Kroger Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits, flexible schedule (in 76 reviews)

  • The pay is not bad for part-time (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non existent no matter what they tell you (in 58 reviews)

  • Fuel center workers are not eligible for any benefits or full time (in 98 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Started fine but then realized I do to much work for top little pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Dairy Manager in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Dairy Manager in Warsaw, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best thing is you really feel like family here you feel accepted and respected and getting discounts really helps with groceries

    Cons

    Not very good management there some what lazy don't do much and have really bad attitudes most of the time Not alot of pay and lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    You me to pay your employees now then the would be more likely to stay and you would o


  2. Sr. Network Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Over 23 years of experience in Network Engineering / Network Operations Center

    Cons

    Some up and down with Global Data Center Remote (Canada, Guam, Mexico)

    Advice to Management

    Manager Coordinate a department of 35 employees
     Supported ATM-to-the-desktop capabilities with Fast Ethernet transmissions rates of at least 100 Gigabytes
     On site liaison between contractor teams


  3. Cashier

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Co Workers, Pay, Duties, Customers, and Benefits
    Great for a college student

    Cons

    Management, Hours, Drive, Discipline , and Working


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A little insight

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Flexible hours and the benefits

    Cons

    take to long to get promoted


  6. Cashier

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and Rotating hours Full-time status.

    Cons

    computers sometimes malfunction. make sure everyone has opportunities for advancement, especially when they have a college degree, regardless of age and status.

    Advice to Management

    Always be kind and courteous. Make work be fun and family oriented.


  7. Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Great schedule flexibility. Good first time job. A lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Busy work environment and not much else.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Kroger Average Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Kroger was an average company to work for. Since I was a part-time employee I was not eligible for benefits.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lot of turnover. I suppose this is to be expected when you are in an entry level position.


  9. All About Kroger!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier With College Degree
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier With College Degree

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers and coworkers.
    Great pay and benefits for industry.
    Fun times with coworkers.
    Selling great products with great marketing ideas.
    Promote from within.

    Cons

    Sometimes lose the personal touch toward employees by over identifying with "the customer is King approach".
    Also have lost touch with Kroger's original mission in days of founder Bernard Kroger, who himself did not work Sundays or holidays, but was at home with his family. He was not the founder of a "workaholic mission".. Back in his day, the 2 words did not belong in the same sentence. Family life and work life balance were important to him. Kroger managers and employees complain about no work life balance in on line employee review sites and both sides are at fault for doing nothing about the situation. Discuss work life balance in union meetings. Yes, it is nice that you "try " to help promote flexible schedule, but there is only so much you can do to pull your image out of the RED FLAG zone for work life balance problems. unless of course you finally catch on to Founding Fathers of USA and remember to just close Sundays and holidays. Otherwise employees , and managers, and corporate alike are all recruiting kids only and losing long term help who are family oriented people. They are then shuffling the seriousness of the problem under the rug. Get it out in the open and talk about it. Kroger is a great company otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    We need to set the example to other countries that yes we do care about families and work life balance, and yes we have these words in our vocabulary. Certainly, Bernard Kroger worked too hard to found a great company only to have people remember the money making part of his mission. He was also about caring about family and closed his stores Sundays and holidays. Kroger needs to try this old fashioned approach for a year and see that it will help them retain long term help and improve morale. Remember "Easy does it " always works and take care of your employees so they can serve the customer better. Do not promote stress, burn out and reduced creativity as well as workaholism a day longer, so you can succeed financially and in the employee morale area also.. Hire an HR Specialist in Employee Retention and Attrition. An HR Specialist can help you succeed in all areas and become the best in the industry. You already do a great job in other areas. Bernard Kroger may have been proud of the financial success, managers, and marketing ideas. We need to remember Founding Fathers of our country and that God wants to bless America. We need strong leadership now more than ever who will be part of the solution. Working together we can all succeed.


  10. Terrible management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount card and extra employee point perks
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    Work Vs. Pay isn't fair
    Expected to leave your department to help on the front end
    Management won't recognize hard work

    Advice to Management

    Get together every morning and decide what you want done. I'm tired of three different managers wanting three different things. It makes a stressful environment. They don't want to promote hard work either.


  11. Certified Money Services Associate

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Kroger has worked with me for the duration of high school and college in regards to scheduling me around my class time.

    Cons

    The lack of responsibility among employees becomes very cumbersome in regards to people's strong sense on entitlement and selfishness. Pro-union attitude. Plus, high turnover due to mass quantity of entry-level employment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Leave Union (which will NEVER happen)



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