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Kroger Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
1,808 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.  

    Kroger is a good employer.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Bloomfield Township, MI

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

    Pros

    It is a larger company. The jobs are all very easy.

    Cons

    Unions hurt your advancement and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Union.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a wonderful first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    not as competitive as some places, so thats refreshing. seniority based employees and union. It was a great first job for me. You get to meet wonderful people. have a fun outgoing lightly physical job.

    Cons

    Pay is not good. not very flexible scheduling. always dealing with managers trying to be friends and make you feel guilty for needing time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management tends to treat younger workers like they are children being policed by parents. a lot like a daycare. otherwise its a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Treats company well. First job I had where the main store manager was professional and down to earth.

    Cons

    Inventory and back of house would sometimes be a mess.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer 1 Satisfaction

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    • 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
  7.  

    Working for them was a positive experience in general but working conditions depended on personality of manager.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Department Manager
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Department Manager

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and good supervisors. Insurance was excellent, matching stock options available and salaries reasonable.District level management was good

    Cons

    Not enough help to deal with the public in the way they wanted/ Store managers often unreasonable in their expectations and demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store Level workers are stressed out.. Union influence is growing in all departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer service, stocking, orders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Meat Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Meat Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of different options working in the meat department.

    Lots of advanement opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the store there can be a heavy workload that can seem overwhelming.

    Some store managers can be hard to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fulfilling

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    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
  10.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • 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
  11.  

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

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    • 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

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