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Review averages

  • 417 employees say

    Excellent (109)
    26.139088729017%
    Good (108)
    25.89928057554%
    Satisfactory (115)
    27.57793764988%
    Subpar (85)
    20.383693045564%
    3.07
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

Company summary

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's.

The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.

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Numbers

Employees

10,001+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Specialties

Grocery, General Merchandise, Retail, Grocery Manufacturing, Distribution, Supermarket

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Company outlook

We want you to be part of our team; proud of what you do and inspired to come to work. Your wellbeing is important to us. Our rewards and benefits are designed to meet a variety of needs, no matter where you are in life. Take a look, and see why we’re a great place for your career.


Benefits

Total Rewards 

When you’re a Kroger Associate, the company invests in you and you’re a valued member of the team. We have a Total Rewards package that is highly competitive. Kroger offers much more than just a paycheck as every Associate is important to our company.

We offer medical plans, retirement options, product discounts and special perks that let our Associates know they’re valued. Because we want to support our Associates’ health and wellness, we offer many opportunities to improve your health, whether it’s fitness tracking devices, discounted gym memberships or coaching programs. We offer paid vacation, stock options, life insurance, discounted home and auto insurance and adoption benefits. Kroger also offers tuition assistance and college scholarships.

Take a closer look at Kroger’s Total Rewards and you’ll see the many reasons we’re a great place to build a career.

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Location


  • 1014 Vine Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
    USA

For applicants

Videos

Kroger │Year in Review - VIDEO
Kroger | Sharing Courage with Nancy S.
Kroger │How to Apply for a Job at Kroger │Video

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Values

In fulfilling our commitment, we always live by our core values:

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Honesty: We insist on truthfulness with each other, with our customers, with our vendors and in our business records. We expect and value openness.

Integrity: We act in accordance with our values, even when it’s difficult.

Respect: We treat all with dignity and value the opinions and perspectives of others.

Diversity: We seek and embrace differences in the backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities of all associates, customers and vendors.

Safety: We protect our customers and each other from injury with a safe and secure workplace and shopping environment.

Inclusion: We encourage and expect collaboration, teamwork and the active involvement of all associates.

How would we describe the company culture?

At Kroger, we’re so much more than a grocery store. We’re a friendly team working together to feed families and communities every day. Whether you are looking for a part-time job or long-term career, we can offer you more.

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What else should applicants know about us?

Diversity is part of our recipe for success

In fact, it's baked into our culture. Our stores can be found in every kind of community across the country and we're committed to ensuring that everyone who walks into our stores feels welcome, valued and respected.

You've got courage. We like that.

You made serving our nation your priority. Now we have a chance to serve you. Since 2009, more than 35,000 veterans have joined our ranks and hundreds of current associates continue to serve. Our priority is providing you with the career opportunities, flexibility and resources to fulfill your dreams.

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Reviews for The Kroger Company

Reviews - What employees say

3.07 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say
  • 18.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

Company is more concerned with hiring people who fulfill the necessary demographics, then finding qualified leaders.

Support from Management

Even when you take documented problems to HR they will not do anything. They protect upper management.

Teamwork

Can be good, depending on your team.

Level of Autonomy

I would say better then average

Communication

Communication is ok

Overall Compensation for your work

slightly lower then average

  • 15.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

It seemed everyone felt company didn't care about them and expected WAY too much out of employees making $8 an hour.

Support from Management

Management didn't care about the employees. I worked 50+ hours weekly and received nothing in return.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The stores are where the money is made. If you want happy customers, you need happy employees. Give them more ELMS hours and stop taking away help just to put more money in corporates pocket.
  • 01.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

Over the last several years it has gone down extremely
They are losing the Kroger family culture that they once had

Support from Management

Depending on whether or not you have been single out to move forward do you get support other than that its sink or swim

Teamwork

They toot team work but really it's if someone on the 6th floor wants it does everyone get behind it
If you want something and need support you have to jump through hoops


Review averages

  • 417 employees say

    Excellent (109)
    26.139088729017%
    Good (108)
    25.89928057554%
    Satisfactory (115)
    27.57793764988%
    Subpar (85)
    20.383693045564%
    3.07
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

kununu score comparisons

The Kroger Company
3.08
418 reviews

Industry average (Food/agriculture/forestry)
2.78
23,431 reviews

kununu average
3.08
1,711,000 reviews