Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • If you are a college student its good if you want part time (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • I guess I could say that they keep up under a certain amount of hours so you are not considered a full time employee (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management plays favorites (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exceptional treatment of all Team Members employed.

    Cons

    None. Probably one of the best companies to work for in Pennsylvania.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. seafood leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seafood Lead in Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Seafood Lead in Washington, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    if you know what your doing you can move up qwickly and make very good money

    Cons

    they are union stores, and your fellow employees get the same raise as you , wiehter they deserve it or not, on account of it being union

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the union


  3. Great Company to work for even though it's hard to move up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Belle Vernon, PA
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Belle Vernon, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good working conditions

    Cons

    Pay and moving up within the company


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  5. Definitely Intern there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned so much from working there. The company and department were really hands on in my teaching. They also had a great internship program set up that allowed you to hang out with all the other interns from various departments. We also got to do a company wide project.

    Cons

    It was a really far drive from where I lived, so it made commuting a pain. Other than that no complaints. They pretty much shoved you out the door when you hit 8 hours, so I was never over worked! :D


  6. A family run business that cares about people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A growing company that respects people.

    Cons

    Retail 7 days a week.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you love helping people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Grocery Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Making a customer's day better
    Management pay
    Teamwork
    Benefits
    Work / Life balance
    Store team job security
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Some negative attitudes, overall Giant Eagle is a great place to work but at times there are too many programs and new systems in place that we have to implement.


  8. A great job for high school and college students.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Wexford, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Wexford, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High hourly rate ($9.05/hr), as opposed to surrounding jobs.
    Hire at 16.
    Great management, they really listen and are very kind.
    Company is very nice to employees, have already received three bonuses, one of which was a sign on bonus.
    $0.50 raise at six months, and another $0.50 raise at twelve months, no matter what your age. This means you could potentially be a high school student making 10 bucks an hour!
    Paid 15 minute breaks.
    As you gain seniority, you will have more leverage in choosing what hours you want to work.

    Cons

    Hours during the summer are very competitive and limited, this might be a problem for high school and college students, as this is prime time to get in hours.
    This is not a problem unique to this company, but cashiering is a very boring job, and candidates should seriously consider if they are up for this job.
    Management is very restricting on hours if you are a minor. You will normally average 4.5 hour shifts at 5 days a week (22.5 hours / week) during the school year, but rarely will they give you shifts above 4.5 hours. This can be a problem for people who want to work less days, but the same number of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more lenient on your minors with hours, or at least give them the chance to prove themselves of being responsible enough to take longer shifts.


  9. Felt like I was a part of a team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel Park, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel Park, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Little to no competition in western PA allows Giant Eagle to be very profitable. The company treats its employees very well and offers a great benefits package.

    Cons

    The grocery industry isn't the best paying field in general.


  10. Very good place to work!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Flexible work hours
    Fun time with majority good people

    Cons

    Some customers are difficult but its retail.

    Advice to Management

    Open more full time positions


  11. My experience was great. I enjoyed working and meeting alot of people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Giant Eagle are flexible hours, very friendly people and a great working environment.

    Cons

    There was not many downsides of working at Giant Eagle other than working the grave yard shift to stock product.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keept up the good work and to continue doing what you do bset is sevrving the customer



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