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Kroger Reviews in Fort Wayne, IN

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
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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.  

    Bag Boy

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    Former Employee - Bag Boy in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Bag Boy in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Good first time job.

    Cons

    Had to pay union dues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises to those that deserve it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager's lackey

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    Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk, Bagger in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk, Bagger in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    The managers are nice when they hire you, two uniform shirts (and aprons if you work in bakery/deli) provided for free any others you must pay for. the people were nice in bakery and we had a cordial relationship.

    Cons

    -you will after three days on the floor be expected to close the bakery by yourself with no prior training on how to do so.
    -Manager/ Head of bakery will expect you to pick up their slack
    -They will give you a write-up and then yell at you on the sales floor (nice privacy isn't it)
    -After transferring upfront as a bagger and being told that i would get to be a cashier i never was trained for it
    -you were expected to get carts in half hour shifts that ended up being an hour or two, if you asked to come in out of the blazing heat or biting cold (like last winter up in indiana) they say "no, we need you on carts because the others are on break/we don't want our kickback baggers (mentally challenged individuals who were hired obviously for such a purpose) to get sick.
    -my favorite was that because kroger employees have a union they cant fire you but if they dont like you they will give you one or two 4 hour shifts in a whole week so your pay at minimum wage comes out to 45 dollars after taxes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP PLAYING FAVORITES!! also hiring those who aren't mentally competent just for kickbacks from the government is despicable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

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    Current Employee - Front End Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Front End Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your coworkers can become really close friends and are the only thing to look forward to coming in

    Cons

    pay, hours, management, don't care about your personal life and issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and give them raises and better pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    You would get treated better at guantanamo bay prison

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    Current Employee - Very Were in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Very Were in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    NONE 80% of the people are part time and come to work hungry and have NO health care I could not help all the people that needed help it bad when people steal your lunch.

    Cons

    Managers have NO people skills they lie cheat or what ever it take to look good department heads are not trained right and don't have any ideal how to use the hand held RF unit they don't what your input on how to make it better just get it up and out don't care about the customers just keep your head down and work be mean as you can to your coworkers. I cant even work now because of how bad I was treated at Kroger if there a Hell On earth its at Kroger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    YOU get what you give out unhappy workers make very poor workers and people can only do so much one good worker cant do it all learn to be kind because one day you will find yourself were you don't what to be you have to earn the trust and respect of others and you need to be building your people up and not braking them down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thankfully I've moved on everyday.

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    On your feet moving for 8 hours, kept me full of energy and in great shape.

    Cons

    Management has come and gone over the years. Many have taken out their frustrations on employees. most people don't care, and it's hard to when the company overlooks people who have been there for years. Eventually you give up on trying to move up, because it's very hard to ethically without devoting your life in an unhealthy way (see frustrated managers, that don't stick around).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problem goes far and above management. Learn from companies that raise the bar instead of trying to be Wal-mart Jr.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great high school job

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with scheduling and your availability.

    Cons

    There seems to be a disconnect with management. They go with what corporate says but do not take advice from employees who are the ones carrying out the orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with employees from higher management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Meat Service/Lead Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Meat Service/Lead Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and department heads are friendly and helpful. Health benefits are okay (not great but okay).

    Cons

    Senior management, pay, hours, different programs/audits do monthly/daily are annoying. Some managers treat everyone as if they are idiots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop these hi-5, osat, and key audits and let everyone do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being forced out

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Some of the key employees have been around for up to 45 years. Very knowledgable and care about quality and customer service. High pay and good benefits for full time.

    Cons

    Company only hiring part-time employees to meet a ratio so they don't have pay health care. Full time employees not leaving fast enough so they are finding ways to remove them. Dirty management. Writing people up for being 1 min. late, suspensions without a probationary period. All geared at full time. Part time starts out at minimum, pays a $75 union fee and then monthly dues and get .5 every 6 months. No insurance. Company won't let anyone get over 30 hours. No advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your only as good as your people. We cannot be replaced that easy. $7.25 won't buy you the experience we have. Lose the Key Retailing. Empoyees hate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent First Time Job

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the job security and flexibility toward schedules. My experience with them thus far has been a decent one and I feel appreciated as an employee by coworkers in management and customers.

    Cons

    If you're on your own, you will need a second job to make ends meet. Due to being Union, pay starts off at $7.25 an hour at part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the customers when certain products are not available that once were. Also, make advancing in the ranks more accessible for those that work hard and wish to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    None

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    Former Employee - Utility Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Utility Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    It was my first job and i was a bagger. Obviously it was a very easy interview and quite casual

    Cons

    I was a bagger. The hours werent the best. dealing with dumb customers is not a fun thing to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a bagger is a good first job. The customer service reps who were my boss were on power trips and thought they were important

    Approves of CEO

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