ABOUT KROGER: At Kroger, we believe no matter who or where you are, you deserve affordable, easy-to-enjoy, fresh food. This idea is embodied in a simple tagline—Fresh for Everyone™. With annual sales of more than $121.1 billion, Kroger ranks as one of the world’s largest retailers. We are nearly half a million associates across 2,800 stores in –See all 53 Kroger photos
Feed Your Future
People matter. That’s why we promise Everyone Friendly & Caring, Everything Fresh, Uplift Every Way and Improve Every Day. Since 1883, we take pride in bringing diverse teams with a passion for food and people, together, with one common goal: To feed the human spirit. With a history of innovation, we work tirelessly to create amazing experiences for our customers, communities AND each other, with food at the heart of it all. Everything we do is guided by our values: • Respect: We treat all with dignity and value the opinions and perspectives of others. • Diversity: We seek and embrace difference in the backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities of all associates, customers and vendors. • Inclusion: We encourage and expect collaboration, teamwork and the active involvement of all associates. • Honesty: We insist on truthfulness with each other, our customers, our vendors and in our business records. • Integrity: We act in accordance with our values, even when it’s difficult. • Safety: We protect our customers and each other from injury with a safe and secure workplace and shopping environment Join our team and let us Feed YOUR Future.
Perks and Benefits
We offer our associates a comprehensive package of healthcare and financial savings benefits including an average hourly wage of $15/hour and discounts on all Our Brands products. Our industry-leading continuing education benefits supports and encourages lifelong learning for our associates, enabling everything from GEDs to Ph.D. degrees. We also offer countless opportunities for associates to expand their skills and careers within our family of companies through formal learning programs to on-the-job training to personalized development.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Standing Together - Our Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kroger strives to reflect the communities we serve and foster a culture that empowers everyone to be their true self, inspires collaboration, and feeds the human spirit. Through our Framework for Action, we are committed to standing together and mobilizing our people, passion, scale and resources to transform our culture and our communities. Our plan includes 6 Pillars with 10 Action steps: CREATE A MORE INCLUSIVE CULTURE 1) Create a DE&I Advisory Council to advance our long-term DE&I commitments, reporting to senior leadership. 2) Provide Unconscious Bias training to every leader in 2020 and DE&I training for every associate by May 2021. DEVELOP DIVERSE TALENT 3) Improve diverse talent recruiting by partnering with Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Hispanic Association Colleges & Universities, and community colleges. 4) Establish two-way mentorship and advocacy program between highpotential diverse talent and senior leaders. ADVANCE DIVERSE PARTNERSHIPS 5) Increase spend with diverse suppliers from $3.4 billion to $10 billion by 2030. 6) Ensure our media partners align with Our Values and that we reach diverse customers through our marketing spend, partners and strategy. ADVANCE EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES 7) Deploy funds to support impactful approaches to advance racial equity with community partners. 8) Encourage associates to vote and provide voter registration/ballot applications in stores. DEEPLY LISTEN AND REPORT PROGRESS 9) Engage external stakeholders to seek perspective and co-create more just and equitable communities. 10) Provide associates with platforms to continue sharing their stories and feedback with our leaders. Learn more: https://www.thekrogerco.com/community/standing-together/
Innovation at Kroger
At Kroger, we believe in delivering a personalized, relevant, and convenient seamless experience that meets our customers in the context of their day through our Pickup, Delivery and Ship capabilities. This includes creating a seamless experience for our associates with simple, reliable technology-enabled solutions. To expand the offerings as part of our seamless experience, Kroger has partnered with organizations such as Instacart, ClusterTruck and Microsoft. These partnerships use innovative solutions to ensure we can continue to deliver anything, anytime, anywhere for our customers.
Working in Our Stores
Over 350,000 strong, our store associates are our best brand ambassadors, uniquely responsible for delivering on our brand promise of keeping our shelves fully stocked and being Friendly and Fresh for Everyone. We so appreciate all our associates do to make the day a little lighter and brighter for our customers, so we strive to create a work environment where they can thrive. We offer countless opportunities for our associates to learn and advance quickly. Our average hourly wage has been $15 an hour since 2019. With comprehensive benefits like affordable healthcare, 401(k)s and pensions that many of our competitors don’t offer factored in, our average associate hourly rate is over $20. And every one of our store associates has the power to make a difference by helping create a world with Zero Hunger | Zero Waste.
Working in Our Manufacturing Facilities
At Kroger Manufacturing, we believe the organization benefits when our associates are empowered and enabled to act as true owners of the business. So we strive to operate as One Team, where diversity and creativity are celebrated, innovation is embraced, and Continuous Improvement is expected! Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.
Pharmacy Tech Work at Kroger
Our vision in the pharmacy is to help people live healthier lives. We achieve our vision by simplifying healthcare for our customers, by combining health, wellness and nutrition as only we, at Kroger, can. This enables us to connect with our customers on an emotional and personal level, building meaningful relationships built on trust. Our Pharmacy Technicians are play a critical role in building these meaningful relationships. Whether you’re looking to get started in healthcare or you’re a seasoned professional, we have a place for you!
We help our associates feed their futures by offering the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success at work and in life. Beyond our comprehensive benefit offerings and competitive wages, we provide meaningful opportunities for associates to expand their horizons and grow their careers. Associates at all levels of the company are able to take advantage of training and education programs both internally and externally to build their skills and prepare for the roles they want. These formal learning programs combined with on-the-job training and personalized development opportunities enable our associates to get a broad understanding of our business and move up in the company.
We believe interns bring fresh perspectives that help keep us moving forward. With a variety of opportunities available across our family of companies, our interns gain a thorough knowledge of our business by working on real projects that lead to real results for our customers, associates and communities. In addition to valuable experience, we offer unique opportunities to connect with senior leaders and others through frequent networking and career development events while also providing a formal mentorship program to support their professional and personal growth. Internships are available in the fall, spring and summer, and students from all majors are accepted.
Our Social Impact Plan - Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet 1 in 9 Americans struggle with hunger. As America’s grocer, with our size, scale and 500,000 dedicated associates, we believe we can help solve this fundamental absurdity in our food system. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan is our commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company by 2025. Key elements of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan include: Accelerating food donations to reach 1 billion meals by 2020 and 3 billion meals by 2025 in partnership with Feeding America and local food banks, Achieving zero waste company-wide by 2020 and zero food waste by 2025, with the help of our partners at World Wildlife Fund, and Establishing our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund to find and finance innovative solutions to reduce food waste.