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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  • Not really a fair home/work life balance (in 206 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 286 reviews)

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  1. "Barista, Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful customers and coworkers were easy to work with. I was always busy which is a plus

    Cons

    Not enough hours and at the time the pay was too low.


  2. "Room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, accommodating, wage increases , union

    Cons

    Management, company politics, union and lack of team work.

    Advice to Management

    Throw away the company politics and focus on rewriting a team building module

  3. "Left for something better"

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    Former Employee - Front End Clerk
    Former Employee - Front End Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Was accessing the clearance items early so being able to pick out the good items.
    Eh maybe employee discount? Barely used it.
    Co-workers were extremely warm & welcoming

    Cons

    The hours
    Unstable schedules
    Managers

    Advice to Management

    Listen. To. Your. Employees.


  4. "Produce Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Produce in Crowley, TX
    Current Employee - Produce in Crowley, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Decent work environment
    Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Low hourly wages
    High Management expectations for low wages
    Lack of hours
    Useless and extra work for nothing
    Lack in store funding for necessary equipment
    No room for improvement/advancement
    Management does not care for their employees well-being

    Advice to Management

    Get it toegether. You expect your employees to work their fingers to the bone for hardly any monetary gains. Yet every other significant grocery stores (Such as Wal-Mart and Albertsons) have significantly higher wages then you do. Rather than spending money on significant branches within given districts for store improvement, you buy old run-down businesses and claim “Kroger is expanding” when your actually being beaten out by H-E-B and closing branches.


  5. "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you worked hard and showed a great work ethic you would get promoted. Department managers get paid almost 20$/hr.

    Cons

    Slave drivers. Wouldn't do anything to help if a department was struggling just yelled for the employees to find a way to fix it. Had call-in all the time from regulars which store management wouldn't do anything about.


  6. "Very poor management, workers are lazy"

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    Former Employee - Part Time in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Part Time in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Walking distance from where I lived

    Cons

    The management sucks, there is never a manger there to answer a call the always short my checks

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key, when there is no one there to help or train how am I supposed to be able I to do my job efficiently


  7. "Worked as an overnight stocker. Job was hard work and you were pushed to do more than you could possibly do."

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked alone, quiet atmosphere, could listen to your music, management helped out when they could

    Cons

    Anount of work that had to be done more than could be done in an 8 hour shift, then get yelled at when you cant finish it

    Advice to Management

    Hire more overnight stockers so one person doesnt have to do as much

  8. "Lacks innovation"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job for those starting out.

    Cons

    Company culture has changed, operations lack innovation. Once upon a time employees worked 25 years or more, not so much anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing stuff the same way. What worked 10, 20 or 30 years ago is no longer the best way to accomplish goals.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok benefits because of union. Pay is a disgrace to the average associate. Lack of incentives to keep associates."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working, good people make this company worth working for. Long term friendships are built. Depending on your status, you are either ridiculously underpaid or grossly overpaid.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement!! Unorganized and unprofessional higher ups!! Corporate puts on a community mask while in reality they are screwing the average associate.

    Advice to Management

    Individual store management has virtually no say so in operations. Corporate needs to back off and let them run their stores.


  10. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    The discounts were great. Half off on kroger things

    Cons

    Ever thing...Yes you read that right. They all were mean and rude

    Advice to Management

    Need new mangers


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