Giant Food Stores

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Giant Food Stores Reviews

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Giant Food Stores President Rick Herring
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    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Dillsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dillsburg, PA

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very easy job, a lot of fun people to work with. Always willing to work with your schedule and it is easy to pick up shifts from call-offs. Raises offered every six-twelve months with satisfactory work. I was a cashier, but there are a variety of other positions available for those not interested in working directly with customers or computers.

    Cons

    You might have an opportunity to be cross-trained between departments, but there aren't many other chances to advance within the company unless you get very lucky or have a degree. At the end of my time there people were starting to complain about cut hours, but I just picked up shifts to make up for it.

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Giant Food Stores Interviews

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014

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    Pricing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Limerick, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Limerick, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Giant Food Stores in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I only had one interview, I dressed casual business. The woman was friendly, but didn't ask too many questions. Over all it was a really easy interview and I knew by the end of the day if I got the job or not. They do always seem to push to hire for cashiering or baggers.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't many difficult questions; the hardest one was "If there is a problem with a customer or another employee how would you handle the situation?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was pretty cut and dry. This is how much I can start you at, the only hours I can guarantee is 12. If you have prior experience they usually start you higher than minimum wage anyways so it's not too much of a problem.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.giantpa.com
Headquarters Carlisle, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1981
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Kroger, Walmart, Weis Markets

Giant Food Stores (aka Giant-Carlisle) operates more than 180 supermarkets and superstores under the Giant and Martin's Food Markets banners in Pennsylvania, and in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Not to be confused with its Landover, Maryland-based sister company Giant Food, both firms are divisions of Ahold USA, which operates some 725 supermarkets along the East Coast. Giant Food Stores was founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and acquired by Amsterdam-based Royal Ahold in 1981. As a result of the latest reorganization of its US operations, the grocery... More

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