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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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  • "You need to push for work-life balance - not natural to the culture" (in 257 reviews)

  • "Minimum wage with few opportunities for raises" (in 313 reviews)

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  1. "high school job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Easy , fun job , management is great , great benefits if you qualify.

    Cons

    Only got 8 hours a week sometimes

    Advice to Management

    More hours.


  2. "pushing carts and bagging groceries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    friendly management, reasonable hours, ability to call in and work most days as well as call in sick

    Cons

    continuously pushing carts in the heat can get tiring, not allowed to sit while on carts

  3. "It was great"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Griffin, GA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Griffin, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for all ages.

    Cons

    I never had a con


  4. "Deli clerk"

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    Current Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some divisions have recently renegotiated contracts in favor of new hires. Starting wages now competitive with other retailers. Deli new hires start out at $11 an hour and experience pay if applicable. I know in our division health benefits are $22 a week.

    Cons

    People aren’t always held accountable. It seems people who have been there awhile have much of the burden and work load placed on them.

    Advice to Management

    Managemt needs to stop passing the buck and hold people accountable.


  5. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    Some good people - work can be what you make it.

    Cons

    Retail / structure / pressure pressure pressure trickles down and can be poisonous to a store.

    Advice to Management

    Push back, don’t allow your employees to be steamrolled by corporate roll outs. Be smart and be strong.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great management and fellow staff

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to competitors


  7. "Truly EEO Compliant-Hard Work-Fair-Need Leadership Development Program"

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    Former Employee - Clicklist Attendant in Anderson, IN
    Former Employee - Clicklist Attendant in Anderson, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kroger follows EEO guidelines because it makes good business sense and good common sense. They work you hard and pay you competitively (and low, like other retailers).

    Cons

    They need to have an effective leadership development plan. Their teams stay stable, but not terribly motivated. Most managers are good managers and respect their people, but Kroger needs to lead by example, and have somewhere for their people to go

    Advice to Management

    Build a Leadership Development program, and not just for managers. Grow your individual performers into leaders, and promote ur leaders. Turn all your people into leaders. If you have a value system, build it into the souls of your people by developing them. Otherwise, every day can be a Death March. It starts at the top-stop thinking like hourly employees (even tho that's most likely where you came from), and think like leaders. You will have a team of rabid employees if you show you care (by the above), and not mouth platitudes or put up "Values Posters" in a perfunctory manner.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Fast past environment great staff!

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other grocery stores


  9. "trying to start saving"

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    Current Employee - Night Crew Stocker in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Night Crew Stocker in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the night crew manager is the best

    Cons

    when people start braging about working at are store and other stores also

    Advice to Management

    im willing to work extra hours


  10. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Friendly faces, awesome management

    Cons

    The hours, not guaranteed time off