Kroger Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
1,636 Reviews
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1,636 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule that catered to my time as a student and weekly paychecks helped (in 74 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 52 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 94 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Flexible Hours

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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 part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits: Tuition Reimbursement, 401K, Employee Stock, Union. People always need to eat therefore this market will always be available.

    Cons

    If you are in the Union, you can not automatically get a raise increase even if you deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your most valuable employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unhappiness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits health care dental vision etc. Still couldn't afford the co-pays.

    Cons

    Have to have a very brown nose to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit letting brown nosers run the stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh...

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Danville, IN
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Danville, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, descent benefits.

    Cons

    Only hire part time, hard to get full time. It's union so anyone who's been there longer than you has first grab at choice hours and hours in general regardless of they are incompetent.

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

    Was a good place to work once upon a time

    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance. Meeting some good co workers and customers

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non existent no matter what they tell you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you preach

  6.  

    lots of hours, not a lot of pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Delaware, OH

    I have been working at Kroger part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the best part of working here is the people, you can get pretty much all your days off you request, and their flexible with their schedules.

    Cons

    no work life balance, they will work you 39 hours a week part time , then drop you to 12 one week to avoid putting you as full time, managers are horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your workers more, pay them more if they've been with the company for longer. and don't display favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dead end summer job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Southaven, MS

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

    Pros

    They don't drug test ever.

    Cons

    Minimum wage starting, lack of training, horrible hours, nonexistent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat employees like people, actually train new hires when they get to the store, and reward good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great atmosphere to work around.

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

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    You get to meet new fun, nice people. Also, they really take care of you.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will encounter rude customers and the staff can be a little mean sometimes.

  9.  

    Good pay, annoying management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good raises and benefits. Easy to get promotions.

    Cons

    Union. Scheduling issues. Goes by seniority so it takes a long time to actually get hours. Management is unappreciative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees. Be less lazy.

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

    Great company with a lot of opportunity to grow your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Many different areas to work ranging from store level to corporate office to manufacturing.

    Cons

    Still some old school mentality for time-flex.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stores clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stores Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Stores Clerk in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kroger (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked part time during school. They were very flexible with my schedule.

    Cons

    Management was unorganized and always took the customer's side.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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