Compare Kohl's vs rue21 BETA

See how working at Kohl's vs. rue21 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. rue21. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kohl's

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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)
3.6
(based on 12328 reviews)
Kohl's employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 1677 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Kohl's employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Kohl's employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Kohl's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Kohl's employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Kohl's employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
78%
78%Michelle Gass
Kohl's employees rated their CEO Approval 24% higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
rue21 Ceo Bill Brand
54%
54%Bill Brand
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Kohl's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
47%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Kohl's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than rue21 employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
33%

Salaries

Kohl's has 14,313 more total submitted salaries than rue21.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Floor Associate793 Salaries
$10/hr
Kohls Sales Associate944 Salaries
$10/hr
Customer Service Associate624 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager623 Salaries
$42,981/yr
Sales Associate309 Salaries
$9/hr
Customer Service Representative5 Salaries
$9/hr

What Employees Say

  • Kohl's had 692 more reviews than rue21 that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Kohl's.
  • "Sell fragrances" was the most mentioned Con at rue21.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 781 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 625 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 89 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 51 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 389 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 357 reviews)
Cons
"Sell fragrances"(in 83 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 81 reviews)
Featured Review
"good job"Mar 17, 2021

Current Employee - Wharehouse Worker

I have been working at Kohl's full-time

Pros

flexibility easy job for me

Cons

low pay, hot in wharehouse

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at rue21 full-time for less than a year

Pros

Smart people, great leadership and lots of opportunity. Everyone partners and works well together. A growing company with a bright future! Lots of personal growth opportunity too.

Cons

Reporting can be improved and is a bit overwhelmed due to the amount of reports. Wish they were simpler.

Advice to Management

Leadership is so approachable and welcoming. Please continue to keep your door open and always looking to make improvements!

Job Postings

Kohl's has 1,216 more recently posted open jobs than rue21.