Giant Eagle Career Development FAQ

Read what Giant Eagle employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Giant Eagle has a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

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March 13, 2021

How are career development opportunities at Giant Eagle?

Pros

Flexible scheduling; ability to move between departments and learn other skills; you're part of a union, so there aren't as many shenanigans with management that other retail jobs might have

Cons

Physically demanding; not much room for upward growth; no downtime (there are always customers, so you rarely get a chance to reorganize your work station or take a quick breather); a lot of the customers are crabby because it can be a pain in the butt to go grocery shopping

Advice to Management

Schedule enough people to be on shift so that the workers don't get completely overwhelmed.

Physically demanding; not much room for upward growth; no downtime (there are always customers, so you rarely get a chance to reorganize your work station or take a quick breather); a lot of the customers are crabby because it can be a pain in the butt to go grocery shopping

March 13, 2021

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March 28, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Giant Eagle?

Pros

Flexible scheduling, 15 minute breaks and 30 minute lunches provided, decent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), life insurance, etc.

Cons

repetitive, inconsistent schedule, limited room for advancement

repetitive, inconsistent schedule, limited room for advancement

March 28, 2019

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March 1, 2021

How are promotions handled at Giant Eagle?

Pros

Teamwork is key. Everything you do is connected to another's ability to perform their task.Biggest reward is Knowing their policies and procedures, always readily available in all departments. Excellent benefits and all the hours you're available to meet. Excellent promotions program that affords growth within the company. Excellent benefits and pay, along with a Union. Friendly co-workers willing to help you learn your way. Great place to work!

Cons

I had No disappointments during my very temporary stay. I had personal issues with transitioning to SSI( which I've learned that I can earn as much as I like) and into subsidized housing. Ultimately, I've worked out my issues and know how to move forward. I have a good work ethic and I thank you for any consideration in advance.

Advice to Management

My experience was nothing short of professional, informational and a smooth welcoming to becoming a Team Member!

Excellent promotions program that affords growth within the company.

March 1, 2021

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March 15, 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Giant Eagle?

Pros

You can receive free training to become a CPhT

Cons

I had to voluntarily quit as soon as I was eligible for health care. They don’t want to pay for benefits or anything.

You can receive free training to become a CPhT

March 15, 2021

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March 6, 2021

What is the feeling of job security at Giant Eagle?

Pros

Money is pretty good until they go through another inevitable round of layoffs

Cons

Bring in Office Space consultants every 3 years to lay off a bunch of people

Advice to Management

Nothing, they are hopeless.

Money is pretty good until they go through another inevitable round of layoffs

March 6, 2021

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