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"Great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Streetsboro, OH
Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Streetsboro, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I got a lot of hours, and the people were very nice.

Cons

There really wasn't any thing bad.

Advice to Management

Don't really have any.

Other Employee Reviews for Giant Eagle

  1. "GREAT FIRST JOB OR TRANSITION JOB (FOR RECENTLY LAID OFF EMPLOYEES)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Front End in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive managers, coordinators, and team members. Managers are ready to give employees the benefit of the doubt. High flexibility in work schedule for students, parents with small children and for the semi-retired. Rewarded for filling in when staff is shorthanded. Rewarded with many incentives for promoting charities during certain times of the year (i.e. United Way and Harvest for Hunger). Given monetary incentives for improving and/or monitoring your overall health. Real pro-employee in other words. Retirement fund.

    Cons

    Not enough full-time positions. Moving up within the company is moderate to slow due to the job security. People tend to retire from Giant Eagle so enough said there. Very soft on customer policy. Customers are allowed to return items without a receipt; customers are allowed to return products that have been in their homes for months. They allow customers to return completely used items (empty packages, empty jars, cans) for full refund. In some cases where customers are really irate, the manager will even allow them to return items from other stores!

    Advice to Management

    Stick with store policy and quit caving in to irate and spoiled brat customers. This creates a hostile atmosphere when team members attempt to encourage customers to adhere to store policy. Customers quickly yell, "The manager lets me do this so why don't you!!"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job for high school students, or lifers with the company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are all really nice. I never had a problems with any of the workers. Employees are given a lot of incentives to do well, such as gift cards, and there is a yearly opportunity to tell the company how you feel. The company tries to promote a team feeling by doing numerous group competitive activities that you can sign up for, and there is a Christmas party. They're really flexible as far as scheduling, and it's a union job so the worker does have someone to turn to if they feel they're having problems with the company. As a cashier, all you do is stand in one spot all day and move items across the belt, so it's an easy job. You are also given paid breaks. As union job, the least amount of hours you can be scheduled per week is 14 hours.

    Cons

    Even though it's an easy job, it's extremely monotonous. If you like doing something different at work on a regular basis, this job is not for you. The breaks are paid but they're only 15 minutes long (for every 6+) hours. Since the stores employ so many people, it can be very hard to get the number of hours you want. It's almost impossible to get a lot of hours without being with the company for 10, 15+ years. If you're concerned about hours, I would recommend getting a second part time job. Giant Eagle employs a lot of high school students, so the atmosphere can be young and immature. The biggest downside is simply dealing with the customers. They can be rude and mean for no reason. You only have a career with the company is you plan on staying and retiring with them. There is no room to move up within a few years of being employed. As a union job, an employee is not eligible for benefits until have after one year of being employed.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce rules with young employees. I saw high school students/young college students not working too many times and talking with their fellow friend workers instead. If your job is to bag, then you should bag for everyone, not just your friends.


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