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Kohl's New York Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • very challenging to have a work/life balance (in 208 reviews)

  • Have to push customers to open a credit card (as a POS associate) (in 308 reviews)

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  1. "CAshier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    -Didn't like the hours for my position.


  2. "Going Through Change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great for those new to the industry because coworkers are excited to teach
    - Great resources available
    - Promotes work/life balance (although this goes out the window around market week)
    - Opportunity to grow if you're open to hopping around to work on different brands

    Cons

    Used to be an amazing place to work and I think it can get back on track, but the NY office has seen a lot of change over the past 2 years and it feels a bit disoriented. Change in leadership, change in HR representatives, change in depth moving to and from Milwaukee (main corp headquarters)...

    While everyone that works there is generally motivated, creative and very friendly, you don't always see those qualities because of the lack of structure. It feels like we're all waiting for processes to be put into place and diction on strategy from mgmt, but it's currently all a little cloudy. I really hope it turns around. I'm optimistic, however, that it can.

    Advice to Management

    Strategize, Strategize, Strategize. We WANT to execute your wishes, but sometimes we're requested to do too much without answering the "WHY" behind it all so time is wasted on projects that get cut or pushed aside.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts and perks are just ok for employees

    Cons

    Lack of communication between managers and employees


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  5. "work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people there are very nice and make the work easier.

    Cons

    I lot of work fixing everything in the floors

    Advice to Management

    as now the management is very good.


  6. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kohl's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount, People, Flexibility. They work with your schedule which is good. The Clothes, the shoes and everything were awesome

    Cons

    Little pay, The pay was too little for me. it is a good place for school students because you end you spending all your money

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice for management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dead End Role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kohl's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cross functional partners and co-workers are immensely united in trying to "do the right thing", the physical office environment is very clean, bright and pleasant.

    Cons

    There are no growth opportunities. There is a swath of immature and petty management who lack visioning for the larger picture. There is rampant fear mongering coupled with small minded individuals with too much authority and no substance.


  8. "Kohl's"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - POS Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - POS Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kohl's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They allow us to request as many days off as we like as long as we write it in 2 weeks in advance so they make sure to not schedule us.

    Cons

    They dont give enough hours, no matter how much i request.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring new people when your current employees are asking for more hours and not getting them.


  9. "Amazing Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohl's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Innovative retailer that is continuously adapting to the changing market
    - Senior leadership's action show commitment to move company forward and give transparency to associates
    - NY office has a fun and diverse environment
    - Compensation and benefits are pretty competitive to industry standards
    - Ability to own development of career path

    Cons

    - On-site benefits not as robust as Milwaukee corporate office but there are efforts to change variance i.e Gym membership reimbursement!
    - Company has show great effort to really listen and implement change based on associate and consumer feedback.. really not leaving room for many cons!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Continue to react to market findings and customer interactions!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OKAY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work from home multiple days a month, great vacation time off. Office is nice, unlike the stores.

    Cons

    Lots of re-work caused by too many people having design input. Constant feeling of instability throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a way to create better relationships throughout NY and Milwaukee. There is a large divide between the offices.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "It Just Gets Worse and Worse"

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    Former Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kohl's full-time

    Pros

    None that make it worth it

    Cons

    The lack of talent, knowledge, creativity and common sense is rampant throughout Kohl's New York Office. Unfortunately Senior Management is the worst culprit with the most fragile egos and the greatest level of sheer incompetence. It's pretty incredible that such a large company is led by completely unqualified people, especially in regards to design leadership. The people that are promoted are the 'yes' men that do not voice opinions. Managers' top priorities are to appeal to Senior Management, not to create great product and build their teams. Top talent has been, and continues to be, pushed out.

    Advice to Management

    You reap what you sow. To translate that for you guys, you have no one to blame but yourselves. There is no book I could recommend, no motivational speaker to bring on, nor no outside consultant that can fix the mess you made of the company. Good luck!


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