Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 2,008 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell

Kevin B. Mansell

(906 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great job with a great environment

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe pay and bonus is great. They value me and allow me to show my employees the same

    ConsThe competition is TOUGH so we always have to stay on top of things

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on the same path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    POS Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWhen I first got an interview i starting looking up if people like working there. I was terrified because so many people say they absolutely hate it. I love working at Kohls. I live in Illinois and I've worked at Kohls for about a month now. Most those who go there to shop are nice and coupons are pretty easy to figure out. Mostly everyone who works there is extremely nice and open to questions. Plus there's almost always treats in the break room for being 1 in our district. (: Pros definitely outweigh the cons!

    ConsStanding. Nice shoes dont have good support. Kills my back and feet. Again I've worked there for a month now and i have found only one women I don't like working with. (There's always going to be people you don't like though) Some customers (and again it's like this no matter where you work) and bitchy and get mad if they can't just all of their 100 coupons they have. It's only minimum wage which really really sucks. That's the #1 downside. I haven't talked to a manager or anyone about this yet but my hours suck too. They're slowly increasing but they also pretty much have me work weekends and I hate that. One more thing. There's so many people there I personally don't like that. Almost every time I work I meet someone new lol

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore evenly spread out days. (Not schedule only weekends) **Increase pay!!**

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyable, stayed busy, felt productive.

    MMJ Sales Associate (Former Employee) Trussville, AL

    ProsAble to work as a team or independently. Enjoyed helping customers.

    ConsNot enough hours, they were too lenient on employees that didn't call in or show up for work. They were given too many chances. Too many people that don't want to work, just get a paycheck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good people and give them more hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEnjoy working with the people and culture. The work is fast paced but also very rewarding. The people make the challenges fun.

    ConsFor a well established company, there can be an immaturity in processes which slows down the decision making process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, worked part-time seasonal

    Sale Associate (Former Employee) Colma, CA

    ProsFriendly environment, consistently busy during the holiday time, flexible with schedule for the most part

    ConsAfter the holidays, hours are really tight; I would only work 4 hours some weeks, since priority is given to full-time staff. Also, they're very pushy about getting customers to sign up for their credit card, and expect you to push it at the registers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCompensation is great for starting off a career, Senior leadership is strong, Good training

    ConsWork-life balance, Ability to advance into roles other than the stores division, Lack of support / limited staffing ability, Lack of communication at the ASM level, high turnover usually for retail associates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice talking with customers, good schedule.

    Consa little stale, customers were rude.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment, my second family

    Store Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsFlexible schedule, opportunities to move up, incentives to perform and rewarded excellence, work life balance

    ConsThe pay isn't as high as at other store to begin with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad

    Loss Prevention Associate (Current Employee) Monroe, OH

    ProsThe pay is reasonable. And the hours aren't harsh. I must say the benefits are much better than A LOT of places.

    ConsLack of communication leads to confusion among associates at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet associates know EVERYTHING they need to know at the start of every day. Don't let it wait.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a pretty good place to work

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Menomonee Falls, WI

    ProsMost of the time work hours are flexible and work like balance is good. Leadership encourages training and movement within the organization.

    ConsEmphasis seems to be on the careers associates just out of college. Organization seems to reorganize on a regular basis. Reorganizations and movement opportunity can lead to getting a new manager a fairly regular occurrence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess focus on short term wins and more focus on future vision, although recently that seems to be swinging in the right direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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