Kroger Careers

Kroger SupermarketWhat is Kroger Co.?

Kroger Co. is one of America’s largest grocery retailers, with 2,419 stores spanning from Michigan across the U.S to Alaska. In addition to the grocery stores, Kroger also has multi-department stores, warehouses, convenience stores, and fine jewelry shops. Listed as Forbes Magazine’s “Most Generous Company in America,” Kroger is known for their charitable giving operations. Kroger grocery retailers work under 15 different banners, among them Ralphs, Dillons and City Market. Operating in supermarket format, Kroger grocery is large enough to also provide specialty departments such as pet centers, fresh seafood, and pharmacies.

Working at Kroger

Kroger Co. offers a huge range of positions for employment across each of their departments. As with most grocery retail positions, the work is generally fast-paced and very customer service oriented. There is limited information on benefits for Kroger employees, but it is a union job for full-time positions. Compensation begins at minimum wage, and it seems that there is not much room for advancement or pay increase, in addition to long, not flexible hours with short and limited breaks. One of the benefits of working at Kroger is the employee discount package, which allows employees to shop at very low prices in the stores. The best positions in terms of compensation, hours and flexibility, as surveyed by reviews, is in the pharmacy, although once again, the work is very busy and there are limited breaks.  The website does not provide sufficient detail about employee benefits or compensation. Overall, as per employee surveys, Kroger is a good place to work in terms of customers and co-workers, however management is not so good and compensation and breaks are low and limited.

Job Opportunities at Kroger

With 2,400 grocery supermarkets, 1,182 supermarket fuel centers, 1,947 pharmacies as well as jewelry stores and convenience stores, Kroger offers a very large range of employment opportunities. There are many positions in the grocery department as store clerks, bakers, meats and produce, and management. Aside from these positions, there are options in administration such as marketing, research, media and finance. The pharmacies offer positions for technicians and pharmacies as like, as well as stocking and healthcare. Customer service and support are positions that can be found in any of the Kroger departments and banners. Most of these positions offer part and full-time employment.

How to Apply for a Job 

The application for a career at Kroger for any of their stores, locations and banners can be done through their website. Once you get into “search careers” you will be directed to a page that allows you to post your resume, as well as go through an advanced search of job listings with the company. The same career application page is used for all of the banner stores website. The page allows you to chose which department, listing the number of jobs available next to each title, which location, job type and employment type you are looking for. Once you click on the specific job title, you can see the dates needed for the position, summary, job functions, minimum job qualifications, previous experience desired,  and potential career path. Compensation information is not available upon application.

 

If you’ve been employed or tried to apply for employment at Kroger Co., please share your experience by leaving a comment below.

9 Comments

  1. james rosman April 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I’m James Rosman and i am owner and operator of Thee Other Guys BBQ and i was wondering of the process too introduce 2 of my best BBQ Sauces too your company
    The first one is a tomatoe based sauce the other is a Mustard Based Sauce which both
    are unbelievable good.But for some reason the mustard sauce has been doind extremely better than ketchump.Which needless too say that their is few of those sauces on the shelve.Would like too look into your food stores rather than the Gaints.Right

    Sincerly yours James Rosman

  2. Julie Dawn Jones February 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    My name is Julie Jones I worked for Kroger from 1996 until 2003 . I have always enjoyed working for this company. I had a child . I went to school. I am trying to do an online application and I can not get on the right site to even put in an application. All I get are annoying recruiters trying to get me to go back to school. It should not be this difficult and frustrating to put in an application!

    • Val April 8, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      I agree with Julie. Cannot find the right application. My local Kroger even put a job flyer in my bag today. It said to apply at Kroger.com/careers. No luck.

  3. Abigail Foley July 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I am trying to apply for a Deli position at the Kroger Store #401, 4404 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, VA 24018
    I have already talked with Jeannie Burgess the Deli Manager and Archie the Store Manager for some reason they have not been able to pull up my application that I have submitted several times. Please help with this.
    I feel that would be a great asset to your store since I have over 30 years experience in the Gourmet Deli business.
    Abigail Foley 540-986-2212

  4. tinahamilton July 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    looking forward to getting a job with krogers

  5. Karen Middlebrooks June 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I would like to work for your company. I can work full time, part-time or temporary. Please let me know something.

    • tinahamilton July 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      okay filled out app. for job withkrogers

  6. Generosa Haley November 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Me,my fiancée and his family are a regular customer at Kroger.In fact we had a card from them,we used it everytime we go to Kroger for grocery;and buy medicine.Kroger is a very nice store for us,it has a good reputation;well organized;clean and most especially the employees are very easy to approached.Fast and friendly employees.I loved to work this store also because it was closer to our house were we leave.Short distance and we can easily come over if we are out of items,like foods and other items needed.Ever since I’ve been wishing to work on this store,but never hired yet.I hope at this time Kroger management would let me work and make me as one of their people who work hard not for only their store,but for helping the customer on their daily needs in the store.Thank you and may God bless you Kroger emplyees! and the management as well.

    Generosa Haley
    1205 Plaza Street S.E
    Decatur,Alabama
    Phone #256-606-3492.

  7. Jacqueline Tennant August 27, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

    This article is very helpful and informative in researching the company, and I would love to work here.

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