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"Good Stable Company"

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Current Employee - Buyer in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Buyer in Cincinnati, OH
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Stability is good in this company and even in a down economy, people have to eat.

Cons

Too much "Good Ole Boy" network. The promotions that matter and are life changing tend to be appointed, not earned.

Advice to Management

Start listening to your middle management and don't be afraid to implement drastic cultural change. Employees are desperate for the company to take charge and lead into the next decade. When will you do that?

Other Employee Reviews for Kroger

  1. "Cost cutting measures of parent company and inconsistent practice of business ethics undermines positive work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn new things and acquire skills. Diverse work force with introduction of many different programs and initiatives to stay competitive. Consistent and frequent capitol improvements in retail stores and facilities.

    Cons

    Parent company is centralizing more and more operations in the name of competition. Some operations that are more efficiently handled locally are being eliminated to cut costs but this sometimes creates less responsiveness to regional markets and greater costs.

    Advice to Management

    Positive, progressive business ethics and valuing people are more than words in a policy handbook. Inconsistent application and punitive management practices reduce them to hollow platitudes. People are the companies greatest asset.


  2. "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.

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