Kroger
3.0 of 5 1,361 reviews
www.kroger.com Cincinnati, OH 5000+ Employees

Kroger Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 1,361 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen

Rodney McMullen

(54 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule, working to serve the people of your own community and friendly coworkers"
    in 58 reviews
  • "Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time"
    in 45 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week"
    in 37 reviews
  • "they are not loyal to their employees, especially the full time employees"
    in 64 reviews
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    complete failer, dirty store rude employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prostthere is no pros bad managment

    Consneed an inspection from health dept.

    Advice to Senior Managementdo your job and stop laying off all cashiers

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    A micromanaging cesspool

    Meat Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsFellow employees are generally nice and fun to work with. Very good team environment that makes working here bearable.

    ConsPoor pay scale. Management are always hiding around the corner, looking for anything you've done wrong and saying nothing about the things that you've accomplished. Micromanagement at it's finest. Barely hire any full time employees and use part timers as much as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your employees to work without piling on added duties that are usually not their concern.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience over past two+ years is less and less positive.

    Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsHealthcare benefits are pretty good, not too much more I could say.

    ConsNo room for advancement as a pharmacy technician. Therefor, it makes the fact that there are not any rewards based on performance difficult to swallow. Pay not reflective of multiple job duties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more for senior pharmacy technicians that run the day to day operations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Entry Level Job

    Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
    Allen, TX

    ProsFriendly people, I worked at the front and cashiering/bagging is very straightforward - they offer incentives for getting faster at both and if you're good you can move up a little bit from bagger to cashier to self checkout to customer service.

    ConsMinimum wage wasn't fun, they didn't respect my requests as far as hours or days, and I have a feeling that, because of the quick turnover rate of entry level jobs, the floor manager and store supervisor didn't trust young people. I tried to call in sick one day and they had me come in anyway with no promise of early ending despite my fever, lack of voice, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust listen to your people, my manager didn't even ask me why I was quitting until my last day. From that and my time there it didn't feel like they cared much. Other supervisors were great and I like that they expected a lot from me.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    employees are treated as liabilities not assets

    Bakery Manager (Current Employee)
    Bakersfield, CA

    Prostimely paycheck, good benefits. its is a union job so it would take a lot to get you fired. even if you suck at your job. The building has air conditioning so that is good. if you have a full-time job you are guaranteed a full schedule

    Consbad lightning, untrained management, uneducated co workers so don't expect many stimulating conversations. the cliente is mostly from a lower socioeconomic background so you will here lots of ignorate things and such as women calling their toddlers the equivalent of a female dog .

    Advice to Senior Managementget some training. learn some assertiveness communication skills

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok company to start working for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to start working while in school

    ConsWork life balance is horrible

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    Good first job

    Deli Clerk (Former Employee)
    Powder Springs, GA

    ProsThey are flexible with your schedule if you are enrolled in school, also you gain experience for a first timer.

    ConsSome personal problems may occur, for instance a customer may make a remark that might upset you. Also pay rate sucks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kroger has helped me grow as an individual.

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Katy, TX

    ProsI enjoy working at Kroger, because they have given me the opportunity to grow depending on my level of work i do.

    ConsI do not make as much as i would in other retail situations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI enjoy having A job, yet i think it is unfair for Kroger to pain its employees so low. I also believe the union is a lost cause that is bad for our company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Kroger treats their employees pretty well.

    Bakery Clerk (Former Employee)
    Riverside, Montgomery, OH

    ProsPaid time off (vacation and personal days for even part time employees), good chance of advancement, all managers listened well if you had any suggestions or complaints.

    ConsManagers (for whole store and departments) might not stay for more than a year. Lots of high up rotation, although it isn't unheard of for a department manager to stay for years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for young students

    Produce Clerk (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsFlexible scheduling
    Easy work overall
    Make some good friends

    ConsManagement team is unprofessional and has little experience
    Hard to get problems taken care of
    Thankful for a union
    Many "old timers" have been there too long and are set in their ways and don't do much

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take anyone who has a college degree to be a manager, use people with business degrees so they are entitled to the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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