Stocker (Former Employee) – Mount Sterling, KY – March 21, 2019
Pay is low, fellow workers are friendly but there are barely and hours given and there always screaming for help up front. not to mention by the time i left i was getting only 4hrs a week and would have to rely on being called in. even then that wasn't always reliable. I could barely pay my bills!
Cashier (Current Employee) – Richland, WA – March 21, 2019
Constantly changing the rules around the store. They like to pick their favorites, and if you do something they don’t like, they make sure you know what you did was wrong. Very hard to feel any type of appreciation around there for any extra hard work you did. Extremely draining for little pay.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Cedar Hill, TX – March 21, 2019
One day these two grown men came to my registrar and wouldn't leave because they wanted my number. I was not willing to do so they would not leave. I tol my manager about it and she did nothing about it. I did not feel safe. It took for a customer to step and call the police.
Starbucks Barista (Former Employee) – Peach tree city, Georgia – March 21, 2019
Management was decent. We had really good mangers, and not so good ones. Fortunately, the ones that no one seemed to like, got moved to different stores. I guess Kroger pays attention to how well stores are run, and a lot of it has to do with how well management gets along with everyone. I had trouble getting a raise. I’m not sure that I ever did, and I worked their for four years. Not very good.
10% discount on Kroger brand items.
Low pay. I worked at Starbucks, and we weren’t allowed free drinks like other Starbucks because we were owned by Kroger.
COURTESY CLERK (Former Employee) – Troy, MI – March 21, 2019
I stayed at Kroger throughout my high school career and freshman year of college. After a while, I got fed up with the change of managers and felt that it was the appropriate time to leave and pursue a job more geared towards my study.
Call Center Representative (Former Employee) – Blue Ash, OH – March 21, 2019
I loved my Kroger team, I worked at the corporate office in a customer support role. I thought the team of people I worked with were just great. I don't believe Kroger appreciates them as much as I had.
The manager was inexperienced and ineffective. I was willing to over look the learning curve she had but when it dwarfed into favoritism it was very disappointing. She would communicate team issues with a select few leaving others out and never circled back to those that had been off that day. Most 'team meetings' were circle conversations on one part of the room. As we were in a call center; unless the manager shared the same message a second time on the other side of the room; you were simply left out.
There are some also questionable expectations being placed on employees which were not part of the job description or part of the interview. Kroger blatantly backdated documents or pushed employees to comply. This; frankly is a violation of employee rights.
Each day Kroger would gather their staff to strengthen the message that as a company; we loved our customers and appreciated them. Sadly they do not practice what they preach.
I needed a job to support my family......my dad worked there for 25 years in the meat department so I know how it goes from working with him and from also growing up.....great for college and high school kids
Produce clerk (Former Employee) – Peachtree City, GA – March 21, 2019
The coworkers who I worked with are great and they help me with anything I had a question about. The workplace was fun to be at at times and the customers that show up have great hospitality which was great, because it matched my energy well.
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Current Employee) – Georgia – March 21, 2019
I tend to like my direct manager/supervisors. Its the store management that doesn't understand what its like to be little any more that bothers me. They dictate rules and task, that they themselves wouldn't want to do if they were in my position. The fact that you aren't payed much over minimum wage doesn't help the situation either
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Macon, GA – March 20, 2019
The company can offer hands on training programs. The company can introduce more diversity. They should offer managers sensitivitivity training. Lastly, they should have more incentivites for their employees.
I think it's all politics to be honest. I got looked over for a lot of promotions . It's not what you kno but who you kno. I was with the company for a long time in the same position and always applied for other positions to learn other departments but always got looked over. The straw that broke the camels back is when management promoted a bagger off the front end to a lead management position and I've been with the company for twenty years and never was asked to be in a leadership role. Yes I have the knowledge and experience to do the job. That was the last straw for me. DISCRIMINATION THAT'S HOW I FELT.
Pharmacy Clerk/Technician (Current Employee) – Monroe, MI – March 20, 2019
Kroger does not care about the employees, they only look at numbers and money and if you aren't meeting certain outrageous goals you are talked down to like an idiot! I planned on retiring from Kroger but during the last 2 years of no raises and being treated like garbage, i think I'll find employment somewhere else that will actually appreciate the hard work my team does!!!!!