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"Great People, Great Benefits, Challenging Work, Room for Improvement"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI
Current Employee - Project Manager in Menomonee Falls, WI
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Kohl's full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great People: The vast majority of the people I've worked with are conscientious, dedicated, flexible, and committed to meeting challenges with a positive attitude. Those who are not do not stay long, especially in the quickly changing field of IT.

Great Benefits: Competitive Health Care Package, 401K matching to 5%, lots of optional extras like Vacation Buy Program, Legal Plans, Wellness centers, On-site daycares, etc. Work/life balance is achievable, so long as you're not trying to fast-track your way up the corporate ladder. If you are, then you better put in the hours.

Challenging Work: Kohl's is investing in technology, so it's an exciting time to be in IT if you like change and can deal with ambiguity. There are a lot of frustrations that come along with this, but ultimately if you can keep your eye on the prize there's a lot of opportunity.

Cons

Politics: As with most large organizations, there is a lot of politics and bureaucracy, so it helps to be adept at finding ways to be effective when you can't always be efficient, and you'd better have top-notch people skills. It's evident that performance has not been the key measure of success and promotion, but that seems to be gradually changing.

Silos: There is a closing gap between the silos in the organization, yet there's still quite a chasm that results in lost efficiencies and effectiveness. Often there are multiple teams working on related initiatives who can't see the forest for the trees, so the wheel gets re-invented a lot. It's not surprising to find hundreds of different unintegrated applications performing related functions in different ways for different teams, and none of them coming together to tie a process together effectively.

Matrices: The IT shop attempts to matrix most teams, yet does not invest the money and time into the tools and processes necessary to support that approach. Handling the constant turnover with consultant teams requires vigilantly maintained knowledge capital to allow quick ramp-up and retention, but that is sorely lacking so far and it causes a lot of cost overhead frustration for teams who hit the ground running, only to be left spinning their wheels.

Advice to Management

Great job creating a family friendly company with fantastic pay, benefits and perks. Continue investing in IT and closing the gaps between silos. Invest in organizaing and retaining your knowledge assets to reduce inefficiencies in redundant processes. Continue promoting from within, but try to focus a little harder on performance and a little less on appearances.

Other Employee Reviews for Kohl's

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Rocky Point, NY
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Rocky Point, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is crap,and you dont get alot of hours.


  2. "Love it here!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Point of Sale Supervisor/Customer Service in Turnersville, NJ
    Current Employee - Point of Sale Supervisor/Customer Service in Turnersville, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohl's part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with...love the management team...flexible schedule...,fun, charity activities.....they care about you as a person and employee

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets extremely busy, but I am used it

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