Kroger Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
1,598 Reviews
2.9
1,598 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.  

    All and all a good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    the kroger i worked at was very tight knit and they were very warm and welcoming. I liked it there

    Cons

    the insurance was good as a hourly but awful as a salaried employee.. I could not write my own schedule

  2.  

    Fulfilling

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility & benefits for part-time associates.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. It's a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Customer 1 Satisfaction

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

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

    Pros

    Kroger is the second leading grocery distributor under Walmart. Seeing that they only specialize primarily the distribution of food products, that is very impressive. A reason for this is because of their customer 1st orientation. Because the employees focus first on customers, the relationship between customers is mutually better. Obviously there are always angry customers, but the co-workers are all really nice.

    Cons

    It's good for experience and first jobs. The pay is a little lower than when working in a hospice pharmacy. It is hard to get a raise if you are part time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to Work For

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity here. Huge company.

    Cons

    I have none at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with a lot of opportunity to grow your career.

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

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Many different areas to work ranging from store level to corporate office to manufacturing.

    Cons

    Still some old school mentality for time-flex.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    HR Manager in training

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

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

    Pros

    Great training program, it trained you for inside the company as well as outside but it depended upon you, good partnership with unions, achievable values, liked the inclusion. Overall decent company.

    Cons

    Need more one on one training, and management needs to be more consistent with it's opportunities. Mentors come to late in the training, well at least in this case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees not just management.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great atmosphere to work around.

    • 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

    Pros

    You get to meet new fun, nice people. Also, they really take care of you.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will encounter rude customers and the staff can be a little mean sometimes.

  9.  

    Good pay, annoying management.

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

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

    Pros

    Good raises and benefits. Easy to get promotions.

    Cons

    Union. Scheduling issues. Goes by seniority so it takes a long time to actually get hours. Management is unappreciative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees. Be less lazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Was a good place to work once upon a time

    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance. Meeting some good co workers and customers

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non existent no matter what they tell you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you preach

  11.  

    Friendly, down-to-earth work environment

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

    I have been working at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    Vacation, personal days, and sick time; great opportunities for advancement; management appreciates all associates

    Cons

    Starting pay is not always great, but the raises do come

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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