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"Stable Company to Work For."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Manhattan, KS
Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Manhattan, KS
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very generous company who donates millions to charities and other important community events and local and national food banks.
Great career advancement opportunities to all employees.
Great atmosphere for outgoing people who enjoy working with public.
Flexible scheduling.

Cons

Pay rates for lower level positions are generally lower than competition.
High employee turnover rates.
Mediocre communication from top management to bottom level employees.
Variety of hours employees must work.

Advice to Management

Managers and executives in this company need to work on a communication method that allows all managers at store level to be on same page whether they are off for a day or on vacation. Try to develop a daily minutes sheet to allow communication to flow from one manager to the next.

Other Employee Reviews for Kroger

  1. "An ok job to have while in college or high school"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Elizabethtown, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-wokers, union benefits, raise every 6 months, job is protected by the union, so it's fairly difficult to get fired.

    Cons

    Poor management, crazy work hours, working holidays, union conflicts between managers and employees. There's a lot of favoritism toward certain employees, especially the ones who were relatives or friends of the managers. Due to the union it's almost impossible to get fired, so if they no longer wanted you, they will just cut your hours down to one 4 hour day a week until you just quit. Another downfall to the union was that a lot of employees were extremely lazy as a result because they knew they wouldn't lose their job for doing absolutely nothing, so that would mean the good workers would have to work twice as hard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the favoritism and start rewarding the employees who really deserve it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging satisfying long term employment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Hutchinson, KS
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Hutchinson, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Kroger for almost 10 years and have found it to be very satisying and challenging. I feel I have been rewarded well for what I have been able to accomplish.

    Cons

    The work hours can be long with minimal staff support and high expectations of output. There is ongoing pressure to do more with the same or less staff.

    Advice to Management

    Try to ensure the work/life balance is maintained for all employees, and those who put in the time and perform above average are fairly rewarded

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