Out of all these departments, which are the best and worst to work in?
it varies from store to store and manager to manager, but it's probably universal that front end would be the worsti've worked a few different "in the back" departments
dairy is a lot of heavy lifting and spills, lots and lots of rotating
meat dept can get bloody, lots of sharp things to cut yourself on
produce has a lot of heavy-ass boxes
night stock is pretty easy, no customers in the store, but you're expected to stock a LOT of volume
frozen is cold as ****, bring a jacket
drug gm = OH GOD THESE TINY ASS LITTLE BOTTLES AND BOXES KEEP FALLING OVER ON THE SHELF WHEN I STOCK THEM HNNNNNNNNNG
FE - dont ever expect to get 40 hrs ... ever.
Produce - Heavy lifting on one end, getting wet repeatedly on the other. Have to run a register when they need you to.
Floral - Easy. But expect to spend most your time helping in produce or cashiering (unless it's valentines)
Meat - No experience with meat. Very interested to hear feedback from them.
Night Stock - 3rd shift takes away your social and family life (for extra $20 week!), Expected to aways meet productivity goals, which can be very unrealistic, Management is very harsh to people they dont have to see on a regular basis <- cant emphasize this enough
Day Grocery - Seen many people fly under the radar here. You just look busy and people assume that you're doing great. Have to cashier once in a while.
Recieving - People who get this dont let it go. Sit on your ass and talk to vendors all day. Seems pretty easy to me.
Frozen - Dry Grocery in a freezer. Productivity guidelines are much lower than Groc. I think its nice, but some are terrified of getting cold.
Dairy - I work dairy. ELMS is evil as hell to me. I look at it this way: Its just like frozen, now add a list of cleaning chores,more orders, markdowns and constantly keeping milk and eggs full.
Drug GM - wasnt this dept designed with women in mind? All I know is that everyone on the FE is always trying to get into this dept. You end up running a register frequently as well.
Deli Bakery - No idea.
Overall - I look at it this way. When I see the what people are clamoring to get in, I assume it must be easy as hell. People are always wanting to Recieve or work Drug GM. I've never heard "Gee, I wish I could work 3rds or help on the FE."
kroger is kroger...it's all the same crap to me ;D
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years of deli bakery experience...deli is easier in some ways because you just wait on customers , put away trucks, fry chicken and clean. Bakery can be mellow but it's production and you have to be able to get in and get it done in the allotted time (which is never enough). I prefer what I do now (cake decorating) but it took a looonnng time to get there and with all the food network shows about cakes out now, people have some pretty unrealistic ideas about what we can do for them. They don't seem to realize that on those shows there are entire crews who work to get that perfect looking over the top cake in a week's time when I'm expected to pop out so many cakes in an 8 hour day...try explaining that to little buffy who wants justin bieber to pop up out of her cake and sing happy birthday to her, lol
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I have been working frozen for years and love it. box count per hour is only 37 and that is a huge difference from dry grocery. If you can take the cold then I think it's the easiest dept in the store. Little to no rotation, Dates are good for years, cmon you wanna go to dairy or produce over this? lol
your mileage may vary
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Well front-end sucks ass I did it for 10 years not fun and it got to suck more when we got a bitch for a front-end manager that pushed ELMAS down our throats I really hate that bull**** scan as fast as you can get the customer out and tell them to get your **** and go that's how kroger wants it on the front-end.If you don't do it then they threaten to CA you and up make your life a living hell or try to get you fired for not living up to how fast you go even if you have a disability which I had to threaten my managers with american with disability act and zone management.You threaten EEOC and see how management jumps and how high in HR they hate the the EEOC.
Yep if you want a something easy but still need to clean a hell of a lot and get payed **** Fuel is nice but the perks are they don't have Management up their ass all the time and they can set down and just take peoples money but we do have the dumbass people that don't know how to pump gas or good common sense to not smoke on the fuel island.. o yea I get to turn your ****ing pump off now than they start bitching at me for turning the pump off.How I know about the job is when I was front-end I had to cover for breaks for fuel and when they had people call out I got the honor of covering the shift, I'm a wine clerk now like it better and not much BS.
Anonymous wrote:I'm a wine clerk now like it better and not much BS.
What does a wine clerk do? Vendors handle all the alcohol at our store.
i work in frozen dept and u actually have to rotate more than you would think. some about 45% of our product only lasts 2 mo to 6 mo. and im in a store that does 50k to 60k a week.
Best dept to work in doesn't exist at Kroger....worst dept.....all of them!
stay away from gm even making manager pay 14.90/ hour its barely worth it. so much bs and we have all the tiny products. thinking about transferring..
This store is not worth wasting your time or effort on. You get sht pay for doing waaay too much work. Lord forbid if u call out with the flu... "well we really need you to come in " and they cant make a shedule work to save their ass..... i could go on and on but yall get the drift