Kroger Reviews

Updated March 30, 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. Greed is not good.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can make a good living and the yearly bonus is good. Your peers are generally supportive. There are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Management sets unrealistic goals and makes you feel terrible when you don't achieve them. There is no work-life balance, all work. They do not care for you, only their results and the company stock. Do not trust anybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach and share the same passion for people as your results. You may have indoctrinated the people I the way you want but they are not happy. If they are not happy, you will never get their best work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Kroger company

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    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    company advancement possible, insurance, union

    Cons

    the base pay starts out very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train train train

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

    Grocery Clerk

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Grandview, OH
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Grandview, OH

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    There are regular pay increases and the managers worked with my schedule as much as they could while I was in college.

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult, a lot of physical work if you're not into that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Kroger: "If you want variety in your work or you want to know about the struggles of advancement in a seniority system"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Opportunities are prevalent to do work in many different departments either day-to-day or week-to-week are available with adequate training and familiarity with rules regulations in departmental procedures.

    Employee benefits are comparable to other full-time employers and it is a union shop if you choose to join.

    Customers are friendly and some will make your day livelier! If you're outgoing and enjoy being around people, then this job is for you.

    Cons

    The downside is that Kroger is a seniority-based system as part of the union when it comes to promotions, pay raises, and rank. Your efforts are not rewarded for your merit sometimes because a senior member of the union has the rank to have priority over you for hours and promotions despite your ability to perform better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more active about understanding employee issues and preventing problems from arising in day-to-day activities in a timely manner. Managers should attentive to employee concerns for hours and promotions. Do over promise and under-deliver to employees who are making important life decisions regarding pay and promotions. If seniority and turnover are major concerns in your stores, then be sensitive to constraints it places on your scope of authority to move employees through the system successfully. No one wants to be let down for a promotion and pay raise or vacation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Loved the company and people you work with. Managers were always on you though and corporate seems to not care

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Workable schedule if you are in school

    Cons

    Had to work every holiday and sometimes crazy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the employees to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. t are easy to get along withIt is a good company to work for and good employees.

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    There are employees that are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to do the schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more lanes open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice time but started to become repetitive. Didn't see any mobility to move upwards in company.

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Family environment, great experience, strong values

    Cons

    Weird schedule, breaks are short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the store side more about problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company, especially if you are full time

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good department leadership positions, easy work. I am very happy with the insurance

    Cons

    High turnover, minimum wage with bad increases (at least until after you've put your years in), sometimes expected to do too much for the amount you are paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, a lot of problems would be solved with great communication and higher wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Place to work

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor & Customer Service in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor & Customer Service in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Kroger part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consistent pay raises, very diverse group of coworkers, many opportunities to gain various experience in different departments

    Cons

    Low pay, company values length of tenure over effort and quality of work, very inexperienced management, fast paced work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers need to take the time to meet their staff before making assumptions on the quality of employees. This would help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I have mixed feelings about having worked for Kroger

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    Former Employee - Produce Associate
    Former Employee - Produce Associate

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

    Pros

    the general (none management staff)was fun to work with.

    Cons

    One of the managers was totally lacking in managerial skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen your candidates carefully not everyone who knows the business is a business person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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