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    Hardlines Clerk

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Clerk in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Hardlines Clerk in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Best reason to work here...a job to pay bills. Meet and see a lot of people. Work in multiple departments...

    Cons

    Upper management. Pulled away from current department to help front end to bag or cashier, condition or work in dairy department and other departments....but, then management expects that your department is in top condition...how can that be if you are pulled away from your department? Don't mind helping out other departments...I'm a team player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to work in a Kroger store first before being promoted to their current position; otherwise, they will not truly know what we experience in the store. It's like designing a new boat...but you have not seen a boat before or boarded a boat before!

    No opinion of CEO
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    Few hours, horrible pay, fewer opportunities to be promoted, and they treat associates poorly

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    Current Employee - Drug/GM Clerk
    Current Employee - Drug/GM Clerk

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

    Pros

    Easy to get a job here, one week paid vacation after a year.

    Cons

    15-minute break for 6 hours or less. 30-minute break for 7-8 hours. (Publix gives 30-minutes for 6 or less and 1 hour for 7+ hours worked.) Benefits have diminished to an extreme. I worked here for two years and was still earning minimum wage up until about 2 months before I left, when I was earning 20 cents more. Pay only increases 5 cents every 9 months, which is like not getting a raise at all. I was forced to work overnight at least once a week when my main position was for the morning. They were manipulative, didn't train associates at all, and there was a TON of gossip and drama. My sister also works for another Kroger, and she has even more issues than I did. It's like high school all over again. They are trying to get rid of 98% of full-timers, so you will never get benefits or great pay. Store management works horrible hours, and I feel so bad for them. They hardly work anyone during the daytime since their grocery associates work overnight, so customers are often annoyed that it's difficult to find anyone to answer questions. And as far as the union goes, I didn't see anything beneficial from that. They just make it so you're paid less and can't get experience with other positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more hourly, raise increases should be larger and there should be less time to get a raise, put more vacation time/benefits back in for your hard-working associates because there really aren't any benefits to staying at this company. Work more people in the daytime. Train associates according to position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked in a manufacturing plant at Kroger, overall a good learning experience but it's not fast speed at all

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    Former Intern - Supply Chain
    Former Intern - Supply Chain

    I worked at Kroger as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, flexible working hours, vacations

    Cons

    Working environment is at a slow speed, most people had worked for the company for their life time and developed a ego as the elders in the company, won't willing to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded and less conservative.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's a job. 20+ years in.

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    Current Employee - Lead Hourly In Manufacturing Division in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Hourly In Manufacturing Division in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Kroger is a very stable company. The economic outlook shows modest growth.

    Cons

    Newer corporate structure uses a term described as the inverted triangle which also falls into another new program called managment w/o borders.

    They have shuffled high level staff out of their areas of expertise, hired new inexperienced college kids and interns alike then simply expect the hourlys making less than a 1/3rd of their salary to step on-board and train.

    Which is fine; if the new people were willing to listen and take criticism in a mature fashion. They would rather take a path already explored with known outcomes and expect different results....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people on the ground level, we have a stake in the company too. No one honestly wants things to fail; trust that we are all on the same team.

    People don't quit companies; they run away from bad management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company, good benefits

    Cons

    Working holidays and weekends
    Under value admin experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Health ins. Is OK for a family

    Cons

    Donated many extra hours "as expected" without pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Kroger is a decent employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Potential growth, competitive salary, and fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    no clear path of upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people lots of opportunityy

    Cons

    management works 10+ hours depending on the store manager even 6 days a week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad company, dont listen to all the nay sayers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good, vacation is good

    Cons

    long hours, expectations are changed frequently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place, Great managers, Great people

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Where do I begin? I love all of my co workers, the managers are friendly, the hours are extremely flexible and the work isn't too demanding. It has a team atmosphere that I never felt at Costco.

    Cons

    The pay isnt great, but since as a cashier my job isnt too hard anyway, it wouldnt be realistic to expect more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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