Kohl's

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Kohl's Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
2,532 Reviews
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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.  

    Okay for entry-level retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Easy job to get if you have a degree, but no prior experience, but expect low pay, and low annual raise.
    -Very team oriented in stores that are meeting company standards
    -Moving forward with technology to improve business (now utilizing RFID, MLS, and making annual updates to computer systems--very exciting stuff)
    -Opportunity to learn new roles, promoting from within is fairly common
    -They are adjusting their business model to keep the company moving forward. They're not in decline, just sort of stagnant and they want to get back on the incline.
    -Significant employee discount, much better than most retailers

    Cons

    -VERY low pay considering expectations and resources given.
    -Some district managers rely solely on store manager feedback regarding ASMs, rather than getting to know ASMs themselves. What your SM thinks about you, is what the higher ups know about you.
    -Increasing the workload & decreasing payroll, while still maintaining the expectation that managers remain hands-off
    -Low level work-life balance if you have a family
    -Annual contradictions in store policy and company direction.
    -Leaders seem to not care about the people running working for them or how far they are stretched. Everyone is replaceable (makes sense logically, but they lose good people for petty reasons)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For District Managers--take the time to get to know your team. Store managers are captains, but not they are not the actual team driving your business. ASMs are the backbone.

    Corporate- stop cutting corners. It's not increasing efficiency at this point, it's increasing stress & turnover at all levels. It may look good on paper now, but in the end it will hurt the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly and scheduling is super easy

    Cons

    The pay is really bad and you have to work holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's ok but hours fluctuate

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, busy work, and opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Low pay, hours aren't very good,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some supervisors are very lenient and some are very strict. There should be a balance between the two.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company, but very little communication.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Provide benefits,great opportunities for promotions, friendly associates.

    Cons

    Not enough communication between management, not enough training,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a nice summer job.

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

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    This company offers an associate discount which is very nice considering they already cheap clothers. The people I worked with were nice

    Cons

    There is no room to move up in the company. They monitored you too much and were very needy at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very flexible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Convenient shift able to work another job

    Cons

    90 probationary period can not call off more than 3 times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to discuss issues with employees one on one

  8.  

    my college job

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

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    The job was fairly easy

    Cons

    The employees are pressured to induce customers to sign up for store credit cards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Mediocre

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohl's

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off.
    An active job that passes the day.
    Allowed to take control of your business.

    Cons

    Long hours with a lot of stress and pressure.
    Treated as hourly employee.
    Ridiculous upper management that are often snobby and make you feel very inferior.

  10.  

    Okay place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I was an ad-set supervisor the hours allowed me to finish University.

    Cons

    Things typical of retail like working holidays and low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No communication between management. Management wouldn't fulfill promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not worth the pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Kohl's

    Pros

    Loved the other associates I worked with.

    Cons

    Was repeatedly refused a transfer, even the other store was willing, but my manager would not release me, my hrs were cut until a number of people quit, they gave me more hrs after that , but I put in my notice anyways, too far to drive for the pay..

    Doesn't Recommend

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