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Kroger Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
1,461 Reviews

2.9
1,461 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, working to serve the people of your own community and friendly coworkers (in 66 reviews)

  • Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough because I had to work a different schedule every day/week (in 43 reviews)

  • Krogers way of cutting out full time, long tenured workers who have given them 20-30 (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A place of growth and development

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

    Pros

    Benefits, education compensation / reimbursements, salary

    Cons

    There are not that many Cons, it all depends on what you are sowing to reap later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It all comes down to Management..

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is the absolute first reason to work here. It's so cheap but covers so much once you get it. Like any retail job, you get your regular customers that you love to see time and time again. Sometimes you have great managers and other times you have nightmares.

    Cons

    Nightmare, lazy managers at times. It is retail so sometimes you do not get the ideal, happy customers you like. Pay is not all that great either usually..no merit raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not willing to do something then do not pass the task on to someone else. Show them you are willing to help out if necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I loved working for Kroger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drug GM Clerk  in  Canal Winchester, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Drug GM Clerk in Canal Winchester, OH (US)

    Pros

    I worked with a great team and had a great department head. Would work with you on scheduling for the most part. I had the opportunity to get more hours by covering for call-offs. I trained for 3 days on a computer and took a few tests. Then I was introduced to my work area and was trained by one of my teammates. I wish I still worked there. It's a pretty relaxed work environment, positive attitudes, smiling faces for the most part.

    Cons

    Average pay. Hours can change a lot. You can go from having 34 hours a week for a month and then all of a sudden end up with 15 hours a week. You really couldn't plan financially because of that reason. Company values are good and they really tried to promote a positive attitude. Union dues were a bit much, IMO. As far as advancement, it's possible but they go by seniority so if you are at the bottom of the totem pole in your department and you want to stay in that department it may take a while to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't complain too much about management because they truly were good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fairly decent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk  in  Noblesville, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk in Noblesville, IN (US)

    Pros

    Co-workers are pretty friendly, and the job was close to my house which was nice. It was pretty easy to get certain times or days off or at least trade them with others. The discount on Kroger brand items was pretty nifty too.

    Cons

    They seriously did not want to let me switch departments because I was good at what I did. I talked to them several times about it and was brushed off every time. The only time they did talk to me about it was shortly before I was quitting.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good Start but not long-term job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Duncanville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Duncanville, TX (US)

    Pros

    A good start for those who have no experience in working conditions. Great for High School students who are looking for a good place to start.

    Cons

    During the summer depending on where you live pushing carts outside can be brutal. Talk with other employee's about the Union before your orientation if it is crap don't join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that putting a limit on how many carts we push in makes it harder for the clerks to keep up with the demand when customers start rolling in by the truckload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer

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

    Pros

    Endless career ops with ops nationwide

    Cons

    family life is sometimes stressed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Produce Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    Easy to work place.
    Good culture, values, and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of higher opportunities avialable.
    Need to be easier to work with other employees schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits you meet good co workers.

    Cons

    Long hours in different shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit with co-managers more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with excellent corporate environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Department  in  Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    Pros

    Awesome communication across multiple levels of the company. Great teamwork between coworkers.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities may take a little time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    it's ok for teenagers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    if you're looking for no brainer work, this is for you. which was what i was going for. no stress, clock in, do your job, and clock out.

    Cons

    pay is minimum wage, which is great if you are a teenager. no room for advancement. they rotate leadership more than the products on the shelf.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication!!

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