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 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 10316 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 2287 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Kohl's employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Kohl's employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
78%
78%Michelle Gass
Kohl's employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
DSW Ceo Roger Rawlins
65%
65%Roger Rawlins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Kohl's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Kohl's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
38%

Salaries

Kohl's has 10,829 more total submitted salaries than DSW.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate478 Salaries
$9/hr
Sales Floor Associate671 Salaries
$10/hr
POS Associate252 Salaries
$9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate691 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager198 Salaries
$73,970/yr
DSW ASSOCIATE65 Salaries
$10/hr

What Employees Say

  • Kohl's had 557 more reviews than DSW that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Credit card" was the most mentioned Con at Kohl's.
  • "Rewards program" was the most mentioned Con at DSW.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 734 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 571 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 177 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit card"(in 482 reviews)
"Part time"(in 359 reviews)
Cons
"Rewards program"(in 157 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 78 reviews)
Featured Review
"I loved my job"Jun 1, 2020

Former Employee - Beauty Advisor

I worked at Kohl's full-time for more than a year

Pros

Kohls is honestly a great environment for someone who wants an easy job for decent pay.

Cons

honestly none, the pay was 12.95 which honestly wasnt too much but it made end meet.

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at DSW part-time for more than a year

Pros

Good hours, great workplace culture, good pay. Overall great place to work!

Cons

Holiday season is busy and can be chaotic, but that’s at any retail place

Job Postings

Kohl's has 1,841 more recently posted open jobs than DSW.