Giant Food Stores

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Giant Food Stores Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
179 Reviews
3.0
179 Reviews
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Giant Food Stores President Rick Herring
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60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible hours, working as a cashier is very easy (in 13 reviews)

  • Awesome co-workers, above average pay, convenient location, fairly flexible scheduling (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • I've been there for about 7 yrs part time w/o medical benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to interview for it (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Coordinator  in  Limerick, PA
    Current Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Limerick, PA

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is easy and time goes by fast. Front end offers opportunities to advance and your coworkers and customers are friendly. You can win company competitions for best of and everyone gets a luncheon. They occasionally give away special coupons or discounts throughout the year with your paychecks. You are able to cash your pay check in the store which is convenient if you don't have a bank.

    Cons

    Some of the stores advancement is more of who you know than how well you work. You do get raises, but they aren't that high and the management has a hard time with communicating with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing that needs improvement is employee recognition. The policy is in place but the follow through needs some improvement. Some managers do take the time to really thank the employee when a customer gives a great compliment or when they see you doing something fantastic, but others don't say anything at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I had mixed feelings about this job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Waldorf, MD

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pros that I can think of is that you get to work in customer service

    Cons

    The managers are very childish and rude.
    There are not enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You. need to listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Its Okay depends on Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Accokeek, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Accokeek, MD

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to interact with customers not to bad
    Setting up displays, being a cashier or working in bakery department not too bad

    Cons

    Other staff members can be very selfish with work hours. They want to get Sunday and Holiday pay hours for the extra money
    The pay is bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    Good hours, and phenominal management.

    Cons

    The salary was low and management refused a raise even after stellar reviews and a year of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees feel more at home.

  6.  

    Not worth the effort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Base pay is pretty nice with regular interval raises. Management goes above and beyond to keep customers happy, even ordering things in for specific customers.

    Cons

    Cutting hours for some and adding for others using the excuse that it is a payroll freeze. Managers are not very good at listening to the employees to fix what is not working. Expecting employees to work in more than one place at the same time without any help or time to take the supposedly required breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Giant Food Stores full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a great working enviroment

    Cons

    none I have no cons to report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    the food discount was definitely a plus

    Cons

    not enough of a discount however

  9.  

    It's an alright job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checkout Coach  in  Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Checkout Coach in Carlisle, PA

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is competitive with frequent (twice per year) raises based on performance and there's room for advancement in the company - the company hires internally first for management/corporate jobs. The POS technology was recently upgraded (which should have been implemented at all locations by now) which is easier to learn - slightly less stable though.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of vacation time (1 week at the two year mark)
    Labor cuts can get a bit stressful. When you're full time you still get your 40 hours but when you're the lead of a major department having your workforce get cut is not fun.
    Management can sometimes be difficult to get a hold of (they're busy too but free some time up)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down with the hour cuts. I understand it's intended to boost profits but you're making customers not want to come back when there's lines in the middle of a weekday.
    (Corporate advice: Get with your technology department and please, update the Bonuscard Manager. That application is garbage)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peapod Associate  in  Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Peapod Associate in Willow Grove, PA

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Giant is a company that is expanding, give plenty of training, allows to work and life balance.

    Cons

    Management doesn't always listen to your ideas, typical corporate retail culture.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The most fulfilling job I have ever had.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HBC Manager  in  Lusby Crossroads, MD
    Former Employee - HBC Manager in Lusby Crossroads, MD

    I worked at Giant Food Stores full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits and pay. My fellow employees and Management were like family.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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