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Kroger Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
1,463 Reviews

2.9
1,463 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, working to serve the people of your own community and friendly coworkers (in 66 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 43 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 75 reviews)

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  1.  

    kroger

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very good company to work for

    Cons

    very high pace work environment

  2.  

    It all comes down to Management..

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is the absolute first reason to work here. It's so cheap but covers so much once you get it. Like any retail job, you get your regular customers that you love to see time and time again. Sometimes you have great managers and other times you have nightmares.

    Cons

    Nightmare, lazy managers at times. It is retail so sometimes you do not get the ideal, happy customers you like. Pay is not all that great either usually..no merit raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not willing to do something then do not pass the task on to someone else. Show them you are willing to help out if necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fairly decent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk  in  Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk in Noblesville, IN

    Pros

    Co-workers are pretty friendly, and the job was close to my house which was nice. It was pretty easy to get certain times or days off or at least trade them with others. The discount on Kroger brand items was pretty nifty too.

    Cons

    They seriously did not want to let me switch departments because I was good at what I did. I talked to them several times about it and was brushed off every time. The only time they did talk to me about it was shortly before I was quitting.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Produce Associate

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

    Pros

    Easy to work place.
    Good culture, values, and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of higher opportunities avialable.
    Need to be easier to work with other employees schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful place for Highschool/College age people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Terre Haute, IN

    Pros

    Payed above minimum wage.
    Constant work made for quick work days
    Very nice people and atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay was offset by union dues but they weren't that much
    Work was not varied. Have to do the same thing day in day out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Union benefits Optional.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    The pay was not bad. I previously worked at Wal Mart, I will tell you that Kroger is a much better place to work at. I enjoyed the customer first attitude and culture that the company has. The schedules are very flexible and ideal for students or those who have a second job.

    Cons

    The worst part about Kroger is the food worker's union. The union did help me by providing me with a wage better than most of all grocery stores, but it also hinders work ethic among those with seniority and advancements in union jobs are almost impossible to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really. The store would be more efficient if they offered advancements for those who work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    easy work

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

    Pros

    the chances of promotion are ok the pay is good as long as willing to ride it out for a little while and there is job security if u are a motivated worker

    Cons

    management can be kind of slow with getting you what you want but when they can make it happen the do what they can. there are a lot of lazy people that work for the company that makes it hard on the people that actually work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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

    Pros

    The people were good people. Managers were generally nice. People got along very well. More like a big family.

    Cons

    The younger people like to play around but it wasn't ever so bad that they didn't get their work done with a little reminder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A normal Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier  in  Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Blacksburg, VA

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule that catered to my time as a student and weekly paychecks helped.

    Cons

    Minimum wage is a downer, but there is opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Experience depends greatly on your supervisors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    Pros

    Hire very young (14), job security, many supervisors are friendly, most coworkers are friendly, 10% discount on Kroger products, other discounts

    Cons

    Always understaffed, some supervisors aren't very good, very strict policies, little room for promotion, schedule varies greatly and almost always has a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the schedule fairer. The busiest days are the weekends, but it isn't fair to only schedule people on the weekend. If person A only has one weekday avaliable and person b has all 7 days avaliable, person b should get more hours. Schedule more people.

    Make it easier for talented employees to get promoted. If you don't have Kroger in your long term plans, you have no chance of getting higher than a cashier. High school and college students can probably do the job better than some members of lower management but have no chance because once you are promoted, you are there as long as you are with the company regardless of your performance.

    Rethink all of the metrics you use to track scores. The system for tracking line length encourages floor runners to have people wait longer in line just. The system for tracking cashier speed encourages people to completely ignore the customer and actually go slower in order to get a higher score.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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