Kroger
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Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.0 1,360 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen

Rodney McMullen

(54 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Typical Entry Level Job

    Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
    Allen, TX

    ProsFriendly people, I worked at the front and cashiering/bagging is very straightforward - they offer incentives for getting faster at both and if you're good you can move up a little bit from bagger to cashier to self checkout to customer service.

    ConsMinimum wage wasn't fun, they didn't respect my requests as far as hours or days, and I have a feeling that, because of the quick turnover rate of entry level jobs, the floor manager and store supervisor didn't trust young people. I tried to call in sick one day and they had me come in anyway with no promise of early ending despite my fever, lack of voice, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust listen to your people, my manager didn't even ask me why I was quitting until my last day. From that and my time there it didn't feel like they cared much. Other supervisors were great and I like that they expected a lot from me.

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

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    Good for young students

    Produce Clerk (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsFlexible scheduling
    Easy work overall
    Make some good friends

    ConsManagement team is unprofessional and has little experience
    Hard to get problems taken care of
    Thankful for a union
    Many "old timers" have been there too long and are set in their ways and don't do much

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take anyone who has a college degree to be a manager, use people with business degrees so they are entitled to the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stressful for introverts

    Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsDecent starter job, pretty stable (people always need groceries), good work/life balance

    ConsPublic facing work, can be stressful. I worked in pharmacy and there was no time to relax, just a constant flow of people. Advancement can be difficult due to union

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first job for anyone

    Assistant Front End Manager (Former Employee)
    Opelika, AL

    ProsThe insurance benefits for full and part time employees are incredible. The work is consistent and the company is solid. If you are an hourly employee you work your schedule and are not expected to work anything beyond that unless you offer which there is always opportunity for.

    ConsThe pay is minimum wage to start unless you have several years of grocery experience. If you are part time you will never really make more than minimum wage. If you are full time and in a non department head position the top out pay is not bad, however it will take you a few years to get there with no exception unless you have experience. Such a large company decisions are never made in store. Un realistic expectations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would change the raise scale for full and part time employees and make it based on quality of work and not just length of time in the company. Also give each store more control of things like payroll and decision making. I feel this would make for more realistic goals and efficiency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good experience overall.

    Deli/Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFriendly staff and good people

    ConsNot enough staff which leads task not getting done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf staff is efficient work and customer service will be sufficient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good because of customers and friends that come in Bad not enough help

    Produce Clerk (Current Employee)
    Farmington Hills, MI

    ProsCool people, flexible scheduling, fun place to work

    ConsNot high pay, it really sucks, not enough help

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you see a employee thats working by his self help him or find someone in another department to help him.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    okay

    Meat Cutter (Current Employee)
    Durham, NC

    Prosinsurance benefits,401k, in- company promotions

    Consfixed top-pay, no incentive for being an excellent worker

    Advice to Senior Managementdrop union

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job, don't look for advancement when you graduate college.

    Cashier But Looking to Advance Into Corporate (Current Employee)
    Middletown, OH

    ProsThe best thing was they are very helpful with your schedule especially if you are attending college. In addition, the positions allow you to polish up on customer service and public speaking skills.

    ConsFront end managers need to help all the time not just when the District managers are coming to the store. Some customers can be annoying but that comes with the jobs. The biggest disappointment is going to college and trying to advance within the company, it feels as if they hinder you rather than help you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into hiring and helping those who have worked or are working with you previously. Look into how you can help and how you are currently hindering potential employers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Longtimer

    SCO Cashier (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsDecent salary, great hours after you become full time. Great health care benefits

    ConsMajor amount of favoristism. It is who you knew not what you knew. Rules never applied. (ie use of cell phones, )

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your staff, acknowledge good employees. Sometimes staff knows more about day-to-day operations. Listen to them. They can bail you out of a tight spot, if you take the time to listen. Treat everyone equally

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Entry level positions treated like gold

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Mansfield, OH

    ProsEasy to pickup groceries after shift.

    ConsThe day to day work was very monotonous
    Scheduling was a nightmare
    Management expects far too much for the pay and treatment of employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees, people are working eight hours plus doing very undesirable jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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