Giant Eagle
3.1 of 5 291 reviews
www.gianteagle.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

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Good job for high school students, or lifers with the company.

Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
Akron, OH

ProsThe employees are all really nice. I never had a problems with any of the workers. Employees are given a lot of incentives to do well, such as gift cards, and there is a yearly opportunity to tell the company how you feel. The company tries to promote a team feeling by doing numerous group competitive activities that you can sign up for, and there is a Christmas party. They're really flexible as far as scheduling, and it's a union job so the worker does have someone to turn to if they feel they're having problems with the company. As a cashier, all you do is stand in one spot all day and move items across the belt, so it's an easy job. You are also given paid breaks. As union job, the least amount of hours you can be scheduled per week is 14 hours.

ConsEven though it's an easy job, it's extremely monotonous. If you like doing something different at work on a regular basis, this job is not for you. The breaks are paid but they're only 15 minutes long (for every 6+) hours. Since the stores employ so many people, it can be very hard to get the number of hours you want. It's almost impossible to get a lot of hours without being with the company for 10, 15+ years. If you're concerned about hours, I would recommend getting a second part time job. Giant Eagle employs a lot of high school students, so the atmosphere can be young and immature. The biggest downside is simply dealing with the customers. They can be rude and mean for no reason. You only have a career with the company is you plan on staying and retiring with them. There is no room to move up within a few years of being employed. As a union job, an employee is not eligible for benefits until have after one year of being employed.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnforce rules with young employees. I saw high school students/young college students not working too many times and talking with their fellow friend workers instead. If your job is to bag, then you should bag for everyone, not just your friends.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No better job while in school.

    Front End Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Fantastic flexibility with school schedules. The Team Leaders will listen… Cons: Hours vary and are subject to change based on seaon… More
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    A good place for summer work and to gain work experience.

    Seafood Clerk (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

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


    Pros: -Concerned about safety -union job -useful benefits (10% off GE products means lots… Cons: -work schedule changes weekly -for part time, the number of hours changes… Advice to Senior Management: regular work schedules or regular shift times would be nice, also the punch clocks could… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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