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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 (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Good company to work for in the beginning, now? Not so much

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to change departments or move up - as long as you're on the right side of the store management.

    Cons

    If, for whatever reason, they don't like you - you won't get any hours or be able to change jobs within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair for everyone, not just the pets.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Okay, if you can start young and stay forever, not great for older workers, but it is a job.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean, safe work environment. It's a job, in a tough economy I appreciate just having a job.

    Cons

    There are no merit raises. They talk about experience pay at the interview, but either you do not get it, or for those who do it is a nickel. You will work second shift until people retire, quit or get fired. Those above you in seniority believe themselves to be your bosses, while it's not true it is annoying.

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