King Soopers

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King Soopers Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
135 Reviews
2.8
135 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay if you can get a decent position and benefits do to union (in 12 reviews)

  • Weekly pay check, met some really great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • With this job being only a part-time, I could only wish it was a full-time job, or I would still be there working (in 8 reviews)

  • low pay in the beginning, but once you hit journeyman wages, it is very good (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not somewhere I would recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Grew price on health benefits.

    Cons

    Everywhere is short staffed. Negative work environment. Very low starting wages, and it takes years before getting benefits. Terrible training. Low levels of support from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While this has potential to be a good place to work, you should really consider raising your starting wages to help get your stores staffed properly. Waiting years for benefits is completely un reasonable, and I don't see how a company can morally do that where people are forced to work so hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Been here almost five years and still eligible for welfare.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Denver, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid vacation and personal days after a year unless you're a courtesy clerk. Union protection and health insurance after a year. 20 hour a week minimum.

    Cons

    Far too much is expected of you for far too little pay. Absolutely no respect for personal lives. You are expected to live for the company and the company alone. Little to no training. People who are not fast learners and quick thinkers are, so to speak "eaten alive" and tend to quit within their first week. 80% turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More understanding for hard workers. Keep up with the cost of living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Colorado springs, Store 98

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, flexibility in hours worked, benefits are good if you're a full-time employee, scheduling preferences for full-time employees

    Cons

    Very few full-time positions, massive amount of favoritism in favor of young employees, managers who do very little, employees who act as gossipy and immature as high-schoolers with their little cliques, no respect for privacy or confidentiality. This store is more like being back in high school, with their little cliques, rumors, gossip, people trying to get those they don't like into trouble with lies and gossip, managers are just as bad as employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let part-time employees choose shifts just as the full-time employees do, as much as possible. Have managers actually work/supervise instead of just standing around. Have managers do as much as possible to nix the gossip and malicious conversations regarding other employees, starting with their own conversations. Have managers and head clerks act with more professionalism and courtesy to their employees. Acknowledge the employees that work hard and are honest, instead of the ones who just happen to be young. Favoritism needs to stop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible for college student.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Checker in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Checker in Littleton, CO

    I worked at King Soopers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was easy, co-workers were easy to get along with, easily got promoted

    Cons

    Scheduling (they scheduled me only during class), management, I was treated like a child by management and I'm an adult, they avoided giving employees full time so that we couldn't get benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you care about your employees, they will care about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I've been working for King Soopers for 6 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - APC- All Purpose Clerk in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - APC- All Purpose Clerk in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    OK pay for retail once you hit journeyman wage.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Usually poor quality coworkers. Any hard worker accepts all responsibility for crew.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A painful five years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Clerk King Soopers in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Starbucks Clerk King Soopers in Denver, CO

    I worked at King Soopers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a paycheck that got me through college. Benefits after one year.

    Cons

    Not a reliable schedule. Hours were never guaranteed. Employers were unsatisfied. Had to join the union no choice had to give up money to them. I've been harassed by managers just because they didn't like me.Including being written up for no good reason what so ever. Under appreciated.Train idiots to be managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be friendly say hi to your employees, they will respect you more, as you should respect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nowhere to move in company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Clerk in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Service Desk Clerk in Brighton, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get the 10% on Kroger items

    Cons

    Crappy wages even with experience behind the belt, wont cross train into other departments because of lack of coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having fake managers who can't keep their mouths shut long enough. Pay employees who knows how to do the job and has the time instead of giving bs excuses on a credit thing, Let us go to other stores if we want to be crossed trained instead of being force to stay in one position all the time, this is why turnover is high and employees are burn out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Beware the hiring hoopla and non-disclosures

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Culinary Head Chef in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Culinary Head Chef in Denver, CO

    I worked at King Soopers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Review 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Happy at first, became miserable later

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Lafayette, CO
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Lafayette, CO

    I worked at King Soopers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid breaks and management was willing to work with my vacations.

    Cons

    8-hour shifts all the time and starting way too early in the morning were strenuous and sometimes I got shifts until 11:45 PM. Everyone needs sleep. Customers there were a pain too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    screwed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King Soopers

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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