Sales Associate/Stocker (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – February 22, 2017
Jewelry associate- open counter organized displays, assisted customers in purchasing of items up sale at all times. learned how to deal with difficult customers and turn there bad day into a great one. Always had cleaning to do. Overnight Stock- Consistent hours time management a must. attention to detail and organizational skills a must.
Soft-Line Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – February 22, 2017
Good to start out in working or with little experience. Was never really trained though, and scheduling was kinda all over the place. Sometimes they were considerate with scheduling but other times someone would get called in last minute on their day off (for example).
Good place to learn good teamwork to achieve goals.
DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Bennington, VT – February 22, 2017
A typical day involved helping customers, layouts, processing freight, setting up and monitoring layaways. I learned to juggle different depts. and work with other depts. to achieve goals. A good management team works to give a positive work environment for employees which results in a positive customer service experience.Teamwork pays big dividends. The hardest part was doing well in my job but not being able to keep it due to payroll cutbacks, the best part was working in the layaway dept with customers.
Softlines Associate (Current Employee) – Nampa, ID – February 21, 2017
I love working with my coworkers. They keep environment fun and it's easy to do a good job with them around. The environment is really relaxed, which helps everyone do their job better. BUT. Store management is HIGHLY lacking in skill and knowledge. They could easily be better in both dealing with people and dealing with the store as a whole instead of making everyone feel bad and annoyed. The hourly wage is very poor and they don't give people enough hours to really make a decent paycheck most of the time.
Good coworkers, easy to get along with, mostly good training, great first job.
Very short breaks, NO discount at all, very few hours
Cashier/Clerk (Former Employee) – Roosevelt Blvd – February 21, 2017
It was a challenging and interesting place to work. A typical day entailed working a register and working the floor. Eventually I was moved to the shoe department which I really enjoyed. Management was upbeat and accessible. But the best part of the job was interacting with the customers.
Hard lines Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Binghamton, NY – February 21, 2017
Working at K-mart was fun. Never had any major issues and I got along with employees and customers. The hours I was given were manageable too. The hardest part of the job was making a customer happy as well as making sells with them. The most enjoyable parts of the job is when we had Luncheon with the other employees.
Productive and good knowing that I help keep financial loss down.
Loss Prevention Agent (Former Employee) – Willow Grove, PA – February 21, 2017
I job was to over see the stores financial cost over the year. That means that I had to make sure all customers and employees were paying for all merchandise. If they weren't paying for all that they purchase my job was to detain them and have them written up give them a warning or lose their jobs.
Shorts breaks and having to detain people especially employees. But it was my job.
District/Regional Coordinator (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 21, 2017
Worked for Kmart a long time. Have been there through thick and thin. Very fast paced environment. Management was good. The hardest part of working at Kmart was keeping our good associates on board because of pay. The most enjoyable part was our associates. Worked really hard to get the job done. They (most) were friends and cared about each other.
Great associates- hard working. "Family" atmosphere among them.
No payroll budget (no pay increases). Like many companies now- benefits are less and less.