Kohl's Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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  1. Easy interview, bad bosses

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise. Good experience for dealing with difficult people. Good overall retail experience, generally end up being a jack of all trades if you've been there long enough.

    Cons

    Expectations were too high given the pay Expected to push credit cards very hard, your raise is based on it. Often thrown into work environment with minimal training.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with employees, don't be angry when they need help.


  2. Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kohl's part-time

    Pros

    The pay for a teenager is okay.

    Cons

    The hours are awful for closers. They like to over work you at least in my experience


  3. Great company! Stores are hit & miss though

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount, great chance to meet new people and volunteer to help wonderful children's causes!

    Cons

    If your store manager is a rotten apple or really lazy you're in for a hard job and you have to take the fall for their mistakes. Also if they like you they can black ball you when it's promotion time to keep you where you are.

    Advice to Management

    Have an open mind, you WILL have to do other people's jobs not just your own. If you work hard and don't get caught up in my job, her job then you'll do fine!


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  5. 12 years of whiplash

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    Former Employee - AA Area Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AA Area Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great stacking discounts Good vacation time

    Cons

    Fitting rooms are always going to be a problem even as an area supervisor I had to do fitting rooms. Kohls is really cheap on payroll. A lot is times only one person to do misses, men and junior fitting room.

    Advice to Management

    Ease on payroll to have more people on floor. Not one person to do 3 fitting rooms. We didn't have a chance to clean the floor...


  6. department supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation buys , flexible schedule, people, discounts are good on employees shop days

    Cons

    Pay is bad and to much work for pay. No accountability for most people. Not enough hours to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to communicate between each other and back each other up


  7. Maintain cleanliness of store. Recover sales floor and fitting rooms. Answer phone calls. Greet and assist customers.

    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kohl's part-time

    Pros

    It's pretty easy to get hired. People are kind and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Some challenges are the extremely high pace working environment. In addition, Kohl's asks a lot of sales associates for what they are paying. They also tend to understaff causing more stress on associates.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic as to what to expect from associates.


  8. Underpaid and overworked

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate/POS in Biddeford, ME
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate/POS in Biddeford, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was awesome, works on everything, no exclusion. Too bad that's the only thing that's good about the job

    Cons

    Bad scheduling system, the paper schedule and whatever they have on the system doesn't always match. I have been given unexcused absences for days I wasn't scheduled for. Luckily I took a picture of my paper schedules and kept them as proof. No accountability. The HR person screws things up and the manager does nothing. You do a lot on your shifts! If there's down time, they make you do something else. Felt like high school, the popular talkative people get a lot of recognition. The quiet hardworking ones gets nothing! Raise is laughable, around 10-25 cents. You are better off working at Walmart

    Advice to Management

    Fix your scheduling system and make the HR people more accountable. Check video surveillance to see who's actually working. There's a lot of full-timers who stand around and talk doing nothing! The part-timers are left doing all the work.


  9. Eh...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice and some of the managers

    Cons

    Associates on the registers especially during the night shift should not have to get off the registers after closing only to go fold clothes and put things away. That's why there is a floor team. For the amount of work they want, they need to pay more

    Advice to Management

    Do some work yourselves also.


  10. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kohl's part-time

    Pros

    It's a job. Management is friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Low pay, schedule changes every week, employees are overworked with little help, understaffed, bad benefits and employee discount

    Advice to Management

    Change how the dressing rooms are run


  11. Assistant store manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohl's full-time

    Pros

    Great employee discount. You can also stack coupons during friends and family day or associate days.

    Cons

    No work life balance. pay is less compared to other retailers. Upper management expectation from store level executives are unrealistic. Corporate constantly cuts payroll budget but expects ASMs or SMs to run the stores without enough people. Black Friday hours are ridiculous . They opened at 8pm on thanksgiving . employees have families Kohl's forgot that. Kohl's waste so much paper/plastic in the name of visual advertisement . a lot of the graphics that are sent to the stores does not match the store specific plans so the graphics never get used.

    Advice to Management

    Hire efficient store managers . A lot of the Kohl's store managers have no clue about their job.



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