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Kroger Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,808 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus. Progressive and innovative company.

    Cons

    Large company, be ready to network.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Independent working, not much supervision

    Cons

    Horrible Pay, managers suck , customers, long hours, busy days with no break, no respect from higher up people, too much work for no reasonable pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun environment but horrible hours

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    Former Employee - Conditioner in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Conditioner in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    great company, great coworkers, some benefits

    Cons

    promised 40 hours a week and never reached past 27 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    say what you mean and mean what you say, pay attention and give more hours to the better employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of work, for a little bit of money.

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    - You will be busy, which I prefer
    - It's easy work
    - If you do well, management at the store will notice and want to move you to a position with more responsibility
    - If you start working here in high school, its pretty easy to transfer stores when you go to college, as long as a Kroger is close to your college. They will also accept you back at your home store if you come back for the summer.
    - Terrible new co-workers get fired before they can enter the union, aka quickly

    Cons

    - I consider the union more of a con at Kroger. Everything is a battle between management and the workers along the fine lines of your union contracts. The environment would be more productive and less hostile without the union, which doesn't do too much for you anyways.
    - Management. This goes from store to store, but most I have met seem like they should be managing a Walmart. But they don't get paid much either and work horrible hours for it, so I don't really blame them.
    - The pay sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems like Kroger is still relying on getting good workers from minimum wage levels and then not increasing their pay according to their performance. Partially, this is the union's fault. Upper management also seems to be chasing Walmart too much. Kroger needs to realize their role in the industry as a potential leader in great customer service with higher quality products, which is hard to receive when your employees aren't happy at work. I expect that with the economy's turnaround, securing a role separate from being a cost leader would become more effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Opportunitiess for advancement, trainig, culture

    Cons

    No work life balance, no equality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    secure job, compensation is competitive, great company that is growing

    Cons

    Kroger has an objective to promote women over men in order to match the majority customer base which are women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    the free food in the break room and quickness of the job

    Cons

    Scheduling of times, constant change of management, constant change of employees , poor wages, late breaks

  9.  

    Pharmacy technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    slightly better pay than other retail pharmacy

    Cons

    Short staff, not enough of help over the weekend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Designer in the Corporate World

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer

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

    Pros

    My management truly does believe in work / life balance. Hours are flexible and they trust if you are a few hours short one week, you make up for it the next. The "big brother" feeling I've felt at other employers is not really too evident here. Salary is competitive if you work and negotiate for it. Nothing is just handed to you of course. Retail can fluctuate greatly; when retail times are good, the bonus reflects that. Design is not overly restricted as would be in other corporate environments.

    Cons

    Organization and communication are lacking overall. You are expected to wear far too many hats, with little to no recognition or compensation for it. Per usual when management is not design or creative savvy, timelines and due dates vs. end result expectations are skewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with unnecessary silos between departments that must work together. Really listen to your employees' needs and ideas. There is currently a frustration and burn-out factor. That will often lead to your best associates leaving for other opportunities. It has been said, great employees leave management, not companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule. Once you get insurance it is great medical and dental insurance.

    Cons

    The wages are not competitive and are really low. Store managment changes frequently and news mangers always want one little thing to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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