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"kroger was a good company to work for, however they try to operate on very tight hours."

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Current Employee - Pharmacist in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Pharmacist in Fort Worth, TX
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Kroger full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

kroger has great benefits, and partners.

Cons

kroger will cut hours of everyone. creating excess stress for both groups.

Other Employee Reviews for Kroger

  1. "Management by Avoidance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you can get your scheduler to work with you.

    Cons

    VERY low pay (not much more than minimum), extreme demands/responsibilities for pay. ALSO management needs to learn to COMMUNICATE. Rather than addressing situations that they feel could become uncomfortable they completely avoid the situation.

    Advice to Management

    TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. ASK THEM FOR SUGGESTIONS. ASK THEM WHAT THEY THINK COULD HELP THEIR JOB BE BETTER FOR THEM AND HOW COULD THEIR WANTS BENEFIT THE COMPANY.

    Don't have the office cronies ask what appear to be casual questions about what an employee wants in their job and then eves drop and assume that's all the conversation there is or should be. Be mature in your management attitudes and learn to talk to people. You might not always like what they say, but you will have happier employees and you might just get some helpful information from them.

    And don't forget, while you're TALKING to LISTEN. And listen sincerely. Many employees (like me) welcome the chance to provide feedback and offer what we feel are helpful suggestions. HOWEVER, if we get no response or the suggestions are taken and there is no recognition (verbal or otherwise) given for the suggestion being successful we get rather disheartened and basically give up on the job.

    There is a wealth of retirees you could be using for part-time work. Often times these retirees have benefits but just want a little extra cash in their pockets. You could quite easily take advantage of that IF YOU WOULD STOP TREATING MATURE WORKERS LIKE HIGH SCHOOLERS.

    Finally, don't assume that any new hire has ever worked in this type of retail environment and understands the way your company works. Have a very brief handbook ready ALWAYS to hand to a new hire that outlines basic employee responsibilities (dress code, minimum hours requirements, customer service attitudes, etc.), benefits (if any or the opportunity to obtain any), payroll details (how often they are paid), etc.


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    "Working Managers do double the work .... bakery's in every krogers in a nighmare never makes goal"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Gillette, WY
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Gillette, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Customers make my day, love the hard work when u can actually accomplish a normal day its like YESSSS! short lived and rare.....

    Cons

    Management runs a crazy ship, hiding things making things worse in some cases. Need at least 3 employee at all times well short of that and at time no one in the bakery at all. Bakery overall in gillette wy is just running itself... Pay is good but the have to pay to keep people and the stress is sometimes not worth it....

    Advice to Management

    Get better more honest record keeping and recorded hours. Current management is not fair nor experienced human services. The appropiate people for the job hours. Appropiate storage for stock this expecially is going to eventurally make gillette, wy sick. Human resources training and office manners.

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