Kroger

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An ok job to have while in college or high school

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Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Elizabethtown, KY (US)
Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Elizabethtown, KY (US)

I worked at Kroger part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Flexible hours, great co-wokers, union benefits, raise every 6 months, job is protected by the union, so it's fairly difficult to get fired.

Cons

Poor management, crazy work hours, working holidays, union conflicts between managers and employees. There's a lot of favoritism toward certain employees, especially the ones who were relatives or friends of the managers. Due to the union it's almost impossible to get fired, so if they no longer wanted you, they will just cut your hours down to one 4 hour day a week until you just quit. Another downfall to the union was that a lot of employees were extremely lazy as a result because they knew they wouldn't lose their job for doing absolutely nothing, so that would mean the good workers would have to work twice as hard.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop with the favoritism and start rewarding the employees who really deserve it.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    High turnover rate and now I understand why

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Kroger part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a known name. They will hire ANYONE as long as you say you can work ANY shift, you PASS the assessment test on the employment application, drug test (cheek swab given right then and there) and background check. Training is paid, but make sure you stay for the entire time you're scheduled because if you don't that will mean less money on your first paycheck.

    Cons

    1. Extremely low pay.
    2, Crazy, erratic, non-consistent hours.
    3. Training is not thorough at all. They pretty much just toss you on the floor and expect for you to know how to do any and everything in the store,even if you have ZERO experience.
    4. It's basically impossible to get a day off for any reason. Once you tell them your availability during the hiring process, they basically will not allow you to change it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and maybe your stores wouldn't be understaffed like the one I was at. It proved that getting hired easily isn't always a good thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crappy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kroger

    Pros

    Nothing that I could find in my time working with the company, everything was completely and utterly negative the entire time.

    Cons

    They hire everyone part time and dont like to make anyone full time because they dont like to give benefits.
    They Don't want to pay anything over minimum Wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the employees you care, and dont overhire part-timers to keep from paying benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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