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"Wouldn't advise working at Kroger"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy job, small employee incentives, room for growth, competitive salary, friendly managers and staff at store level, company growth and expansion

Cons

Dress code for management is too particular, union staff makes actual "management" useless, they want to control how you style your hair and will spot check your shoes to make sure they are continually perfect and freshly shined (no joke), far too extensive training and testing before you can even get into a store

Advice to Management

The training that was completed before working in a store was far too extensive and redundant, and enforcing the trainees to wear suits and ties when it is not the dress code for a manager is pointless. If you plan on working as a manager for Kroger, plan on picking up grapes all day and inspecting apples as your job, since it is what you will be primarily doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Kroger

  1. "Good place to work to get experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Front End Manager in Richmond Hill, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Front End Manager in Richmond Hill, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok.
    Opportunities for advancement are pretty fair as long as they know you are doing a good job.

    Cons

    Managers really dont want you to join the union.
    Can't really transfer into a different department unless its a matter of life or death,

    Advice to Management

    Chill out sometimes. I wasn't one of them but there are many high school students working and yes most of them are not that efficient.


  2. "ok job "for a while""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits even for part-time employees. Sometimes you get to work with good people but that really has nothing to do with the company. That is about all.

    Cons

    I do not have space to list all of the cons here but some are as follows:
    poor management, low wages, no real feedback on job performance, no incentive to do a good job, no employee support from management in situations where customers are abusive, many limitless dumb memos and new initiatives to sign off on that are dumb and pointless. Upper management is out of touch with workers. Hours are un stable depending on current weeks sales, politics and favoritism in the workplace. I have seen and heard of blatant disrespect by managers or employees to other employees or subordinates in the store and it is tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Come to the stores and listen to your employees. Work in the stores not just on company walk thrus where the staff has spent 2 days getting ready for your visit. Talk to the checker, the bagger, the pharm tech and the dept. head. We are the face of your company. Get up to date with technology. Sometimes the customers notice and it slows us down.


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