Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: why kroger sucks
Anonymous

Date:
RE: why kroger sucks
Permalink   


I tell you folks, that company makes my skin crawl.  I should have known it was trouble from the start.  The HR woman at my store (Miamisburg, OH), is a vacuous idiot.  The hiring process took me a month because of her incompetence.  She lied, didn't call when she said she would, and apparently confused me with another applicant.  When I finally was hired, she presided over an atrocious new employee orientation which consisted in reading her cue cards covered with company platitudes and showing inane videos about the brilliance and foresight of Barney Kroger.  It is, I confess, possible that this orientation is the company standard, but if that is the case, what does that say about the company?

Still, what I find truly loathsome about the company is the indoctrination process that they want to put new employees through.  I was constantly inundated with what we might call pro-Kroger "propaganda".  Dr. Goebbels would have been proud.  Fortunately, with school starting in a few weeks, I have an out.  I like the money, and I confess not all of my experiences have been bad, but leaping at the beck and call of the entitled land-whales and soccer moms that comprise the majority of Kroger's clientele is work worth a hell of a lot more than $8.10 an hour.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous wrote:

I have a degree in english literature,as well as 3 tech degrees yet they insist on keeping me as a courtesy clerk(aka bagger)I have been at this company for coming on to a year.


 If you have these degrees, why do you remain at the company?



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I agree they have us spend so much time trying to do back flips to make the customers happy we don't get our work done. I've been in retail 14 years I know what good customer service is but to have stock clerks run up front to cashier every 2 min is stressful Kroger only wants 2 people in each line that's ridiculous I work at a busy store its imposssiable my manager actually moved me to the front end and claimed it was because my department wasn't meeting there goal. Maybe if I was back there more than 3 hours out of a 8 hour shift I could have got my work done but now he got fired and the co managers won't let me take my department back over. I'm sorry they did that too you if I didnt make the 15 dollars and our that I do I would have left a long time ago



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous wrote:

Kroger apparently thinks the customers are idiots too when they raise the prices then put them on 'sale' for the old price. And whats up with the constant annoying sales pitches on the intercom? I pay a premium to not have to hear that bull**** on TV or the radio but will have to start shopping with my ipod. Is that bitch actually having sex with the pears while shes yapping about them?


 Well, it is now 2015 and the woman still sounds like she's having sex with the pears!!  LOL, So glad "pear season" is over.  Now we just have to deal with the loss of the great pacific NW cherry season.  Oh, but wait, you can still buy some and freeze them so you will survive the winter without them.  Gag me with a spoon!!!!!!!!!!!



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Isn't that the truth.I can't even say how it is to this day.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

barada wrote:

once upon a time, kroger did not suck. when i started working for kroger, over 12 years ago, it was a good place to work. sure, tere were problems, like any job. but you could be proad to work for kroger. you did your job well, you were treated well.
now, kroger sucks big time. this is my opinion as to what happened.
i started noticing changes, right after 9-11. kroger like so many companies, r panicked about a possible ressesion,  actually HELPING start the ressesion, buy cutting people big time. customer service suffered. then, came cost cutting, and store's expense. repairs were no longer getting done. my store went to hell.sales slipped
now, instead of loking in at what caused sales to drop,poor staffing, no people to provide customer service kroger brass looked outward, and brought in "experts" the same idiots, that are now runing the company. kroger is dinking the coolaid, that remodel the stores to look like other grocery chains, spend tons of money retaining their poeple on new, untested ways of doing things, and when it doesn't work, it must be the workers fauly, buy new equipment, that have no effect on a customers shoping experience, or help make work eaiser.
basically, kroger changed everyting that worked, into stuf that diddn't, and if you question it, your gone. kroger lost a lot of vetern managers, supervisors, and workers to these new programs, and now there just arn't enough strong people left to hold things together, espicially since stores now run on s skelaton crew.
instead of looking at what started this trend, kroger continues down a fast track of destruction, refusing to admit, they made a mistake, then made it worse with more mistakes. must be the workers fault, cut them replace them.
and the circle goes on and on...
just my opinion. but then, im one of those vets that got cut, maybe i'm just bitter

-- Edited by barada on Monday 29th of November 2010 03:55:33 AM


 14 years here and I couldn't agree more. When I first started there were 2 closers in the bakery. That ended with the 2 tier contract. Also, managers use to be scheduled to be managers. Now they are scheduled a shift (icer, mid, closer, ect) but still expected to do all the manager stuff so guess what, they don't get their shift work done and it all gets dumped on the lone closer. They are getting rid of all fulltime positions and scheduling minimum hours yet call everyone in early and make them stay late. Good luck having a life especially if you have kids.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I have a degree in english literature,as well as 3 tech degrees yet they insist on keeping me as a courtesy clerk(aka bagger)I have been at this company for coming on to a year.I started out optimistic,it seemed like an ok company, I figured though with being paid only minimum wage I should not get my hopes up too high.I Made friends with some of my coworkers who had been their 10 plus years started out in produce,which I was doing fine until other employees decided they did not want to do certain jobs,so I was forced to overcome their shortcommings and yet still was transfered on account of(and I quoate) the manager of the department did not have the time to teach me about the rest of the department. Sooooo they didnt fire me no they moved me to fuel were I had to listen to a woman talk about her morbidly obese lesian partners ovarian cycsts and how her bladder bursts and was covered in fecal matter,while im working up there for 2 weeks,I come to find out it was illigal as an employee for them to place me on fuel when I have not operated a register for 2 months first,so they sent me up front under the assumption I would be trained as a cashier then moved back to fuel ,I have talked to my managers and they dont even know how old I am up here,they thought I was still in high school,I dont know how they got that assumption,have of their customers know me by name due to family relations,yet now as it isi have developed a tendon issue in my ankle and foot,and because im forced to rely more heavily on my other foot its now developing problems and I am litterally working with a severe hobble. which as of recently they have written me up for a 2nd time for (and I quoate) staring at flowers while on carts,this was the description used to describe my severe hobble up and down the parking lot leggally we are only supposed to take 6 carts,yet if we take less than 10 we get yelled at for being lazy,if it is storming with lightening they will fire you or strong arm you if you complain about workers safty, I have not complained myself I just work but other employees have been fired or required to leave due to the unfair way they have been treated,we have custamers walk in saying how they was wondering if they could request a retard to assist them because retards do not question what they are told. we have gone through 5 black employees since I have started just because our customers are racist,and file complaints using the word ****** boy or girl. I admittedly have come into work high before and still I work harder than most employees on the front end yet the harder I work toward trying to be moved to cashier they more intent they are at keeping me with manual labor.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Kroger Sucks, i hate this place. Its just a bunch of dumb uneducated idiots who think they have power over people. My front end manger at store 454 is a literal idiot. She doesnt have any education and is satisfied with working for kroger. She has been here since 17. She treats her employees like trastrash. dont worry guys in 5 or 10 years G. K. ( lady's name ) will still be there. I know its hard but there are better jobs out there. Kroger doesnt honor their employees and they wonder why nibody wants to work for a crap buisness. 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I will tell you why Kroger sucks!..we have a union,but if you use it,they will NEVER forget it!..I am second man at my store.(meat dept)..and The meat manager only had 5 yrs with the company when they promoted him!..I have 12yrs..I even took the CBT tests for him to become manager!..this last Sunday he whent home Drunk!.I ran it by my self on the busiest day.then he made up the lost hours the next morning on his day off before we even clocked I at 7 am!..And the store manager doesn't give a ****!..they don't promote me cause I called the union 3 years ago!..and he even tells me that! I do appreciate my job buyt the politics SUCK



__________________
scott

Date:
Permalink   

just a buncha goddamned liars. period.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

A co manager recently cashed his bonus check , and the teller at the bank inside the store said his check was enough for him to live off of VERY COMFORTABLY for 3 months WITHOUT having to work at all!!! As I see co workers who are barely getting 10 hrs a week. How can the only cake decorator work 10 hrs. a week, yet be expected to keep the cake case full?? Our deli manager gave me permission to stay over one night to prep for the holidays ,  when the co manager saw me still on the clock , I was asked very angrily "why are you still here past your clock out time?" I told him I had permission from the deli manager to stay and prep for the next day for party trays. He said we are already over hours , you cannot stay , I said oh no we are not , the deli manager had already check the hours on the computer , and "e schedule" under cut us by 6 hrs , so there are 6 extra hours not being used. He got furious , and said LEAVE NOW , so I clocked out , the next day he threatened to have her demoted for telling hourly associates we have extra hours no being used. That means other departments , as well as stores company wide are under scheduling , and lying about it blaming e schedule. I have been with this company for almost 15 years this is crazy how things have changed. The bigger they get , the more like Winn-Dixie they get , and for those on the east coast , your remember what happened to them? Bankrupt That is what happens when a company gets too big for their own good they lose sight of the people who actually do the work. Our own store manager can't even put a roll of paper in the scales in the meat dept. Dumb ass doesn't know how.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I meant to say fist bumping.  spelling error.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

alot of what you say is so true.  I think Kroger's mentality is like a "gang" or something like oh it's just how humans want to think.  SO opposite of what work culture should be.  Part of the problem is "I know you or i'm related to so and so." so I can treat this person like this.  Childish huh? Walk into ANY environment and you'll see any diverse person thinking they are the ****. Guys fist bumpling and slaping hands women treating good working people like a disease if she doesn't adhere to the queen.  It's cruel, inhumane and I for one just shut the eff up cover my eyes and try MY BEST every day.   If someone doesn't tell you the truth then obviously we are part of the problem and NOT the solution.  Had enough am looking to work from home and just get my bills in order and limit myself to public places as American Consumerism has gone to s.h.i.t. 

the truth. 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

key retailing is just aexcuse to hire more idots with college degrees that get way overpaid for doing nothing most of them don't right from left with out putting a rock in their pocket to determin which is which



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

They are.... All of them



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

AND ANNOUCEMENTS.

- NO ONE ELSE DID ANNOUCEMENTS BUT THEY BULLIED ME INTO MAKING ANNOUCEMENTS BECAUSE THAT IS BONUS MONEY FOR THE DICK STORE DIRECTOR!



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

MISPELLED CONTINUOUSLY



__________________
my last post to being happier

Date:
Permalink   

I've had to bite my touge many times and also stop my brain from talking too.  I agree with everything you say. .... God bless you too.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I had to produce tortillas - prep, bake and then package

then.... make pa annocements CONTINOUSLY

THEN do the pull and 

Then do dishes (left by bakery day time* then go on the floor and date the products (bakery manager)

responsibility THEN clean countertops, tortilla machine and THEN CLEAN FLOORS

AND PICK UP FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAKE DECORATOR WHO LEFT HIS CAKES OUT DAILY AND

TAKE OUT THE TRASH!!!! 2-10 SHIFT PART TIME HOURS VARIED 35 TO 40

LOST MY DISABILITY CASE AND UNEMPLOYMENT DUE TO THE INCOMPETENCE OF THESE

STAFF MEMBERS.  THAT WAS ONLY ONE DEPARTMENT and got transferred to cheese then deli

servicing 300+ customers with only two people closing.

 

ALL FOR 7.43 OH EXCUSE ME 7.45 and hour forgot to put in my two cents raise.  The only good

thing Kroger's does for people is protect these people who think they can bully people out of jobs. 

that seems to be the only thing they do.  All these people do is complain about how nobody wants

to do the job (lower level) DO YOU BLAME US?  THEY WAY CERTAIN EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED?

DO YOU BLAME US?  that's ok because holiday's are coming up and hope your so overwhelmed full

of **** people!



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

very discriminatory place to work for AND...

i AGREE with the person whom says these people drink the kool-aid  I worked in Obama land for 6 months.  Kroger's makes you want to check into a mental institution.

Please check out Krogers who gets their fuel by picking and preying upon the underemployed.   HALF ASS BACKWARDS KROGER'S SHAME ON YOU SHAME ON YOU SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!furious

 

I NEED TO WORK AND PAY MY BILLS NOT BE AROUND DRUG ADDICTS AND BITCH BULLYS!!!! I GOT TIRED OF EDUCATING YOUR WORTHLESS EMPLOYEES WHO THINK THEY HAVE A JOB FOR LIFE.  WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS?  END TEXAS UNIONS AND STOP HIRING ILLEGALS WHO HARP ON OTHERS WHO DO THEIR JOB.  MAKES NO DAMN SENSE!



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 849
Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous wrote:

I've been with Kroger 50 days, part time.  They schedule me for a 5 hour shift, then expect me to break down a truck, sort totes, stock my department, stock case goods and then condition.  All in five hours.  For $7.40 an hour.   If I don't get all of the work completed I will be confronted, but if I stay longer than my scheduled shift I won't be paid for it, regardless of whether I am still clocked in or not.  So they have crafted a situation where they receive de facto free labor.  It is impossible to complete the work in the allotted time but if I don't stay over and work for free, I will be fired. 

The Union is not interested in helping anyone.  In fact, it is in their best interest for you to become fed up with the company and quit, because every time an associate is replaced, that's another $50 bucks in entry fees for the union.  My rep has never made any effort to meet me, but has had no trouble in finding my paycheck.  It was also not mentioned during the hiring process that joining the union is optional. 

All in all I have been surprisingly dissatisfied with Kroger.  I was surprised to discover just how poorly-run the company is.  My co-manager is a very hands-on and hard-working person, and the company is chasing those kinds of people away.  We're increasingly blamed and criticized for the chaos that is the back room, although we have explained ad naseum that we continue to get mountains of back stock that we can't do anything with.  And every other day the truck brings more. 

They were initially understanding about this being a second job for me, and suddenly I am being scheduled all sorts of crazy back-to-back hours, as the end of my probation nears.  I try very hard to be a good employee and representative for the company while I am wearing the uniform, but I truly believe that they set their workers up to fail, then discard them like expired milk.


 Welcome to Kroger.
At least you are just a stocker.
Imagine what we go through with the hell that is Front End dealing under the same circumstances.
Plus you stay dry; we have to get the carts out in the rain.
But if it's a busy day we can only spare the two courtesy clerks to work the different halves of the parking lot.
I've had a few times where I have ignored the smaller entrance of the store to assist the courtesy clerk gathering carts for the main entrance.

Kroger is a company where 1 + 1 = 3 and even if you buy a new calculator and show them the mathematics, they will still dispute your results.



__________________

Kroger sucks.

Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I understand iam a part time employee at kroger to i hate it there i work overnight grocery and get paid 7.35 an hour ikno i shouldnt omplain about having a job but i didnt kno i was getting paid so  little when i got hired i wouldve thought atleast 8.or .9 and hur i was like really so liuttle for overnight . the main problem for the company is the union is run bye kroger itself and the pay raise is a joke all employess unless mangement is partime and make litterlally minamun wage plus u only get 5 to 6 cent raise every six month thats all that 50 cent in five years thats a joke



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I've been with Kroger 50 days, part time.  They schedule me for a 5 hour shift, then expect me to break down a truck, sort totes, stock my department, stock case goods and then condition.  All in five hours.  For $7.40 an hour.   If I don't get all of the work completed I will be confronted, but if I stay longer than my scheduled shift I won't be paid for it, regardless of whether I am still clocked in or not.  So they have crafted a situation where they receive de facto free labor.  It is impossible to complete the work in the allotted time but if I don't stay over and work for free, I will be fired. 

The Union is not interested in helping anyone.  In fact, it is in their best interest for you to become fed up with the company and quit, because every time an associate is replaced, that's another $50 bucks in entry fees for the union.  My rep has never made any effort to meet me, but has had no trouble in finding my paycheck.  It was also not mentioned during the hiring process that joining the union is optional. 

All in all I have been surprisingly dissatisfied with Kroger.  I was surprised to discover just how poorly-run the company is.  My co-manager is a very hands-on and hard-working person, and the company is chasing those kinds of people away.  We're increasingly blamed and criticized for the chaos that is the back room, although we have explained ad naseum that we continue to get mountains of back stock that we can't do anything with.  And every other day the truck brings more. 

They were initially understanding about this being a second job for me, and suddenly I am being scheduled all sorts of crazy back-to-back hours, as the end of my probation nears.  I try very hard to be a good employee and representative for the company while I am wearing the uniform, but I truly believe that they set their workers up to fail, then discard them like expired milk.



__________________
Soldier For Christ

Date:
RE: why kroger is horrible
Permalink   


noI am a former employee of Kroger and they did me dirty. They don't care about their employees just only the money. The highly satisfactory customer is 62%. Look all around you and you will see that all or most of the work places pay a heck of a lot better than Kroger. They only care about getting customers in and out as quick as possible. Let me remind you that I had to go through interacting with customers and customers first training courses as well as bagging courses and 8 hours of computers classes as well. When I interacted with customers making them feel welcome, wanted, appreciated, special, and number one or first as we are supposed to do.. I got chewed out plenty and said I needed to cut back and stop because I was really good at what I did and they wanted it to stop.. Yes I got written up a few time because of it.. They don't understand me or any of us including the customers.. They are very picky and choosy on who they want to move up aka no idea what they are doings.. When power gets in some of their brains they go wacko power hungry.. I've seen more people leaving than coming. Unfortunately I had to resign due to a personal reason I cann't discuss.. All in all please just be careful if you are trying to get a job there and may god guide you protect you and keep you safe.. Stay blessed, righteous, true, and pure. They are not what they appear to be..



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
RE: why kroger sucks
Permalink   


I have been at Kroger for 7 years.  Iam not allowed to change positions.  I have asked so many times.  I am told I am to stupid to do another job.  I am called the deli retard.  I hate Kroger so much.  I have young children .  I can not find another job.  I would rather be dead than work for Kroger.  I have to feed my children.



__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 94
Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous wrote:

I totally agree with him and I do have a college degree and I am a program manager and I make about 125,000 year how much do you make.


 I make around 80 or so but I have other sources of income as well but not as much as you but if I needed more I could make more.  But I'm sure you do if I said I have a 8 inch penis you'll probably say yours is 28 inches. One could also argue about why a college degree is a waste in fact you might make 125 but you might not have houses I own and so on.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

4hourrush wrote:

He thinks we're all a bunch of lowly, uneducated idiots because we work for Kroger?

You sir, are a douche.


 

 

In his defense, many of the actual customers of Krogers are douches.

Douches who put their shopping carts in the lobby rather than move them five feet to the line of carts nearby.

Douches who leave a cart in a parking space rather than walk 30 seconds to a cart corral.

Douches who pick up one item on one shelf and transport it to an entirely different area of the store ten shelves away. And oh yea, it's probably going to be an item that requires temperature control.

Douches who can't read and figure out what is on sale and what is not on sale.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I totally agree with him and I do have a college degree and I am a program manager and I make about 125,000 year how much do you make.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

You really should learn to spell.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

 I love this person no really you are dead on the truth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I work at a Kroger store in cincinnati and I trt my best to be friendly. I mean I don't smile like a clown and talking like Barney the dinosaur. I get so much **** from managers and supervisors for not being barney the dinosaur. I have seen people's reactions to the so called customer engagement and they seem rather put off.



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1741
Date:
Permalink   

He thinks we're all a bunch of lowly, uneducated idiots because we work for Kroger?

You sir, are a douche.

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 94
Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous wrote:

I feel sorry for all of you who hate kroger as much as I do. I'm a regular customer and it sucks. My wife won't let us shop anywhere else ("too expensive")

Here's why they thonk they can treat the employees this way- Most of the reviews by them on here have poor spelling and grammar. Should've went to college. no


funny how all the smart people think people who work for Kroger didn't go to school.

 

Be a man shop where you want stop letting your wife boss you around.

 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

*think 

Haha biggrin



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I feel sorry for all of you who hate kroger as much as I do. I'm a regular customer and it sucks. My wife won't let us shop anywhere else ("too expensive")

Here's why they thonk they can treat the employees this way- Most of the reviews by them on here have poor spelling and grammar. Should've went to college. no



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

The problem is all the young people who work at Kroger who have no social skills, flirt with the SunTrust tellers, can't say thank you, have ADHD, and have their head up their ass. 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Its a job get over it......



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Maybe you should spend your time going back to school to educate yourself.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous wrote:

they over work there employees they give you no hours or help so yeah **** them.


You are so right about that.Everyone at my store will tell you that's what is happening with them as well.I think they want the workers that have a lot of years working for them to leave so they can hire young kids for cheaper pay.I don't think the younger kids will last if they have to work as hard as we do .The e-schedule is really crazy.It has some people working till 10:00 pm when they use to come to work at 7:00 am and get off at 3:00pm and they don't get called up front to check or sack groceries so why do they need to stay there so late.I say they are trying to get rid of us.Alot of workers have already quit because of this bull crap.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I work in transportation in So Cal, same crap goes on here as well but we get too many hours. If I were to do or say half the crap dispatchers do I would be fired union or not. they treat you and talk to you like ****, not one of these scum bags in management would talk to me like that outside of work or anyone else for that matter. Kroger cares nothing about the employeeyour thousand people standing in line for my job so why would they care about you. The only reason I'm still here is the benifets and of course the pay as well, drivers do make good money. Counting the days till I retire,,, NEVER will I step foot in a Kroger store again....



__________________
1 2 3 4  >  Last»  | Page of 4  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard