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Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance - More work with same/less resources (in 157 reviews)

  • Minimum wage, erratic work weeks (in 238 reviews)

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  1. "Delivery manager"

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    Former Employee - Deli Manager in Mount Sterling, KY
    Former Employee - Deli Manager in Mount Sterling, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kroger offers competitive wages, benefits aND pension

    Cons

    You have to work most weekends and holidays

    Advice to Management

    Rotate weekends for all employees


  2. "First job only - get out in a year or two"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Murray, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    no experience required, can get exercise from pushing carts

    Cons

    good workers have to pick up the slack of others without credit or recognition. Was hardest working bagger and got one $.05/hr raise in 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    reward hard workers better


  3. "Overall Good Play to Work"

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    Former Employee - Management in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Management in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Team and family environment. There are many long time employees.

    Cons

    It's hard work. Be prepared to wear yourself out.


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  5. "Good Place for Easy Cash"

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    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great team of people to work with in the deli. Really enjoy working with most of my co-workers, and that's a big reason why I am staying with this job.
    - Opportunities for bonuses, based on your store's performance.
    - Decent offering of free products and discounts to associates throughout the year.
    - Mostly self-managed in my department (due to trust built up with supervisors and managers).
    - Store is very clean.
    - Better work environment than similar positions in area.

    Cons

    - Understaffed currently, so some shifts can be demanding.
    - Pay is less than other similar positions in area.
    - Some departments negatively affect entire store.
    - A couple of employees are very judgmental in your ability to do/learn the job, but as long as you have a good work ethic, and enough confidence to ignore them then this can be a non-issue.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, management is great. Most managers are able to build a trusting relationship with employees, which is beneficial for everyone. When I feel that someone has trust in me, I will work harder for them, and am more apt to make their job easier so that they can focus on other areas.
    There have been instances where I have been unprofessionally questioned about another employee's actions. These questions were very leading, obviously just looking for a testimony to justify their position. I understand that sometimes there are employees that need to be removed, but the way in which other employees are utilized for these actions should be considered. This is definitely not the norm for management though, a rare instance, but a memorable/impressionable one.

    The Store Manager is highly professional, friendly, and very approachable. I have had nothing but good experiences working with him. He does not disappear, that is certain. You see him everywhere, doing anything that needs to be done (from managing to picking trash up off the floor).


  6. "Slippery Slope"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Newport, KY
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Newport, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much; The customers were friendly.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, always needed on weekends and holidays, but that's retail in general. There's too much favoritism and managers fail to appreciate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the favoritism and speaking down to employees who aren't your "friends."


  7. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, opportunities, travel, learn

    Cons

    work you to death, they never close

    Advice to Management

    good luck


  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount on purchases and good associates to work with.

    Cons

    Changes are not always communicated well. Still a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Good Managers and Supervisors with this company. They seem to care about associates.


  9. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Covington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After about a year of paying dues, you actually get the benefits.

    Cons

    No one trains you to work, talks down to workers, workers get hurt on job, customers physically abuse staff. etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get security and make the workplace better


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Supervisor in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Recruiting Supervisor in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture! Benefits are competitive and trying to stay ahead of industry standard in benefits packages. Work environment is work hard play hard.

    Cons

    Internal promotion pay policy is lacking. Easier to leave company and come back to get pay you want.


  11. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Louisville, KY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Had a lot of training, both online and physical. friendly management, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    had to do eaghteen hours of training



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