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Kroger Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,834 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.  

    Everything in the store looked nice when I shopped. After I started working, everything was different behind the scenes.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Wheeling, WV

    I worked at Kroger (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most of coworkers were nice.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Treat all customers as gods,treat the employees like dirt. Poor communication all around. Some customers are bad tempered and have gone to mgmt. with false accusations thus wrongfully accusing the employee(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat employees like you treat your customers, you would have loyal and dedicated employees. You wouldn't have such a huge turnover. I hated coming in to work because of the way the employees were treated. Management should at least treat employees the same way they would like to be treated if they were in the same position. It's normal for some employees to complain, but all employees did was complain. Even customers complained about how employees are treated, So much inconsistency. Management should be sent to Steven Covey's training seminars or at least read his books. Also the place is an accident waiting to happen. There are incidents happening all the time but employees were afraid to report them. Very poor pay for the amount of work to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst place ever to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Then Cashier in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Lead Then Cashier in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Met some great people there and it helped pay my bills considering it was a little over minimum wage but not by much.

    Cons

    Upper management treats you as if you're below dirt, favoritism rules promotions as well as payroll when it comes to hours instead of job performance. I'm supporting a family with open availability but I lost hours to high school kids?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The District managers need to really consider doing a restructure or something. I've met a few of you and some of you are great people that enjoy the company at one time I really believed the values that Kroger had but over all at least in the daily store operations it's time to clean house. Morale is suffering, turn over is awful and lack of leadership is the reason why.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    No advancement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Nothing from the company is considered a pro.

    Cons

    Pay. Boss. Promotions. Manager. Pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving a supervisor more than a 10 cent raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad job low wages

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    There isn't a reason to work here unless u are in high school

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and u really would hate working here they hire anybody

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    This is the worst company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The customers made it all worth it.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and they make it very hard to become full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate and take a few management/leader training classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I don't recommend this job to any HS students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kroger in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Kroger in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Meet some good friendly people.

    Cons

    Do to much for 7.25
    Customers are very rude
    Baggers get more hours than cashiers
    Coworkers/management are shady
    Get suspended for unnecessary reasons
    Food isn't free
    Weak 10% discount.. Etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire nicer people who understands the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    bad pay!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    good benefits but that is about it... if you stay at home with parents is ok if not do not waste your time

    Cons

    bad pay only with 5 cent raises every 6 months...lack of advancement...you have to work 10 years for a dollar raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    The people.. That's it. I cannot think of anything good about this company. They don't care about employees!

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, employees are treated very unfairly. Worst job I have ever had!! They have good prices but behind closed doors the management is ugly!

  10.  

    Lack of respect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Only positive thing was the other people I worked with

    Cons

    Not treated with respect from management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Soul Sucking Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cash Office Attendant in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - Cash Office Attendant in Magnolia, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexibale hours, Far away from customers

    Cons

    Poor salary, employees over used and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees who handle your cash office more than $8/hr.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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