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Kroger Cincinnati Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance - More work with same/less resources (in 169 reviews)

  • Minimum wage never bothered me as a highschooler but now that I'm reaching the end of my college years it's not cutting it for me anymore (in 262 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DSD Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - DSD Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and many opportunities to advance

    Cons

    lay-offs can happen without much notice


  2. "Company promotes the wrong people to positions of power"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Cincinnati, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Basic stated values, which are what attracted me in the first place
    Friendly coworkers
    Staff members were like family

    Cons

    Company often promotes self-serving, narcissistic individuals to managerial positions and is too concerned about keeping Millennials happy. The company passes over those with experience and promotes young workers to positions of power that they're not yet ready to handle, causing strife within the workforce. Lots of wasted talent.

    Advice to Management

    Reward honest, hardworking associates with promotions instead of promoting those who seem to "get results" but are actually just trying to look good to executives. Demand that your managers understand how to best use the talents of their staff members.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "positives and negatives of job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    reach top department pay within several years insurance is good for low weekly cost up to 6 weeks vacation pay easy to become full time

    Cons

    low pay always work weekends and holidays and can be difficult to get approved for it off can be difficult to move up in senority which is important working for a union dont keep senority if transfer to another part of the state or another state because different division


  4. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company values and family minded!

    Cons

    Pay could be better than it is

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. "nurse practitioner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I consider them a better employer than most retail health organizations because of the staffing support they provide via MAs and LPNs. They are also trying to cater to the continuity of care aspect, insofar as some locations have larger premises and differnt hours to cater to routine management of chronic disease such as DM, HTN etc.
    Salary is on par with the best in the retail health industry

    Cons

    The 12 hours days and every other weekend commitment is not so great if you have a young family !!

    Advice to Management

    To see if they can have a variety of shift type work so people can work their schedules and family life around work days. Maybe see if they make larger exam rooms also.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "I'd rather have AIDS!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent people and customers you get to know and like on a daily basis. Other than that, let's get to the next part

    Cons

    I think my title describes the nature of my grievances. This company is cancerous on the morale of any individual. Cinci Dayton division presidents are a joke and have driven this company down.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back The previous 3 division presidents. They were awesome and didn't crap on all the stores like the current bullpen. Visits are all about "you're not doing this right" instead of "how can we help you?"


  7. "Administrative Support Personnel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Personnel in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Personnel in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, taste panels to try food that Kroger will sell and Lobby Events

    Cons

    they are downsizing for the next 3 years at the General Office downtown


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't believe the positive scores"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Store Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with great people at store level, and enjoy the customers

    Cons

    If anyone gives this company more than a 1-star, I believe they work for HR. No one is happy in the stores. Sadly the management in the Cincinnati Dayton division (President/Vice President/District Managers) are RED management and pound everyone when they visit the stores. Every department head and store assistant manager are job hunting. They are bailing out as fast as they can find a job. I personally know 3 people who have had a nervous breakdown because of the stress. Wake up Kroger. You are HURTING your own people. Awful place to work. If you aren't on high blood pressure medicine, you will be.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like a valuable part of your company. Forcing us to smile and acknowledge customers like we are happy will come back on you one day.


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very fun relaxing atmosphere. Lots of exposure and opportunities to be had as an intern. I really enjoyed my overall experience. Very great people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is low. Advancement is limited and the structure is unclear. Parkind downtown sucks. After the voluntary retirement offering each department is doing the same work with less people.

    Advice to Management

    Do all you can to attract young talent. Increase pay and incentives also figure out a way to get more modern with Amazon entering the market that Kroger is in.


  10. "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Blue Ash, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, and benefits for hire on

    Cons

    Long hours, 90 day restriction period is rough when you are working 12hrs a day.


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