Compare Kroger vs Costco Wholesale BETA

See how working at Kroger vs. Costco Wholesale compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Kroger vs. Costco Wholesale. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kroger

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Costco Wholesale

Employee Ratings

  • Costco Wholesale scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 10825 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 7096 reviews)
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.8
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.3 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
3.5
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.9
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kroger Ceo Rodney McMullen
46%
46%Rodney McMullen
CEO Approval
Costco Wholesale Ceo Craig Jelinek
91%
91%Craig Jelinek
Costco Wholesale employees rated their CEO Approval 45% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
49%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Costco Wholesale employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 35% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Costco Wholesale employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 33% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Kroger has 7,088 more total submitted salaries than Costco Wholesale.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier714 Salaries
$9/hr
Pharmacy Technician261 Salaries
$11/hr
Associate93 Salaries
$72,859/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier168 Salaries
$15/hr
Pharmacy Manager158 Salaries
$127,741/yr
Front End Assistant281 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Kroger.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Costco Wholesale.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Kroger.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Costco Wholesale.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 467 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 408 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 942 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 725 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 345 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 343 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 254 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 123 reviews)
Featured Review
"Liked it"Oct 6, 2020

Former Employee - Cashier

I worked at Kroger part-time

Pros

Flexible hours and decent pay

Cons

Retail can have rough customers

"Benefits"Oct 27, 2020

Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for less than a year

Pros

Nice boss Pay is okay Flexible schedule

Cons

Split days off and lots of gossip.

Job Postings

Kroger has 12,804 more recently posted open jobs than Costco Wholesale.