Review about working at Kohl's Lauren MD
First of all training for this job was a complete & udder joke... Day one was a 4 hour marathon of mostly irrelevant "training" videos that did me no actual nice once I got out on the floor. Day five was as bad as I clocked in & then had absolutely zero idea what to do as no one felt the necessity to tell a brand new worker the duties their job actually entailed. I was then put out on the floor, given more "training", & was then left alone. My next few shifts consisted of me wandering around my department as I struggled to find the appropriate racks for my recovery, getting yelled at for not knowing what the hell an 8-9 is nor the fact that there's a list that tells you when you need to act as an additional cashier, & me having to figure out how to work the money register on the spot as these videos were fortunately left out of my training.... fundamentally you've gotta wing it until you figure things out by yourself as no one cares to adequately prepare you.
I was about to head off to bed as it's late & I actually must be in to kohl's tomorrow morning, but now that I do know so plenty of other people feel the same extreme disdain for kohl's that I do, I must vent....
This job is far much hard work, drama, & all around bs to be taken seriously. in the event you read some of these reviews you'll see plenty of of the same issues are consistent with the store despite location. Do yourself a favor & find another place to work. But in the event you need the money, do what you've gotta do, know what you're getting in to & nice luck.
Once I got the hang of things the job didn't seem all that bad, but I slowly learned that this job sucks some major behind. For one I could never plan to do things in my personal life ahead of time as the schedule is always random (you never know what days you'll be working nor what hours) & it's never ever been posted 2 weeks ahead of time. Second this job revolves around getting customers to apply for kohl's charge cards (store use credit cards), & in the event you don't get ample amounts you get frowned on despite how well you do your actual job (the one they hire you for; maintaining your department & keeping the customer happy). Third our store manager strong arms the staff that depend on the job & can't really speak out against her; he consistently fails at properly preparing the schedule so if an associate's shift ends 2 hours before closing & no one else is scheduled to work in the coursework of that time she'll coerce the associate in to staying despite how long they've already been working. Fortunately for myself this is a summer job (and my last retail job ever) & i have no issue telling her my shift ends at such & such a time & I will be going home at said time. Lastly the store has like 6 or 7 full-time employees. Everyone else is thought about part-time, gets no benefits, & despite how long you've been there, or how well you do your job, is only in a position to get promoted if you're "in" with the inner clique. & don't waste your time hoping for a raise, a co-worker of mine's been there 5 years & his last 3 raises have been by 11 cents (wow!).
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