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Kroger Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
1,690 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Clerk in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Clerk in West Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits great managment great great

    Cons

    Family atmosphere bad bad bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More snacks in the brakroom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience for professional growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, exciting times!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Director in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Service Director in Athens, OH

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

    Pros

    Kroger is a great company to work for and it's only continuing to grow despite the economic issues the US has faced over the past 10 years. Everyone needs to buy food so the grocery industry is pretty stable. Kroger strives to maintain a good reputation for customer service and quality products, earning customer loyalty to generate more profits. While the starting pay isn't always great for hourly employees, benefits are affordable and perks include employee discounts with cell phone providers, 10% discount on Kroger-owned brands (Private Selection, Simple Truth, etc.), and discounts for amusement parks and zoos on certain days.

    Cons

    At the store level, it can be hard to move up in some departments. If you're willing to switch to a different department or even transfer to another store, chances for advancement improve. Hourly wages generally depend on whatever the union has already negotiated for you, so unless you have related work experience at the time you're hired, it can take a while to make much more than minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on leadership training and coaching for department heads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work with your availability, good health benefits

    Cons

    Rude customers, sometimes hours get cut

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

    Kroger has great costomer service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in League City, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in League City, TX

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

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with. It is like a big family at Kroger. I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    When the store gets busy around the holiday it can be challenging considering the busyness and complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Management in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Store Management in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation package

    Cons

    Holidays and long work days

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Safe work environment with great benifits

    Cons

    Low startup salaries in the beginning.

  9.  

    Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    worked here in high school.

    Cons

    bagging gets boring after awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Being an Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IS&S Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - IS&S Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Kroger as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interns are given real life applications to work on

    Cons

    Working as an intern can be very stressful if you are unable to pick up quick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been employee for a little over a year.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the friendly faces of the diverse shoppers that come everyday, getting paid weekly is a plus and there is a reward program that recognizes my hard work.

    Cons

    At times I sense that there is a lot of special treatment going on among the Supervisors there and I would like to be allowed to transfer to a a non-union store but that is against policy which i find ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of your offices sometimes and engage with your employees make them feel like they are on the same time as you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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