Kroger

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Steady employment if you are willing to settle.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Procurement Buyer in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Procurement Buyer in Portland, OR

I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good health benefits and paid vacation. Can get a lot of product samples (good merchandise) for small dollar amounts. Somewhat of a flexible schedule for management.

Cons

Little to no room for advancement. It's a neccesity to work long hours and weekends to complete projects on time. Big buzz word is work/life balance, but the company has not made much advancement on that. Morale is low and stress if high. Dog eat dog atmosphere. Corporate office does not have enough staff to handle majority of the workloads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring on more staff to handle workloads so associates can achieve a better work/life balance. Delegate projects commensurate with employees experience. Create a structured training program so new hires and associates new to their particular assignments are not struggling to complete the work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stable Company to Work For.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very generous company who donates millions to charities and other important community events and local and national food banks.
    Great career advancement opportunities to all employees.
    Great atmosphere for outgoing people who enjoy working with public.
    Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Pay rates for lower level positions are generally lower than competition.
    High employee turnover rates.
    Mediocre communication from top management to bottom level employees.
    Variety of hours employees must work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and executives in this company need to work on a communication method that allows all managers at store level to be on same page whether they are off for a day or on vacation. Try to develop a daily minutes sheet to allow communication to flow from one manager to the next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Challenging satisfying long term employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Hutchinson, KS
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Hutchinson, KS

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Kroger for almost 10 years and have found it to be very satisying and challenging. I feel I have been rewarded well for what I have been able to accomplish.

    Cons

    The work hours can be long with minimal staff support and high expectations of output. There is ongoing pressure to do more with the same or less staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure the work/life balance is maintained for all employees, and those who put in the time and perform above average are fairly rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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