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Kroger Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Ok place overall not so great management depending on what store your at"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have flexible hours are are usually pretty conveniently located plus you can have direct deposit or paper checks, whatever you prefer.

    Cons

    They will try to get you fired for whatever they can if they don’t like you for whatever reason they can, I got paid below minimum wage, and they fired me for not knowing what happened with an LP agent on an audit

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are humans to and we can not remember exactly what happened 2 months after it happened


  2. "Cashier"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Discount on items and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Needed to work on weekends. Low pay. I did not join the union and I asked questions during my training because they come in. They deduct at least $8.00 from your paycheck every week. They spin it like it is a one time thing. It was not enough money for the job and responsibility. $7.95 an hour?!

  3. "Abominable pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Love the customers and most of my coworkers

    Cons

    I get a nickel an hour raise annually. After 2 years, I make 8.40/hour.

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen, so why bother?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    Great hidden paycheck benefits ie insurance, 401k, discounts, etc. Salary is ok, but since you're required to work 50+ hours a week, the hourly rate is not worth the time and stress. Don't get overtime because they'll offer just enough salary to meet legal regulations.

    Cons

    Stressful, 10+ hour days, work all weekends, holidays, evenings, never a set schedule, constantly changing; hard to make plans. Expectations from upper management are unnatainable but expected from them who have not worked in a store in years. And you're not given tools, or enough time to meet their demands. Can't hire hourly employees due to low pay mostly (people can't survive this day in age earning $9-11/hr at part time!) Company slashes hours in order to make up for frivolous spent $, and uses the excuse of trying to keep prices down in order to remain competitive against Amazon, Wal-Mart etc. Ironically, everyone I know or meet says kroger is still more expensive. Can't get promoted unless you impress the "right" people or are young and have no experience so they can "mold" you to what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce hours required to work by salaried employees, pay more to all, be realistic in expectations, go back into the stores and actually work and see what it's like dealing with customers, employees, and all of the demands you put into place and see if you can do any better than all of us who gets nothing but negative feedback for our hard work and efforts.


  5. "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kroger full-time

    Pros

    When working overnight at least you don't have to interact with the managers.

    Cons

    Managers, pay, benefits, workplace politics


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bakery Position"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kroger part-time

    Pros

    10% discount on kroger products

    Cons

    no taste testing, can't recommend products to the customer if you dont know how the baked goods taste. No drinks, tons of work done in a freezer that is very easy to be locked in and forgotten about. Poor organization, schedules for too many hours (40+ hours when you were hired part time for a max of 20), no lunch. You have to schedule a lunch even if you are working an 8, 9, or 10 hour shift. They want you to eat during one of your two 15 minute breaks that half the time you don't even get. Lack of training, no food safety training prior to be out on the floor, misleading description of job duties.

    Advice to Management

    Work on organization, be honest when hiring people as to what the job is. Don't make part time employees work full time. Pay above minimum wage. The job is difficult, painful, and boring and the pay makes it so no one wants to be there.


  7. "Kroger Review"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll get seniority quickly due to high turnover.

    Insurance is alright.

    Cons

    -Pretty much on call for minimum
    -Takes years to get fulltime
    -Micro-managing
    -Nickel raises every six months
    -Union is not helpful and impossible to quit after joining
    -Expectations are laughably high for pay
    -Most management has never worked in a store before
    -Often shorted on paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Drop the numbers game - they're not correct and slow down workers rather than aiding.

    Raise managers from the hourly workers. College interns have no idea what they're doing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Kroger has no concern for employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mishawaka, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My coworkers are great! Management SUCKS! Training SUCKS pay SUCKS

    Cons

    Low pay, management schedules less people than needed on purpose. They treat workers like trash.

    Advice to Management

    Buy a friggin clue! Try to do the job instead of making more stupid rules and cutting hours.


  9. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you join the union you get good health benifets

    Cons

    Dont count on people who are related to each other or anyone period everyone for some reason hates everyone

    Advice to Management

    Your not important so quit acting as if you all are


  10. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount and not much else. Job security if you like this type of work.

    Cons

    inconsistent work hours
    Long 10 hour shift

    Advice to Management

    Expectations..from district is awful and standards.


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