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October 22, 2020

Pros

Really helps college students and has flexiable schedules for employees to work. The profit sharing bonus is nice as well!

Cons

On your feet the whole shift which is expected in the grocery business

On your feet the whole shift which is expected in the grocery business Read More

October 22, 2020

Reviewed by: Cashier (Former Employee)

June 8, 2021

Pros

Complete independence, easy work, above minimum wage pay

Cons

Isolated from every other department, was common to go an entire shift without seeing anyone

Isolated from every other department, was common to go an entire shift without seeing anyone Read More

June 8, 2021

Reviewed by: Dairy/Frozen Associate (Former Employee)

June 2, 2022

Pros

I started working here in high school as a part-time employee. Worked through college, then just under two years full-time out of college. This used to be a decent place to work before Kroger acquired it. Pros (at the time I worked there, between 2013 and 2018): - Schedule is somewhat flexible, assuming you are not in management. I worked most weekends and holidays, but when I did request off an occasionally weekend or Holiday it was very rarely denied. - They have a nice arrangement for college students, may be standard I am not sure. I could work 30 or so hours during summer when I was back home, then work something like 6 hours every 6 weeks when I was in school and could not work as much. I don't remember the exact arrangement, but it allowed me to keep the job and barely work while in school, then also kept a position for me at my home store over summer. It was easy and convenient for me. - Profit sharing is a nice touch, although it always felt to me like a way to get away with paying is substantially less than they otherwise could have. It was essentially a second paycheck received (I think) twice a year - Retirement was not good, but could have been worse. They matched $0.50 to the $1 for retirement contributions. - Prior to merging with Kroger, the store had a very nice, close-knit feel. Employees seemed mostly happy to be there, we all got along, felt like working with your friends most days. Customers seemed to notice and enjoy shopping there as opposed to e.g. Walmart or Food Lion. There was very little we couldn't do to appease a customer, and we were given good discretion over when to discount, refund, etc. Customers noticed and liked it.

Cons

After merging with Kroger, the store began to decline rapidly. Employees who were once happy and enjoyed (usually) coming to work became exhausted and miserable. Corporate cared about nothing but the bottom line. - The pay sucks, but I don't think it's uniquely bad among retail - Terrible benefits, but again, seem pretty par for the course - Managers were unqualified, incompetent, and generally terrible. Some of them were genuinely stupid people who I think were only appointed due to open availability and their willingness to acquiesce completely to the corporate machine. Hey, they have to make a living. - Once Kroger took over, the name of the game was cutting hours. Cut hours, cut hours, cut hours. It's all they ever talked about after a while. I would come in sometimes on, say, a Friday at 3:00 (prime time for us) and there would be one cashier scheduled. Management are all standing around like a deer in headlights. No thought of, oh, I don't know, getting on a register and helping. Nope. They are up front staring at the schedule like it's going to produce a trained employee out of thin air. The store was in a perpetual state of being short-staffed. There were never, and I mean never, enough people working. There were lines 80% of the day. Customers noticed and did not like it at all. We were expected to run a cash register and the front desk while meeting impossible goals (like greeting customers within 10 seconds of them approaching the desk - hard to do when I am running a cash register). I could go on, but suffice it to say it was bad. Managers would try to get people to stay over to help. They would ask college students on a Friday night to stay until 10pm to help out. How do you think that went? It started to become normal to simply not even have someone scheduled to close. There was just no one on the schedule. We were expected to just figure it out, while making $11/hour. - Corporate interference was atrocious. Periodically, we would have corporate department managers drop by and tell us some of the dumbest things I have ever heard a human being say, but in complete seriousness. "Hey, I know we are cutting hours and making this job terrible, but customers are complaining about wait times. How can we fix it?" Gee, I don't know. I am so glad you were hired to make 3x my salary and your job is to come ask me that question. They would frequently implement terrible policies that employees and customers hated equally with zero input from either party. If I had to guess, I would say that several people had jobs whose sole function was to produce a new idea every few months. So they just pumped out whatever they could think of, and that's what we went with. Not much else to say. Like so many companies shackled by the chains of capitalism and wearing the blinders of the illusion of perpetual growth, this company thinks it just keep cutting hours, keep making services worse, keep stripping benefits, and keep paying poverty wages and it will all work out in the end. Customers are not stupid. Actually they are in most cases, but my point is that they notice when things are getting worse. Employees notice too. Harris Teeter will, for the foreseeable future, be staffed by college students and miserable, exhausted, and largely incompetent adults who have no motivation to be good at their jobs.

Advice to Management

Fire at least half of your useless, incompetent corporate executives. Ask customers and employees for ideas of what to change and how to do things better. Stop cutting hours, your store needs to be adequately staffed. Stop expecting college students making $11/hour to run a grocery store by themselves.

They would ask college students on a Friday night to stay until 10pm to help out. Read More

June 2, 2022

Reviewed by: Office Assistant (Former Employee)

March 29, 2022

Pros

They share the profit 1 time in a year.

Cons

They won't tell you in the interview that 1. You have to pay for uniforms. They never tell you until you find out in your payment. I got 1 jacket, 2 T shirt, had to pay $70 2. In Job interview, they said 4hour shift - 15 min paid break, 6.5 hour shift-30 min unpaid break, 8 hour shift - 15 and 30 min break. But after I started, they told me 15 min paid break is optional. Most of the time you are crazy busy and managers won't give you 15 min break. 3. Poor, poor management and schedule. There's one manager always scream to employee but they don't care. 4. Pay is not fair, cashier-$10, Home shop-$13.

Advice to Management

Don't lie at the job interview and respect employee.

30 min unpaid break, 8 hour shift Read More

March 29, 2022

Reviewed by: Cashier in Alexandria, VA (Former Employee)

April 9, 2022

Pros

Decent pay (if your night shift), little overhead, consistent work flow

Cons

Only 3rd shift stocking, temp workers make $4 more an hour, takes a long time to move up internally.

Advice to Management

Stop constantly lying to associates, learn to communicate between each other better. Hearing 4 different things from 4 different managers about a topic is ridiculous.

Decent pay (if your night shift), little overhead, consistent work flow Read More

April 9, 2022

Reviewed by: Grocery Stock Clerk (Current Employee)

June 17, 2021

Pros

-I had suffered a lot of health issues working there and they never were mean or passive aggressive when I needed days off

Cons

-On-Call shifts. Very often I wouldnt hear about needing to come into work until an hour before my shift started. -Managers breathe down your neck. Makes employees ask to use the restroom. Constantly critiques your grocery bagging skills when there’s no baggers to help you. -Customer service is way too young and petty to do their job correctly. -The constant twisting involved with unloading peoples carts and scanning their items is extremely hard on your neck, back, and hips after awhile. I’d suffer frequent migraines from chiropractic misalignment when I worked here.

Advice to Management

Please try to be less controlling and more friendly. Stop scheduling people 29.5 hrs/week when they ask for 20 hrs/week just so you can work them more, yet not enough for them to obtain the benefits that 30 hrs/week would get them.

Very often I wouldnt hear about needing to come into work until an hour before my shift started. Read More

June 17, 2021

Reviewed by: Cashier (Former Employee)

December 19, 2022

Pros

Good starting wage Mostly clean work environment

Cons

Very repetitive Weekends are brutal Only one break per shift?

Very repetitive Weekends are brutal Only one break per shift? Read More

December 19, 2022

Reviewed by: Grocery Bagger in Fort Mill, SC (Former Employee)

March 23, 2021

Pros

hours are minimal, fun coworkers, can be fun when not busy, decent pay

Cons

do not take into account if youre enrolled in school, very physically demanding, 15 minute break for 6 hour shift

Advice to Management

communication needs work

do not take into account if youre enrolled in school, very physically demanding, 15 minute break for 6 hour shift Read More

March 23, 2021

Reviewed by: Cashier in Winston-Salem, NC (Current Employee)

January 11, 2021

Pros

Nice people to work at

Cons

Hours are off and night

Hours are off and night Read More

January 11, 2021

Reviewed by: Anonymous (Current Employee)

March 29, 2022

Pros

They share the profit 1 time in a year.

Cons

They won't tell you in the interview that 1. You have to pay for uniforms. They never tell you until you find out in your payment. I got 1 jacket, 2 T shirt, had to pay $70 2. In Job interview, they said 4hour shift - 15 min paid break, 6.5 hour shift-30 min unpaid break, 8 hour shift - 15 and 30 min break. But after I started, they told me 15 min paid break is optional. Most of the time you are crazy busy and managers won't give you 15 min break. 3. Poor, poor management and schedule. There's one manager always scream to employee but they don't care. 4. Pay is not fair, cashier-$10, Home shop-$13.

Advice to Management

Don't lie at the job interview and respect employee.

15 min paid break, 6.5 hour shift Read More

March 29, 2022

Reviewed by: Cashier in Alexandria, VA (Former Employee)

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