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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,742 Reviews
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1,742 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.  

    Good company, not so great work schedule

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    They care about people! they want to do what is right.

    Cons

    Not many, I really enjoyed my time there, it's a family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politcs, more focus on the customer.

  2.  

    Kroger Pharmacy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Flexible hours for pharmacy students, OK salary, great people to work with!

    Cons

    The salary is not really competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can integrate more MTM services with pharmacy interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Big Company

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

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedule, expense reimbursements, total compensation options are decent, and freedom to try new things from time to time.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, lacks departmental continuity, and lower end pay for salaried individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Co workers, flexible schedule, decent pay

    Cons

    Customers, demanding schedule, no benefits when part time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Pay isn't great, nor are advancement opportunities but enjoyed the staff and customers

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone worked very hard at my location and mastered teamwork. I don't know much about the higher ups, however.

    Cons

    The pay isn't much and your hours can be changed quite frequently, regardless of your personal schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other than scheduling issues, nothing! Good job, management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Store manager

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

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits. Holidays off

    Cons

    Many hours evening work lots of sundays

    Recommends
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company overall, but very high expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement in the company.

    Cons

    Little work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perfection is not obtainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I was amazed by the hard working people.

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

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

    Pros

    At the retail level, most of the employees worked very hard and gave the impression that they wanted to be there (even if that wasn't the case.) Plus our store was very busy, so I pulled 30 hours a week. (As a teenager in high school!)

    Cons

    Kroger is notorious for not caring about their employees. I'd frequently see older people sick and still forced to come to work. It's a humbling job though, and seeing this made me want to work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more care towards your veterans, especially those who've been there 10 or 20+ years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Orion, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Orion, MI

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

    Pros

    You have a 40 hour work week. You get to write your own schedule, you're a problem solver and have the power to fix and solve both employees and customers problems. You get to thank your staff for a job well done when hitting goals. You're the leader that everybody looks up to. A couple times a year Kroger takes you to a leadership summit with the corporate VPs giving a presentation of how the company is doing, free food, networking, and best practice meetings.

    Cons

    You deal with A LOT of incompetence. Sometimes you just want to say to some people, how can you even breathe?! But you're the boss so you have to remain cool, calm, and collective. You coach and clarify expectations on how to do something, you then tell them "what's the disconnect?" When they fail to follow instructions, and then you have to go through the disciplinary process and put them on paper when they continue to fail to follow instructions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of the goals we are required to make are broken. I can create 90% 15 minute rating schedule, but then I am understaffed. I have to break the goal in order to be properly staffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work just wish the pay was better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule. Its easy to pass the drug test. They work with you when you're new and make mistakes. You can laugh and Joke with the customers and the other cashiers. Its easy.

    Cons

    Its not mentally challenging. It can get boring. A lot of heavy lifting when you pick up sodas which can hurt your back. They pay you nothing. Sometimes they unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your cashiers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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