Compare Kohl's vs Barnes & Noble BETA

See how working at Kohl's vs. Barnes & Noble compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Kohl's vs. Barnes & Noble. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kohl's

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Barnes & Noble

Employee Ratings

  • Kohl's scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Barnes & Noble scored higher in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 12329 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5039 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Kohl's employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.7
Barnes & Noble employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
78%
78%Michelle Gass
Kohl's employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Barnes & Noble Ceo James Daunt
71%
71%James Daunt
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Barnes & Noble employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Kohl's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Barnes & Noble employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

Kohl's has 8,909 more total submitted salaries than Barnes & Noble.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Floor Associate794 Salaries
$10/hr
Sales Associate946 Salaries
$10/hr
POS Associate385 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Bookseller1385 Salaries
$10/hr
Part Time Book Seller223 Salaries
$10/hr
Temporary319 Salaries
$34,766/yr

What Employees Say

  • Kohl's had 376 more reviews than Barnes & Noble that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • Kohl's had 191 more reviews than Barnes & Noble that mentioned "Part time" as a Con.
  • Kohl's had 148 more reviews than Barnes & Noble that mentioned "Minimum wage" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 781 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 625 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 405 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 194 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 389 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 357 reviews)
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 209 reviews)
"Part time"(in 198 reviews)
Featured Review

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.seasonalFormer - Sales Associate/Cashier

I worked at Kohl's

Pros

They did everything they possibly could for their employees and everybody was so nice.

Cons

I dont have anything negative to say.

Former Employee - Bookseller

I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

You get to learn about new and upcoming authors and expand your book knowledge beyond what you thought you already knew

Cons

Setting an importance on selling memberships to every single customer

Advice to Management

Keep track of break and lunch times for all of your employees. There were many, many instances of head cashiers taking way longer lunch or 15-minute breaks to get out of working the register. In... doing so, they would put my duties and jobs on hold and make me have to rush to finish them before I had to leave for the day. It was extremely frustrating.

Job Postings

Kohl's has 2,711 more recently posted open jobs than Barnes & Noble.