Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • If you are a college student its good if you want part time (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • I guess I could say that they keep up under a certain amount of hours so you are not considered a full time employee (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management plays favorites (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Good company if youre in retail.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    write your own schedule as a manager. vacation time is 3 weeks after 5 years. 401k match up to 4.5%. pay for management is good compared to competitors. for the most part weekly hours expected is 45-48. occasionally have to work 6 days but that is the exception.

    Cons

    hours are always under whats necessary to deliver the kind of service and conditions that is expected. advancement is difficult the company has a trend of overpaying outside hires and promoting new hires to justify their salaries. lots of management turnover in the last year. annual raises are only in the 2-2.5% range

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people. give employees better starting wages and better raises.


  2. Mixed experiences

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Westerville, OH
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Almost everyone who works on the floor is excellent. Almost all customers are pleasant; lots of return customers. Occasional free food in the break room.

    Cons

    Pretty meh pay; often icky work. At one point my department lost a lot of people, and those of us who remained worked our butts off trying to keep up. In repayment, our hours were cut, since we managed to stagger along with those few hours previously. Senior management seems a bit oblivious.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pull that kind of nonsense!


  3. Good High School Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible for work hours each week

    Cons

    Managers changed frequently, hard to get in a flow.

    Advice to Management

    As a standard high school job things were pretty decent


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  5. Clerk

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time

    Pros

    Union with benefits and protection if any dispute with management. Will work with your hours if part time.

    Cons

    Promotions seem to go to "favorites."


  6. Team Lead

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun environment, fast paced, decent vacation time

    Cons

    hours, schedule, pay, benefits, employee discount wasn't all that special

    Advice to Management

    offer more weekends off


  7. Pharmacy Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with fellow techs who were great and friendly and you really vibed with. Also getting to help the elderly and people who couldn't afford their medications. Seeing my regular customers made my day.

    Cons

    Pay was so crappy. They expect techs to come in and do all the work and get paid literally less than 1/4 of what a pharmacist makes an hour. I think if they increased the pay they wouldn't have such a high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Offer raises. Your employees don't like you. Unless you are in our setting on a daily basis you have no idea what it's like. So stop making stupid rules on how things need done.


  8. Great Savings, Great Prices

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn customer service and communication skills. Allows you to get that feeling of being on a team. Gives raises every couple months! Wonderful Union Reps !!!

    Cons

    Angry customers sometimes are uncontrollable. They will have you do a million things at once. Tends to get stressful especially with the EBT and WIC Purchases

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees are there to work and not spread their coworkers business and personal life around!


  9. unfair

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were like a family

    Cons

    Dress code not handled fairly across the board. Favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip.


  10. Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Clerk in Rocky River, OH
    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Clerk in Rocky River, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a flexible schedule and co-workers are typically very friendly making for a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is very low made worse by high union dues. Full time does not exist and one must wait over six months to be considered for a promotion despite experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management does the best they can given the restrictions placed upon them. Treating employees like individuals rather than a body that can be easily replaced would help with turnover.


  11. Deli Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Johnstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love working with customers and the poeple i work with in the deli

    Cons

    Paying could be alittle better. You don't get treated equally



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