Kroger
3.0 of 5 1,185 reviews
www.kroger.com Cincinnati, OH 5000+ Employees

Kroger Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 1,185 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Kroger Chairman and CEO David B. Dillon

David B. Dillon

(551 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule; employee discount; open to rehiring former employees"
    in 45 reviews
  • "Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time"
    in 41 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is no work/life balance whatsoever because Kroger will become your life"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Expect to get very few hours unless you are a full-time employee"
    in 56 reviews
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Cool People, Annoying Schedule, Stocking When Store is Closed is Nice

Third Shift Stocker (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kroger part-time for less than a year

Pros- Good co-workers, currently
- My location is closed after midnight, meaning that we can stock without interruption
- Work hard, show up to shifts (on time), and you will earn respect

Cons- Pay: Not surprising - It's minimum wage w/ Union Dues. Though, you are compensated for 3rd shift.
- Schedule: If you work Saturday night, you may not officially know until that Saturday afternoon. Friday afternoon at the earliest.
- Inconsistency: As a part-timer, I'll work 35+ hours for a few weeks, and then, work 20 for a few weeks.
- Because of the pay and it being 3rd shift, it seems that we are always low-staffed with inconsistent hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy current night manager is pretty much how one should run things:
- Work hard
- Teach, don't micromanage
- Just be a good person

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kroger

ProsGood benefits, nice people, nice working environment!

ConsNone I can think of

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Not a bad company to work for while in school

Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Kroger part-time for more than a year

ProsGetting paid weekly
Meeting new people

ConsPay is low
No room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain employers to advance in the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its a job!!

Cashier (Current Employee)
Bloomington, IN (US)

I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood People, Decent pay, Time off is good and there is a nice balance between work and life.

ConsDrama, Inconsistency, Everyone will give you a different answer to the same question. No one is on the same page.

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more consistent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoy working here but I feel that I am talked to like I'm ten years old

Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)
Sugar Hill, GA (US)

I have been working at Kroger part-time for less than a year

ProsEnergetic and outgoing and a ton of nice people and a bunch of fun people

ConsFeeling of being talked down to like your a slave while your on the clock by some management.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all employees as you would want to be treated if you were them

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Milledgeville, GA (US)

I worked at Kroger part-time for more than 3 years

ProsBeing able to meet different people and interact.

ConsHours drastically cut at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware that cutting hours is extremely hard on employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits and fun to work at

Deli/Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)
Sherman, TX (US)

I have been working at Kroger part-time

ProsEmployers care about their employees. The employees actually care about customers. Positive environment. Flexible schedule.

ConsPay rate is low starting out, and it's hard to get locked into full time

Advice to Senior ManagementMonitor what your longstanding employees are doing. They seem to start slacking once they've been there a while.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work in food service

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Kroger part-time for more than 3 years

ProsCo-workers who are willing to help.

ConsNone that come to mind.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great job for a people person

Customer Service (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

I worked at Kroger part-time for more than 5 years

ProsKroger has flexible schedule, great management, great customers, great organizational culture that really instills values of the company into the employees.

ConsTraining is not always thorough, work ethic is not the greatest, and promotions take forever after training is completely finished.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent company

Part-Time Cashier, Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)
Bowling Green, KY (US)

I have been working at Kroger part-time for more than a year

ProsUnion protected, can't really get fired after your probationary period is up unless you do something terrible. Somewhat exciting. You're always doing something. Really good health insurance since you're in a union.

ConsFavoritism, and because of the union and it being hard to get fired there are some terrible people who work there that can't get fired just because they are a terrible co-worker.

Advice to Senior ManagementTotally out of the loop all the time. The front end management are lazy. They never stay up front to actually do their jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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