Fast Paced Job with Chaotic Scheduling, Minimal Pay, and Limited Advancement
Department Supervisor (Former Employee) – Matthews, NC – August 19, 2019
My main issues I had while working at Kohl's was the extreme lack of consistency in scheduling. I would work 5:30am-2pm one day and then 2 days later be on an overnight shift. This type of shift happened quite often and took a real toll on the employees physically and mentally. Another issue I had was that you were only supposed to wear dress shoes which was very impractical being up on your feet all day on that hard floor. The opportunity to advance to Department Supervisor came quickly, however once you get there, do not expect to advance any further. They also ripped off a couple of people as far as pay and promotions went.
I did enjoy the people that worked there and the group activities that took place. I will say that the management team often joined in unloading the supply trucks and helping with work in the store. They also tried to keep up morale by offering meals on special occasions, having contests, and implementing themed work days where the employees would dress up. The thing I most enjoyed about working here was the Kohl's Cares program. Volunteering with the other employees was a great way to make friends, help out the community, and advance in the work place. A lot of the events they were partnered with were actually pretty cool.
Overall this job is a "means to an end" kind of job not a career choice. It is a great starting point for people just joining the workforce.
Kohl's Cares Program and Team building activities
Minimal Pay, Chaotic Schedule, and Limited Advancement