Compare Kohl's vs DSW BETA

See how working at Kohl's vs. DSW 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. DSW. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kohl's

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DSW

Employee Ratings

  • Kohl's scored higher in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • DSW scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 12570 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 2778 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
76%
76%Michelle Gass
CEO Approval
DSW Ceo Roger Rawlins
78%
78%Roger Rawlins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
46%

Salaries

Kohl's has 13,619 more total submitted salaries than DSW.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1006 Salaries
$10/hr
Sales Floor Associate797 Salaries
$10/hr
Customer Service Associate642 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate927 Salaries
$11/hr
Store Manager246 Salaries
$76,347/yr
Customer Service Representative27 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • Kohl's had 587 more reviews than DSW that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Kohl's.
  • "Rewards program" was the most mentioned Con at DSW.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 781 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 625 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 194 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 152 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 389 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 357 reviews)
Cons
"Rewards program"(in 166 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 82 reviews)
Featured Review
"Kohls"Apr 17, 2021

Current Employee - Truck Unloader

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

Pros

Close to home and nice workers

Cons

No cons t po mention atm

"I like it"Jun 18, 2021

Current Employee - Sales Supervisor

I have been working at DSW part-time

Pros

Good management, good discount, fun peiple

Cons

Retail environmental in general sucks

Job Postings

Kohl's has 6,057 more recently posted open jobs than DSW.