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Kroger Reviews in Columbus, OH

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
55 Reviews
2.8
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule that catered to my time as a student and weekly paychecks helped (in 76 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 58 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 98 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Groveport, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Groveport, OH

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

    Pros

    Easy training
    Nice co-workers
    Simple jobs
    Great place to work

    Cons

    Management played favorites
    Normal work cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Professional Environment with opportunities for advancement within company. With the good there is always some bad.

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

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

    Pros

    Technicians are apart of Local UFCW. Years of experience builds seniority for advancement opportunities and increase in pay with three levels of technician training (Tech 1, Tech 2, Tech 3). Receive compensation (raises) for each successful pass of level achievements. Pharmacist are professional and educate proficiently.

    Cons

    Some fellow workers may be difficult to work with (comes with any job). Pharmacy goals to achieve can sometimes be reached but may be difficult due to limitation in technician work hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bagger

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

    I worked at Kroger part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The location was within 30 seconds of my house and they worked well around my school schedule. A majority of the managers were also really nice and cared about you as an individual.

    Cons

    Working outside in freezing temperatures or in extreme hot was never fun but it is in the job description. Also being a bagger is a mind-numbing job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with employees on personal level

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

    Oh I'm not an African female so I guess I'm not qualified

    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you're not a minority, good luck. Nothing else...................... American Indian, lol no such luck......................... Company is a joke.............

    Cons

    I'm not a African female ......... Good luck proving that you're Native American. That'll just be a joke to this country company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whatever happened to equal opportunity?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Sunbury, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Sunbury, OH

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the management at this company is very transparent. They are always available and friendly. The benefits are phenomenal. However the union dues are high and charged immediately.

    Cons

    Hours worked stink. They require overtime which calls for no home life. The only way to make good money is working overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Kroger love

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

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Idk hoping to find out real soon

    Cons

    Get paid more to do less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bakery manager

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

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Somewhat decent pay. Okay benefits package. Steady employment. Most bake goods go to the food pantry due to high price tags. Company receives tax deduction. Even if not donated as reported.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion, unrealistic expectations, high degree of unprofessional uneducated store and upper management. Hostile work environment with senior employees that are protected by a union that protects the lame and lazy. Racism, lack of minority groups. Extremely abusive towards homosexuality, including customers. Dishonest employees that will use outdated products to save the store money. Unsanitary work environment. Violations of both HIPPA and OSHA laws. No life or time with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect, hire minority groups, train upper management. Promote within based on experience not popularity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    lots of hours, not a lot of pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Delaware, OH

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the best part of working here is the people, you can get pretty much all your days off you request, and their flexible with their schedules.

    Cons

    no work life balance, they will work you 39 hours a week part time , then drop you to 12 one week to avoid putting you as full time, managers are horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your workers more, pay them more if they've been with the company for longer. and don't display favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great employer

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits' compensation, and diverse opportunities within the regional office

    Cons

    Challenging to work in an office environment with competing personalities, however this is representative of most office environments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexible scheduling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's okay for a temporary job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk in Westerville, OH
    Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk in Westerville, OH

    I worked at Kroger part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The insurance is really nice and really affordable
    I loved my co-workers they were like family to me.
    My boss really worked with my school schedule and gave me the hours I wanted for the most part.
    Somewhat easy work to do
    The benefits are pretty nice too.(paid vacations even for the part timers)

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism in the department. This was a special case but my boss got her future son in law a job in our department and she would give him all the promotions and stuff. And let him be cross trained in everything. It was impossible for me and a few of my other coworkers to move up or get any promotions due to that. And there was a lot of gossip but every job has that. XD . Although when both my bosses are having a bad day they take it out on everyone. And some times their bad days were related to things happening at home. And it would bring unnecessary drama., but once again that could potentially happen at any job. Also they kept wanting us to make a ton of sandwiches, stock the case and do tons of other things that wouldn't fit in an 8 hour shift. And we have to take care of the customers too. And we were really under staff so it was near impossible to do all those tasks. And in my opinion the customer should always come first no matter what. But If we didn't get the task done they would be down our throats in no time at all. And also both my bosses would talk trash about everyone in our department which was messed up and created more drama. And with their gossip it caused a huge turnover rate. Because the news would travel around the department and people would quit once they heard what they truly thought of them. But that's not Kroger's fault. It really depends on who your bosses are. I finally ended up quitting because the job became to stressful and it became too much of my life. It was becoming too much like high school with all the drama. But don't let my bad experience ruin your chances of applying every store is different. And overall Kroger isn't too bad it's a good temporary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you treat your people better and it will make them want to stay longer . Also an increase in pay wouldn't hurt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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