Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
332 Reviews
3.1
332 Reviews
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Giant Eagle Interim President & CEO Laura Shapira Karet
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95 Ratings

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

  • Flexible schedule and the job is not very stressful to do (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • It is virtually impossible to get a full time position (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Amazing opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Works with my school schedule

    Cons

    They hire idiots, so people constantly come and go

  2.  

    My experience there was nice , but I was targeted as a patsy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Meat Team Leader in Willoughby, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Meat Team Leader in Willoughby, OH

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with good people most of the time Pay scale was competitive. Flexable work schedule is desirable. constant and steady work is always there.

    Cons

    advancements are considered by who you know, not what you know. Your accomplishments are overlooked, credit goes to the wrong person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to reliable, honest, and hard working employees when they give their all, tell you their heartfelt opinions,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dedication to find best role for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up to management.

    Cons

    compensation, attitude, lazy work environment, uneducated co workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Very good company overall

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Many of the stores are unionized, get lots of raises, truly care about the employees
    Very lenient with leaves -- personal, medical, schooling

    Cons

    Most promoting is based on experience
    Working in a grocery store or customer service in general is annoying

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Front End Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    For me, my manager was always very accommodating and worked with my schedule. If you prove to be a hard worker, show up on time, and do your job well, management will notice and more opportunities will become available to you.

    Cons

    This is not a problem with the company but more with other team members. Many people I work with do not like what they do, and this can show with negative attitudes and laziness. I don't believe this is Giant Eagle's fault, but rather the nature of the job. Dealing with customers can be hard, and while the always-changing nature of retail can be exciting, customers can be rude. It is important to maintain a positive attitude and not let others ruin your day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to show appreciation for team members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    VERY busy, but not boring...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great job for anyone considering any career in the medical field. You quickly learn prescription language, insurance policies, drug names, etc. Fairly flexible schedule and hours. Ability to pick up extra hours if desired. Pharmacy managers are pharmacists and most have been fair, knowledgable, and willing to teach technicians.

    Cons

    The pharmacy is SO busy. Customers expect the same "rules" that apply in the grocery store apply in the pharmacy. Customers can be frustrating. They think the drive-thru should fill prescriptions as quickly as McDonalds makes cheeseburgers...
    Also, they offer tuition assistance after you work there for one year which is great, but when I applied after a year they denied me due to "budget cuts." This was the ultimately my reason for leaving...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the stipulations for tuition assistance clearer from the beginning so that employees counting on that assistance are not let down when it is denied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at very good Pharmacy Store.

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    Former Employee - Lead Pharmacy Tech in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Pharmacy Tech in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Depending on your position, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Managers needs to be more considerate to their junior employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 an 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!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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