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

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 15538 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 19656 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
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
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
64%
64%Michelle Gass
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
80%
80%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
57%
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Nordstrom salaries averaged $20,919 higher than Kohl's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1833 Salaries
$11/hr
Retail Sales Associate776 Salaries
$11/hr
Area Supervisor230 Salaries
$17/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate2036 Salaries
$16/hr
Retail Sales Associate555 Salaries
$15/hr
Department Manager719 Salaries
$62,765/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Kohl's.
  • "Nordstrom" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Kohl's.
  • "Nordstrom" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 884 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 717 reviews)
Pros
"Nordstrom"(in 1491 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 848 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 669 reviews)
"Part time"(in 431 reviews)
Cons
"Nordstrom"(in 1136 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 865 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

I have been working at Kohl's part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Scheduling is flexible and based around my availability, staff is great, tons of positive feedback and incentives, opportunities to move to other positions in the company, fun and helpful/caring... atmosphere

Cons

Seriously can't think of one.

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Nordstrom part-time

Pros

-commission based -amazing managers -got a good amount of hours per week

Cons

-store was always freezing cold even in the summer

Job Postings

Kohl's has 3,049 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.
Recent Jobs
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