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Kmart Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  • They say minimum wage going up is your raise (in 300 reviews)

  • There are no raises or incentives (in 246 reviews)

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  1. "Good first retail job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Lead in West Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Electronics Lead in West Babylon, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kmart is a good way to get your feet wet in retail, you learn the basics. You get to work with some good people.

    Cons

    High turnover, not a good place for long term employment, unless you want to stay part time. Outdated equipment, low pay, unorganized delivery (trucks come at different times of the day), you get pulled from your job to do something else due to undermanned facilities. Corporate sets aside rules on how a truck is processed and the store ignores it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, make pay equivalent to other retailers, PRICE MATCH even your own online prices, stick to the floor plan, when your leads bring up a valid question don't ignore it and wait months to give an answer. For example, I wanted to redo my department because plans had gotten shifted, shrunk, completely removed and I needed them to be set properly to put out product and the answer I got was "no".


  2. "It was boring but easy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work was easy and management did not hassle us.

    Cons

    It was a boring job. The customers constantly and rudely mess up the displays.

    Advice to Management

    Watch for shop lifters. Empty containers and tags from stolen merchandise was often found hidden in the displays.


  3. "Softlines Kmart Hermitage pa review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Hermitage, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Hermitage, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, possible to get up to 40 hours around Christmas time

    Cons

    Low hours at certain times


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  5. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers are easy to get along with and get their jobs done

    Cons

    closing down a lot of locations


  6. "Service Desk Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a paycheck, so there's that.

    Cons

    Extremely unprofessional management that can be degrading and hateful, no enough employees to maintain the store as it should be (the store is dirty, dusty, and needs remodel or closed), quiet a few employees get by with doing absolutely nothing, no loss prevention or security so there is theft on an almost daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  7. "Not sure what my job was"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Add Set in Griffith, IN
    Former Employee - Add Set in Griffith, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked around my schedule / If you need a job

    Cons

    Didn't see any place for advancement... nor an increase in my future

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the little people who do work....


  8. "Not a bad first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Bartender in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible hours, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    long hours, not much room to grow

    Advice to Management

    become a real company


  9. "Pharmacy Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Saint Clairsville, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Saint Clairsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive Relationships with co-workers and pharmacy clientele.

    Cons

    Poor company performance since merger with Sears. Upper level management needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  10. "Part time blues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10 percent employee discount and the store I worked for felt like family we had to stick together to make it through

    Cons

    Limited growth in company, benefits for full time workers only, Workman's comp claims are nightmares !! 7.25 for nearly all employees in GA

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE!!! What happpens to a company who is so ruff and stingy with salaries .. benefits..lack of products for sale that people would actually want to buy? You get squeezed out of market place i.e. HUGEEE turn around for "great employees who you wouldn't give a chance too "


  11. "There's worse places to work..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kmart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, co-workers and management at the time were cool.

    Cons

    Pay sucked, customers sucked, benefits and raises were non-existent.


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