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Kroger Houston Reviews

Updated December 23, 2017
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  • You need to push for work-life balance - not natural to the culture (in 212 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 290 reviews)

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  1. "Bagger"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Bagger in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Grocery Bagger in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Is very near my place and .. i love the store

    Cons

    Is sometimes crowdy and can be dangerous

    Advice to Management

    I dont really have any avice to management


  2. "Pharmacy Technician Job"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kroger (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pharmacy usually is not too busy, team members are very nice and friendly. Good benefit for full time employees (especially health insurance)

    Cons

    Lower starting pay than other places with same position and experiences

  3. "Front-End Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Offer great benefits for full-time workers.
    Allow for you to move to different departments after you have proved yourself to master your current one

    Cons

    Hard to earn a full-time position
    Under staffed more than it needs to be (poor scheduling)

    Advice to Management

    Try to learn as many positions as possible
    Allow feedback from subordinates


  4. "Kroger"

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    Former Employee - ASP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ASP in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong sense of community, and great opportunity for advancement if you show interest.

    Cons

    Some level of cronyism. If you speak up, you can get noticed and promoted. If you speak up too much you can be seen as a nuisance and held back.


  5. "Working as a college student at Kroger"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, especially with school both highschool and college. Paid time off even for part time after being there for nine months or a year, can't remember. Health insurance options with the company even for part time. Generally happy with my coworkers and management, though that can vary with each store.

    Cons

    Not the best pay, as grocery competitors in my area pay more for the same position. Depending on the store, old clunky technology (like my location's self checkout machines that I worked with). Can be called in at any time that isn't requested time off, though this can be a plus for people who are always happy to have more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other, there were many times where I would tell a couple of managers about something that happened or something that is wrong, that they would assure me wouldn't happen again, yet none of the managers were ever on the same page. They'd even all tell me something different regarding things like coupon policy.


  6. "The job is easy. The wage is bad."

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    weekly pay, easy job, flexible schedules, friendly customers. Good job if you are starting out in the workforce. Not a job if you want to rent an apartment or buy a house.

    Cons

    Department managers suck. very small increases in wage. Management sucks. Kroger hires weird employees and pays low wages, so I think they take advantage of that. At my kroger there is a large quitting rate. Need more staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff. Increase the wages for more motivation.


  7. "It's okay"

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    Former Employee - Deli Boy in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Deli Boy in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very few pros. Typical of most minimum wage work places.
    + Had a few friends that worked there so it wasn't all bad. Friendly coworkers, but that's just luck of the draw.
    + Very flexible hours (but sometimes you just get hit with a whammy*), willing to work with you to get you your ideal schedule
    + Good for high schoolers or college students living with parents (good luck living by yourself on a 7.65/hr pay)

    Cons

    - Management was unresponsive to, and often throws to the wayside, the employees.
    - Customers were terrible, as per usual. Place I worked was pretty busy and on the edge of a suburb, so customers were often suburban moms who liked to complain.
    - Low pay, very rarely get raises, if ever.
    - No benefits unless full time or have worked there for at least a year or so
    - Unwilling to give you full time status, gives you 38 hours so you don't count

    Specific to the store I worked:
    - You sometimes have to work shifts by yourself or with only one other person during busy hours due to poor management of schedules, luck of the draw.
    * - High turnover rate, so sometimes you just get stuck with inconvenient hours and trainees sometimes take a while to get accustomed to the work environment, leaving you or the senior employee to take care of everything.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the union to take a hike, and treat your employees better. Customers aren't always right, so take their criticism with a grain of salt.

  8. "Front End Floor Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's very challenging and always learn something new on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Hours are hard to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Grocery Stocker (Overnight)"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is not as hard as people make it
    More freedom working overnight
    Its amazing how much good management can change things for the better

    Cons

    Getting the whole crew to show up
    If the whole night crew is not get ready to pick up the slack
    Maybe at times will have lazy coworkers
    Must have a good grocery manager
    Must have a good store manager


  10. "It was great at first but then it gets worse within the time passes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet new people and get to be around food and try new things.

    Cons

    The breaks are cut short and management is horrible they never wanna help

    Advice to Management

    Help more people and try to interact with customers more and not with a attitude


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