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Kroger Detroit Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance - More work with same/less resources (in 167 reviews)

  • Barely above state minimum wage (in 256 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Everyone is nice and stays to themselves

    Cons

    The only con would be low hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Great place to work for


  2. "Kroger life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Good place to work good co workers

    Cons

    Manangement sucks mpre hours for employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so stuck up in your own indevers


  3. "The Horror of Working for Kroger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kroger (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small discount on Kroger products.

    Cons

    I was excited to go to work for the Kroger on Grand River Novi, MI this month, unfortunately it turned out to be a horror.  The first week I worked 34 hours, when I got my check it was for 26 hours, so I quit.  I still had one more check coming for the 24 hours I worked the 2nd week, that check ended up being for 16 hour, so they shorted me 8 hours again.  I guess they keep their prices low by cheating their employees.  Needless to say, I'll never step inside a Kroger again.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees for all the hours they work.


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    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Oakland, MI
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Oakland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store was close to my home
    I am always on time to work
    I haven't missed one day except for a family commitment this year

    Cons

    Won't allow to me go on vacation during the week of Christmas this year when they are allowing another courtesy clerk to go, it's not fair, also they wont allow me to move up to being a cashier and they said no one can go during the week of Christmas, and the person who is in charge of scheduling people shouldn't be looking at previous vacations that people have taken

    Advice to Management

    Don't be strict when it comes to people taking time off
    I'm such a good employee and i don't want to be fired


  6. "Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Operations in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedule
    - Decent Salary
    - Good People to Work With

    Cons

    - Promotions are based on "who you know"
    - Poor leadership structure
    - Constant Internal Politics


  7. "Suffered a concussion on the job and the company wanted me gone. Management "lost" my medical paperwork."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fuel Clerk in Roseville, MI
    Former Employee - Fuel Clerk in Roseville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Fun coworkers make for an enjoyable work environment, usually.
    +Work hours are flexible so a job here can be perfect
    for a college student.

    Cons

    -Not accommodating of medical needs; I was not allowed
    to drink water on the clock or take bathroom breaks. My medication required it.
    -Union takes out of already low pay and stifles advancement opportunities
    -Hard work will not be rewarded, only seniority
    -Workers compensation is very hard to claim, managers will even try to convince you to not file an injury report if you get hurt

    Advice to Management

    -Be more accommodating of medical needs, especially when they're a result of an injury at your own workplace
    -Allow employees to leave for the hospital if they suffer a bad injury


  8. "A great place for someone just starting out in the work force"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat/Seafood Clerk in Westland, MI
    Former Employee - Meat/Seafood Clerk in Westland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easiest department to work for, a little more in depth than others, great chances to learn delicious foods and work with a few really great people, great way to start.

    Cons

    Management treats as expendable, throws things at you when you have numerous other tasks to do and give not that much regard, customers are always right despite the fact they are wrong and over-react most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Take more trust in your employees, if they've been there for a while and you know how they are.


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    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay solid company it is a good company with a chance for advancement

    Cons

    when you get up in age they try to push you out, you have to know someone or have someone like you to get promoted, jobs that are posted are already filled before you interview


  10. "Good job for student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers and coworkers could be wonderful, will work with your schedule

    Cons

    You pay ~$9 for a union every week that essentially does nothing for part-time employees, working and open every holiday except Christmas, very low compensation that starts at minimum wage for pharmacy technicians


  11. "Bakery manager/ cake decorator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kroger provides great benefits to their employees

    Cons

    Not enough hours given in each department per day

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to your managers. more hours needed


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