Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Strategic vision is lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up and around and learn many different sides of the business. The convenience store side is a juggernaut with a smaller team.

    Cons

    We were told we had a record profit, but missed target, and the layoffs began. Supermarket side is slow to move, and the experience that has made it so successful is also what holds it back from innovating.

    Advice to Management

    Own your place in the market or invent a new one, but stop trying to be Tesco, Kroger, Wegmans, etc.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, great perks, flexible

    Cons

    A lot of politics. The second they decide they dont like your personality, they find a way to fire you. I wouldnt recommend working in the Giant Eagle HR dept unless you are good at being a suck up to the higher ups. the sad truth. The money didnt even make me happy working at giant eagle.

    Advice to Management

    Get new and fair management


  3. Dedication to find best role for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    The surprise layoffs cause some underlying resentment in employees.


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  5. I worked at a corporate store.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Deli Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Full Time Deli Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very little, maybe it was just the store I was employed at, but it was a hellish nightmare.

    Cons

    Please read what others have wrote, I cannot verbalize my feelings for this putrid business.


  6. Started out great, ended up "meh."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex time was great, partial work from home was awesome, regular merit increases, company-wide performance bonuses were a great perk.

    Cons

    IT Management didn't buffer work requests from Marketing. Continually moving the goalposts made it impossible to not be in crisis mode all the time. Work from home is taken away depending on projects, whether or not you're collaborating with other developers.


  7. Sales Clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up to management.

    Cons

    compensation, attitude, lazy work environment, uneducated co workers


  8. Helpful (1)

    Cheap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmewr in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmewr in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of good solid folks that work hard there

    Cons

    Lack of leadership Monkeys and a football And employees are not compensated for their efforts

    Advice to Management

    Stop peeing on their legs and telling everyone its raining


  9. Helpful (1)

    Lots of talk with little follow through

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Some advancement in career. Over time pay for holidays. Decent hours if you're lucky enough to get them.

    Cons

    Low ball salaries. Upper management plays favorites. Lots of talk with change with little action. Management won't make hard but necessary decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a company vision and stick with it, stop changing company initiatives and identity every year. Perhaps create something on your own, and stop using other company's styles?


  10. Helpful (1)

    An 'ok' starting point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good first job for those in high school, flexible hours, easy work, wonderful co-workers, fun work environment

    Cons

    Low-pay, in-existent benefits, poorly handled asking for time-off when my cousin unexpectedly passed away, no on-going training, filthy, no first aid for employees injured on the job when I was there (private store owner made us buy our own band-aids/disinfectant when we would get cut off of the belts)

    Advice to Management

    For your independently owned stores, please make sure that that the owners are paying their employees adequately and providing benefits. Also, please make sure that their first aid kits are stocked. Employees should not have to buy first aid items from the store when they are hurt on the job!


  11. Front end Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very nice.

    Cons

    No upward mobility and management is not friendly

    Advice to Management

    Learn employees names



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