Giant Eagle
3.1 of 5 261 reviews
www.gianteagle.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Giant Eagle Interim President & CEO Laura Shapira Karet

Laura Shapira Karet

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A great company to work for

Eagle's Nest Attendant (Current Employee)
Westlake, OH

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

ProsI have worked for the company for almost 7 years as a part-time employee in the Eagle's Nest. We have great management in our department and other departments as well. Pay raises are part of the union benefits. Even as a part-time employee you get paid time off as well as paid vacations.

ConsYou are a part of the union, whether it is your decision or not. The union sucks a lot of money out of your weekly paycheck. Discipline can not occur in most departments and there are a lot of employees that slack off or do not follow policies.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should check in on ALL departments every once and a while. I have never met any management above my store manager, which I understand that it is a very large company, but the regional manager or anyone on that level have never approached our department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Benefits and training programs.

ConsPoor Work/Life balance for the pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more or at least be honest about "required hours."

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

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Underpaid but Excellent Environment

Front End Coordinator (Current Employee)

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

ProsTeam members are friendly with one another. There are many health and wellness incentives. Customer service is emphasized and perks for employees such as free items and discounts exist.

ConsThe pay is dismal. There are no pay raises with several promotions (such as from cashier to front end coordinator or from coordinator to service desk).

Advice to Senior ManagementThis company is losing good people due to the pay issue. Recognize that other companies are paying more and the competition won't steal your human resource assets.

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

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fun job to have

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Giant Eagle

Prosgood employees
good managers
good team leaders

Consi dont have any cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but personnel can ruin your experience

Assistant Prepared Foods Team Leader (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery flexible with their hours. Decent pay, and good benefits for grocery chain. Offer a lot of resources through Human Resources that many people don't take advantage of.

ConsYour experience can be ruined by upper management. They can hold grudges and undermine your leaders, which results in low morale. This might not affect you as a team member, but it can permeate through the department.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it professional. Don't let personal bias cloud judgement. Stand behind your leaders, or you will foster an environment of entitlement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been fun working here

Meat Wrapper (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

ProsLaid back enviroment to work in
Different kinds of training

ConsManagement sometimes expects a lot out of you
Getting more strict

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Perfect college job

Deli Clerk (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsExtremely flexible hours, open door policy is very evident and encouraged, many team member perks, lenient attendance policy, many opportunities are given to move up if desired

ConsHigh turnover in some departments causes frustration with long-time employees, as there is not one specific person to do training in most departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage department managers to chip in more work on a day-to-day basis, focus more on listening to team members rather than just focusing on how to reach weekly sales numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very Good

Cashier (Current Employee)

I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time for less than a year

ProsNice pay for the task, easy Job

ConsLong hours, can get busy on weekends.

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

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work fun

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Giant Eagle

Prosfun environment, easy hours, short drive to work, monthly payments, cold area

Conslow pay, hard work, easy hours, clock radio speaker, wutang clan

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Horrible!!!

Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsFlexible work hours, easy job

ConsImmature work environment and non-existent management.

Advice to Senior ManagementBefore opening a call center, try working in one!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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