About Kohl's
Number Of Employees: 5000+
Headquarters: N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Who is Kohl's?

Begun as a Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store in 1927, Kohl's is now a giant, publicly-owned U.S. department store retailer of 1,162 stores in 49 states. A member of the Fortune 500, we are the second largest U.S. department store chain in terms of retail sales. Our popular Sonoma, Croft & Barrow, and Apt.9 brands generate nearly half of the firm's $19 billion in annual sales. Through our Kohl's Care program, we have organized more than 30,000 community events across the country, and disbursed grants of $24 million to over 9,000 non-profits.

Kohl's Jobs, an Overview

Kohl's hires for digital as well as corporate, warehouse, and retail store positions. Common openings include sales clerk, marketing analyst, social media representative, audio-visual specialist, beauty advisor, merchandiser, warehouse worker, freight operator, digital analytics and operations analyst, and store management opportunities. Benefits include medical, retirement, vacation and paid time off, paid holidays, incentive and bonus programs beyond the wage, and discounts on store purchases.

What is the Pay Like:

  • Customer service associates average $8.85 per hour/li>
  • Department supervisors make $11.32 per hour on average
  • Loss prevention supervisors average $15.63 per hour
  • Merchandise analysts average just under $50,000 annually
  • The range for assistant store managers salaries is $44,000 to $71,000

  • Kohl's employees have an opportunity to give back to their community, by way of the Kohl's Volunteer program. So far, 1,410,000 of Kohl's workers have donated 500,000 hours of their personal time to hurricane relief and other local causes.

Kohl's Interview Process

Most job applications for Kohl's positions begin online, through its careers portal or Talent Community. Job seekers, including the mildly curious, can join the Talent Community, upload their profile, interests and resume, and decide later about applying, or wait for the Kohl's opening they desire. The Kohl's hiring process is quick, with several Indeed and Glassdoor reviewers noting a one-week timeframe from application to job offer.

Online reviews by employees describe the interview process as straightforward, often including two back-to-back interviews. If hired, the offer can come as soon as the day after the interviews. This is typically followed by an e-mail invitation to an orientation event.

Is Kohl's a Good Place to Work?

On Glassdoor, employees give Kohl's a 3.4 star rating, with 62 percent of these workers saying they would recommend a Kohl's career to their friends. Work / life balance, flexible schedules, employee benefits and recognition for hard work are among the pros employees listed for Kroger. As one employee puts it, Kohl's cares about its people and their development, and does a lot to set you up for success. According to Indeed.com reviews, employees are especially enamored of the employee discount for Kohl's products, noting that it is given even for sale items and in conjunction with coupons for the same item. Also appreciated is the company's five percent match on employee 401(k) contributions.

Most negative comments center around work hours, with complaints about too few hours or too many. Many of these complaints, however, are inherent to the retail industry - that is, having to work weekends and holidays, hectic pace and rude customers.

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Recent Awards
  • America's Most Reputable Company, Forbes, 2011
  • National Top 50 Green Companies (#2), Green Power Partnership, 2010