Giant Eagle

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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Streetsboro, OH
Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Streetsboro, OH

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

Pros

I got a lot of hours, and the people were very nice.

Cons

There really wasn't any thing bad.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't really have any.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not a good career

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Pay each week, Discount on store brand items, After many years working with them those are the only pros I can think of for this review.

    Cons

    No training, no true direction for new programs, New CEO changing the landscape of the company with a singular focus of making 20 Billion in sales by 2020, They try things that they hear other companies do with no real understanding how they can impliment them into a grocery environment often at the expense of those brought in to help make those changes that are promised opportunity for a new career, Strong union where managers are not allowed to manage team members and often politics play strong role in keeping team members that steal or sexually harrass or damage the reputation of the brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the support needed to new managers that you hire for new roles. Dont hire them, not train them, put them in stores with no support then let them go after years of doing a job they never knew they were not doing well all while getting high marks on every performance review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good job for high school students, or lifers with the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Akron, OH

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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