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Giant Eagle Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
10000+ employees
1931
Company - Private
Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Working at Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 36 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $9.5 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number ... Read more

Mission: Giant Eagle is more than food, fuel and convenience. We are an important part of each community where we do business. No matter where you find us, we serve with a common purpose: Together, we improve people’s everyday lives and well-being.

Company Updates

  • GetGo Café + Market is excited to announce the grand opening of our brand NEW location in Pittsburgh, PA. Thank you to all of the Team Members whose efforts brought the Edgewood Towne Center GetGo to life. We’d also like to thank the Cooking Channel’s Adam Richman, who judged the sub-making competition between the Swissvale and Edgewood Police Departments and participated in our ceremonial “sub-cutting!” Click to learn more about our newest location: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQfVd

    GetGo Opens New Edgewood Location

    Television host and cookbook author Adam Richman was on hand today to celebrate the opening of GetGo's new Edgewood location at 1599 S. Braddock Avenue. The shop boasts a full kitchen that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night offerings, from fried chicken sandwiches, burgers and subs to smoothies and milkshakes.

  • Giant Eagle is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new Careers Blog! We will be sharing our wonderful Team Members’ stories, events that are happening within the community and the Company, exciting career opportunities, and much more. Visit our Careers Blog to see for yourself: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQzvs

    Welcome to Our Giant Eagle Blog - Giant Eagle

    Welcome to Giant Eagle's brand-new Careers Blog! 2018 marks the beginning of new and exciting things at Giant Eagle. We are launching this blog to help you get to know us on a more personal level and; of course, help you land a great job with Giant Eagle!

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Giant Eagle – Why Work For Us?


Join the Giant Eagle Team

Giant Eagle is a family-run company with strong values – which means we care deeply about our Team Members and the people who shop with us. As a Giant Eagle Team Member, you are part of a team that emphasizes building lifelong relationships with our customers. Together, we’re working to be the most innovative, leading provider of high-quality food, fuel, pharmacy and related services to everyone in our communities.

For more information about Giant Eagle opportunities, click here to start your search or find a job near you!

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Who We Are — A Family of Foodies

At Market District, we celebrate a passion for amazing food and food expertise by combining the best of everyday grocery shopping with foods, ingredients and services rarely found in traditional supermarkets.

Market District’s mission is to inspire people to discover the pleasure of food, and that’s where Team Members come in. Together, customers are given a dynamic experience and unparalleled service. Put your love of food and people to work. Start a career with Market District today!

For more information about Market District opportunities, click here to start your search and find a job near you!

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Join the GetGo Family

GetGo Café + Market is a fresh food, unique convenience and high-quality fuel destination. Team Members take pride in making someone’s day and helping them get on their way while having fun doing it! You are part of a small, collaborative crew who provides efficient, accurate and pleasant service and shopping assistance. Because GetGo is a family-run business, we care deeply about the Team Members who work for us.

For more information about GetGo opportunities, click here to start your search or find a job near you!

Why Choose Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle is more than food, fuel and convenience. We are an important part of each community where we do business. No matter where you find us, we serve with a common purpose: Together, we improve people’s everyday lives and well-being.

We do this by staying true to our Core Values:

 BE KIND

 We go out of our way to treat each other and our customers with   care and respect. We’re honest and fair in everything we do.


 THINK TEAM

 We love working together as a family. We’re better together than   we could ever be on our own.


 STEP UP

 We take every chance to make ourselves and our Company great.   We take smart risks, create our own change and welcome new   challenges.


 WORK SMART

 We root out waste, work together and push ourselves to win. We   know that growing our Company means winning store by store,   week by week.


 LIVE WELL

 We want everyone to live a healthy, balanced life. We want all   Team Members to have the freedom to be themselves and feel   respected, cared for, supported and safe.

Warehouse & Transportation!

Giant Eagle serves more than 5 million customers annually at nearly 400 retail locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.  It takes an incredible team of people working behind the scenes to keep our shelves full of the great products our customers expect. Are you ready to be an important part of something amazing?

We operate 24 hours a day/365 days a year at five perishable and non-perishable distribution centers in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, which also serve as hubs and training centers for our drivers.

We hire great candidates as:

  • Order Selectors
  • Class “A” CDL Drivers
  • Soup and Production Technicians
  • Central Fill Pharmacy Technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Facilities and Maintenance Crew Members
  • Support Representative Specialists, with experience in inventory cycle counting
  • Distribution Supervisors
  • Transportation Supervisors
  • Wholesale Customer Service
Click HERE to view all current Warehouse and Transportation opportunities!

A Message From Laura Karet, President & Chief Executive Officer:

“At Giant Eagle, we improve people’s everyday lives and well-being. We are committed to doing so by serving one another, our customers and our communities while building an inclusive and diverse company. Giant Eagle’s culture encourages everyone to feel confident about speaking up. We want to hear whaour Team Members have to say, and we value what they share. Not only is this the right thing to do, it’s the best possible business decision. Team Members are more engaged and innovative when their individual perspectives are valued and they are empowered to be themselves. The talent market and our business are becoming more and more competitive, and our customers are increasingly diverse, which is why we need various internal perspectives to fully understand them and meet their needs. The more we can all identify with and relate to one another, our customers and communities, the stronger our company will become. That’s why our more than 33,000 Team Members come to work each day in our stores, retail support centers and offices, and that’s also what makes our Giant Eagle family so unique.”

Laura Karet

How We Define Inclusion And Diversity

To us, being an inclusive employer means empowering all Team Members to be themselves, to feel connected to fellow workers as well as our organizational culture and to trust that their views and beliefs are respected and valued.

Diversity is the wide range of unique perspectives our people have because of their background and experiences. When you become part of our Team, you make an immediate impact on Giant Eagle’s diversity.

Our Mission. 
We continue to build an inclusive and diverse workplace. We know that when you feel included, you work better and are more creative. By being engaged on the job, you help us better understand our customers, develop innovative solutions and grow our business.

Our Vision.
Giant Eagle will make more informed business decisions when we listen to the diverse perspectives of all Team Members, customers, business partners and shareholders. In doing so, we’ll look more like the markets we serve, and our Team Members will know their contributions are valued.

Our Commitment.
Our CEO, Chief Diversity Officer, Inclusion and Diversity Council and entire Executive Leadership Team are passionate about our Inclusion and Diversity efforts. They’re fully committed to continually advancing our mission and vision to create a welcoming workplace.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Giant Eagle's Inclusion & Diversity initiative.

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We have long history of promoting our people from within. In fact, many of our senior leaders started as hourly Team Members. Everyone at Giant Eagle has an equal chance to participate in training sessions and mentoring programs to grow leadership at all levels.

What Is Talent Development?

Watch our brief video on what Talent Development means to our Giant Eagle Team Members.

Internship Development Program (IDP)

Each year the intern positions we hire for vary based on Corporate, Retail Operations (Market District/Giant Eagle), Retail Operations (GetGo), and Retail Support Center (warehouse) needs. 

  • Experience Required: Undergraduate Junior or Senior at an accredited four-year University
  • Training Program Duration: 10 weeks

Intern Leadership Development Program (ILDP)

  • Experience Required: College Graduate who participated in the Internship Development Program
  • Training Program Duration: 3 year retail department rotation

Store Leader Development Program (SLDP)

  • Experience Required: Multi-department (internal applicants) or 3+ years retail leadership experience (external applicants)
  • Training Program Duration: 9 -12 months training/shadowing

Team Leader Development Program (TLDP)

  • Experience Required: Retail experience or Store Leader recommendation
  • Training Program Duration: 10 weeks (internals) and 13 weeks (externals)

Listen to former interns talk about what makes our program so unique:

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    Pros

    Laid back, great management, discount, free drinks

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    Low starting pay, short staffed

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Giant Eagle Photos

Giant Eagle photo of: One of our Team Members at our Pine Township Market District.
Giant Eagle photo of: Giant Eagle was honored to partner with the National Disability Institute by serving as the corporate host and having David Shapira present at NDI’s Pittsburgh event.
Giant Eagle photo of: Giant Eagle's 2017 Retail Operations Interns during Orientation Week at our Settler's Ridge Market District.
Giant Eagle photo of: Congratulations to this summer’s 2017 Retail Operations Interns on a successful Intern Development Program Expo, where they presented their team projects to our Executive and Retail Leadership Teams.
Giant Eagle photo of: Giant Eagle hosted fifty students through Higher Achievement’s Summer Academy for a day of fun by introducing them to the grocery business!
Giant Eagle photo of: The grand opening of our newest GetGo Cafe + Market location in Speedway, IN!
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Giant Eagle Interviews

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Giant Eagle.

    Interview

    Was offered an interview after submitting my resume through a college career fair. Met with the owner, who was rude and condescending. Told me that programming was a "young-man's" game and instead pushed me into sales.

    Interview Questions

    • Wanted to know why I wasn't at all interested in sales.   Answer Question
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Giant Eagle Awards & Accolades

  • Catalyst Award for Best Regional Employer, Arc of the United States, 2016
  • Best in Business Award, Ruderman Family Foundation, 2016
  • Leadership in the Nation's Interest Award, Committee for Economic Development, 2017
  • Champion of Workplace Inclusion Award, Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center, 2016
  • Young Adult Employer Champion, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, 2016
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