King Soopers
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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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King Soopers President Russ Dispense

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Beware the hiring hoopla and non-disclosures

    Culinary Head Chef (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsDecent pay, in a pinch. Long-term pay is a joke.

    ConsThey tend to hire individuals into their organization at whatever the company's maximum salary cap is for that position. This makes the job look like it pays more on paper and, to be fair, it does - technically. The difference is, after that, there are NO MORE RAISES. Cost-of-living increases, sure - but nothing based upon merit. This, then, dis-incentivizes anyone to actually care about their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview HR policies and practices, and loosen the grip on the wallet. In my time there, I've watched star employees leave due to the wall they hit with their pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    screwed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe customers are great, my co-workers became friends.

    ConsThe management sucked! Store manager the worst! Lied many times, if it was good he would take credit, if it was bad it was the employee that got in trouble! He has my back--yes with a knife in it!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities if you are willing to sell your soul, and be a "yes" person.

    Department Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe people you work with outside of upper management are great. They have to go through the same stuff you do. The health benefits are good, room for growth, if you really want it. The pay is better than most retailers in management, but be prepared to work very hard for it.

    ConsBecoming too much like their parent company back east - "Kroger". More of a corporate program company, chasing numbers, with no regards to how it affects store level personnel. Very much a who knows who company and how long you have worked for them when it comes to promotions. Experience only goes so far, time in goes further. Still very much a boy's club. The union system is restrictive in scheduling - it is seniority driven, with no regards to who is best qualified to do the job. So you end up with a lot of do nothing employees, with union protection. Departmental management has no say in hiring, most departments are typically 3-5 people short. Causing management to work long hours to get the work done, and forcing hours and overtime on personnel whom do not want it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCustomer First is really great, but as a company King Soopers needs to start respecting it's employees, and be more flexible with part-time employees schedules.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent enough for what it was

    Cashier (Former Employee)

    ProsWeekly pay check, met some really great people.

    ConsUnpredictable schedules that may conflict with a school schedule if you're a student. I was told when I applied that my work schedule would not conflict with my school schedule; unfortunately, that was not always the case. Breaks and lunches are not always guaranteed, no matter how long you work during the day. Some managers get shrewd and mark off breaks you never took or push off lunches so other, older employees can take their lunches at preferred times.

    My schedule was consistently changed after the posted time, rarely with any heads up regarding the change. Honestly, it's a game of getting good management versus those who are on the verge of retiring or want to be seen as up-and-comers for their own promotions.

    There is little respect for your life outside of the company. Even if I worked an eight hour shift overnight, I could still count on my phone ringing less than three hours after I clocked out so they could call me back in. I had the unfortunate luck of being threatened with termination if I didn't come in, all because the manager on duty read the schedule wrong and assumed I was late to work (which I had never been).

    Training: There was none for some aspects of the job, like balancing the overnight till on self-checkout.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect that your employees are intelligent beings with lives outside of the corporation. We are not robots that can be commanded do to one task until the end of time or until our batteries need replacing. That being said, please don't skirt around the truth when employees ask about the specifics of a certain item. We can read and understand that a credit card is a credit card, no matter what fancy name you give it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    King's is your typical corporate business...profits on the shoulders of the employees.

    Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsMost of the employees are good people trying to do the best they can.

    ConsUnrealistic expectations for minimum wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick one focus and stick to it. Trying to be all things to all people typically results in poor customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros10% discount on private selection/corporate brands.

    Conshave worked for the company 25 years. They have no loyalty to long term employees. In fact, I believe that they will find ways to get rid of long term employees to make way for "newer" "fresher" people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Front End Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsSteady work flow
    Ability to easily change positions at store level

    ConsLimited upward movement
    Non-Merit Based accountability
    Clear signs of favoritism at all levels and facilities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    you will never do enough work, expect verbal and written disciplinary action unless u kiss up

    Head Clerk (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Prosgood pay if you can get a decent position and benefits do to union. as most places i have worked co employees are great to work with and will inform you how to keep your job, train you as much as they can and let you know what you can do when to seek union help

    Consunion can not do much for you though and when they can may take year or longer to get it done. management typically does little work and expects the most from there employees and some. if something is not done in time they look for someone to blame this could be you. hardly ever get any thanks or compliments and are usually just made so the managers feel like they are not evil. a lot of company requirements as far as methods for job and expectations of times to be met with little or no training. half of your training is bad and not the method actually needed to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner. management only gets transferred around if they are not doing their job correctly, commit workplace harassment and so forth. they do not work with your home life, or schooling unless you are willing to take a huge cut in hours and sometimes even pay.

    Advice to Senior Managementdo more than just try to discipline employees and hold expectations. you set the standard for which your employees will work for you by working hard yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    taught me a lot about corporate mentality

    APC- All Purpose Clerk (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    Prosgood pay, paid vacation, and benefits.

    Constoo much backstabbing, toxic work environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good job before Key Retailing

    Produce Clerk (Current Employee)
    Longmont, CO

    Prosweekly pay, ok benefits, coworkers

    Consmanagement,coordinators,key retailing,no help and high expectations, low pay for dept.manager, barely more than a clerk with a lot more stress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit piling on stupid programs and demanding high results when the only ones that benefit are upper management when the guys on the bottom do all the real work. Kings wont even give their employees a $20 Xmas bonus anymore even though they make record profits!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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