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Helpful (2)

Very long and dissappointing

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in West Memphis, AR
Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in West Memphis, AR
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Guarenteed raises until you top out. Decent insurance benefits. Good job security.

Cons

Almost impossible to get full time. Inconvient hours during the week. Management cuts too many hours even though they always meet their budget. No help on the front end so usually everybody else in the store is responsible to make up for the slack and hardly any work gets done in the other departments, which seems counter productive. The union seems to be more of a con in this line of work when people who have more seniority do less work and still get the oppurtunities before someone else who is more hard working and better qualified.

Advice to Management

I know the customer is always first but at the store I work at in West Memphis the management does not care about their employees and hardly anyone is happy working their. The turnover rate is not very good and will probably eventually get worse to the point where it's basically like McDonalds and new people are hired every week. If the management makes their employees feel unimportant and doesn't allow them to move up in a well establised company like Kroger then Kroger can't continue to grow and make a better store/company. It is sometimes very dreadful to wake up in the morning and get ready to go to work at a place you have been with for 7 years and know it may be years, if even at all, before you get a better position. I don't want to be stock making 15,000 a year after investing this much of my life in a company. Nobody today can live a decent life off that income.

Other Employee Reviews for Kroger

  1. Helpful (2)

    Unhappy with my time at Krogers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Richmond, MI
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Richmond, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nothing is ever good enough.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Jasper, GA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Jasper, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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