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Depends. Some weeks will be 4 hours. Total. Some weeks will be almost 30 hours.

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I left Kohl's in June 2018 after nearly a decade at the corporate office. The hours had become unbearable. On call is one thing. But being expected to work double a 'normal' salaried week of 45-50 hours was unsustainable. Especially once I found out I was also being grossly underpaid for my position.

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Answering for the corporate side, since I worked there for a decade.
Pretty good benefits for the corporate offices: comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, short term disability with option to buy long term disability, life insurance, adoption assistance, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, 15% employee discount. Additional options for legal assistance, some kind of commuter thing were also available, as well as corporate discounts on cell plans. Kohl's also has a partnership with the Wisconsin Athletic Club. After the employee pays for the first month of membership, as long as an employee goes a certain number of times in a month, Kohl's picks up the cost. If the employee doesn't go, it is a payroll deduction.

401K with 100% match up to 5% and a small annual bonus (a couple hundred bucks for individual contributors) Vacation policy was changed from 2 weeks to 3 weeks to start (after I'd earned 3 weeks) for corporate staff, with the option to buy up to 2 more weeks of vacation after a year of service. There is a healthcare clinic, gym, and 2 daycares on site (no comment on that, as I don't have kids). Bartolotta's does the catering for the corporate offices. Quality ok, not nearly as good as their restaurants, and their prices went up quite a bit before I left. Imagine they went up more in the last year. They did have a wide range of options every day: soup, giant salad bar, sandwich bar, freshly made pizza, burgers, fries, plus Indian, Mexican, and a couple of rotating featured entrees. They also made a great breakfast omelette, and had wonderful baristas. There were grab & go items, plus options to grab a ready made dinner to take home. They also did holiday ordering for Thanksgiving (which I always thought was funny. In IT, everyone was in the office. Haven't spent Thanksgiving/weekend with my family since 2007.)

My absolute favorite benefit was the vacation buy option. (I was at Corporate for a decade. Not sure if this was open to stores. Pretty sure it was for the distribution centers), employees had the option to purchase a week or two weeks of additional time off. After I went from being hourly to being salaried, the hourly employees were given the option to buy different increments, starting from an additional couple days up to the two weeks. Salaried employees had options of 1 or 2 weeks. Be aware though, of the working expectations that go along with being salaried. There is an expectation of constant availability, even while you are 'off', since you get paid no matter what.

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Going in, going over paperwork, and job experience. On site drug testing using a swab, and background check.

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I left due to being grossly underpaid and overworked. I know a lot of employees think that. In the case of Corporate staff, HR had the brilliant idea to release a salary framework in August 2015. They then followed it up by stating that no salary adjustments would be made. As it turns out, I was being underpaid roughly 43% for my position, and that figure is just the bottom of the range where I was supposed to be. According to the rocket scientists in HR, the goal was to have everyone in the midrange of the salary for their positions, which would have meant at least doubling my salary.
Add in the fact that as a salaried, on call employee, I was working close to 100 hours every week. I'm not talking about during Q4 when everyone in retail is extra nuts. I mean as a regular thing. All year long. My team went from 9 people down to 4, and no one else was added to the team. Constant on call. On call that went from true on call to being expected to work all day long both weekend days of being on call. That's not on call. That's straight up working. Working 12-15 hour days 7 days a week, plus getting paged at night, so never getting to sleep through the night. Being expected to be back in the office in the morning after working all night. Enough was enough and I left.

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It takes about a week and a half to get hired I believe from what I remember . You will get an email for an interview . After that , background check , drug test . If you get past the process I guess you get another email for Orientation and you should have a job

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Horrible. Management is hostile. There's always an endless mess to clean which customers purposely make. I've watched them watching me clean and go right behind me, unfolding everything while laughing.

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$9.00 an hour. So if you just want a college job, with no chance of getting better pay, come work here.

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We are all aloud to wear jeans everyday now

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Kohl’s absolutely sucks with their point system.
Worst place I’ve ever worked at.
They do not care about you, if you’re sick and you rack up some points, no matter how long you’ve been there, you’re FIRED.
This place should go bankrupt, please do not shop here as their workers are treated like slaves.

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