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A great company working at its best pace to grow for the future

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

I have been working at Kroger

Pros

Forward thinking, if not always forward executing, company with a positive atmosphere providing excellent benefits and opportunities for advance.

Cons

This is a company which is trying to to gear itself to be a company of the future, working in the present with tools from the past. One of the pros *and* cons of the company is the longevity of many employees, both shows loyalty by workforce and a stagnant state of mind when it comes to being agents for change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adopting change is difficult holistically but as leadership ages forward and the workforce brings on newer generations of employees, providing opportunities for new idea transitioning and adopting new technologies is imperative.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I despise my job every single day, yes, even my off days.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Steady job. The food industry is a safe line of work - Just think, everyone needs to eat! Job security.
    Great business plan
    Corporate strategy is well planned
    Significant market share
    The place has gotten better since I've been there (not implying that I, personally, made the difference)

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and dishonest/disrespectful to each other as well as employees
    Little/Poor training
    The hours are brutal
    Forget about balancing work and life schedules!
    Vacation must be taken a full week at a time - 2 weeks a year until you've been there 5 years
    If your mom dies, expect to get written up for missing a day - cause you won't be allowed to take the day off (unless it happens to fall during one of your weeks off)
    Irrational expectations - want you to do everything, but not give you the necessary resources
    Significant turnover, both in supervision and warehouse personnel - Surprised?
    It is OK to cuss out your supervisor, everybody does it! - Very unprofessional environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got a lot of work to do to get this place in order. GOOD LUCK! I have been to other Kroger Distribution Centers and this is by far the worst-managed establishment. I really like what I do, but I have chosen to do it elsewhere!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It was excellent until they started using Rite Aid and C.V.S strategies.

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Flexible hours when needed. Insurance is excellent, low weekly deductions and cheap co-pays.

    Cons

    At the end of 2010 Kroger restructured their corporate pharmacy model. All department manager decisions were stripped. All hiring interviews are performed by non pharmacy experienced H.R. reps. A computer decides how many tech hours are allowed for each day. So there's never extra help on duty and you will get slammed and stressed. Burn out will happen. Use vacation time to lay around and recoup mental, physical and spiritual drainage!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pharmacy is not as simple or smooth operating as fast food. Budget hours for "floater help" to assist with unexpected problems. Micromanaging everything through the district manager destroys employee desire to contribute ideas. Rite Aid and other drug store pharmacies lack customers and quality employee because of their use, abuse and lose strategies. So quit modeling them.

    Recommends
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