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Kroger experience report

  • 04.Feb 2019
  • Employee

I think working for Kroger was a great learning experience and it gave me so many building blocks I could use today.

3.50

Company Culture

I was a cashier and a floral assistant that moved around the store in different departments when short-staffed. The comradery was anything you would expect with a mostly part time job that hired mostly kids, we banned together as low men on the pole. Mana

Support from management

I think we received as much support as we could, doing what jobs we had. But there was definitely times that management and supervisors had stress which passed from corporate through them to us.

Teamwork

I think there was a lot of underhand manipulation. They wanted us to work well together, but there was a lot of gossip with the higher levels that seemed a bit unprofessional, and made it hard to just work and get out of there.

Freedom to work independently

Managers or CSM's would give little training, advice and throw one to work. Which, in defense, works well to show the ropes, but not sure how well it works for customers(especially those in a hurry)

Internal Communication

Employees managed to get the various jobs done, but it was a stressful workload, most of the time short staffed.

Gender Equality

There were plenty of woman from different backgrounds in various positions throughout the store.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I, personally, worked with 2/3 older people. They, if anything, got preferential treatment for how long they had been there. (longer breaks, go as slow as they wanted, leave a little early. They had paid their dues and were allowed some leniency. (which w

Career Development

I worked for Kroger for almost 5 years, within that time frame, I was able to change departments all over the store with the accompanying training for each department. They certainly hired and promoted within, which is an amazing opportunity for us all.

Overall compensation for your work

It was a minimum wage job that, as time went on, had opportunities for bonuses and higher wages, especially when switching departments.

Office / Work Environment

There was always a new format or new technology to work with. Challenging but nice at the same time. I live in texas, so its always too hot! Especially when we (managers) at the store arent allowed to take control of the temperature (corporate for some re

Environmental Friendliness

Middle of the road here. We recycled what we could but it wasn't a priority.

Work-Life Balance

I, at the time had just had a baby, going back to work, period, was hard. They took little to no consideration into my breastfeeding schedule (i later learned was illegal) I had hours (because i was part time) all over the place, which made finding babysi

Company Image

I am now a homemaker, so i would say i am not only lucky enough to stay home and watch my kids grow and be there every step of the way, but if i am considering myself my employer, I am an amazing boss.

Job Security

Once you were hired and did your job, you were doing good. But you have to be willing to work.

Handicapped Accessibility

This particular kroger was very old and small. We had the necessary handicap accessories, but were by no means in the lead with advanced accommodations.

Workplace Safety

Training to a degree was provided, but a lot was sink or swim. safety meetings were held all the time, to make sure we were all aware and being kept up to date with training and understanding of safety measures.

Challenging Work

It was retail, cashier, floral assistant, not hard work, but not great pay. It was more physically demanding than say a computer, managing, or HR position.

Inclusive / Diverse

We would have meetings in which we would talk about the day, what was expected, and how to get things done. We could voice our opinions or concerns. If those suggestions were ever taken seriously, I couldn't say.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Daycare would be a big one. I think the majority of workers had little ones, and on minimum wage or close to it, is hard to afford or find times for daycare. So having one on site or close that helps pay some or works out a payment plan would have been an

What I like about the company

There were many opportunities for advancement and hiring within. They fostered the changing of technology with the changing of our systems constantly. In the five or so years I worked there, I moved around the store, starting as cashier, working my way to

What I dislike about the company

I truly think only looking at the bottom line sometimes hurts the company as a whole. As human beings in a life of chaos, the company is not my main goal in life. Though I enjoyed working for Kroger, my main goal was to work efficiently, leave and live an

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid Parental Leave is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    kroger
  • City
    New Caney
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered