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Very inconsistent work environment. More about who you know than what you accomplish.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Store Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fairly good benefits, generally 45-50 hours for management, company dominates this market and will be around for a long time.

Cons

Poor consistency in communication, different level of development and expectations according to what division you work for, and it was highly beneficial to have a very well known last name/relative to help move along your career. Some union areas and some non-union areas...very disjointed.

Advice to Management

Clear up the communication channels to give honest and accurate feedback. Honestly, my time there felt like a good old boys club. Not quite the level of professionalism I was expecting after going through the interview process. Training was horrible to say the least.

Other Employee Reviews for Giant Eagle

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Even 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 Management

    Enforce 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.


  2. No better job while in school.

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic flexibility with school schedules. The Team Leaders will listen to problems and work to resolve them.

    Cons

    Hours vary and are subject to change based on seaon and general business.


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