Kroger Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,519 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, working to serve the people of your own community and friendly coworkers (in 66 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 43 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 75 reviews)

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  1.  

    Grocery Store Bistro Chef

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bistro Chef  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Bistro Chef in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent processes, great benefits, well-run company. Team environment. Good work is rewarded by management with gift cards or other nice rewards.

    Cons

    Kroger markets products to it's own employees which is comical / slightly insulting (e.g. ads for products on your paycheck)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    it was a part time job in high school

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    Former Employee - Bagger  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Bagger in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a good first job, they hire people with no experience so its relatively easy to get hired. There is a good work life balance and they are very flexible with scheduling if you give them notice for the time you need off.

    Cons

    It doesn't pay very much. I felt like I was doing the same thing over and over again for every shift, standing in the same spot, saying the same thing to customers. It gets to be a bit monotonous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say make sure that you are offering advancement to people who are deserving of it. Make sure that good work does not go unnoticed. Praise doesn't go unnoticed and will make your employees feel like they are contributing to the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Store Management

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay especially with bonus and stock options. Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours. Work life balance can be a challenge especially if you are placed at a store that operates with short handed in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing the company is doing very well. Consider sharing some of the profits with your hourly associates as it is hard to keep people working when you start them at minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance.
    Discounts on Kroger products and gas.
    Great opportunities to travel to other US locations to work with others on the company dime.
    Benefits are good.
    All the free food you can eat.

    Cons

    Pays staff employees below market value.
    Unorganized and at times management is not reasonable.
    Behind on current technology and systems.
    Lack of funding for different projects and recent company travel because of current budget restraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to some of the ideas of the employees that could benefit the company and try to stop distancing from the family oriented work environment from the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    worked in the produce section

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

    I worked at Kroger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great company to work with

    Cons

    High paced environment, working holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stable Job

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    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and they treat employees well. Many different departments that were easy to transfer between. They gave opportunities to get free training as well.

    Cons

    Big company that if you were not proactive you could easily be lost and not have many responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E-Sourcing Specialist  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - E-Sourcing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great training/ work atmosphere, always a fun challenge

    Cons

    Strict policy on the work hours not allowed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to meet new people and learn about customer service.

    Cons

    It can be hard to move on from working front end if you start out working there. At least it seems better than working at UDF, which from what I herd, deny full time employees breaks on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't know what to say. It seems to me like management is overworked and under payed as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent corporate environment.

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    Former Employee - Tax Department  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome communication across multiple levels of the company. Great teamwork between coworkers.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities may take a little time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Kroger is a company that is all about who you know

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    Current Employee - Grocery Department  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Grocery Department in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Company values are just words, they don't go by them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage and not walk around the store and converse all day with a hand full of employees or sit in your office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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