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Management by Avoidance

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Flexible hours if you can get your scheduler to work with you.

Cons

VERY low pay (not much more than minimum), extreme demands/responsibilities for pay. ALSO management needs to learn to COMMUNICATE. Rather than addressing situations that they feel could become uncomfortable they completely avoid the situation.

Advice to Management

TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. ASK THEM FOR SUGGESTIONS. ASK THEM WHAT THEY THINK COULD HELP THEIR JOB BE BETTER FOR THEM AND HOW COULD THEIR WANTS BENEFIT THE COMPANY.

Don't have the office cronies ask what appear to be casual questions about what an employee wants in their job and then eves drop and assume that's all the conversation there is or should be. Be mature in your management attitudes and learn to talk to people. You might not always like what they say, but you will have happier employees and you might just get some helpful information from them.

And don't forget, while you're TALKING to LISTEN. And listen sincerely. Many employees (like me) welcome the chance to provide feedback and offer what we feel are helpful suggestions. HOWEVER, if we get no response or the suggestions are taken and there is no recognition (verbal or otherwise) given for the suggestion being successful we get rather disheartened and basically give up on the job.

There is a wealth of retirees you could be using for part-time work. Often times these retirees have benefits but just want a little extra cash in their pockets. You could quite easily take advantage of that IF YOU WOULD STOP TREATING MATURE WORKERS LIKE HIGH SCHOOLERS.

Finally, don't assume that any new hire has ever worked in this type of retail environment and understands the way your company works. Have a very brief handbook ready ALWAYS to hand to a new hire that outlines basic employee responsibilities (dress code, minimum hours requirements, customer service attitudes, etc.), benefits (if any or the opportunity to obtain any), payroll details (how often they are paid), etc.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't work Here ever in your life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Richmond, VA

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

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

    Pros

    None. Terrible place to work

    Cons

    Cut hours, too much demand on time.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (1)

    From the very top to the very bottom, a truly terrible company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frozen Department Head
    Current Employee - Frozen Department Head

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good for a first job.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, terrible pay, long hours, forced overtime, inept union, limited advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make every store identical, they aren't and won't ever be. Put a salary cap on CEO's to help employees get insurance/raises/live their lives...current ratio is 160/1. Stop giving manager's, MRs, coordinators, and office workers large bonuses. Give employees more opportunity to move up. Increase the pay for co-managers.


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