Kroger Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
1,601 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, working to serve the people of your own community and friendly coworkers (in 73 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 48 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company has no appreciation of employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay if you stay long enough.

    Cons

    This company has so many hidden rules that you can be violating any one of them at any time without ever knowing. Employees are definitely nothing but a number. This company could care less if you're a hard worker. This is why so many employees do as little as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about bonuses and communicate with the employees. Recognize employees for their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Kroger part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are really good about giving breaks.

    Cons

    If you havent been there long, you might find yourself on the short end of the stick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing that they can do, The Union has all of the power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company

    Cons

    Rude managers, less than minimum wage/hour pay etc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    not satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bagger in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bagger in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    friendly , relatively easy work , flexible hours great for high school students , easy interview process.

    Cons

    no set schedule , pay isn't beneficial for living expenses , unorganized training ,

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy work but no money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Wylie, TX
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Wylie, TX

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

    Pros

    Easy job good for a High School kid be prepared to work lots of closing shifts like 2-10 and work every weekend.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Everyone starts out Part time. You have to have 12 consective weeks to earn full time status. The only thing full time gets you is if new hires come aboard you still will get 40 hours part time hours will get cut.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Abysmal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment with plenty of interaction with people.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate well and care little for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development and retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    a different view of Kroger

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Frozen in Blanchester, OH
    Former Employee - Head of Frozen in Blanchester, OH

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at Kroger do make the job political. They do that to be competitive. It is in reverse really as it makes Managements job easier.

    Cons

    Finances at Kroger are not as strong as they appear do to the magic of Accountants. They are unable to focus long-term and that make the job of employees more difficult. Look at the 2012 fourth quarter income statement and you will see the $850 million injection of money by the CEO David Dillion. It did not even make a profit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not overspend on overhead of building new stores in the same location as the old ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could of been great but, turned out HORRIBLE!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Cleburne, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Cleburne, TX

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some managers and employees are very nice. Also alot of customers are very nice,

    Cons

    Babies the employees and managers that have been there for a while and treats newer employees like they are gum on the bottom of a shoe. It's really a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the nonsense that goes on everyday........ Start taking care of your hard workers and stop babying your faves.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Kroger is a company that is all about who you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Grocery Department in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Company values are just words, they don't go by them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage and not walk around the store and converse all day with a hand full of employees or sit in your office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    NIGHTMARE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    NO WORK LIFE BALANCE-TIRED ALL THE TIME- NOT APPRECIATED - CREATIVITY IS MUTED- MICROMANAGED---NEPOTISM!!!!!!

    Cons

    GOOD BENEFITS and customers...that's all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management does not cultivate their investments (co manager) as result there is high turnover. Training is a huge problem throughout this company. The treatment of the employees is unconscionable. There is much more that could be said but I believe you get the just of what is being said.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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