Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Warehouse worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High Lift Operator in Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - High Lift Operator in Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work every day and possible overtime

    Cons

    Terrible clueless management with no care for employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more when necessary

  2. Helpful (1)

    no future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    meeting different people everyday.most coworkers are good people.

    Cons

    constant badgering to work harder.no incentive to do so.low pay even if you show dedication and stay employed for years.

    Advice to Management

    please care more about your good employees.not just cutting corners for your bonus checks!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    disorganized and boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Eagle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    predictable schedule, relatively clean environment

    Cons

    grim culture, bureaucracy over people

    Advice to Management

    invest in employees -- hire self-starters and pay them more

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Don't let the fantastic benefits fool you into the job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier(Formerly Eagles Nest Attendant) in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier(Formerly Eagles Nest Attendant) in Frederick, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding Benefits(After one year), $10hr guaranteed after one year of employment, PT & FT Get benefits/Paid Vacations

    Cons

    Horrible hours, Favoritism, Poor Management, Sporadic Schedules, No opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    They are constantly hiring new people and because of that the rest of us that have worked here for years get our hours cut back so much that employees like me are not able to afford to eat every day, this is happening to everyone in every department. I'm not getting more than 20hrs a week! They need to stop hiring people before it gets to this point! I used to think this was a company that cared about it's employees because of the great benefits they have to offer, but they are all about making money and that's it. I am just disgusted with the way employees are treated regularly by the immediate management of the store. The GM never has anything positive or constructive to say about anyone's work. They do not care if you work hard and they do not care how long you have worked for them and they do not care if you have experience. I am working extremely hard to find another job but until then I am stuck here and it's a real shame that I have been so miserable working here. I was also told when my department closed a few months ago that they would be working with me and the other employees from that department to find a good place for us within the store and that never happened, I got thrown up at the registers. I didn't want to be a cashier and I feel as if they don't care about me or the others and it's sad that when I find a new job they are going to lose a great employee to a different company that will treat me better. Start valuing your employees, with out them you wouldn't be making any of your millions.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Like the employees, dislike corporate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Cleveland, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoy my fellow employees and I don't mind the work that I do. We get raises every 3 months the first two years that you work there and you get a 10% discount on all Giant Eagle brand products.

    Cons

    Corporate has been getting more and more cheap over the past few years and consistently keeps cutting corners. We have had several of our perks and benefits taken away, most of the departments in our store are understaffed but they won't hire anyone else, we can't have ANY food or drink while on duty and can ONLY have water with a doctor's note. I was told recently that if I got caught with water at the service desk I would be written up.

    Advice to Management

    I understand that you want to save money and that is fine but cutting corners consistently on your employees is not the way to do it. If you keep up what you're doing I only see the store going downhill.

  7. Terrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is ok but doesn't really care about you.

    Cons

    Not enough money to live off of

    Advice to Management

    Help out your employees

  8. Started great has steadily declined.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many good people work there.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, constantly changing, upper management is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who have experience in each department and stop letting your egos get in the way.

  9. Low wages, impossible to improve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My coworkers are my rocks and what makes each day worth it. For holidays I sometimes get a $10 gift card as a bonus.

    Cons

    It's virtually impossible to get a full time position at Giant Eagle, and unless you have fulltime, you have nothing. It's even harder to rise in the ranks. The union is mandatory and takes enough of a chunk out of your paycheck that when you start, you're working for less than minimum wage, and in addition to that, they are not actually very helpful with anything at all.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the wages of your employees. We're all going to leave for greener pastures.

  10. Management needs reviewed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Erie, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They do have an excellent benefits package that they offer to their part-time employees. Flexible schedule and the job is not very stressful to do.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty sub-standard and they cut out their maintenance department to save a little money....which puts the responsibility on other workers to clean up messes. Also, I am not a huge fan of the finger scanner as a means to using their time clock, what is so wrong with a badge? Why do I need to submit intrusive information about myself just to punch in for work?

    The management seems to be lost most of the time, except for maybe a one or two. They are quick to go around and blame someone for something when they have no evidence that said person did anything. Favoritism is apart of the culture at this grocery store.

    You know a company and management is pretty much lost when in their own orientation, they pretty much admit to copying another stores practices (Wegmans) to try and make it onto Forbes 100 best places to work. That will not happen with the management that they install to run stores. Even their new stores that they are currently building have the same layout design as Wegmans stores. C'mon guys!

    Advice to Management

    Hire back you maintenance department to keep the store clean and friendly. And start another (new) management training program or something to get these guys to be more efficient and more encouraging to their subordinates.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, great perks, flexible

    Cons

    A lot of politics. The second they decide they dont like your personality, they find a way to fire you. I wouldnt recommend working in the Giant Eagle HR dept unless you are good at being a suck up to the higher ups. the sad truth. The money didnt even make me happy working at giant eagle.

    Advice to Management

    Get new and fair management

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