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Kroger Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
1,829 Reviews
2.9
1,829 Reviews
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Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen
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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. 9 people found this helpful  

    An ok place to work if you are ok with minimum wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Richmond, IN
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Richmond, IN

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    I worked in the Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Tech. I really enjoyed working there. My co-workers were really great and I liked getting paid every week instead of every other week.

    Cons

    The job doesn't pay much. Even after getting certified as a Pharmacy Tech I still only made around $9 an hour. Also the hours are not steady at all. Some weeks I would work 30-35 hours a week and others I would only work 12-18, so this makes it really hard to plan ahead because your hours were not set.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Kroger

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits to choose from. Bonuses and paid training.

    Cons

    Once in management the door opens with several advancements. Just act quickly, if you take time in your current position to become a pro at it before attempting to move forward it seems they view that as lack of motivation. Management rolls are stated as 45hr/per week at salary however if you get under 50hrs be happy. You never seem to get the extra hours back. Sometimes difficult working in a union company when attempting to schedule the best person for the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide for a better home/work life balance. Stick to the 45hr a week or have a time share in place to account for hours owed. Have fewer meetings and conference calls so that management can be on the floor actively working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bakery

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to a degree. Some nice people and customers to work with, that helps getting through the day. Cough.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. No overtime allowed, when you do work overtime you are made to leave early the next day, ELMS is broken also the eschedule system. Lack of hours and good help and constantly being told that no is applying for jobs! So what does that tell you! The company needs a major overhaul as at present, it is in a state of denial and false sense of security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manageable and rewarding work despite difficult work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great for those seeking direct interaction with customers. Pro social work environment. Adequate training, compensation, scheduling flexibility.

    Cons

    Strong union influence undermines and promotes a revolving door upper management. Low employee retention creates abdication and apathy at all levels within the store. Organizational resources are stretched thin at the expense of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize long term contracts. Hire individuals that exhibit long term commitment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fascinating company but uninspired and the people aren't driven to create change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a ton of flexibility with scheduling which I love!

    Cons

    No one is inspired and it's hard to motivate myself a lot of the time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assimilate your associates, especially new associates, to understand the goals of the company better. No one understands why they do what they do and it's frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a Big Fan

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    They have defined goals, steady and reliable pay which has been an issue with some of my previous employers, good coworkers

    Cons

    Do you want to advance? Well, it probably won't happen.

    Also, good luck getting enough to live on without being in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to micromanage from 1000 miles away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    good opportunity for high school students

    Cons

    customers can get angry over coupons not going thru and as well management gets mad for making the 40 hours for the week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Co workers were fun to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Flexible hours, co workers, not stressful

    Cons

    Pharmacist, bad pay, busy environment and crazy customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees when asking for help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    kroger

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Benton, AR
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Benton, AR

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are cool

    Cons

    The customers and the drive thru

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Could be a better job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Good job for people who are in college. And weekly pay

    Cons

    If your a sacker you get carts a lot. It isn't that bad if you have hard working co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to understand your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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