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Kroger Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,683 Reviews
2.9
1,683 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule that catered to my time as a student and weekly paychecks helped (in 74 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 52 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 94 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Flexible hours, not employee friendly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Worked with high school and College schedules. Can move up in departments if willing. Lots of benefits for part time and full time.

    Cons

    Doing anything is a chore, employees have no discretion. Management ALWAYS side with customers. Pay is low even for management (50 hours a week standard). No overtime. Too focused on scores. Good employees are neglected. No raises based on merit. Purposely understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good employees should be valued. Stop playing politics. Stand up for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company overall, but very high expectations.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Decatur, IL

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement in the company.

    Cons

    Little work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perfection is not obtainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun place to work just wish the pay was better

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule. Its easy to pass the drug test. They work with you when you're new and make mistakes. You can laugh and Joke with the customers and the other cashiers. Its easy.

    Cons

    Its not mentally challenging. It can get boring. A lot of heavy lifting when you pick up sodas which can hurt your back. They pay you nothing. Sometimes they unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your cashiers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Kroger

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

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

    Pros

    As a lowly store clerk being an employee was a decent first job. Pay is minimum wage. Hours are decent. The work wasn't hard. Flexible scheduling. Advancing from courtesy clerk to cashier is fairly easy.

    Cons

    The pay sucks no matter how good or hard you work. Not much benefits as a courtesy clerk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your clerks. For example don't send courtesy clerks outside in the rain to gather carts if you wouldn't do the it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad job if you're just starting out

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier
    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier

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

    Pros

    Customers and other employees are friendly, job is easy, part-timers still get paid vacation

    Cons

    Pay isnt very good, they'll "promote" you so you have more work and responsibilities but no pay raise, don't get enough hours some weeks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    na

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    vacation are given from day one in magment

    Cons

    no work life balance..... time that earned can only be used during certain times of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company for part time work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Peachtree, GA
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Peachtree, GA

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

    Pros

    Management was excellent and very efficient.

    Cons

    Lazy, unmotivated employees. I didn't leave this job with any friends because everyone there was unhappy and generally difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to incentivize excellent customer service. Sometimes it was embarrassing having to apologize to customers for other employees' actions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience for professional growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay for the amount of work expected
    Great People
    Great business learning opportunity
    Room for growth
    Excellent training offered at beginning

    Cons

    Very long days some days will be 11 hour days
    Work life balance is an opportunity, you will work 50 hours a week at least as a co manager you will be there until 11 3 nights a week
    Some goals that are set are unrealistic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of hours but always something to do

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    Current Employee - Co Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    The People are nice and the raises are guaranteed with good perform

    Cons

    Long hours
    Work/life balance
    No time off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Cheap Insurance, Friendly Staff, Relationships w/ Customers, Weekly Paycheck, Hour Flexibility

    Cons

    Easy to make Lateral moves, Hard to advance, Uncertainty of Weekly Hours, Retail Environment, Mandatory Union Shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were so much time, energy, resources, and money spent on initiatives and new rules that every employee had to follow that wouldn't last more than a year. I wished the company would just get back to basics - good customer service, quality products, and treating store-level employees with more respect. It wasn't a bad company to work, they worked very well around my college hours. But after working there 15 years in multiple departments, I was stifled in my interest to "move up the ladder", and given no direction in what to do make that a possibility, after numerous attempts to find out how. So, it was time for me to move on.
    Of course, this was just my experience. It wasn't an awful experience by any means. But there was room for betterment (like an company), and would be a good option for people who need an "until-job" or someone who is happy doing the same thing for 30+ years.

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