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Kroger Reviews

Updated February 20, 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. "Associate manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits for upper management

    Cons

    Lack of formal training,negative outlook on all wk performed,way to much favoritism,lack of support for what has been done only bad for what hasn't been done

    Advice to Management

    Train people to proper levels before promotion,encourage people to do a better job with a pat on the back,treat all employees equally get people the help they need to succeed in there departments


  2. "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The coworker pharmacists were super nice and professional.

    Cons

    I had the worst experience with the management team. Extremely unprofessional and rude. Never respond to emails.


  3. "Co Manager-merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    Health care was ok. Being able to transfer anywhere in the u.s. was pretty good.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. People with seniority didn't work and knew they were untouchable. Store managers mostly did nothing because they all been there 30 years. Most of them were in the "presidents circle" conference calls were ridiculous- sometimes 3 a day at an hour at a clip. No work - life balance. Long hours- low pay. Had 20 graduate from the Md1 class and they only ones that survived was the ones that were promoted from within.

    Advice to Management

    Hold veterans accountable. Sometimes new blood is better than holding onto your past.


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  5. "bagger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to move up to a managerial or cashier role starting from the bottom

    Cons

    low pay part-time hours for most employees unless you are a certain position such as an experienced cashier and always on your feet so the work is tough and tiring and unappreciated


  6. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People sales management sales tourist

    Cons

    Hours pay management tourist sales


  7. "Assistant Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people at Kroger.
    The benefits are decent but nothing to brag about.
    There are a lot of locations so if you like to move around there are opportunities for that.
    This is a job for someone who likes to just do the work as opposed to strategizing and developing solutions to problems.
    All the stores aren't bad to run just 75-80% of them.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. You work every holiday except Christmas.
    The pay is subpar, you probably won't hit 60k until you've been with the company for at least 5 years.
    You work 50-60 hour weeks and only get paid once a month.
    There is very little strategic thinking at the store level. Many store managers were once clerks and still have that clerk mentality.
    Many managers are scared to hold people accountable because it's hard to find people who will actually come to work and will stay at the job.
    Many department leaders shouldn't be in that position and there is very little training given to the people in those positions.
    Corporate sends out plans based on a perfect world which everyone knows is unrealistic.
    Most days management is stocking shelves for at least half or your whole shift.
    You can't keep people because Kroger only pays the associates minimum wage.
    Upper management will tell you one thing but when you get in the store you quickly find out you're expected to do the opposite.
    Getting promoted is more about who you're related to and who likes you more than performance.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with people about the job expectations and what you actually do on a daily basis. Also give managers the opportunity to actually manage instead of being stockers, by doing things like raising the pay of the associates and showing the associates more appreciation.


  8. "Ehh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, easy training, friendly people.

    Cons

    Management really sucks, my schedule is never posted and I always have to call the store to find out when I'm working and most of the time I can't get through to talk to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everything is in tip top shape and that everyone's schedule is always posted.


  9. "Not a healthy envirnment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay weekly,give you only one shirt.Wear black khakis that you buy.massive 10% employee discount. Can transfer in 6 mo

    Cons

    everything else. Pressure,hostile at times,not many happy people

    Advice to Management

    They have the money raise the pay,not livable wage starting out at all.


  10. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Garden City, SC
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Garden City, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people and good coworkers

    Cons

    managers don't listen to you


  11. "Sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kroger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet new people. Coach and train associates

    Cons

    Too much responsibility for very little compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Sad how unrespected your workforce and management are used at the lowest cost in wage possible, no matter their knowledge base. Take better care of your people.



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