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Kroger Fort Wayne Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Fort Wayne, IN

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  • Sometimes difficult to maintain work life balance (in 174 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 266 reviews)

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  1. "As a company..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kroger is a decent place to work with opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees.


  2. "Good first job but very low pay"

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    Former Employee - Utility Clerk/Front-end/Bagger in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Utility Clerk/Front-end/Bagger in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usually okay with working around school, weekly pay, good way to get some work experience, nice work colleagues, discounts on different kroger brands.

    Cons

    May get called to come in a lot, low pay, not many benefits to part-timers, can get stressful and/or boring, care more about numbers than the people, breaks are usually late, hours can be everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take action against slackers who make you do their dirty work, act like you care. Also, if we ask you something and you say you'll do it, do it.. Don't lie and say you will when you really won't.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your store"

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    Former Employee - Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Interaction with public
    Some benefits after 3 months part time or full time.
    Union job
    A good store will be a nice place to work at

    Cons

    Understaffed stores
    Corporate doesn't care for the employees well being.
    Part-time people works full time hours
    Minimum wage doesn't allow you to earn a living

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to recognize their employees work and make them feel important. Most workers feel underappreciated which is why they end up quitting. Corporate should care for employees more. The wages are so low that they should compensate them in more ways. After all associates are the ones that keep the stores open.


  4. "Asst Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, very reasonable insurance rates with above average coverage

    Cons

    some unethical behaviors, micro managing

    Advice to Management

    tell the truth, follow through, and stop micro-managing


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being part time the were flexible for the most part.

    Cons

    Pay was not the greatest with the amount hours and hard work.


  6. "clerk"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love that we have a choice to be union, I received full time with in one month and everyone is so nice

    Cons

    there really is not cons right now other then our work schedules come out on Fridays and start the following Sunday . It would be nice to have a set schedule

    Advice to Management

    I love my management team they are doing their best to make it a great place to work. it is very easy to talk to them


  7. "management"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, great people to work with plus every customer is usually highly satisfied, pay is reasonable and the benefits are great if you're looking for health coverage that's reasonable. I love working there, the education they teach you will blow your mind if you're interested in the business world, plus very flexible with my kids and school schedule

    Cons

    You will have to work weekends unless you requested it off but not guaranteed to get it, it's retail so we are open 24 hours and deal with a lot of different personalities and you may work late nights often due to seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Smile when smiled at, be humble and don't think because you are management you're better than the people under you, we all start from somewhere

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay you once a week, which can be helpful in dark times. Occasionally you might find a supervisor who makes the job worth-while and fun, but don't bet on it. It can be a relatively clean environment, however if it happens to be an older store- you may find yourself disgusted by how unkempt the place can really be.
    You get 10%-30% off of groceries with your discount
    It isn't that hard to get someone to cover your shift if you need it
    Picking up hours is really easy if you need the time.

    Cons

    Not recognized as a good employee, unless you are relatively attractive- if you are two attractive then they'll be after your throat.
    The customer is ALWAYS right. Regardless of the circumstances
    The pay raise is a five cent increase every six months
    If you are a bagger- you'll be stuck with b!tch-work. Always.
    If you upset one of the hire ups, you might as well quit because they will rain down the pain.
    As a cashier, after 8:00pm, you are the only cashier on duty- sometimes its really busy
    There are a lot of rules. Only the weirdest ones are truly enforced
    No lateral moves- this will take you nowhere unless you work for at least four years

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay raises occur more frequently, or at the very least in higher degree than 5 cents.
    Pull the stress off of front-end. It's just a grocery store. My supervisors should not be crying.


  9. "Fulltime"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been working for the company a long time hard to leave because of benefits.

    Cons

    New hire turn over rate is high because kroger only pays min. Wage. It is very frustrating all the new hires that come and go. Management and upper level management are out of touch with reality. The dog and pony shows for upper management are a waste of time because upper management can't handle the reality of day to day operations at store level.

    Advice to Management

    Quit letting hourly employees manage the store because kroger doesn't want to hire more managers. Quit the dog and pony shows and get a grip on reality. Quit cutting the hours of hourly associates there needs to be a minimum amount of hours for a department ELMS doesn't have common sense!


  10. "Nice place to work, but did not pay well. Increase salary for a better review."

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    Former Employee - Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people. Employee discount too.

    Cons

    Poor renumeration, poor pay and lack motivation

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay and renumeration. Also increase discounts for employees.


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