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Unhappy with my time at Krogers

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Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Richmond, MI
Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Richmond, MI

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

Pros

My 75 dollar weekly pay checks were better than nothing.. not much though

Cons

-Union
-Terrible hours
-Incompetent management
-Union
-No benefits
-Lazy co-workers
-Union

The worst part about working at Krogers is being required to join the union (I wish Michigan was a right to work state). As with most union jobs, the harder you work the more they expect out of you, yet if you're a lazy employee they expect little from you and won't fire you. They gave me 6 hour shifts so that they wouldn't have to give me any benefits. I was making bare minimum wage 7.40 an hour plus union dues, so I actually made below minimum wage, even though I had previous experience working in my field. None of the managers had any idea what they were doing. They had no idea how to schedule shifts. Some weeks I would work a total of 6 hours, other weeks i'd work 30 hours. They show no appreciation towards their (hard working) employees. I will NEVER work for a unionized company again.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to do your job. Start showing your employees some appreciation.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Exhausting

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Delaware, OH

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

    Pros

    -Free Water
    -You get to drive a pallet jack around
    -11.50 a hour
    - around 370-480 a week paychecks

    Cons

    - Standards system, you have to be consistently running for 12 hours pick around 6 boxes per minute...its literally non-stop.

    -Almost daily mandatory overtime, 12 hour shifts

    -You have to wear an orange vest for awhile, you stick out like a sore thumb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the people working their ass off to pay your salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Nothing is ever good enough.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Jasper, GA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Jasper, GA

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. If you finish your job (night shift) you can go home anytime you please. You can talk or listen to your MP3 player as long as you finish your work in time.

    Cons

    The pay is poor if you're not a manager. Don't expect to hear any compliments about your work. Complaining is the main problem I have with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to hire people when they are needed. Be nicer to your employees. Learn how to work a schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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