Management is terrible. Soul sucking job, unrealistically heavy work load. Horrible work/life balance, no flexibility. Underpaid and under appreciated. Boring. Every employee there will rat you out or snitch the second you do anything not exactly by the book, even if you don’t know them or see them often. Just don’t work there.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Kroger Stores? What are the steps along the way?
I apply and a few days later I received an E-Mail for a Phone Interview. The next step was an In Person Interview, in which I received a Phone Call to set up the very next day. The In Person Interview was scheduled for 2 days later. At the In Person Interview, they had me fill out some Paperwork and was told that once they received my report for the Background Check, I would be receiving a Phone Call to inform me whether or not I got the Job. It took about 4 Business Days to receive the Report. I began Orientation 2 days later. After orientation they said they would call me with my start date. They never called me and just sent me a letter saying I was terminated.
I applied online and I put at the bottom of my resume it was very important for me to start my first job before next month. I never called them but a few days later I got a email for a phone interview. Phone interview was very easy he asked what do I know about Kroger, tell me about a time you made someone’s day better (I suck at these questions I gave a not so good example) and then he went over store location and position and set up my interview. I went in and the interview was EXTREMELY relaxed. She asked me what do I know about Kroger, my work experience (I have none and she understood easily) my availability, and do I know what the position entails. It was very fast maybe 8 minutes. Then she just told me orientation time. She sent me a email for background check and said she would probably get it instantly because I have no work experience, like she was excited for me to start. They ask very basic questions from what I’ve experienced and heard. She had a list of easy questions.
What would you suggest Kroger Stores management do to prevent others from leaving?
Be a manager, stop believing egotists who brag on themselves and bad-mouth everyone else, use tools created by main office to assign work fairly and measure performance correctly like time sheets, allow employees to make direct complaints without supervisor in room, take harassment and bullying seriously.
The most stressful they about working at Kroger is that the amount of work continues to increase yet the amount of hours to do the work does not. The management is inconsistent on many things changing there minds depending on the person you talk too.
Pay Rate depends on your Experience. I have over 10 years of Cashier Experience, so I started with a higher rate of Pay, 12.25 per hour. I live in Indiana, if it helps to inform you further.