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Kroger Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance - More work with same/less resources (in 167 reviews)

  • Barely above state minimum wage (in 256 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bagger in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Bagger in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and customers were the best part.

    Cons

    Management. Rarely ever saw the store manager and never talked to him after getting hired.


  2. "Okay work, okay wage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Bakery Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers flexable hours, your co-workers are friendly, you get a discount on Kroger brand products, and very simple repetitive work.

    Cons

    Management is poorly trained tyipically just probably promoted co-workers. You are micro managed by upper management. Pay is almost minimum wage.


  3. "Kroger Truck Driver: Best trucking job ever, but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home every night or day, depending on shift. Most drivers get 2 days off. Set start times (except extra board drivers) excellent benefits, decent maintained equipment. Most stores are easy to find and many have drop and hook. Most backhauls are preloaded, drop and hook. All freight is driver assist, approximately 95% no touch. Union representation. E-logs, GPS, and all trucks have 2 way drive cameras.

    Cons

    Schedule changes every 6 months. Trucks are slip seat, not assigned (First come, first get.) Max truck speed is 62mph.

    Advice to Management

    Let the trucks go the speed limit. (at least 65-68 mph?) Get the start times closer together every day. Fewer 10 hour turnarounds would help us combat fatigue.


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  5. "Working in the meat department invokes patience and organization."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat/Seafood Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Meat/Seafood Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with availability
    Great atmosphere
    Handling several tasks at once.

    Cons

    Working with difficult customers, dealing with two departments in one. Handling several tasks at once.


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very fun relaxing atmosphere. Lots of exposure and opportunities to be had as an intern. I really enjoyed my overall experience. Very great people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is low. Advancement is limited and the structure is unclear. Parkind downtown sucks. After the voluntary retirement offering each department is doing the same work with less people.

    Advice to Management

    Do all you can to attract young talent. Increase pay and incentives also figure out a way to get more modern with Amazon entering the market that Kroger is in.


  7. "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Blue Ash, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, and benefits for hire on

    Cons

    Long hours, 90 day restriction period is rough when you are working 12hrs a day.


  8. "Hom Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HOM Clerk in Wenatchee, WA
    Current Employee - HOM Clerk in Wenatchee, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn about more than one area. In the HOM Dept you work together.

    Cons

    When you loose an employee or one transfer. Your staff is low. When your lunch is over an hour late is a bad night....

    Advice to Management

    Do not assume what ppl say as their skill level. Do not give new employees more hours than your employees who come in whenever you call, even on days off.


  9. "Worked as a pharmacy technician for 6 years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Loveland, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Loveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to help people and learn a lot. There is always room for advancement. I enjoyed the atmosphere and people I worked with.

    Cons

    HR was very poor. They did not take my harassment claims against another (senior) coworker seriously because she was best friends with the manager. She did get fired many years after I left. Karma!


  10. "Check out customers, and restock returned items"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Clerk in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ease of being approved for job, some what flexible hours, certain employee's, assisting customers, the food options for lunch break !!

    Cons

    Slow periods of work shift, little room for advancement or pay raises, clean up duties such as bathrooms, front entrance and parking lot maintenance

    Advice to Management

    Be more encouraging


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Your last job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have been with the company for 7 years... I am surrounded by other who have been there for 15, 30, 40+ years. It's incredible.

    Cons

    It's retail. It's hard to work retail hours, holidays, and summers. If you are not relocatable your career path could be narrow. Being an ASM can be difficult as you are moved around alot.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of life is talked about often but it is not appreciated and employee time off is not honored they way it should be. One can be made to work while or or made to feel guilt for being off.


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