Compare Kohl's vs Nordstrom BETA

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

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Nordstrom

Employee Ratings

  • Kohl's scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Senior Management.
  • Nordstrom scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.6
(based on 12328 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 16401 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
78%
78%Michelle Gass
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
84%
84%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Nordstrom has 3,362 more total submitted salaries than Kohl's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Kohls Sales Associate945 Salaries
$10/hr
Sales Floor Associate793 Salaries
$10/hr
AA Area Supervisor370 Salaries
$16/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Commissioned Sales Associate1634 Salaries
$15/hr
Cosmetics Counter Manager615 Salaries
$20/hr
Department Manager1031 Salaries
$55,214/yr

What Employees Say

  • Kohl's had 196 more reviews than Nordstrom that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Kohl's.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 781 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 625 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 745 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 585 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 389 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 357 reviews)
Cons
"Returns"(in 787 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 751 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Warehouse Associate

I worked at Kohl's full-time

Pros

Great pay, flexible schedule, and lots of privacy.

Cons

No room for advancing, period

"Awesome"May 12, 2021

Former Employee - Sales Experience Representative

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

Pros

Benefits, hours, pay, good environment, cleanliness, respectful overall customers

Cons

standing for long periods of time, but what can you expect from a retail job?

Job Postings

Kohl's has 532 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.