Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,428 Reviews
3.0
2,428 Reviews
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Kohl's Chairman, President & CEO Kevin B. Mansell
Kevin B. Mansell
1,040 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Review of interview

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Good members in panel , perfect sure shot in questions

    Cons

    Very good interview panel perfect and sure snot in posting questions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be at time

  2.  

    POS Associate

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

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Relatively flexible scheduling. Not too bad on switching shifts with co-workers or pick up extra hours. Definitely a good place for college students trying to make some pocket change.

    Cons

    There were people working there for 3 plus years in the same position. Did not seem like there was much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the fact that many of your employees are part-time students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Strong customer service oriented environment. Company gives the employees the freedom to take care of the customers. Company is constantly evolving and using new technologies to innovate and evolve to stay competitive.

    Cons

    Payroll to run the stores is extremely underfunded and store management spends most of the time trying be creative to solve issues created by lack of resources. High pressure to get customers to open charge card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The disconnect between corporate and the stores has grown considerably over the years. Corporate does not know how high the tension is in the stores created by their lack of understanding of what actually takes place in the stores, and how grossly understaffed the stores actually are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Starter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Cashier in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Nice employee discounts on top of sale prices. Coworkers were friendly and very helpful.

    Cons

    Retail hours. Closing one day, opening the next. Stressful during the holiday season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Back of house supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    Kohls customers for the most part are nice people and the managers were always helpful and tried to make you do

    Cons

    The amount of work doesn't add to the pay. And raises are terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get comfortable

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits of working here are the discounts and schedule flexibilty.

    Cons

    It's a typical retail environment with worsening conditions for part-timers. Unless, you work full-time hours, you get no health, dental, etc. You can only contribute money toward stocks or 401k (and that's if you can afford to do so with the low wage and few hours they give you). It's also hard to advance unless you are someone's favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap with hours and pay. Value the employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's full-time

    Pros

    Creative, passionate, experienced designers as coworkers. Great pay and benefits. Easy to move upwards if you put in the work and build partnerships within departments. Supportive design directors.

    Cons

    Tension between design and other departments often leaves designers feeling not respected for work put in. Kohls is working towards better delivering on work/life balance, though upper management still hasn't promised adequate amounts of designer hires to fulfill workload of teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ok company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    employee discounts, co workers etc

    Cons

    crazy hours, management, benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Discount, Co-workers, Work at your own pace

    Cons

    No help, exhausting hours, understaffed, not a career job

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your supervisor has significant impact on your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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