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Interviews at Kohl's

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Kohl's.
Interview experience
Based on 3,398 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 3,380 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 3,249 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Kohl's

Overview experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Group interview
Background check
Phone call/screening
Drug test
Least reported steps
Written test
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at Kohl's

  • I had a phone interview literally asked me 3 questions interview was less than 5 minutes and he offered me the job right then and after that I scheduled my orientation which was 4 hours mostly online …
    Shared on September 16, 2020
  • During COVID.. I had brief phone interview 8/18 ... had another interview 8/19 with hiring manager & was hired immediately
    Shared on August 21, 2020
  • Because of Covid 19, I had a phone call interview instead of an in person one. Once your application goes through the system, you get to pick which times you want them to call you. There’s usually 3 o…
    Shared on August 8, 2020

Interview questions at Kohl's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • 5 questions:
    three strengths about yourself

    what was your position at your last job/ what did you do

    what did you like about your last job

    how do you rate your accountability

    how do you prioritize y…
    Shared on September 17, 2020
  • Tell me about yourself
    What did you like about your previous jobs?

    What did you dislike about your previous jobs?

    How do you service upset customers?

    What about being a retail customer informs your po…
    Shared on September 4, 2020
  • They called me for an interview without reading any of my application or resume and asked me to explain all my of experience.
    Shared on June 25, 2020

Interview tips at Kohl's

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)74%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)14%
  • Formal (business suit)8%
  • They didn’t have a dress code4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Kohl's

  • Just don’t
    Shared on August 20, 2020
  • It’s a fairly easy interview process if you’ve done retail interviews before. They ask basic questions like “Explain to me a time where you had a hard obstacle and how you overcame it, What is good cu…
    Shared on August 8, 2020
  • DON'T DO IT. Over worked and underpaid. Stay away. The high school environment is not worth the stress.
    Shared on March 4, 2020

The first interview at Kohl's

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site35%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Walk-In12%
  • Employee referral9%
  • Other8%

How candidates received their first interview at Kohl's

  • It took about 2 weeks or so to receive an email and to come in for an in person interview.
    Shared on October 14, 2018
  • I got an email and I had to pick a time and date to set up my interview at one of the locations I applied to
    Shared on October 14, 2018
  • I applied on Craigslist
    Shared on March 23, 2018 - Cashier - Port Chester, NY