure from corporate to solicit customers for credit cards. 25% of my review is based on the customer surveys that customers fill out, which is insane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores that cheat on measurables & have no integrity are rewarded. This is immensely unfair to non-cheating stores. Stores should be ranked on individual goals, instead of blanket corp goals which apply to every store - when not all stores have the same challenges. Give managers honest feedback on potential for advancement instead of blowing smoke.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great people to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    friendly Environment and great staff

    Cons

    Inconsistency of management, never followed through with disciplinary actions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. An okay job for a college student..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    -Employee Discount
    -Flexibility in scheduling

    Cons

    -Work-Life balance, especially around Christmas
    -KOHL'S CASH

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of an opportunity for employees to move up within the company. Also, your return policy is way too lenient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good entry-level opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Easton, PA

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility is very good, management is generally helpful

    Cons

    Low Pay, sometimes part time employees don't fully understand the goals of the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Good incentives to sell credit.

    Cons

    Slow days if not the right season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up praise and encouragement for pos associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Fast paced and challenging environment, will test your skills and ability to navigate the political landscape.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to begin a career but most get stuck at the manager level.

    Cons

    Unless you work in Logistics, great work-life balance with plenty of opportunities for time-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on development of your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Kohl's has a friendly work environment for entry-level and young employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Point of Sale Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Point of Sale Associate in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    1. Managers and supervisors are friendly
    2. Clean and air-conditioned environment
    3. Simple and straight-forward work

    Cons

    1. Being scheduled late nights, weekends, holidays
    2. As a cashier I was pressured to push customers to register for Kohl's charge cards
    3. Feet get sore after long shifts or double shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Work at Kohl's? Share Your Experiences

Kohl's

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.