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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,730 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.  

    Kroger

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Scottsburg, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Scottsburg, IN

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

    Pros

    Great people working around you! Company works well around school schedule. Great job for someone looking to make extra money on the side while still having plenty of time on your hands.

    Cons

    As a part-time employee you do not receive more than 28 hours per week which is disappointing. Pay is lower than what you would hope for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Angleton, TX
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Angleton, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you go to school or college, or have another job. They do give you room to grow and if you express the want to move departments they will do their best to get you where you want to do, and they also cross-train employees to work in many departments. You get a week of vacation after a year, and if you work enough hours in the year you get insurance benefits. Paid weekly.

    Cons

    Little hours unless you've been there for years (maybe 18 to 23 a week), not taken seriously unless you show your worth and drive for your job. Being a cashier, your replaceable. They care about their Que-Vision system too much, stats are really the drive for good customer service and speed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees than your stats. Stats stress out the employee by putting pressure on them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company has no appreciation of employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay if you stay long enough.

    Cons

    This company has so many hidden rules that you can be violating any one of them at any time without ever knowing. Employees are definitely nothing but a number. This company could care less if you're a hard worker. This is why so many employees do as little as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about bonuses and communicate with the employees. Recognize employees for their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Flexible hours, decent pay, accommodations made when needed.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irmo, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irmo, SC

    I worked at Kroger (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun people to work with. Management is very understanding when you need it.

    Cons

    Can be very trying at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A lot of chiefs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cuiinary Chef in Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Cuiinary Chef in Centerville, OH

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

    Pros

    As a Chef Manager, you are giving many responsibilities

    Cons

    With your Chef Manager responsibilities, you may not reprimand any employee or correct their processes without a union steward present.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed the experience and meeting some good friends

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Front End in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the flexibility in the scheduling

    Cons

    the union based seniority rules to move up dampened my experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ability should be more of a deciding factor than it is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A place of growth and development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, education compensation / reimbursements, salary

    Cons

    There are not that many Cons, it all depends on what you are sowing to reap later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    kroger

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    very good company to work for

    Cons

    very high pace work environment

  10.  

    Terrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    They are really good about giving breaks.

    Cons

    If you havent been there long, you might find yourself on the short end of the stick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing that they can do, The Union has all of the power.

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

    It all comes down to Management..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is the absolute first reason to work here. It's so cheap but covers so much once you get it. Like any retail job, you get your regular customers that you love to see time and time again. Sometimes you have great managers and other times you have nightmares.

    Cons

    Nightmare, lazy managers at times. It is retail so sometimes you do not get the ideal, happy customers you like. Pay is not all that great either usually..no merit raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not willing to do something then do not pass the task on to someone else. Show them you are willing to help out if necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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