Giant Eagle

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Giant Eagle Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
378 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • They do have an excellent benefits package that they offer to their part-time employees (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • It is virtually impossible to get a full time position (in 26 reviews)

  • Everyone in the company is miserable with upper management (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Welcoming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in West Mifflin, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in West Mifflin, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I received a couple of raises while working at Giant Eagle and got to make many friends with all of my coworkers. It was an enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    The cons that I had were probably dealing with the management and atmosphere. The higher up people were not friendly and never really helped out, and maybe this is just my store, but it was jam-packed 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and be there for your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pharmacy Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    deal with all different kinds of people, good experience, fast paced, good experience for understanding pharmacy

    Cons

    short breaks, long hours, not a lot of pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dedication to find best role for employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The management works with employees to find the best roles for them to succeed. They often promote in-house, and care about the work the company does. They are very flexible with employees schedules, and have been setting up more time for employees to work from home. Certain department heads really show their appreciation for their employees, especially when they go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Benefits and labor force have gone up and down over the last decade, mostly reflecting the broader economy. The pay isn't superb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The surprise layoffs cause some underlying resentment in employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Clerk

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    Former Employee - Deli Sales Clerk in Gibsonia, PA
    Former Employee - Deli Sales Clerk in Gibsonia, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up to management.

    Cons

    compensation, attitude, lazy work environment, uneducated co workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Love hate relationshop

    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Baden, PA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Baden, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good people, decent pay for a part time job. Overall I didn't mind going to work which says a lot for my first job, I think. I actually really liked my bosses and they were understanding and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Weird scheduling, boring work sometimes. The job itself could be mundane and boring but the hours weren't too long so it was nothing unbearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more room for advancement!

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and chances for improvement

    Cons

    Too many conflicting priorities from sr management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good starting job but not a long term position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fuel Station Attendant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Fuel Station Attendant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Straightforward, empowering workplace. Great 401K and pension plan. Managers, in general, feel more like friends than bosses. It's very hard to get fired. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of major promotion potential. Disproportionate work ethic between employees. Corporate communication between stores is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great store

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Store has a lot to choose from, also deli hot food is very very good, and the workers thru out the whole store are so nice and pleasant, which make shopping a lot better. Bakery is wonderful also and with the meat and all others stuff, just great , clean and nice.

    Cons

    A little bit pricey, but still will take for nice and friendly and clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might need a few more people to work, sometime to check out takes forever, or waiting on other depts also can be slow due to not enough workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job and built my career there

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Recognizes talent and promotes from within
    - Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed
    - Never boring; always challenging; great co-workers

    Cons

    - Pay was low; when I left, I was shocked at how low I was paid; benefits were good though
    - Nepotism was a problem when i started in corporate
    - Issues with expectations, especially around budgeting; layoff seasons were too often and I saw a lot of good people let go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Plan better for staffing; and this goes for the corporate offices; do not over hire then, when times get tough, let good people go; plan for tomorrow
    - Review pay against others in the area better; worked as a business analyst for 5 years and was priced well below market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It has been fun working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Wrapper in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Meat Wrapper in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back enviroment to work in
    Different kinds of training

    Cons

    Management sometimes expects a lot out of you
    Getting more strict

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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