Kohl's Cashier (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – February 6, 2019
It was a competitive workplace. I learned how to work a cash register and handle customer service. Hardest part of the job was dealing with rush hour. The most enjoyable part of the job was the kind coworkers and managers.
I enjoyed working here. My only complaint would be...Offer more stable hours for your full time workers instead of flexible hours. I love people and interacting with them was mostly a pleasure. I had great Managers all around. They were just Awesome. Hated leaving for steadier hours.
Sale Associate (Former Employee) – Troy, OH – March 18, 2019
I didn't think how they put other people above you if they didn't like/ connect with you. I liked that I could be on my own but also talk to people. The hardest part of the job was trying to find something socially correct to wear because if they didn't like what you worse you would be pulled aside.
CFH Area Supervisor (Former Employee) – Rhinelander, WI – March 18, 2019
Overall good place to work. Not best communication among management team, and in my store some of the promotions were done kind of sneakily....they would have their person already picked but yet try to talk others up, and then they would be so let down about not getting position. Made it hard to move up very much.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Troy, MI – March 16, 2019
A decent enough place for a starting job. Pay is low with very small incremental pay raises over time. Hours are VERY flexible though. Management really depends on the manager, some are very productive and useful to have around while others seem completley oblivious to everything.
Full breaks and lunches, Super flexible schedule
Low pay, hours can come and go regularly especially when they begin bringing in people from outside.
We had a great store manager, and then he left and got replaced.... worst thing to ever happen to the store.
Management doesn't care about you, your pay, or your abilities. I worked here for over 3 years and my raises were junk (never over $0.30) and I only got them because minimum wage went up and they legally had to. I worked my butt off for the first two years, but never got anything in return except for getting yelled at or told to do more. I gave up at this job. Nothing was ever worth it. You do not get money or any type of reward for hard work, so you might as well slack! Most of the young kids did anyway, so just join in and do minimal work. You'll get yelled at either way. This company will ruin your mental health and your desire to work hard. It did for me! I loved working hard when management used to care about me and my coworkers... but management has gone down the toilet.
Whatever you expect to gain from working at Kohl's in Lino Lakes, lower your expectations! A lot!
CASHIER (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – March 16, 2019
Overall, I loved working for Kohl's as a company. But management at our local store loved to take advantage of their "Open availability" requirements. I have 2 children, and knew I couldn't get hired on unless I had open availability. But management took advantage of that and wanted me to work almost 40 hours in 3 days during the holiday season. Running on less than 3 hours of sleep and not eating for days wore me down. If I mentioned anything about needing a little more time to actually be a Mom, they constantly told me they didn't have to have me and I was free to go anytime.
Also, when an assistant manager treated everyone like dogs, nothing was done by management. We were constantly told to be "faster" at checking out customers and to not engage with customers as it would interfere with our speed of checking anyone out. We were pushed extremely hard to get credit applications, as that is their main priority. If our manangement were replaced, I believe our local store would be much better to work for but I couldn't sacrifice my own mental, physical, and emotional health for $9.25 an hour and continue to be treated like a work horse with no other priorities. At the Cookeville, TN store, if your entire life doesn't revolve around Kohls and doing whatever their management wants you to, then you won't do well.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Wappingers Falls, NY – March 15, 2019
Working customer service is definitely the worst position in Kohl's simply because it is where everyone, customers and employees combined, come to dump their problems. All retail has nasty customers, which is especially true here. The part of the job that sucks is the management and employee side. Managers have favoritism over certain employees, giving more job opportunities and pay raises to some employees over others, even when those employees do almost the same job. It makes it hard to bring up issues to management because the harsh reality is that nothing is going to be accomplished. Management has little care about the needs of employees in the aspect of hours and pay and only really step up to their jobs when district managers come to visit, about once every two weeks. There are some good days where the environment is fun and laid back, but the bad days are really bad and dump unnecessary stress on the few employees who are not favored by management.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Menomonee Falls, WI – March 15, 2019
Management is young and often inexperienced. Culture for interns is much different than when you start full time. Compensation is the same across all analysts, no matter if one role is much more challenging than another. Completely depends on the team you are on and you have no say in what team you move to. Some teams have a lot of work life balance, some have none, but all are paid the same. No paid recognition for going above and beyond. Very small bonus at the end of the year, even if the company has an amazing year. Hard work is not appreciated in your paycheck.
little work-life balance, no paid recognition, inexperienced managers, inconsistent culture
I enjoyed working at Kohl's. It was a seasonal part time job. I learned to operate the cash register which was new to me. I worked in the jewelry department and was a cashier. I wanted to learn how to run the cash register. I cleaned our area and put out merchandise.