Giant Eagle

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Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
347 Reviews
3.1
347 Reviews
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Giant Eagle Interim President & CEO Laura Shapira Karet
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • They do have an excellent benefits package that they offer to their part-time employees (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • It is virtually impossible to get a full time position (in 26 reviews)

  • Everyone in the company is miserable with upper management (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Job as a cashier, stock, and manager

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

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

    Pros

    -Work place feels family own even though it is a larger company now.
    -The union pay is great
    -All people were higher with open-minded potential
    -Worked well with school schedule and sports schedules
    -Family and school always came first

    Cons

    -The age range sometimes made it difficult to relate to all coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Had a great time working at Giant Eagle.

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Avon, CT
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Avon, CT

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    company values
    coworkers (always friendly)
    leadership (great managers)
    work life balance

    Cons

    hours
    training
    compensation
    personal growth (always felt stuck, could never get a management job)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I love this company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone I've met over the years has been so kind. This company is going to do great things.

    Cons

    Certain parts are disorganized at times, but other than that, nothing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It really felt like your a family

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    Former Employee - Gourmet Chef in Poland, OH
    Former Employee - Gourmet Chef in Poland, OH

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment was very clean and everyone was very friendly.

    Cons

    They taught me how to do the job the right way and to the best of ability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great part time jpb

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Easy to schedule on a weekly basis

    Cons

    Not easy to become full time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pharmacy Technician at Giant Eagle, good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in North Canton, OH

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and team oriented. Forward thinking company and is working to implement many new concepts into the stores. Benefits include vacation days, personal days, healthcare insurance which includes eye care and Rx coverage. Must be part of the UHCW union to receive insurance benefits by working 14 hours/wk. Corporate employees receive insurance at 30+ hours.

    Cons

    Training for Rx techs is on the job which makes things hectic to say the least. It can be hard to get trained in certain aspects because it is easy to get stuck on a register because it is the only thing you really know when starting. There is a lot of room for improvement and growth if you are able to work in a store that is good at training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rx tech training could be more in depth. Training covers the basics but starting in the pharmacy is completely different than training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Close knit community -- generally nice people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Parma, OH
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Parma, OH

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Generally speaking everyone is super nice, supportive, and friendly. If you're lacking in your ability for doing some task, there are people who are willing to help you and teach you (but they won't just do it for you.. you have to learn it which is something I appreciate). You are allowed to switch departments with permission of course, and there are good benefits like the team member referral program, care fund, and things like that. They also have great policies that protect the employee against workplace retaliation so you feel safer speaking out about ethical issues in the workplace. They also can help you pay for school if you've worked there for over a year and over 300-something hours. You also receive 10% off GIant Eagle Own Brands which is awesome! Oh, and you also get paid every week.

    Cons

    Cons include low pay, lack of training (they seem to believe in the "let's just throw you out there" method), almost no medical benefits, and very varying hours (14-35 hours per week) with no set time of day if you're available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many great programs and things that are worth sticking around for (care fund, school assistance, etc) but the pay is so terrible it honestly isn't beneficial to spend 8 hours at a time there for a very small amount of money. It's hard work and it feels unrecognized!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fantastic values and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time

    Pros

    The people are great here.

    Cons

    Too far from Corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Works with my school schedule

    Cons

    They hire idiots, so people constantly come and go

  11.  

    Get More For less

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Pay Medium, Benefits good, Field work fun, Flexible time management,

    Cons

    Hourly was outstanding, salary is exploited, no comprehensive gameplan for for inrastructure, throw money out the window on projects and then cry the blues on budget,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to find out the technical details before throwing money at a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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