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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,736 Reviews
2.9
1,736 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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  1.  

    kroger

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    Former Employee - Management in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    big company, very stable, lots of locations

    Cons

    low payscale, hourly employees not paid enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise pay for hourly employees

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working for Kroger at a starting position is not great at all.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    Job security is almost guaranteed.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management
    Seniority sets the tone of everything
    Management treats associates with very little respect
    Has no consideration for an associates life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To have more integrity. Being more professional around associates and not only around customers.
    To not be so narrow-minded and profit-driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Bad job, Good benefits

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Benefits for part-time including health, dental, vision. Also vacation for part-time. Schedule varies so you might get a weekend off.

    Cons

    Having to go through hoops to get full-time. I have been employed here for 3 years and being told I have to "roll over" into full-time when its the managers responsibility to prevent me from doing it. Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect for your long-time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Why am i still here?

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Centennial, CO

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

    Pros

    Not hard to feel like coworkers are family.

    Cons

    always short handed. Cant work as a cashier because service desk is short handed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people so your not paying checkers to be a service desk....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It is ok.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    The people they hire are generally ok, the pay is better than other retailers for the most part. the store is unionized, so the benefits are O.K.

    Cons

    Hard work, typical retail job. customers can be really nasty at times. Management they hire do not tend to be the best and are always fighting the union.

  7.  

    Kroger makes you stronger

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    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Woodstock, GA
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Woodstock, GA

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

    Pros

    The people are great, co-workers and customers. over three years i have had issues with two co-workers (not including management) and I love my regular customers!

    Cons

    Management tends to be abysmal, There is no communication between anyone. As much as i love my co-workers, no one communicates well with each other about previous issues, current issues, or solutions. Training is sink or swim. you get or three days to be able to learn how to run customer service, or self checkout and then they throw you to the wolves. Almost No one is fully knowledgeable in front end dynamics. corporate concerns themselves with forcing stores to up their numbers, with no actual support in order to do so. The pay is atrocious, after three years i am making 7.55 an hour, receiving maybe 28-32 hours a week, employee reviews are suppose to happen but management would rather give you the minimum pay bump every six months rather than just do the reviews. Altogether, Kroger is hard to work for, dealing with as many customers as i do on a daily business is not worth what i am payed, and i will be moving on to better things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company overall, but very high expectations.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement in the company.

    Cons

    Little work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perfection is not obtainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    could have had better management

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    Former Employee - Fuel Center Clerk
    Former Employee - Fuel Center Clerk

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

    Pros

    great work place n place to grow

    Cons

    not enough pay not enough hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Needs Divine Intervention

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

    + Very flexible hours
    + Coworkers are generally nice
    + You see some people you know
    + 4 stars for high school kids

    Cons

    - Pay is garbage for the real world
    - Management expects too much
    - Advancement hardly increases pay
    - 2 stars for college graduates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimum wage gets minimal effort.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Flexible hours, not employee friendly.

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Worked with high school and College schedules. Can move up in departments if willing. Lots of benefits for part time and full time.

    Cons

    Doing anything is a chore, employees have no discretion. Management ALWAYS side with customers. Pay is low even for management (50 hours a week standard). No overtime. Too focused on scores. Good employees are neglected. No raises based on merit. Purposely understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good employees should be valued. Stop playing politics. Stand up for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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