Kohl’s is an American department store chain headquartered in Wisconsin. We will be taking a look at distribution center opportunities at Kohl’s.
Company History –
Kohl’s was founded by Maxwell Kohl in the year 1946. The first supermarket was built that year in Southeast Wisconsin, called Kohl’s Food Stores. The first department store was started in the year 1962 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The department chain’s controlling interest was bought by a British-American Tobacco company’s US retail division BATUS Inc. The Kohl family left the management of the company in the year 1979. The grocery stores were sold to A&P in 1983. In June of 2003, A&P announced their plans to close all of Kohl’s Food Stores. By the end of 2003, all Kohl’s Food Stores were closed. The chain today has 1,146 stores in 49 states of the country.
Jobs at Kohl’s distribution centers –
Below are some of the jobs at Kohl’s distribution centers:
Material Handler : As a material handler, you will be required to load and unload trailers, scan merchandise, build pallets and label merchandise. You will pick, pack and merge orders, replenish or stock merchandise as needed. You will verify the accuracy of production or location. You may be required to set or assign locations of products. This job entails physical activity which includes standing or walking 8-12 hour shifts with scheduled breaks. You will be required to move merchandise weighing up to 30 lbs without assistance. You need to be able to read, write, and perform basic math and computer operations for this position.
Loss Prevention Associate: As a loss prevention associate, you will assist in the protection of all Kohl’s assets, including physical assets (Facility, machinery and property), Human Assets(Kohl’s Associates and Visitors), and Profit Assets(Merchandise). You will be partnering with DC Loss Prevention Assistant Supervisors and Facilities Management, to professionally monitor Physical Security Policies and Procedures of Kohl’s Department Stores and the Distribution Center. You will report incidents of associate theft/safety violations to the DC Loss Prevention Assistant Supervisor. You will also participate in internal theft investigations in adherence to Kohl’s Loss Prevention Internal Theft Investigation. You will perform EFC/DC- Loss Prevention Audits to measure EFC/DC Accuracy, report production fraud or any kind of “short-cuts” by associates to the EFC/DC Loss Prevention Assistant Supervisor, and monitor associates to ensure that processing guidelines are being met. You will also be required to perform Gatehouse Operations and Gatehouse Data Entry as described in the Gatehouse Section of the DC Loss Prevention Manual. For this position, the ability to be multifunctional, use good judgement, problem solving as well as organizational skills are very crucial. Basic computer operation skills and math skills along with the ability to read and write properly is required. Also, a High School Diploma/ Equivalence and / or previous Distribution Center, Law Enforcement and/or Store Loss Prevention Experience is essential for this position. Working knowledge of software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and PeopleSoft is preferred along with some auditing experience.
The locations of Kohl’s distribution centers are as follows:
Blue Springs DC, located in Grain Valley, MO
Corsicana DC, located in Corsicana, TX
Findlay DC, located in Findlay, OH
Macon DC, located in Macon, GA
Mamakating DC, located in Mamakating, NY
Menomonee Falls DC, located in Menomonee Falls, WI
Monroe DC, located in Middletown, OH (e-commerce facility)
Ottawa DC, located in Ottawa, IL
Patterson DC, located in Patterson, CA
San Bernardino DC, located in San Bernardino, CA
Winchester DC, located in Winchester, VA
Benefits offered by Kohl’s –
Health and Wellness – Kohl’s offers Medical, Dental, Vision and On-Site Wellness Center benefits.
Financial – As far as financial benefits go, Kohl’s offers 401(k) plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Group Home and Auto Discounts, Group Pre-Paid Legal Plan, Flexible spending Account, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Coverage as well as Kohl’s Associate Discount.
Work/Life Balance – In this category, Kohl’s offers Vacation/Time Off, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Healthy Futures(covers cholesterol screenings, on-site mammograms, weight management education, nutritional guidance, flu shots, marathon training, lunch-n-learns, and on-site chair massages) and several perks and working advantages.
How to apply online for a job at Kohl’s –
To apply for a job at Kohl’s Distribution Centers, you will have to print out the application form and apply at the nearest Kohl’s Distribution Center. In order to print the application form for Distribution Center Hourly opportunities, click here: http://www.kohlscareers.com/distribution/
On the left side of the page, you will see an Hourly Positions box. Click on the link right there, which says ‘Download application’. This will open up a PDF page which is the application form. You can print out this page, fill in the details and submit them to your nearest Kohl’s distribution center. We have provided the locations of the distribution centers earlier on this page, under the section ‘Jobs at Kohl’s Distribution Center’.
- The average salary for a Material Handler at Kohl’s is $10.57/hr with the highest reported salary being $12/hr and the lowest salary being $9/hr.
- The average salary for a Loss Prevention Officer is $10.65/hr with the highest reported salary being $12/hr and the lowest being $10/hr.
- Sample interview question – “Tell me about a conflict with a co-worker and how it was resolved.”
- Sample interview question – “How would you accept store manager pushback on a loss prevention issue which she has no authority over?”
- Sample interview question – “What do you do when you want to implement a loss prevention strategy but your store manager isn’t supportive?”
- Sample interview question – “What in your opinion as a consumer is the reason why you would visit our store?”
So that’s all about distribution center opportunities at Kohl’s. The employee satisfaction is good and 66% approve of the C.E.O Kevin B. Mansell. One thing to keep in mind is that your experience of working at a particular location might be different from someone working at another location. Overall, there are not much complaints about the jobs.