Giant Food Stores Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Tom Lenkevich
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Pros
  • Very flexible hours, working as a cashier is very easy (in 14 reviews)

  • Awesome co-workers, above average pay, convenient location, fairly flexible scheduling (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • I've been there for about 7 yrs part time w/o medical benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • Can be difficult to get full-time, can be stressful at times to get everything done in allotted time (in 13 reviews)

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  1. associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    friendly, professional staff and management

    Cons

    life - work balance, low compensation

  2. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Associate
    Current Employee - Produce Associate

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great customers and great quality

    Cons

    lack of communication between management and associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step up line of communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. It was a good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Bad stuff was rare here

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  5. This company is very flexible and acomadating and willingly works around your personal schedule.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Employee in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Front End Employee in Hershey, PA

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    Very flexible, get to socialize and get to know the customers. Get a lot of customer service experience which will help you with whatever you may pursue for your lifetime career goals.

    Cons

    The main challenge has been the inconsistency at times with your weekly schedules. Your schedule is different day by day and week by week. It's hard scheduling things outside of work. A set schedule would be nice, even though it's only a part time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication would be my number one advice to management. Management can be our of the loop foresay it seems and not very consistent with how they treat employees, etc... Favoritism. There is a lot of conflicts of interests in this company it seems but that is everywhere though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Not an awful job for part-timers.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Produce Associate
    Former Employee - Produce Associate

    I worked at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    The work was fairly easy.

    Cons

    Managers were unapproachable. I wasn't sure if these guys found joy in making employees under them feel inferior, but it lead to many miscommunications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has been a few years since I've worked here, so maybe things have changed, but I simply suggest that management/supervisors need to take the time to fully train employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. Giant Food

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    Good Pay

    Free to work on separate things

    Cons

    Short Breaks

    Unexpected schedule changes.

    Working in the rain or snow

  8. Good

    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay for all employees

    Cons

    Not good balance of work and life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Feeling expendable while at Giant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pasadena, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pasadena, MD

    I worked at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    Easy job duties, frequent breaks

    Cons

    Not very friendly and not very helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. I liked my job and coworkers, but not management or benefits.

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Crofton, MD
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Crofton, MD

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

    Pros

    I have only met great people who also worked at Giant. Having coworkers you enjoy talking to and working with makes the shift go by quicker. I actually found working at the bakery to be peaceful (after the rush of course!).

    Cons

    I worked part time, but only got 2 full days off a week. I didn't like how the managers in the store (not the department managers) communicated with the employees. The pay is better at other grocery stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like you care about the people who work there. I know some people can be lazy, but most employees have lots of pride about Giant and actually care about it. If you guys just showed some compassion and actually pay the workers what they deserve, Giant will be a force to be reckoned with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Decent job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores

    Pros

    The wages there are competitive

    Cons

    Other employees are not great to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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