DON'T DO IT. Over worked and underpaid. Stay away. The high school environment is not worth the stress.
A joke...I understand it’s retail, but still there should be a process of weeding through the horrible applicants.
The process was very informal, and basically everyone that got hired had open availability to work.
Answering for the corporate side, since I worked there for a decade.
Pretty good benefits for the corporate offices: comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, short term disability with option to buy long term disability, life insurance, adoption assistance, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, 15% employee discount. Additional options for legal assistance, some kind of commuter thing were also available, as well as corporate discounts on cell plans. Kohl's also has a partnership with the Wisconsin Athletic Club. After the employee pays for the first month of membership, as long as an employee goes a certain number of times in a month, Kohl's picks up the cost. If the employee doesn't go, it is a payroll deduction.
401K with 100% match up to 5% and a small annual bonus (a couple hundred bucks for individual contributors) Vacation policy was changed from 2 weeks to 3 weeks to start (after I'd earned 3 weeks) for corporate staff, with the option to buy up to 2 more weeks of vacation after a year of service. There is a healthcare clinic, gym, and 2 daycares on site (no comment on that, as I don't have kids). Bartolotta's does the catering for the corporate offices. Quality ok, not nearly as good as their restaurants, and their prices went up quite a bit before I left. Imagine they went up more in the last year. They did have a wide range of options every day: soup, giant salad bar, sandwich bar, freshly made pizza, burgers, fries, plus Indian, Mexican, and a couple of rotating featured entrees. They also made a great breakfast omelette, and had wonderful baristas. There were grab & go items, plus options to grab a ready made dinner to take home. They also did holiday ordering for Thanksgiving (which I always thought was funny. In IT, everyone was in the office. Haven't spent Thanksgiving/weekend with my family since 2007.)
My absolute favorite benefit was the vacation buy option. (I was at Corporate for a decade. Not sure if this was open to stores. Pretty sure it was for the distribution centers), employees had the option to purchase a week or two weeks of additional time off. After I went from being hourly to being salaried, the hourly employees were given the option to buy different increments, starting from an additional couple days up to the two weeks. Salaried employees had options of 1 or 2 weeks. Be aware though, of the working expectations that go along with being salaried. There is an expectation of constant availability, even while you are 'off', since you get paid no matter what.
Poor management communication, and a few were (management/supervisors) just horrible to work for, but there were also some that were great!
The pay was very little in comparison to what they wanted their employees to do...they asked so much from employees, and there were even several of us that stayed beyond our hours just to finish our job/tasks...oh, and if you got overtime, you got talked to.
They expect the employees to know everything, yet they provided no training, and worse they would put you in different areas and expect you to be an expert at that position. It was often embarrassing when I first worked there and a customer would ask for help for something and I wasn’t able to assist them (as every other time I worked I was in a different department or register), and when I did ask for help, there was no one else that could or would help me. I felt bad for the customers because I’ve been in their position as I’m an avid Kohl’s customer...I’m starting to rethink that unfortunately, as I see how the employees are treated.
I also see the bad side as well, employees talk bad about other employees, management, and customers, and they even treat them poorly as well. Maybe it is just the store I work at.
There were horrible management/supervisors as well as coworkers, and then there were the fantastic ones! It can be very cliquey, some of the full-time employees would look down upon you or just snub their noses at you...I had worked with the same crew for a few weeks, and every single time (several times during the same day), I was asked what my name was, as if I wasn’t important enough to remember my name.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Kohl's? What are the steps along the way?
I was hired 2 days after interview but it took a week or so of training