67 employees reported this benefit
Does not have it here
It may only be the location I worked at but management was always willing to work around my school hours as well as those of my co-workers.
Flexibility in scheduling is a plus.
Need more hours for their employees.
very flexible hours.. but every year at the beginning the hours are cut drastically
They work with people in school, so their hours work around their school time
Very flexible, you work as much as you can handle
Given the simple definition of "reduced or flexible hours," I can agree that Kmart does offer this to its employees. It is quite easy to request time off, to put a limit on the maximum hours one can work a week, and to change one's availability for certain days and times. That said, such high flexibility comes at the cost of being lucky to be given a worthwhile number of hours on the schedule in the first place. To comply with healthcare laws, part-time employees are not given health benefits and, therefore, can work a maximum of 29 hours a week. The reality is usually far less. Full-time workers are not supposed to work less than 32 hours a week, but often do because of payroll cuts. No overtime for working over 40 hours a week is approved anymore, and hasn't been for many years. So, yes, flexible hours are a reality at Kmart, but that's only because each employee is given so few hours to begin with.
I have always had a good experience with this due to being in a smaller, more tight knit department. However, I have heard the complaints from other departments on this topic.
If you are a hard working part-time employee, they are VERY flexible. They basically let you work up to, BUT NEVER over 40 hours. They schedule your days, you pick your hours.. Come in a couple hours early or stay a couple hours later and management doesn't care.