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My experience has been decent

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Houston, TX

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

Pros

There is affordable insurance and the employees are good people. They are in a convenient location for customers and employees. The have a union you can join immediately.

Cons

Unfortunately Krogers does not allow employees to take vacations during Christmas week. They do not follow the Union posted agreements for set raises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should be more considerate towards the employees' families. Do not come off as if the company dictates their lives.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Kroger Pharmacist

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pharmacist are paid very well. However, central indiana pharmacy zone managers are unethical, lie and will do anything to get their bonus. They tell tell the pharmacist whatever it takes to pacify and let the problem subside. They hire anyone with a license and tell them they will float for awhile. ALSO, the "floater" pharmacist are paid less than the staff pharmacist and perform the same responsibilities.

    Cons

    Not enough technician help! Always short, many mornings of opening the pharmacy without a technician until 11 AM or having my last technician leave at 7 pm (open until 9 pm). However, that pro of great pay comes with the con of other benefits decreased to make the pay scale look fabulous. So it is actually all a check and balance. And Kroger does make sure they get their money worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kroger pharmacy,central Indiana, zone managers are unethical. There were many situations I have been put into which I had no support eg:giving prescription coupons to patients on medicare or other federal funded programs. My zone manager very angerly stated "just keep the customer happy"! So, no ethics about breaking the law, just shut the customer up and get them out. SERIOUSLY? Basically, its the same complaint about the silly gas points Kroger "rewards" the public with for shopping at Kroger. And then there are the silly little games the technicians play evaluating floater pharmacist. The Zone managers promote the silly little games and then wants to hold a pharmacist accountable for not running over to wait on a customer, while they are performing a prescripiiton verification, and the technicans are standing off to the side talking about the latest and greatest thing that happened last weekend or bashing their co-workers not in the pharamacy. Games which should not be promoted by management, they sould be STOPPED in the work force!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Total Hell in Atlanta!

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kroger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    you get some good experience that other employers value.

    Cons

    Pay sucks.
    Hours suck.
    Unit Managers are mostly mean and don't care about a co-managers homelife.
    They do not value education and promote a lot of people who would not make it at other retailers.
    You have to check stores on Christmas when closed so you cannot travel very far.
    You will work almost every weekend.
    You will work till 11, drive an hour to get home and then have to be there again at 7am at least a few times a week.
    You will never be able to coach your kids sports teams cause they wont let you have off to do it.
    Forget about attending Church.
    Please do not fall for the lies they might tell you, Kroger will work you to death and for very little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide to really care about other people than yourselves. You are only a store manager not the head of a Fortune 500 company so don't act so cocky all the time. Kroger will go the way of Winn Dixie and Big Star one day because they let all the good Co-managers leave and are left with ones who cannot go anywhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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