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Review averages

  • 333 employees say

    Excellent (142)
    42.642642642643%
    Good (85)
    25.525525525526%
    Satisfactory (52)
    15.615615615616%
    Subpar (54)
    16.216216216216%
    3.47
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.33

Company summary

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At Kohl's, our purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives.

And there’s no more rewarding job than that. It’s not just about selling things; it’s about letting customers know that the things that make their lives better are within their reach.

More Than 50 Years Of Amazing Products And Incredible Savings

The first Kohl’s department store opened in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 1962. When the company went public in 1992, there were 76 Kohl’s stores in the Midwest. Kohls.com launched in 2001, giving Kohl’s an online presence that has grown and evolved over the years. In 2003, we opened 28 stores in California, giving Kohl’s a coast-to-coast presence for the first time in our history. That growth and expansion continued over the years and Kohl’s now operates more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, along with the powerful e-commerce platform of Kohls.com

Numbers

Employees

10,000+

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

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Products Designed To Inspire

Kohl’s creates Amazing Product that excites our customers, giving them the brands and products they know and love, as well as surprising finds you might not expect. Choose from our powerful portfolio of private and national brands, from Simply Vera Vera Wang and Food Network to Nike and Columbia. With incredible resources at our fingertips, our exclusive private brands are carefully designed with you in mind, while our partnerships with sought-after national brands offer your family the convenience of everything you need in one spot. 

National Brands You Know And Love

Nike, Fisher-Price, Dyson, and Levi’s; just a few of the national brands you know and love. And for many of these trusted brands, Kohl’s is the leading retailer in America. But we aren’t stopping there. We’re constantly expanding our current offerings while adding even more relevant brands to our mix—the brands that matter most to your family like Fitbit, Serta, PUMA, Gaiam and more. Check out some of our top national brands.

The Best Private And Exclusive Brands

Our talented design team at Kohl’s delivers the very best when it comes to our private and exclusive brands, including Sonoma Life+Style, Apt. 9, Croft & Barrow, Jumping Beans, So, Tek Gear, Urban Pipeline, The Big One and Home Classics.

Designer & Celebrity Partnerships

Kohl’s partners with some of the world’s top designers and celebrities to bring you coveted designs that fit your budget without sacrificing the quality and style you crave. View our wide assortment of exclusive fashion and home brands below.


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Company outlook

Shop When You Want, How You Want!
In store, online or on the go, you deserve the best when you shop. Kohl’s makes your shopping experience unique, simple and convenient. Our inspiring in-store experiences and seamless navigation on Kohls.com allow you and your family to get the amazing product you know and love from Kohl’s whenever and wherever you choose to shop. So go ahead—shop the way you want and let us take care of the rest!

Kohl's Strength In Technology & Innovation

At Kohl’s, technology and innovation are cornerstones of our business. Our technology teams constantly explore, design and develop new ways to make your shopping experience effortless and unique to you. With an informed, strategic approach, Kohl’s has embraced the power of technology and leveraged bold innovations to push the boundaries and revolutionize the way you shop. 

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Benefits

We offer benefits that support all aspects of your total well-being so you can thrive both personally and professionally — no matter what stage you’re at in your life. Our journey to well-being starts with you, with a focus in five distinct areas.

HEALTH: Pursuing good health so you can do the things you love — at home and on the job.

FINANCIAL: Planning for your financial future with increased confidence.

COMMUNITY: Being active and engaged in your community.

CAREER: Growing and achieving greatness through the work you do every day.

SOCIAL: Developing positive relationships with those around you.

Each Associate’s journey to well-being in unique — shaped by your own personal needs and experiences. We’ll be there with you every step of the way, providing choices and a clear path so you can find balance, achieve your ideal level of well-being and design a life you love.


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Location

For applicants

Videos

How Kohl's is Leading the Industry by Taking Risks
Ray's Story of Greatness | Life at Kohl's
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Kohl's Product Development Team Volunteers for American Cancer Society

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

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At Kohl’s, our mission is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. And there’s no more rewarding job than that. Because it’s not just about selling things. It’s about letting customers know that the things that make their lives better are within their reach. We build great brands, launch new technologies to make shopping easier, contribute our time and dollars to improve the world we live in and dream up ways to empower our customers and Associates to create a life they love. Our Associates make a difference in the lives of our customers. Let us make a difference in yours. Welcome to Kohl’s. 

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How would we describe the company culture?


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The Greatness Agenda

The Greatness Agenda is a strategic framework built on five pillars: amazing product, incredible savings, easy experience, personalized connections and winning teams. Ultimately, our goal is to be the most engaging retailer in America. We will achieve that goal by focusing on our customers and creating product assortments that excite them. By building genuine, lasting relationships with them. By designing easy, seamless shopping experiences no matter how our customer shops. By helping customers get more from every dollar they spend at Kohl’s. And by building teams of engaged and talented Associates. Kohl’s is on the path to greatness.

Our Values

Kohl’s Associates live out our values each and every day. We put customers first and take a "yes we can" approach to everything we do. We support our communities and causes our customers and Associates care about. We act with integrity,  earning trust by living up to our commitments, treating each other with respect and fairness, and making decisions that support the reputation of the organization. We build great teams,  by communicating openly and embracing diverse perspectives. The empowerment, engagement and continuous development of all Associates is actively promoted. We foster a culture of appreciation and recognition. We drive results by working with a sense of urgency and accountability, making informed decisions and offering up new and innovative solutions. 

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What else should applicants know about us?

Kohl’s is proud to be a member of the community. And being a part of a community means we have responsibilities to fulfill. We think it’s important to give time, energy and money through our many Kohl’s Cares programs. We also protect the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term stability. Responsibility to our investors, communities and environment — it’s all a part of what makes us Kohl’s. 


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More than 140,000 Kohl’s Associates are committed to service—whether it’s in one of more than 1,100 stores nationwide, at corporate headquarters or in the community—our team is committed to making a difference.

Through our Kohl's Volunteer Program, Kohl’s Associates donate their personal time to make a difference in their local communities by volunteering with eligible nonprofit organizations. With every qualifying event, volunteer efforts are rewarded with a $500 grant from Kohl’s to the benefitting organization. Since the programs inception in 2001, Kohl's, through the volunteer program, has donated more than $137 million in corporate grants to eligible nonprofit organizations across the country.   

In 2016 alone,

  • Nearly 30,000 community events organized nationwide
  • 100 percent of our locations participated in the Kohl's Volunteer Program
  • Our Associates contributed nearly 500,000 volunteer hours
  • Approximately $24 million in corporate grants were disbursed to more than 9,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the country


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Reviews for Kohl's Corp

Reviews - What employees say

3.47 Employees say
4.33 Applicants say
  • 26.May 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job security
4.00
Handicap Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00

Attitude towards older colleagues

No They do not hire older employee's . The Older employee's they do have have get treated special

Overall Compensation for your work

No full time employee hours are 32 hours. I had more Hours as a part Time Employee

Company Image

I was at first. That changed and I did not want to go to work anymore. Started looking for new employment

Job security

There are risk of your position being eliminated due to management change.

  • 07.May 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • close the company

Review averages

  • 333 employees say

    Excellent (142)
    42.642642642643%
    Good (85)
    25.525525525526%
    Satisfactory (52)
    15.615615615616%
    Subpar (54)
    16.216216216216%
    3.47
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.33

kununu score comparisons

Kohl's Corp
3.47
334 reviews

Industry average (Retail/eCommerce)
3.06
77,945 reviews

kununu average
3.12
1,623,000 reviews