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Kroger Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
1,686 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule that catered to my time as a student and weekly paychecks helped (in 74 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 52 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 94 reviews)

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  1.  

    Kroger Management Store-wise and Corporate-wise is a HOT MESS!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in West Chester, OH

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

    Pros

    Job security, regular raises (to a certain point although not competitive...based on hours worked not quality of work) co-workers are great, work with your schedule to a certain point.

    Cons

    Store management has no idea what they are doing. No communication, their minds change daily and then they yell at you for doing it the way they wanted it the day before because they want it another way now. Corporate is a MESS. No one knows what is going on. Everyone tells department heads different things to do but everyone is contradicting each other so department heads have no solid direction from upper management. Associates are treated poorly. They have unrealistic expectations. Favoritism is a HUGE issue. It is like everyone working for Kroger never grew out of high school....even management. Department heads are not given the freedom to discipline their people. My manager wanted to write someone up for something (it was last year right before the holidays) and one of the co-managers said no "we wouldn't want to hurt their feelings before the holidays" people slack off (they still get the raises anyway, why work for them!) and nothing is done to fix it. Certain people are expected to devote all of their time to Kroger and bend over backwards while others get away with refusing to do things that are specifically their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, treat everyone the same, actually use disciplinary action instead of trying to be everyone's friend. COMMUNICATE!!! especially with store managers and co-managers so all the managers in the store are on the same page. Take responsibility for decisions made. Expect people to do their job and when they don't discipline them, don't let them get away with it. Acknowledge when employees go above and beyond GIVE A LITTLE RECOGNITION FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Employees feel taken advantage of!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Got the bills paid.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in West Chester, OH

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

    Pros

    Worked in the deli department slicing meats and cheeses. Very quick hiring and training process. Flexible initial scheduling to work around a second job. Plenty of time at home.

    Cons

    Very little leadership and difficult to alter hours. Minimal compensation. Very difficult to advance to the more desirable hours due to the experience of other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was a part time job in high school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bagger in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Bagger in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger part-time (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
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  5.  

    Grocery Store Bistro Chef

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bistro Chef in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Bistro Chef in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger full-time (less than an 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Store Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    worked in the produce section

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger full-time (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
  9.  

    Stable Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Kroger as an intern (more than an 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
  10.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent corporate environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger as an intern (more than an 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

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