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Kohl's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Replenishment Associate Interview

Replenishment Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in November 2013.

Interview Details Most important thing is to be able to pass a background check. Most people who do not get hired is because they fail the background check. One on one interview, very basic.

Interview Question – The main question asked is What is great customer service? and What's the most important thing you can do to prevent theft? Smile and say hi!!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was hired for seasonal, kind of take it or leave it.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate (Customer Service, MJM, Jewelry, POS) Interview

Sales Associate (Customer Service, MJM, Jewelry, POS)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's.

Interview Details You fill out an application online, if they are hiring they call you immediately for an interview. They do group interviews and everybody takes turns answering a question. The questions weren't too difficult and the interview didn't last long. After the interview, the hiring process takes about two weeks because they have to interview more people and they do background checks.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a customer or a coworker.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Kohls Sales Associate Interview

Kohls Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at Kohl's in August 2014.

Interview Details Applied online. I believe they called me a couple weeks later to set up an interview. As I hadn't moved to town yet, I wasn't available, so they said they would move me into the next pool of applicants. They did, got a call a month later. One-on-one interview with the store manager. It was a relatively relaxed interview. After filling out paperwork, he asked about job history. Told me about the work environment, which seems pretty friendly and fun. He joked with all the other employees I saw. Asked why I wanted to work there. What good customer service means, how I would make sure a customer was happy. Asked about a difficult time I had with a coworker and how I handled it. Checked on availability, especially before store opens and after store closes, since holidays are coming up. Said he thought I would fit in well and I filled out background check and reference paperwork. 3 business days later I got a phone call with a job offer and orientation information.

Interview Question – Honestly, most difficult and unexpected question was, "Is the customer always right?" Uhhhh, definitely not, but how do you say that in an acceptable way? Basically, there are things like store policy that get in the way of them being right, but other than that...yes...always right.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

POS Associate Interview

POS Associate
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Kohl's in February 2013.

Interview Details After my application was sent I waited around 3 weeks for a response. I was called by a manager to set up my interview. When I arrived I was sent to the office to talk one on one with the manager. I was asked mainly about my experience, this was my second job, but I was assured that if hired any help I needed would be provided. I was only asked about 10 questions, such as: "why do you want to work here" "what are your strengths" "do you believe you can perform more than one task at a time if asked" "can you interact with people who may be upset or angry and may take it out on you" and "are you able to cooperate with others even despite differences or disagreements". After that I was told immediately if they wanted to hire me, and they invited me back for training.

Interview Question – I was told about the companies main policies and how the store promised one thing, to provide a great shopping experience to all shoppers and to make sure everyone is helped out as much as possible. "At our store we want to provide a great experience to anyone who shops at our stores. When one customer has a good experience they will recommend our store to those they know. At your last job, although you were not in retail, was there any point at which you had to go out of your way to help someone and make make sure they were satisfied?"   View Answer


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Kohl's.

Interview Details Phone interview was a little odd. Recruiter wanted names of others that she could recruit which didn't make sense. Online assessment included 20 math story problems that were irrelevant for the job.

Interview Question – What 3 things would I change about my district.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better offer came along.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Engineer Interview

Senior Engineer
Milpitas, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in June 2014.

Interview Details I was contacted on a job site about a possible fit for a Sr. Engineer role they were looking for to work at their Milpitas location. I had limited experience in the specific skills they were looking for but since I was contacted for the position and not the other way round, I thought that there might be something that might be of interest to me. There was no pre-screening phone interview that is usually done with most of the companies. I was scheduled for a 4:00 pm interview with a couple of people.
The Recruiting Manager led me to a meeting room and my first interview started at around 4:30 pm. I was asked about my experience and the most challenging task I'd taken upon in my current company and other regular interview questions and some technical questions. After that I was asked to wait for the next interviewer and I waited for about half an hour but the other person did not turn up. In between, people are scrambling to find empty conference rooms to conduct meetings at like 5:15 pm. Most of the cubicles are still occupied. I had a feeling that they have no respect for the other person's time and effort. If you're unsure if somebody fits the bill, shouldn't a phone interview be done to make sure they might be a good fit? Why would you make somebody take half a day off from work to commute all the way and then make them wait for so long and then say the interviewer is busy in another meeting?
To top it all, I was asked by the HR who delivered the news about the manager being unavailable if I wanted to come back to talk to that person who was then busy.

Interview Question – Questions related to troubleshooting in production, tools used etc.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

POS Associate Interview

POS Associate
Grandville, MI (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Kohl's in August 2014.

Interview Details I applied yesterday afternoon online and received a call regarding the interview. my interview was this morning this afternoon the interview was a group interview it was pretty simple we went around the room told them about ourselves and answeredsome situational questions and fill out some paperwork while the two managers went on office and discuss some things we were then called out one by one summary not given a drop off your book summary given the job offer if the background check was clearedI'm hired in less than 24 hours of my application being submitted

Interview Question – name a time you went above and beyond what happened customer   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Point of Sales Specialistu Interview

Point of Sales Specialistu

Interviewed at Kohl's

Interview Details Had a group interview and each person would go around the room answering the same questions so you had to think on your feet and be creative on how you answered it so that you stood out. Lots of situational questions. Hiring process was simple. I applied in store and within a week I received a call to come in for an interview. After the group interview the managers spoke in the office and one by one brought those of us in to answer some additional questions individually.

Interview Question – What would you do if you caught a fellow associate being dishonest?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Floor Associate Interview

Sales Floor Associate
Shelby Township, MI (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kohl's in August 2014.

Interview Details I applied online and about a week later was called in for an interview. First woman interviewed me and said she recognized me from my previous job, the sent in another woman to interview me and and we really hit it off. I got a call two hours later with a job offer.

Interview Question – Name a time when you took a risk...?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, dirt wages.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Security Interview

Security
Abilene, TX (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Kohl's in January 2010.

Interview Details Was asked why do I want to work here, I stated I have never shopped in the store so I have no experience to compare to competitors, (none in any other five towns or states I have ever lived in) To benefit your team where I could best utilize my experience, abilities and skills in a challenging position with advancement opportunities, with increasing responsibilities as a team member experiences

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Kohl's, He kept asking the question, then after repeating my answer, I said to Benefit my family financially to be able to keep the lifestyle we all enjoy.   View Answer

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