Compare Kohl's vs Nordstrom BETA

See how working at Kohl's vs. Nordstrom compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Kohl's vs. Nordstrom. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kohl's

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Nordstrom

Employee Ratings

  • Kohl's scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Nordstrom scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 13291 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 17793 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.8
Nordstrom employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kohl's Ceo Michelle Gass
68%
68%Michelle Gass
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
83%
83%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
57%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Kohl's employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • Kohl's had 196 more reviews than Nordstrom that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Kohl's.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 781 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 625 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 745 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 585 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 389 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 357 reviews)
Cons
"Returns"(in 787 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 751 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Pay"1 Dec 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Kohl's part-time for less than a year

Pros

flexible hours, great atmosphere, and nice managers

Cons

Pressure to get customers to open up charge cards

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Nordstrom full-time for less than a year

Pros

Good benefits, easy to get hired, basically never fires anyone

Cons

Poor management and HR, unnecessary corporate policies, morning meetings and rules

Advice to Management

Cut down on the nit picky little rules and staircases and let professional sales people do their job.

Job Postings

Nordstrom has 1,114 more recently posted open jobs than Kohl's.