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Giant Eagle Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.2 100 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Giant Eagle Interim President & CEO Laura Shapira Karet

Laura Shapira Karet

(23 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible scheduling allows entry level Team Members a balance between home life, work and school(in 16 reviews)

  • I have worked for the company for almost 7 years as a part-time employee in the Eagle's Nest(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • It is virtually impossible to get a full time position(in 23 reviews)

  • Lack of communication in lower levels of management(in 7 reviews)

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    Front End Coordinator (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe people I worked with were very nice.

    ConsNo upward mobility and management is not friendly

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn employees names

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An 'ok' starting point

    Front End Cashier (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood first job for those in high school, flexible hours, easy work, wonderful co-workers, fun work environment

    ConsLow-pay, in-existent benefits, poorly handled asking for time-off when my cousin unexpectedly passed away, no on-going training, filthy, no first aid for employees injured on the job when I was there (private store owner made us buy our own band-aids/disinfectant when we would get cut off of the belts)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor your independently owned stores, please make sure that that the owners are paying their employees adequately and providing benefits. Also, please make sure that their first aid kits are stocked. Employees should not have to buy first aid items from the store when they are hurt on the job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    For minimum wage, they expect a lot

    Cashier (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsYou will always get hours because people constantly quit. You can do your grocery shopping after work so that is convenient. Some stores have unions.

    ConsYou are expected to do more than in the job description every single day and you still only get paid minimum wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire more people so that your employees are not overworked and perhaps raise the starting wage so that you can hire in quality employees who will do their jobs. You get what you pay for!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for, for the most part

    Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThey offer 401K matching, able to get plenty of hours, got regular raises, company has lots of activities and raffles and contests and such that are great, enjoyed working with my boss

    ConsDidn't receive all the training I should have when I started

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure new hires rdceive all the training they deserve

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good start, but...

    Bakery Clerk (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFlexible hours
    UFCW Local 23
    Team Leaders work with you to correct any issues that arise
    Good start if you are in school (college/university)
    Opportunities to move up in management

    ConsLow wages to start ($7.45 for some positions)
    Hours for part-time employees can be cut as low as 16-20 hrs a week
    Have to work some 10+ years to make at least $11 an hour
    Customers can be rude sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf hours are somewhere around 24-30 hrs a week for part-time employees, everything would be covered and everything could be done in a more efficent manner. 4-5 hour shifts are gonna hurt the employees because they can be overworked trying to get everything done on time. If they're burned out enough, work begins to slack and it can have a domino effect on everything down the line.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GetGo D-Site

    Fuel Station Attendant (Former Employee) Cranberry Township, PA

    ProsDecent starting pay, 10% store brand discount was nice, management was around relatively often but remained pretty laissez-faire, a lot of incentives with other businesses like gyms and cell phone providers that offered discounts, opportunities for career advancement *if you were willing and able to transfer stores*

    ConsLike most minimum and low wage jobs there was a high rate of employee turnover; with 18 months I was one of the longest employees at my location and would've stayed longer had I not moved out of the area. As a smaller location than many, there were not many opportunities for upward movement in-store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some of the best moments of my working life; some of the worst moments of my life

    Cashier (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThey have great benefits after you've been there for about a year or so.
    Like any other job, some co-workers were like family, and I mean that positively.
    It beats not working or on the street without the ability to pay rent.
    It taught me that I could work under any conditions with a diversity of people.
    A paid week's vacation or vacations based on time worked.

    ConsThe misconception from customers that we're beneath them as human beings.
    Long hours, which can be considered a plus or minus
    Employment is like an open door; there are some favorites, and sometimes the family aspect has hatred in it.
    Stress, stress, and stress to perform.
    Low wages; burn out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat us all with respect, especially if we are trying our best. There are of course, workers who do not care as in any job, but many do if management, especially in upper levels, cared enough to groom them. (My statement is not universal, but it may apply in various areas.)

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

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    Middle of the Road

    IT Developer (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsMostly friendly co-workers. Close to market rate on pay

    ConsLimited chance to change the way of doing business

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou used to be an employer of choice. Now you are like any other corporate giant. Consider where you have gone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company at one time, has changed recently. Wish Corporate would listen to store personel

    Front End Team Leader (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Prosgreat company, can advance if you wish. Number 1 in the area. Steady employment

    ConsCorporate is more interested in the bottom number. Need to put more dollars back into storesl

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more hours into the stores, Customer Service is suffering!!!!

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

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    Giant Eagle compensates there employees very well, but does not do the same for contract positions.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros- Flexible work schedule
    - Positive work environment

    Cons- Wage for contract/temp positions is very low
    - Hiring temp to full time does not happen very often, or takes years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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