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Updated Jun 16, 2014

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3.0 109 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

King Soopers President Russ Dispense

Russ Dispense

(50 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay if you can get a decent position and benefits do to union(in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, you meet great people(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • With this job being only a part-time, I could only wish it was a full-time job, or I would still be there working(in 7 reviews)

  • low pay in the beginning, but once you hit journeyman wages, it is very good(in 5 reviews)

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    I have learned how to work with the public , and found that it is something I enjoy doing.

    Deli Manager (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsI enjoyed working for King Soopers because I was able to work with the public , talking to different people everyday hearing people talk about there lives. you become friends with customers.

    ConsManagers are not always fair, they form an opinion of you before they really get to know you, especially if you transfer from another store, they read your file and pass judgment on you, if you are PT you are lucky to get 20 hours a week and even if you are making journeyman wages its hard to make ends meet, and if you have another job they do not work with you they think that King Soopers should be your life

    Advice to Senior Managementto always work hard, be fair, never pass judgment and do the best you can, never give up, treat people the way you want to be treated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Beware the hiring hoopla and non-disclosures

    Culinary Head Chef (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsDecent pay, in a pinch. Long-term pay is a joke.

    ConsThey tend to hire individuals into their organization at whatever the company's maximum salary cap is for that position. This makes the job look like it pays more on paper and, to be fair, it does - technically. The difference is, after that, there are NO MORE RAISES. Cost-of-living increases, sure - but nothing based upon merit. This, then, dis-incentivizes anyone to actually care about their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview HR policies and practices, and loosen the grip on the wallet. In my time there, I've watched star employees leave due to the wall they hit with their pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work

    Grocery Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are a lot of fun and there's a good team spirit.

    ConsManagers tend to be chosen by length of service instead of competence for the job. Almost-insane regard for long years of service. Dept. managers chosen by "who's next in line," instead of critical examination of the person's skills, leadership abilities, and maturity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare some of the benefits of "first-tier" employees with the large and growing number of underpaid "second-tier" employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Two years of a massive headache.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe only reason i liked working there was the fellow co workers that I grew to become friends with.

    ConsThe entire management team has to be the con at the store that I worked at. The only person that would be excluded from that is a head clerk that was very awesome and treated everyone with respect. The people I'm talking about is BOTH assistant managers, and the main store manager. I'm going to give you a very condensed version of what happened with me. Essentially, the beginning of the end of my two year rein at kingsoopers started when a customer accused me of opening up chemicals that some how got all over her floor and "ruined her floor." The management, took me into "the booth" as we call it, and basically accused me of opening the chemicals. One of the assistant managers I guess got copies of the pictures that she took of her ruined floor and showed me them talking to me as if I ruined the floor. Needless to say after that all happened, I filed a grievance with the union. After that one grievance, it spiraled out of control from there they basically started targeting me for EVERYTHING. One day, I was allowed to go home early, but before I was on carts when I left I had filled the carts up as much as I could for one person. The next day, they call me in the office and give me a verbal warning because I "left no carts in the store" when I know I filled it up as best as I could for one person. The manager informed me that I could come in and ask for help if I'm having trouble keeping up. {fast forward a couple weeks or so this is what led me to walk out, but I didn't quit} I was on carts and couldn't keep up because it was beyond busy! I came in asked for help and was ignored completely! So when I was done with my hour I came back in and was made to go back out and I asked for help and was promised to have someone go out there with me! I was out there for 15 minutes, and noticed NO one out there. I went back in and I had another cc come up and tell me that the manager told them not to go out and help me GREAT management right so I went over to the time clock, clocked out and left!!! I did come back the next day and was put on suspension, but I got union involved so I was on my fifth and final. Needless to say they didn't stop targeting me I was even called in the office once because I didn't "smile at the assistant manager or any of the customers" WHILE I WAS ON CARTS MIND YOU?ridiculous. Needless to say and wrapping this up I was eventually fired because of them targeting me. I was fired for calling off for TWO days without a doctors note when its THREE OR MORE. They say that it was because I was on my fifth and final, but it doesn't matter its going against THEIR OWN policy. Also I was fired on the 24th of may, and its JUNE 16!!!! and I haven't got my last check!!!! and I got a hold of the labor board.

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    screwed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe customers are great, my co-workers became friends.

    ConsThe management sucked! Store manager the worst! Lied many times, if it was good he would take credit, if it was bad it was the employee that got in trouble! He has my back--yes with a knife in it!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In the beginning it was great, as time went on it wasn't so great.

    Retail Clerk (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsGood benefits, you meet great people.

    ConsLately was is expected is more and more. If you need time off and you're new, don't plan on it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish they were more considerate of their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    King Soopers Deli Management Position

    Deli Manager (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsThe company is expanding in the market creating excellent job security. Union benefits are extraordinarily good. 401k available. Excellent plan for future deli growth of sales.

    ConsTurnover of crew is higher then I expected. Not directly involved in hiring process. Union system precludes normal rewards for employees- better schedules and raises etc... Union scheduling combined with company needs and programs precludes flexible schedules for clerks. Hard (impossible with low seniority) to schedule around school or second jobs. Hasn't been an increase to base clerk hiring wage since March 2005. This has caused a slow deterioration in the quality of new clerks. No budgeted training hours forces new hires into trial by fire situation. All of this puts an additional strain on the management team.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Absolutely Horrible

    Night Crew (Current Employee) Gunbarrel, CO (US)

    ProsPaid once a week, decent checks

    ConsManagement was horrendous and rude

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked as night crew for three months and had to quit it was so bad! My manager on my very first night there told me I shouldn't work there because I am a girl! Then he proceeded to cut my hours from 40 a week to three! I would come in at one in the morning and he would tell me they didn't need me and to come back the next day at that hour. This continued for WEEKS before it was finally solved. My manager was emotionally unstable and would start screaming at employees and then would be nowhere to be found after that. Worst job I have ever had

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are very few "pros"about Kings. One of them is the benefits however you only get them once you have been there a year and your not a C.C.

    Conseverything. The pay is so not worth the work! You work hard and get paid very little almost nothing. On top of that how long it takes to get benefits. A year or longer depending on where you are. People drop like flies due to the fact of finding jobs that pay WAY better!

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your people better and let them get benefits sooner! If the workers are happy and feel like they are wanted the will give 110% or more when working!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Asst manager

    Deli Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Littleton, CO (US)

    ProsPay is good and so are benefits

    ConsStore managers can be awful or incredible but it can make or break how you like being a manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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