Kroger – Why Work For Us?


As the largest grocery chain in the United States and one of the world’s largest retailers, Kroger employs over 368,000 associates across 34 states and the District of Columbia. With more than $96.8 billion in sales in 2012, Kroger ranks 23rd on the Fortune list and we continue to grow. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger is a leader in feeding the hungry, supporting breast cancer awareness, assisting local schools and community organizations, and supporting members of the armed forces and their families. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


When you’re a Kroger Associate, the company invests in you and you’re a valued member of the team. We have a Total Rewards package that is highly competitive. Kroger offers much more than just a paycheck as every Associate is important to our company. We offer medical plans, retirement options, product discounts and special perks that let our Associates know they’re valued. Because we want to support our Associates’ health and wellness, we offer many opportunities to improve your health, whether it’s Weight Watchers, discounted gym memberships or coaching programs. We offer paid vacation, stock options, life insurance, discounted home and auto insurance and adoption benefits. Kroger also offers tuition assistance and college scholarships. Take a closer look at Kroger’s Total Rewards and you’ll see the many reasons we’re a great place to build a career.


The Kroger Co. and our family of companies recognize the importance of continuing our efforts in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce through our recruitment and employment practices. Our Kroger family reflects the diversity of our customers and communities and values associates’ unique differences. Maximizing diversity and inclusion within our company fosters innovation and a comprehensive view on organizational practices. The Kroger Co. leverages the unique talents, perspectives and ideas of our Associates, resulting in a healthy work experience where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected. We believe that encouraging and capitalizing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace helps build relationships between our Associates and our Customers. Kroger’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is directly aligned to our mission, vision and core values and is essential to our continued success. Leveraging our rich diversity deepens our connection with customers and drives growth in loyalty and market share. With your talents and background, there’s a place for you in The Kroger Co. and our family of companies.


You have a passion for serving others and understand the value of building relationships and these are qualities shared by the Associates of The Kroger Co. and our family of companies in the hundreds of communities where we operate across the country. Since 2009, more than 17,000 veterans have joined our ranks. Providing our people with the career opportunities, flexibility and resources to fulfill their dreams is our priority. Hundreds of Kroger Associates across the country continue to serve in the armed forces, as reservists and on active duty. Also, a newly formed veteran’s affinity group helps you connect with fellow veterans in the workplace through education, mentoring and networking opportunities. The Kroger Co. and our family of stores offer competitive wages, benefits and room for career advancement in a fast-paced, results oriented environment.

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    I have been working at Kroger full-time


    Once you're locked in as Full-Time, you're locked in there's no doubt about it. The benefits are great, you get a discount at Sprint, Ford, etc. Most people you'll work with are great, the stores are slowly but surely updating into today's shopping experience.


    The pay isn't the best, but honestly if you'e not working at a high volume store the labor you'll be doing doesn't really give you a reason to complain about pay. Favoritism and Management really defeat the purpose for management to even exist. It's hard to move up from within unless you pop out a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, you've lost so many great people due to you only bothering us hard workers.

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    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Wayne, IN
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Kroger (Fort Wayne, IN).


    I was offered the job part time. I was suppose to get a orientation done before starting and per my availability! I was called 2 and every time I returned the call I was told she was gone or unable to get to the phone! I was able to get ahold of her at last and was told that there was no job for me!?!?? This was 3 weeks of interviewing and phone calls just to be told sorry at the end!! I was disappointed with the way this was handed! No longer a Kroger shopper!!'

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Kroger Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities ,, 2012
Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Southwest , Latinos For Hire, 2012
America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies , Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Cincinnati, OH
Size 10000+ Employees
Type Company - Public (KR)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Kroger is the nation's #1 pure grocery chain, but it still must watch out for falling prices; Wal-Mart has overtaken Kroger as the largest seller of groceries in the US. While Kroger has diversified through acquisitions, adding jewelry and general merchandise to its mix, food stores still account for about 85% of sales. The company operates about 3,600 stores, including some 2,460 supermarkets and multidepartment stores, under two dozen banners, in about 30 states. It also runs 785 convenience stores under names such as Quik Stop and Kwik Shop. Kroger's Fred ... More

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