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"It's a job, but other employers offer better opportunities."

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Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in The Dalles, OR
Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in The Dalles, OR
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Kmart part-time (More than a year)

Pros

It provides employment and the employee discounts can be nice.

Cons

You don't get the feeling that the company cares about you at all. Kmart has a high turnover and it seems almost everyone on the floor, except for managers, are either a new hire or someone who can't get another job and doesn't take their current one seriously.

Advice to Management

Find better incentives to get quality work from your employees. The customer service cards that employees were supposed to hand out to every single customer they talked to, only to be turned in at checkout, is only an inconvenience to employees and customers, and employees cheat so they don't have to hand them out anyways.

Other Employee Reviews for Kmart

  1. "Kmart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good store management. Tries very hard to show the culture of caring.

    Cons

    The company continues "evolve" and doesn't seem to understand the human element.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at the big picture. There are to many projects that are due in a week, there is so much clothing in some stores that it will never hit the floor until it goes clearance. The RVP's and up make many decisions that have no direct impact on the customer experience. The SYWR card. Great idea, but it needs to be a card too, not exclusively paperless. We are losing many opportunities to gain new users, by requiring a email address. Spend some real time in a store. Not on a visit where it is all pomp and circumstance. Do it as they do on undercover boss see what a day is really like. This company has huge potential, lets use it!


  2. "Mediocre company at best"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Hardlines Merchandiser in Murray, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kmart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Some- friendly co-workers, steady hours

    Cons

    Rampant mismanagement, inability to manage employees, refusal to give full-time schedules, run-down stores, no supervision, RAISE FREEZE

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.

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