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King Soopers Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits are pretty good (in 26 reviews)

  • Pay is decent for comparable jobs (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Very customer focused which can make a work life balance hard to maintain under certain situations (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management couldn't care less about their employees (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "unrealistic expectations"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    in general the people you work with are great, customers are terrific, creative job

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations from management, morale is poor, management lacks direction, and has conflicting priorities, making success nearly impossible.

    Advice to Management

    have realistic expectations, make guest service the REAL priority, appreciate hard working employees, and show it!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Advancement based on gender and ethnicity rather than experience and qualifications"

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    Former Employee - General Merchandise Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - General Merchandise Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King Soopers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, good benefits, and decent low-end job availability.

    Cons

    King Soopers is a great place to work a job, but it is not a place to plan on establishing a career. I am a female, and therefore I am qualified to be in management. I still keep in touch with several current employees and this trend is worse than ever. Not only are more qualified, more experienced White, men passed up for job to "prove" diversity, the female managers have zero accountability in upper management.

    Employees work most weekends and holidays throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    I am a female and left the company because of the lack of integrity in the company values. I was asked to go to an assistant store manager interview when I had only been a department manager for three months. People want to feel valued and rewarded for their efforts, not simply given opportunities to meet quotas, which are illegal.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The worst place I have ever worked!"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King Soopers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Maybe the 10% discount on Kroger brand products. In this economy 10% for subpar product is nothing.

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedules. Have to wait a year to qualify for horrible benefits. Got sick and called in, was advised by the store manager that being sick was unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage people as human beings and not objects.


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  5. "Very poor"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Castle Rock, CO
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Castle Rock, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No chance of getting fired

    Cons

    Also no chance of getting fired

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage a company, a bunch of 16-18 year olds will not get anything done without it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Checker in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Checker in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King Soopers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay you consistently, otherwise there really is not anything else positive to say about working here.

    Cons

    They frequently tell you one thing, and then do something different. They tell you upfront that you can get days off if you request them a week or two in advance, but this is just not true. It all depends on your seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Do better.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "only work here as a last resort"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King Soopers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    if you need a fast job with ok pay and at lease 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    Have to work different shifts. you will close at midnight and be opening 8 hours later. the tier system sucks, everybody get different holiday pay and Sunday pay. and the union is only around to take your money. the turn over rate is huge.

    Advice to Management

    is their a reason no one wants to be a grocery manager.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here unless you absolutely have NO choice."

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at King Soopers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly employees in most departments
    -2 paid breaks

    Cons

    -When you're new, you have union initiation fees ripped from each paycheck until it accumulates $200
    -Union fees ($10) taken out no matter what
    -Bad management

    Advice to Management

    I worked just as hard as everyone else in the department. Management treated me as if I never worked hard enough just because I was young; Moms with kids are not the only "hard workers".


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bad they lie all the time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    no pros not a good company to work for

    Cons

    benefits cut in half pay raisnes are slow no reconition for hard work

    Advice to Management

    put in people that are employee friendly not corporate money grabbers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start. Bad place to stay. Clerk to cake decorater"

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    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent health Insurance
    -Weekly pay check
    - Always looking for people

    Cons

    -Terrible management
    -Over-worked, under paid
    -lazy secretaries

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees equal happy customers. When one of them comes to you for a problem or needs help, listen to them. Don't lie and abuse them. The management is lazy, and constantly lies tot he employees. If something goes wrong due to their lack of communication, it's the employees fault, never theirs. If the employee is overwhelmed, they don't care.

    Just from my own experience, they won't train but continuously say they will. They will under pay you but still expect you to run a department alone.

    This company is just terrible, but if you really need a job. They always hire.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Employee Relations and Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cater to the young, allow bad customer service and theft from employees.

    Cons

    Age discrimination By Management,! benefits don't start for 1year, wages are lower than what you expect. BAD! Training is terrible throughout the store.



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