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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,730 Reviews
2.9
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.  

    Great concepts, poor execution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Kroger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for entering into management. This is due to a major growth going on. Lots of great concepts being implemented.

    Cons

    Tons of stress put on clerks and management. This equates to poor work life balance. Lack of good training to prep department heads and management. No perks or bonus program for department heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's great what's going on with your company right now. But, more investment in people and current buildings would drive sales as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Great company with great growth

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    G

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Low pay, few rewards

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

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Managers were fairly good with allowing time off.

    Cons

    Few were rewarded or recognized for good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward more!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Strange culture, good pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Pay decent and flexible hours

    Cons

    Not used to calling a manager Ms. Or Mrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up and listen

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kroger

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Jonesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Jonesboro, GA

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

    Pros

    As a lowly store clerk being an employee was a decent first job. Pay is minimum wage. Hours are decent. The work wasn't hard. Flexible scheduling. Advancing from courtesy clerk to cashier is fairly easy.

    Cons

    The pay sucks no matter how good or hard you work. Not much benefits as a courtesy clerk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your clerks. For example don't send courtesy clerks outside in the rain to gather carts if you wouldn't do the it.

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

    Fun place to work just wish the pay was better

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule. Its easy to pass the drug test. They work with you when you're new and make mistakes. You can laugh and Joke with the customers and the other cashiers. Its easy.

    Cons

    Its not mentally challenging. It can get boring. A lot of heavy lifting when you pick up sodas which can hurt your back. They pay you nothing. Sometimes they unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your cashiers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Seems ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    OK coworkers
    Ability to move around in the company

    Cons

    High amounts of responsibility
    Angry when you call in sick
    Lack of training. I don't even know who my managers are!
    Apply for certain position. Hire you for that position. Have you work completely unrelated task

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember employees are human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of work for not a lot of pay.

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Fast paced makes time go by faster. Meet a lot of interesting and nice people who shop there constantly. Learn a lot about hand coordination and speed. Plus memorization of the produce codes helps your check out time.

    Cons

    Badgers are extremely slow at their job and are immature little high school kids who think they don't have to work for anything. High school punks who were spoon fed everything by mommy and daddy and are taking that laziness to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The younger employees need to be held accountable more. I distinctly heard one 17 year old tell his supervisor "what are you going to do? Fire me? Please." And walked away without consequences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Too much work, too little pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Roseville, MI
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Roseville, MI

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

    Pros

    Sometimes you have great co-workers

    Cons

    If you're older than 18 you will have more duties such as maintaining the bottle machines.

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

    an OK job, but you'll need another one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent customer service experience
    Flexible schedule
    Easy to get hired
    Friendly coworkers
    Opportunities to move up
    Weekly pay
    Easy interview/training process

    Cons

    Rude customers
    Baggers leave you to bag everything
    Pressured to work really fast
    Unpredictable schedule
    You don't learn all you need to know in training
    Always busy
    You don't get many hours & they can be cut anytime
    If you're just starting, expect like only 12 hours a week
    Management can be rude if you have to call out
    Seniority rules over everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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