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Kroger Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
1,820 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.  

    Good Place to Work for in Pharmacy Department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    A fair amount of pharmacy technician help, software (ERX) is not too complex to learn, good employee discount during the holidays, overall fair company.

    Cons

    Standing for 12 hours straight, meals not always possible until the end of the day, but this is not surprising for anyone working in pharmacy.

    Recommends
  2.  

    I've worked here for just under two weeks, and I honestly cannot complain! :)

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Respectful environment. Generally happy people willing to help, and listen.

    Cons

    Low pay, Low hours. Part time only.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Kroger

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Shelbyville, KY
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Shelbyville, KY

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

    Pros

    10% discount off Kroger brand items
    Flexible schedule- great for high school and college kids

    Cons

    Low pay
    Raises are 10 cents every 6 months

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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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
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    It was great I met great people!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling.
    Co workers
    Hours

    Cons

    Pay
    Constant call ins
    Some managers
    Rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  11.  

    Pharmacy technician

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Tucker, GA

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Great for people looking to get experience

    Cons

    Low pay rate for amount of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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