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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,735 Reviews
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1,735 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule that catered to my time as a student and weekly paychecks helped (in 76 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 58 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 98 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bakery

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to a degree. Some nice people and customers to work with, that helps getting through the day. Cough.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. No overtime allowed, when you do work overtime you are made to leave early the next day, ELMS is broken also the eschedule system. Lack of hours and good help and constantly being told that no is applying for jobs! So what does that tell you! The company needs a major overhaul as at present, it is in a state of denial and false sense of security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Manageable and rewarding work despite difficult work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great for those seeking direct interaction with customers. Pro social work environment. Adequate training, compensation, scheduling flexibility.

    Cons

    Strong union influence undermines and promotes a revolving door upper management. Low employee retention creates abdication and apathy at all levels within the store. Organizational resources are stretched thin at the expense of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize long term contracts. Hire individuals that exhibit long term commitment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Could be a better job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Good job for people who are in college. And weekly pay

    Cons

    If your a sacker you get carts a lot. It isn't that bad if you have hard working co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to understand your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    It's okay

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot at Kroger. They provide tons of training and you gain a lot of experience. It's filled with people that want you to succeed so people are slways willing to help you.

    Cons

    The long hours. As a CoManager you work 5 or 6 days a week. Lots of pressure. 10 hour days. No work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fascinating company but uninspired and the people aren't driven to create change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a ton of flexibility with scheduling which I love!

    Cons

    No one is inspired and it's hard to motivate myself a lot of the time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assimilate your associates, especially new associates, to understand the goals of the company better. No one understands why they do what they do and it's frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not a Big Fan

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    They have defined goals, steady and reliable pay which has been an issue with some of my previous employers, good coworkers

    Cons

    Do you want to advance? Well, it probably won't happen.

    Also, good luck getting enough to live on without being in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to micromanage from 1000 miles away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Kroger love

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Idk hoping to find out real soon

    Cons

    Get paid more to do less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great. But I wished I would've gotten more experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Experience and learned new skills with the company

    Cons

    Never got me a job, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who have done the internship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Part time few hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people are what make the store a good place to be.

    Cons

    Few hours, some cliques made things difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looks at the union reps to male sure they are from the people and not mgmt

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Produce Clerk

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Apex, NC
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Apex, NC

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    flexible hours, work with your hands, high work volume

    Cons

    low pay, promotions, no raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize quality employees more often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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