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

1911 Other Employee Reviews for Kroger (View Most Recent)

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    Kroger is a good first time job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the hours I was given, I enjoyed the people I got to meet, and that includes coworkers and customers. My managers and supervisors were nice, and helpful, especially when coworkers would take advantage of situations.

    Cons

    Pay, promises not followed through when I was "promoted", felt there were too many politics involved with trying to move up in the company, and even with dedication and hard word, I wasn't recognized, and others who had less experience were promoted before me even though I was told I was "on the list".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more empathetic to situations, be more understanding and more leadership like in critism than having a "boss" air. You're no better than your employee's, and scaring them into doing things, instead of wanting to help them thrive, is something that should be worked on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice and friendly working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in La Porte, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in La Porte, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    -the friendliness and helpfulness of co-workers
    -Easy when need to switch shifts

    Cons

    -Passive aggressiveness of management
    -Lack of communication between management (all levels)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with middle management and don't be afraid to tell someone they are doing something wrong. It's the only way they can fix and improve their work habits. Vague notes written by the clock in station probably won't reach the intended recipient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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