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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
1,742 Reviews
2.9
1,742 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.  

    poor job experience

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    no real pros..it's a paycheck

    Cons

    management is out of touch,pay is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One employee cannot do six jobs.Please work on your staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ugh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    None at all. Not worth it

    Cons

    Everything. Pay stinks. All they hire is 15-16 year olds.

  3.  

    Ughhh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Lithonia, GA

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

    Pros

    Is close to my home.

    Cons

    Managers harass the mess out of you and a lot of favoritism goes on. They whine about how many hours they can give you and when you look at the schedule, there are certain people who have way more hours than they should while you have only 23 or so. They favor the customers too much while not giving a flip about the employees who bust their behinds to keep the store going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how talk to and treat the employees. The customer is not always right in all situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier/front end

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Discount on food. Close to home. As someone said- it is a job. No incentive to make it a career.

    Cons

    Awful schedule. They post your schedule Friday at 3pm- for the following week. Who can have any life not knowing their work schedule? How can you plan?
    Training? There is none. Sit in front of a screen and do basic tests.
    No register training. At all. Never been a cashier- literally throw you in and then get mad if you ask questions on how to do over rides- coupons and voids. Not to mention wic- has specific ways it needs to be completed.
    Everyone hates it. I talk to 20 year vets and they hate it. Not one person likes it here?
    No goal planning. No coaching. Nothing. Awful job with little reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train. Train people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The absolute Worse place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Dacula, GA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Dacula, GA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place, suggestion go work for Ingles or Publix they treat their employees far better.

    Cons

    They break their own policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own Policies, before you fire employee's for breaking policies not listed in the handbook

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Part time and minimum wage

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

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

    Pros

    quick hire, its hard to come up with five words.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, employees that have been on the job for 3 years making $8 hourly. Only hire part time. working conditions not good. Managers and front end people rude. reprimanded for refusing to falsify temperature logs. Over all not a great place. Takes a year to be a union employee. The union is not awful. Dead end job all the way. Breaks and lunch breaks frowned upon. Training is really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more as a starting wage. Minimum wage is not a living wage. It will cut down on the high turnover rate.
    Let employees have breaks. And make sure they get them. Treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Joke of a company and joke of a union.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bagger in New Haven, IN
    Former Employee - Bagger in New Haven, IN

    I worked at Kroger part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work. And not much else.

    Cons

    Managers don't care about the employees, favoritism is rampant, the union doesn't care unless you have been their for years. Avoid this company unless you're truly desperate for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the awful corruption amongst the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They only care about the profit.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Mulberry, OH
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Mulberry, OH

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

    Pros

    You are able to interact with your community and see friendly faces.

    Cons

    So much drama in the work place. I've worked for Kroger for 5 years and STILL make minimum wage. It's absolutely ridiculous... Only a few people get the opportunity to move up within the company, otherwise you're stuck at the bottom of the totem pole. Everyone has beef with everyone else...so much drama. Management plays favorites and if you're not in their clique, you're barred from all opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management: MANAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES AND COMPANY. Do your job!

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

    This company is full of crap

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

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits if you've worked here long enough. Co workers are good for the most part but that doesn't have much to do with the company itself.

    Cons

    Low pay, low hours, management is apathetic. UFCW Local 400 representation sucks! If you want to get ahead here you have to kiss some serious butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and quit being greedy bastards!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible GLASS CEILING

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Center Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fuel Center Clerk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Cons

    Managers promise you promotions, give you the responsibility of said promotion but never a pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on appreciating the team that carries your store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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