Kroger - Not somewhere I could see myself working long term, but for a college student, it's decent. | Glassdoor
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"Not somewhere I could see myself working long term, but for a college student, it's decent."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Deli Clerk
Current Employee - Deli Clerk
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- If you're there for 18 months and qualify for the benefits, they look good on paper and they're only $5-$15/week depending on the kind you have (single or family). I just got them and haven't used them yet, so I can't say whether they're as good in person as they are on paper.
- They're flexible with the schedule, accommodating school and second jobs. You can also request days off and almost always get them, so long as you put in the request a week in advance.
- At my store, there is a union which keeps the company in check.

Cons

- At the store I work at, turnover is high and it shows in the way management treats their employees; not bothering to learn their names right away or ever. Two of the three store managers still don't know my name when I've been working there for over a year and a half. Some people might not take issue with this, but I do.
- They seem to hire part-time almost exclusively then work employees the maximum amount of hours to avoid hiring full-time employees. The only full-time employees I know have been working there for many years under older contracts.
- It is by no means a livable wage, even if you were to work full-time.

Advice to Management

If someone works in your store for over a year and a half, you could try to learn their first name.

Other Employee Reviews for Kroger

  1. "Sucked- Minimum wage job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Eh- not much. They gave you like 30 min for lunch

    Cons

    Got paid minimum wage, long hours on your feet


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    "Working at Kroger"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security
    Ease of getting into different field

    Cons

    Retail hours
    Lower average salary

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology

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