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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,730 Reviews
2.9
1,730 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.  

    Store Management

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay especially with bonus and stock options. Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours. Work life balance can be a challenge especially if you are placed at a store that operates with short handed in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing the company is doing very well. Consider sharing some of the profits with your hourly associates as it is hard to keep people working when you start them at minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place

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

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

    Pros

    great training/ work atmosphere, always a fun challenge

    Cons

    Strict policy on the work hours not allowed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of chiefs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cuiinary Chef in Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Cuiinary Chef in Centerville, OH

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

    Pros

    As a Chef Manager, you are giving many responsibilities

    Cons

    With your Chef Manager responsibilities, you may not reprimand any employee or correct their processes without a union steward present.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company with excellent corporate environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome communication across multiple levels of the company. Great teamwork between coworkers.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities may take a little time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A place of growth and development

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, education compensation / reimbursements, salary

    Cons

    There are not that many Cons, it all depends on what you are sowing to reap later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I loved working for Kroger

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drug GM Clerk in Canal Winchester, OH
    Former Employee - Drug GM Clerk in Canal Winchester, OH

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great team and had a great department head. Would work with you on scheduling for the most part. I had the opportunity to get more hours by covering for call-offs. I trained for 3 days on a computer and took a few tests. Then I was introduced to my work area and was trained by one of my teammates. I wish I still worked there. It's a pretty relaxed work environment, positive attitudes, smiling faces for the most part.

    Cons

    Average pay. Hours can change a lot. You can go from having 34 hours a week for a month and then all of a sudden end up with 15 hours a week. You really couldn't plan financially because of that reason. Company values are good and they really tried to promote a positive attitude. Union dues were a bit much, IMO. As far as advancement, it's possible but they go by seniority so if you are at the bottom of the totem pole in your department and you want to stay in that department it may take a while to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't complain too much about management because they truly were good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great employer

    • 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

    Endless career ops with ops nationwide

    Cons

    family life is sometimes stressed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Different from any other company.

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the best friends and people I have met, work with me. This company is not only helpful with working around your schedule, but if they know you are dependable and you work hard - they will give you more hours. Having a new store manager has given our store a new perspective. I couldn't be more thankful to have a place to work that allows me to work with my friends and move up in departments.

    Cons

    Sometimes my specific department is not given enough hours during the week and my hours could range anywhere from 12-36. Also, some people do not realize that just because they have been working for Kroger for a long time, doesn't mean that they don't have to work as hard as they did when they started there. If you cannot do the job, find somewhere else to work that can accommodate your age group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not move co-managers around so frequently. Customer's get angry when they see a different manager that they haven't seen when they have been shopping for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    benefits, pto, nice people, upward mobility

    Cons

    getting called up to work on register a lot

    Recommends
  11.  

    It is very fun and fulfilling.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Discounts on food. Nice people. All around the store there are so many people to talk to. I love putting out the free samples.

    Cons

    Not much pay. I wish I could get more money so that I could buy a car. I really want a car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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