Overall Very good company with less desirable corporate rules
CASHIER & CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK CLERK (Former Employee) – Kent, WA – July 20, 2017
Overall, the pay is good enough to overlook some of the not so great things. Kroger will hire you and let you know that they value their employees, which is true, but when it comes down to it they value the dollar more. I worked for Fred Meyer specifically and from what I've heard that's the best store for both employees and customers. Employees are like one big family, including every department. It is a great company to work your way up in, you can start out pushing carts and end up store manager in a couple years which a lot of people do. There are some pretty strict policies that come from much higher up that each store must comply with and that can be frustrating. However one of the best things they offer is UNION membership. The UFCW21 in Seattle has done a great job protecting it's members and I know this from personal experience and other associates. So if your rights as a worker are ever overlooked, you won't have to deal with it alone.
Union, discounts, flexible hours, fair hourly pay, healthcare
corporate rules, some unqualified managers, write-ups for simple mistakes