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Old 02-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Does anybody have any experience working at the big Kroger distribution center (warehouse) in Delaware (just north of Columbus) ? - If not, perhaps a few people may know someone that worked there before.

I recently moved down here to Columbus, Ohio - I'm just looking for a job; honest pay for honest work. I talked to someone that worked at the Kroger warehouse before. This person told me the turnover rate is pretty high. He also said they work 12 hour shifts, for 5 (sometimes 6) days a week.

I'm just a little curious to know WHY the turnover-rate would be so high, if what this person told me is in fact true. I can certainly understand it, if some people are trying to balance a family life & kids. Maybe 12-hour shifts wear on some people, after a while. - Understandable.

I'm just wondering what people might know about the work environment at this Kroger warehouse. - Thanks
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:56 PM
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I worked there.Good job hard work yes some long shifts we worked up to 16 hours a day put your time in ang get in the union.I woked the freezer.its about 0f in thier the ice cream room is -15.If you work produce the temp is 36 year around which is nice you dont sweat to much.If you can work very fast and safe and are fit it is a great place to work.When you apply for the job go around back behind wharehouse front gate is for big trucks only also bring all your info you fill out app. on compter no paper apps.They start ot at about 12-13$ an hour.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:33 PM
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Thanks for your comments. Yes, the 36 degree job, sounds like a good deal. I applied online. Sixteen hour shifts sure are long. I just hope they don't routinely ask people to go home, at the end of their extended-shift, and then come back 8 hours later.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:40 AM
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Kroger Warehouse is probably a good place to work, if you want to work like a dog. You better be fast, if you don't meet their quotas within 6 weeks you are gone regardless. They tell you to be at a certain time each week but then bump the time frames up and if you don't get there, you are gone. No questions ask. Forget the 120 day probation period....no such thing...Just saying
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:25 PM
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Sounds about as fun as the Kroger outlet store I worked for six months when I first came here. I've never been expected to work so hard for so little money in all my life.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:56 PM
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Do they pay every week or every two weeks?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:00 PM
Location: OH
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I have a friend that worked there through grad school in an office capacity and he seemed to move up the ladder relatively quickly. He isn't what I would consider a natural leader or even a real go-getter but he has a good puritanical work ethic and showed up on time and put in his hours. Within a few months he was promoted to more senior roles and asked to take on more responsibility. He never said anything negative about the place specifically just that at times it was tough to juggle school and work at the same time particularly during the week of final exams.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:47 AM
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Kroger distribution center is violating so many labor laws it is unbelievable. They work you mandatory over time then write you up if your child ....goes to the hospital or your spouse is in the hospital and you no help for your children. My sons wife had a mis-carriage and he was written up for it. He has worked 39 days in a row and then got the flu and was written up again. This place has a union and this is one union that clearly is falling short on protecting their members. Horrible conditions, inept management.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Location: Dublin, OH
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I refuse to accept shipments that go to any Kroger DC...same is true of any cargo that goes into a Walmart DC...none of them are easy to deal w/ for truckers...especially when they need to get unloaded quickly even if on time for appts which are at the weirdest hrs (like 3 AM) to be able to make it to their next pickup.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:48 PM
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I work at kroger warehouse yeah the jobs demanding and yeah you are expected to pick so many cases a hour. the first few weeks you are suppose to pick 80 cases a hour full times suppose to pick 180 cases a hour in all reality it's not as bad as people make it out to be, but yes we have a higher drop out rate then the army rangers due to people who can't put in the work and be punctual. it's a good job and can support a family and feed your kids and family members. I recommend anyone interested to apply and give it a shot.
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