Horrible workplace, comparable to slave labor.
Pros: cheap healthcare (changing soon, however), job at hand
Cons: management, scheduling, workload.
Kroger is by far the worst employer I've ever dealt with, and it is not even close. The typical day (3rd shift) at Kroger consists of you, an entry-level worker, running an entire department. Without you, nothing will get done, you are thrown an ungodly workload, that can be accomplished nightly, but you will be hauling everything you have to complete – more... it. In the morning the management will greet you, with no "good job," they'll just say, "Sup" or "Hey."
The management rewards you for your slave labor, I mean work, with 10+ uninterrupted days of work, with no OT included! All of that for $7.40 ($8.40 for 3rd shift). Furthermore, the atrocious scheduling is justified by the management because you are a "good, hard-worker." So it hurts you to do well at your job, the management specifically told me "We want you here on Sunday." No Sundays off for me! The management will also go the extra mile, to go out of their way to harass you for something you weren't responsible for, or for no reason whatsoever.
The disappointing part about Kroger, is that the job at hand is quite entertaining. Stock, at least. Other positions may be intolerable for all I know, but I had no problem coming in 40 hours a week to stock until the scheduling got out of hand (which I continually complained about, and they didn't do anything about, see above for specifics).
What I can take back from this absolutely unbearable, degrading experience, is that I now know I cannot continue on working dead-end jobs. So, I thank Kroger for showing me (unintentionally) how bad these corporations are, and leading me to a better path in life.
Do not work at Kroger. – less