Kroger
3.0 of 5 1,207 reviews
www.kroger.com Cincinnati, OH 5000+ Employees

Kroger Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.0 1,207 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Kroger Chairman and CEO David B. Dillon

David B. Dillon

(561 ratings)

52% 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 53 reviews
  • "Paid holidays (4 hours) & paid vacation available for part time"
    in 43 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is no work/life balance whatsoever because Kroger will become your life"
    in 33 reviews
  • "they are not loyal to their employees, especially the full time employees"
    in 61 reviews
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It's a strong and balanced company.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Bloomington, IN (US)

I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompetitive pay, great people, strong values, opportunities to advance

ConsLong hours, High stress, training lacks in some aspects

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

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It was a a good teacher to the student.

Grocery Stocker (Current Employee)
Katy, TX (US)

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

ProsThe best things about the company is that we stayed busy..time flew.

ConsThe downside, if your a good worker you at times take on other peoples jobs do to there slack..but its all about the company, so it has to be done.

Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advise for management..they are the bosses

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

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Quality Company

Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee)
White Lake, MI (US)

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

Pros- 9/10, Management is typically wonderful. Almost always willing to listen to employees and help where they can.
- Employee Discount is really, really nice.
- A wonderful first job for students.
- Kroger is extremely reasonable about schedules!

Cons- Every once in a while, there will be management that act like they're too good for everyone else and are unresponsive or treat employees poorly.

Advice to Senior ManagementI know plenty of absolutely wonderful employees. If there was a way to submit feedback that went past store management (because again, every once in a while you get bad management) so these wonderful people can be recognized and promoted, your company will grow better.

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

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Great company to work for

Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, great incentives for reaching goals, employee discounts and discounts with other companies, working to be more advanced with technology to help customers and employees, and great values and pro teamwork, customer service

Conshours for management, sometimes corporate doesn't back up store level because they want to keep the customers happy even when the store is right, pay for pharmacy technicians,

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

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Great coworkers

Pharmacist (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsI liked the people I worked with. They are fun, smart...

ConsNo career advancement perspectives. No training events.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut in place programs to develop your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bagger (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with

ConsNot enough money for job

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay for the hard workers

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

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Kroger will always be my (Kroger Family)!

ASP (Former Employee)
Mount Juliet, TN (US)

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

ProsKroger is a Awesome Company to work for!

ConsManagers Moving from store to store.

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

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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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Its a very stable job.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kroger part-time

ProsBig thriving company, good job security and benefits. The time off is good and everybody gets paid vacations.

ConsThe promotion system can be very backwards in my opinion. This company can also be very political.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Meeting new people was interesting.

Night Cashier (Current Employee)
Madison, TN (US)

I have been working at Kroger full-time for more than 5 years

Prosflexible scheduling sometimes, personal days off, vacation pay, regular customers are great, especially the ones that just make your day/night by just asking how you are doing and being patient.

Conslack of communication, favoritism, low pay, irresponsible management, immaturity among other coworkers.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust listen to the employees' concerns and accomplishments. Appreciate them more and you will receive happier employees who will want to come into work, not because they have to.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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