King Soopers

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King Soopers Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
131 Reviews
2.8
131 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay if you can get a decent position and benefits do to union (in 12 reviews)

  • Weekly pay check, met some really great people (in 6 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 8 reviews)

  • low pay in the beginning, but once you hit journeyman wages, it is very good (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fairly decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Better pay then other grocery stores, most of the people working there are pretty friendly and happy with their job. I have been able to get the amount of hours I want to work. Not too hard to get raises.

    Cons

    Not really enough training. I work closing shift, so I don't see my husband much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees, don't just ignore them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    KING

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Denver, CO

    I worked at King Soopers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    GREAT PEOPLE.leadership is nt good

    Cons

    LEADERSHIP ISSUES. keeps issues between employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pays the bills, but demandingly frustrating.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Crew in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Night Crew in Littleton, CO

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gives the ability to work nights and do school during the day. Company set on values as a group over an individual.

    Cons

    Management is lackluster and unprofessional, Managing based on friends instead of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some proper management courses / actually training managers would be beneficial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible for college student.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Checker in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Checker in Littleton, CO

    I worked at King Soopers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was easy, co-workers were easy to get along with, easily got promoted

    Cons

    Scheduling (they scheduled me only during class), management, I was treated like a child by management and I'm an adult, they avoided giving employees full time so that we couldn't get benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you care about your employees, they will care about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling
    There are a handful of good managers, but anymore it seems like they've become harder to find
    If you can work at a location that is close to home, you can have little to no commute
    The grocery industry will always be there, you don't have to worry about job security

    Cons

    Scheduling can be a drag
    Not many people are happy with their job right now, and it can a very "Debbie Downer" atmosphere
    Promotions seem to go to those in the "Good Ol' Boys Club"
    Starting pay isn't great in comparison to other jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of promotions seem to come from outside of the company. There are pros and cons in hiring from within and from outside of the company, but with the way the culture of the company has been, to me it seems odd to be hiring from outside. I know of many people that I feel deserve promotions that don't get them because they've hired from outside, and in specific cases, hired from competitors (such as Wal-Mart). I don't feel that the culture from Wal-Mart and King Soopers in anywhere close to being the same and I can't justify upper management hiring without looking to its own employees first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked well, but management kept changing their plans and the plans of all departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great way to meet people and friends, especially if you're 18-25.
    -Variety of positions, upfront to backroom

    Cons

    -High turnover, makes teaching new employees difficult, especially inter-department (like how the front end can best help grocery and vice versa, etc.)
    -Communication issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Make it easier for your employees to do their job. If something is inefficient, fix it. If something is broken, fix it!
    -We could also do with less mind-numbing corporate initiatives. 6 S's, 5 KEYS, 4 HATS, 3 STEPS, 2 GOALS, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree, etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good job but not a living

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time

    Pros

    Provided good training, a nice break room, people are usually friendly and happy at work, enjoy working with the customers

    Cons

    Management issues at certain stores, no place for employees to sit outside, frequent inter-department issues due to management, crazy schedule with no consistency whatsoever

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Crappy

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    Former Employee - Culinary Head Clerk in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Culinary Head Clerk in Greeley, CO

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

    Pros

    Easy if you are a chef that doesn't like to work 60 hours a week.

    Cons

    They expect perfection, and give you 12 hours worth of work in a 8 hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better to your employees, or else King Soopers/ Kroger will turn in to Wal-Mart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not What it Use to Be

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I got in before the contract that ruined the pay and benefits for new hires so I have great pay and benefits. Many great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management has gone downhill. Use to be only the deserving and well trained who got it. Now it's any Joe-Smo Kiss Up who puts in for it who gets it. Management now runs off of a bully mentality too. Kiss up to get it, be a bully to keep it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say "NO" to bullying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I've been working for King Soopers for 6 years

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    Current Employee - APC- All Purpose Clerk in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - APC- All Purpose Clerk in Highlands Ranch, CO

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

    Pros

    OK pay for retail once you hit journeyman wage.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Usually poor quality coworkers. Any hard worker accepts all responsibility for crew.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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