Giant Eagle Compensation FAQ

Read what Giant Eagle employees think about their compensation at the company.

Giant Eagle has a compensation and benefits rating of 3.3. If you want to know how much Giant Eagle employees make, head to their Salaries page to see a list of salaries per occupation, along with bonuses.

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6 English questions out of 6

June 7, 2019

What is the salary like at Giant Eagle?

Pros

Flexible schedules, overall good managers, hourly pay is good, some room for advancement

Cons

shifts can be long, physical tiring

Flexible schedules, overall good managers, hourly pay is good, some room for advancement

June 7, 2019

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February 14, 2019

Does Giant Eagle offer a weekly bonus?

Pros

Friendly, diverse and accommodating upper level management. Flexible-ish hours. Quarterly bonuses

Cons

They run Getgo like an extension of their Giant Eagle and Market District stores. Rather than cutting the umbilical and running it like a proper C-store chain. This provides many more headaches and hoops to jump through. To get anything done.

Quarterly bonuses

February 14, 2019

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August 26, 2019

What are other benefits and incentives like at Giant Eagle?

Pros

Management are friendly and attempt to be relatable Most co-workers are friendly

Cons

Pay is abysmal for non-specialty departments. Competitive Wage isn't competitive at all, other stores in the area may pay 1, 2 or even 3 more an hour and the claim that he measly 10% off already overpriced grocery products is more than a fair compensation is just unfair. Inconsistent Scheduling prevents reliable work-life balance. Flexible schedule only exists in so far that you are expected to always be available to give up your life to the store. Often scheduled to work closing shifts, and then expected to be back in to open the department the very next day. Prices are to high, prompting complaints from customers that we can't do anything about. Certain Departments feel like they get special treatment over others in both pay and tasks. Constant department changes, such as adding new items and discontinuing popular items shows lack of understanding of the regional location.

Advice to Management

Make pricing based on location, stores in lower and fixed income areas should not be charging Philadelphia or Pittsburgh level prices and expecting to even come close to their level of sales. Pay your employees more. When the average pay increase is barely 3%, and if the average yearly inflation rate is 2-3%, people don't make any headway, and are instead locked in the same place they were the year before, when it can take upwards of 4 to 5 years to go up a dollar in wage there is no reason for someone to stay, especially when they can start at places like Aldi's for nearly $12/hr Stop changing store layouts on random whims, customers hate it and spend the next six+ months complaining at us, before you change it all over again. Require at least 12 hours between scheduled shifts, it is ridiculous that the scheduling system on the computers even allows management to schedule people with less than 12 hours between shifts. Often I get off, by the time I get home, 30 minutes are passed, 30 to 45 minutes for food, and a shower because I wont have time in the morning taking, and 30 minutes the next day to drive back to work once more.. that leaves less than eight hours of time available to sleep before the next scheduled shift. It should be a nation-wide policy that you can't schedule someone that close, not at our pathetic pay rates. Holiday's are also a problem. While it's understandable that people expect retail stores to be open on holidays, hours should be vastly reduced, or compensation for working those hours should be increased greatly. someone making 8.50-9/hr should get so much more for sacrificing time with their family so that the store can make a few extra dollars on milk or cheese.

Competitive Wage isn't competitive at all, other stores in the area may pay 1, 2 or even 3 more an hour and the claim that he measly 10% off already overpriced grocery products is more than a fair compensation is just unfair.

August 26, 2019

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November 30, 2020

Does Giant Eagle offer a daily bonus?

Pros

Very flexible hours and accommodating managers

Cons

Terrible pay, and working in curbside, you were not allowed to accept tips, even though the cart guys/gals could.

Terrible pay, and working in curbside, you were not allowed to accept tips, even though the cart guys/gals could.

November 30, 2020

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December 20, 2020

Does Giant Eagle offer bonus pay?

Pros

Weekly pay, inexpensive benefits, steady schedule, attendance bonus

Cons

Equipment malfunctions, mandatory overtime, concrete hard on body, repetitive motions

Advice to Management

Needs to show appreciation and don't treat the good workers like dogs

Weekly pay, inexpensive benefits, steady schedule, attendance bonus

December 20, 2020

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