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Kroger Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
1,808 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.  

    Bag Boy

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    Former Employee - Bag Boy in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Bag Boy in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Good first time job.

    Cons

    Had to pay union dues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises to those that deserve it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very few opportunities for growth.

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    Former Employee - Produce Associate in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Produce Associate in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Kroger part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat of a family oriented work environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to grow within the company. I've worked at Kroger (on and off because of college) from 2004-2010 then 2014 and I was still getting paid minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more relatable to employees and provide opportunities of growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    The Kroger Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Kroger is a really interesting place to work. The job and the company are great.

    Cons

    Often the employees have low moral which really drags down everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on company moral.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pharmacy Technician

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Hamilton, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Hamilton, OH

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

    Pros

    Being in the pharmacy meant dealing less with store management. Being non-union also meant our break room and space. Pharmacy management for the most part is excellent, save for a couple. Also, in my two stints, I had a great team environment. Also, there is a great sense of accomplishment when you legitimately help someone.

    Cons

    Customers. Most people don't understand the horror that is insurance and get (rightfully) upset; however, they target pharmacy staff instead. Careless mistakes made by co-workers can also be a terrifying mess. Junkies and high school kids trying to score controlled OTC mess or prescription stuff is also a headache. It's a tug war between pharmacy management, angry customers, incompetent store management, pharmaceutical representatives, etc.
    You are a shield for a lot. Be prepared to absorb some hits. Also, you make peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To store management, let the pharmacy folks handle themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its was okay for the time being....

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    Former Employee - Drug/GM Clerk in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Drug/GM Clerk in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Weekly Pay Checks
    10% Employee Discount

    Cons

    Poor management
    Under staffed
    Not Enough Hours
    Poor leadership
    Attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some of your employees chances and stop playing the favorite card

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Commerce Township, MI
    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Commerce Township, MI

    I worked at Kroger part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly workers and environment and I would be willing to work with them again it's a great starter job for high school students

    Cons

    Not enough pay for what you have to do but it's enough for a high school student

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kroger is a good company for people who really need an entry level job.

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They provide flexible scheduling, as well as offering many different jobs. The management for the most part is pretty solid and it is not too hard to get the job.

    Cons

    They pay you as little as they possibly can, and a lot of the clientele can be rude and vulgar. I have seen many hard working people that have worked at Kroger for years that have gotten no promotions or pay raises. The managers will sometimes ask you to perform jobs that you are not trained or being paid to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should compensate the employees a little bit more for the job they are doing, and offer pay raises more often. Kroger would keep employees for more than a couple of months if the employees felt like they were appreciated more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Not the best place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI

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

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers are quite nice, including most of the managers.
    They have given me quite a few days off when I ask, including a week straight. This is nice when you are at low seniority.
    There are occasional freebies.
    Low cost insurance if you choose to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    The pay isn't really worth all that you do there. Every coworker I talked to knew that the store was understaffed, including managers. Yet, the managers throw new... "things" at the departments as if there is enough time and people to carry out the tasks. Depending on the department, you can be lifting a lot more than you would think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep piling new responsibilities on departments, something is going to fall short. Hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Liked the people

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Pay was good when you are a store manager

    Cons

    Hours can exceed 50 plus each week and more during holidays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent. Your average grocery store job.

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Pay every week, flexible schedule, semi freedom to do what you want, lots of hours, 10%discount for employees, easy online scheduling.

    Cons

    Rude managers and supervisors, pushing carts in the heat is death, busy at times, lazy and sometimes condescending co workers, boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down, you don't own Kroger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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