Kohl's Overview

Headquarters Menomonee Falls, WI
Size Unknown
Founded 1962
Type Company - Public (KSS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,166 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, we offer amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping ... Read more

Mission: To inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives.

Company Updates

  • The 88th year for the Academy Awards, but a first for Kohl's. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIIZD

    Kohl's Readies Five TV Spots for Its Academy Awards Debut

    First-time Sponsor Rolls Out Digital Campaign in Advance of Feb. 28 Event Now that the actual Super Bowl is over, Kohl's is setting its sights on what has been referred to as the "Super Bowl for women." The department store chain is a first-time sponsor of the Academy Awards, replacing rival and longtime sponsor J.C.

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    Kohl's Looks to Up Its Fashion Cred With Sleek Showroom In New York's Garment District

    Kohl's might be a Midwestern department store known for its sensible offerings at affordable prices, but the retailer also wants to be considered cool. The company this week unveiled a sleek new showroom in the heart of New York's garment district at 1400 Broadway.

Kohl's – Why Work For Us?


Kohl’s is proud to be a member of the community. And being a part of a community means we have responsibilities to fulfill. We think it’s important to give time, energy and money through our many Kohl’s Cares programs. We also protect the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term stability. Responsibility to our investors, communities and environment — it’s all a part of what makes us Kohl’s.

Investor Relations

At Kohl’s, we have a responsibility to our investment community to provide accurate, timely and helpful information about our company. Whether you’re a prospective investor or long-time shareholder, we’re sure you’ll find these pages valuable. 

Kohl’s Cares

We believe in giving back to the communities we serve, not just with money and resources but also with talent and time. Through our community giving and volunteer program, we support kids’ health and education, environmental initiatives nationwide and women’s health in Wisconsin, specifically the fight against breast cancer. Because the way we see it, giving back also means looking ahead. 


Kohl’s is committed to protecting and conserving the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term sustainability. From large-scale initiatives, like constructing environmentally friendly buildings, to everyday practices, like recycling hangers, we’re taking big steps to ensure we leave a smaller footprint. 


Our Purpose

To inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives.

Employee Value Proposition

At Kohl’s, our mission is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. And there’s no more rewarding job than that. Because it’s not just about selling things. It’s about letting customers know that the things that make their lives better are within their reach. We build great brands, launch new technologies to make shopping easier, contribute our time and dollars to improve the world we live in and dream up ways to empower our customers and Associates to create a life they love. Our Associates make a difference in the lives of our customers. Let us make a difference in yours. Welcome to Kohl’s.

Put Customers First

Putting customers first means we…
  • See customers as a constant source of inspiration and guidance.
  • Take a “yes we can” approach to everything we do.
  • Support the communities and causes our customers and Associates care about.

Act with Integrity

Acting with integrity means we…
  • Earn trust by living up to our commitments.
  • Treat others with respect and fairness.
  • Make decisions that support the reputation of the organization.

Build Great Teams

Building great teams means we…
  • Communicate openly and embrace diverse perspectives.
  • Actively promote the empowerment, engagement, and continous development of all Associates.
  • Recognize and celebrate greatness.

Drive Results

Driving results means we…
  • Work with a sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Seek out information to make smart decisions.
  • Offer up new ideas and solutions beyond the status quo.


Working at Kohl’s is a unique experience — one that supports your individual career and life goals, and empowers you to seize new opportunities. At Kohl’s, we know how personal your work and life are to you — your individual and family situation, your role and career path and your impact on our results. Kohl’s provides Total Rewards as well as the support and resources to help you at each stage in your life and your career.

With Kohl’s Total Rewards, so much is possible — you have the opportunity to be set by making the most of your core pay and benefit programs, to be great by getting rewarded for high performance, and to be you by choosing what’s best for you from among many unique programs.

With Kohl’s Total Rewards, it’s Personal Made Possible.

Be Set

This is the foundation for your Total Rewards and includes the core pay and benefit programs offered by all large employers.

  • Base Compensation
  • Health & Insurance Benefits
  • Time Off & Flexibility
  • Retirement & Financial Benefits

Be Great

These rewards are intended to motivate and recognize strong individual and team performance.

  • Compensation Increases
  • Incentives & Bonus Programs
  • Recognition

Be You

These rewards make Kohl’s unique and reflect the company’s culture and values.

  • Work/Life Programs
  • Educational & Social Programs
  • Wellness

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    Positive company morale and recognition for job well done. Pays well for retail management position. Company allows you to take care of the customer.


    Heavy workload and not a lot of help. Can be long hours including 6 day week during the holidays. Open on Thanksgiving day is not work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    After working at other retailers, I would highly recommend this company as one the best retail companies to work for. The work expected is realistic.

Kohl's Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Kohl's.


    I was emailed the day after I submitted my online application, and scheduled an interview right away. The application review and interview scheduling process is handled by corporate, which can lead to some annoyances if you need to change your appointment or something. But overall it went smoothly. Was interviewed by a manager, who was pleasant. She asked some simple questions about how I would handle difficult customers. Next day my previous employer received a questionnaire about me in her email. That afternoon I was offered the job, and half a week later I had orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were assisting a customer, and another customer walked up to you and demanded your attention right away, what would you do?   Answer Question

Kohl's Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies for Women (Ranked #3), Daily Worth, 2014
  • National Top 50 Green Companies (#2), Green Power Partnership, 2012
  • National Top 50 Green Companies (#2), Green Power Partnership, 2010
  • Best Place to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek, 2009
  • Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
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