King Soopers
3.1 of 5 98 reviews
www.kingsoopers.com Denver, CO

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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King Soopers President Russ Dispense

Russ Dispense

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good pay if you can get a decent position and benefits do to union"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Most of the employees are good people trying to do the best they can"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "With this job being only a part-time, I could only wish it was a full-time job, or I would still be there working"
    in 7 reviews
  • "low pay in the beginning, but once you hit journeyman wages, it is very good"
    in 5 reviews
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Deli Clerk (Current Employee)
Broomfield, CO

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

ProsFun work environment. Discount. Free food.

Consraises based on hours worked not job performance.

Advice to Senior Managementpromote based on job performance not length of time at company.

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It was a good highschool job, have to have full availability to move up in the company though.

Courtesy Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee)
Loveland, CO

I worked at King Soopers part-time for more than a year

ProsWorked around the school schedule well
Great customer service experience and other training
Good values for a grocery store

ConsIf you are in college or have any other commitments it is very hard to move up in the company.
Pay is not the most competitive
Do not give performance or timely raises often

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a nice job but if you work for a really long time it you will hate your self for it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at King Soopers

Prosthe people i work with are great, you get a chance to move around the store and transfer stores in state and out of state. the hours aren't the worst you work 4-8 hour days

Consthe managers don't always treat you with respect, you can work your ass off and never get a thank you.

Advice to Senior Managementactually listen to what your employees are saying

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible

Checker (Current Employee)
Brighton, CO

I have been working at King Soopers part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey pay you consistently, otherwise there really is not anything else positive to say about working here.

ConsThey frequently tell you one thing, and then do something different. They tell you upfront that you can get days off if you request them a week or two in advance, but this is just not true. It all depends on your seniority.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard to be promoted

Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at King Soopers part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours for students
can be trained for multiple departments
can be fun if you like coworkers
christmas gift cards
good training

Conswill not promote students even after years of dedication
managers play favorites
hours are inconsistent
uninterested in employee input and ideas

Advice to Senior Managementmore equality from the lowest paid to highest payed emloyees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The work environment was better until deep cut occured

Pharmacist (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at King Soopers full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPlenty of entry level jobs

Cons*Advance in technologies came at the cost of severe job cuts
*High turnover

Advice to Senior Management*Happy and loyal employees will bring happy and loyal customers
*Brain drain to competitors due to lower compensations and benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very poor

Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)
Castle Rock, CO

I have been working at King Soopers part-time for more than a year

ProsNo chance of getting fired

ConsAlso no chance of getting fired

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage a company, a bunch of 16-18 year olds will not get anything done without it

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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What a ride

Front End Manager (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at King Soopers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, they are really, really good. Pretty much too good. The people you work with are a grab bag, but I made some lifelong connections here. There is upward mobility in the company for interested and qualified individuals. There used to be some decent perks, but they have been taken away.

ConsHorrible hours, unrealistic expectaions. Every location I worked at is understaffed. The company is always trying to save money, and they do not staff their stores to make them comfortable for employees to handle the workload. There is simply never enough time to do everything. Upper management has no earthly idea what their employees go through on a daily basis, and it seems like they do not care either. Long term employees are surly, lazy and fight managment at every turn for no reason other than to fight them. I am ashamed at having done some of the things to employees that I did at the behest of upper management. It is really all about making shareholders more money; they say "customer first", but actually mean, "shareholders first". If you like working long hours with no tangible recognition to make already wealthy people even more money, then work for Kroger.

Advice to Senior ManagementBurn the whole thing down and start over. Stop wasting money on unproven systems that trump the human element(QueVision). You have good people, so stop overlooking them. You really are overthinking the grocery business. Stop being wasteful in some areas (the deli, throwing away THAT much chicken is a problem) and too frugal in others. I will never even shop in your stores if I can help it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent job, horrible management

Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee)

I worked at King Soopers part-time for less than a year

ProsEmployees are usually fun; fairly easy, except pushing carts; good discount; lots of food to choose from on lunch break; not too slow- or fast-paced; mostly friendly customers; meet lots of interesting people.

ConsHorrible management; crappy hours; low pay; takes forever to advance; managers pick favorites and are rude to you unless you suck up to them; you get called in all the time; they threatened to fire me because I said I thought I was too sick to work, considering I had a temp of 102 and could hardly see straight.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet yourselves together!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at King Soopers part-time for more than a year

ProsThis is a great job! You will get to learn all aspects of the bakery such as packaging, icing donuts (yum), and most of all sampling the product (best part!).

ConsSome of the cons are that the pay might be lower than usual, but I myself am okay with the pay. Other cons are the shift times. IF you don't like late shifts like 12:30-9 or really early shifts like 4-12:30am then it is not for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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